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post #466 of 480

I just received my first order.  Here are some shots after a quick spin in the house.  Fit is very good.  These are unpolished-- just straight out of the box.

 

 

 

post #467 of 480

To follow up my last post, I took my shoes back to Zee's to stretch the right shoe which they cheerfully did. It took two days. They are now absolutely perfect in size, no toe crunch issues at all.

 

I have decided the shoes are not GY welted, the position of the stitching on the sole is such that it must be on the inside edge of the upper, I presume this means Blake stitched. As long as the construction quality is otherwise good (and at this stage it looks to be) then I'm not too bothered and it's not like they charge extra for GY welt but it does annoy me slightly because I clearly and repeatedly asked for GY welt in the store and in a subsequent email. I suspect the problem arose because they don't write anything down and also if any aspect of your order is not clear they're not about to ask you for clarification.

 

Anyway, I am happy enough with the result that I ordered another pair - this time medium brown full brogues. Very similar to yours pogiguy (which look great by the way) but with a round toe. This time exactly the same as the model on display in store so no surprises! Definitely with GY welt (very prominent stitching around the welt)... and Dainite soles.  So they can do GY welt with Dainite soles, they just didn't for my first pair.

 

I am fully in love with my Dainite soles now, first time I have been more impressed by the soles of my shoes than the uppers. It has been stormy all week here in HK and I have been walking through puddles in my dress shoes grinning like an idiot.

post #468 of 480
I just commissioned a pair of shoes from Zees too. It's too expensive to order the big brands here.
I asked for goodyear welted and unpolished as well based solely on the reviews found in the thread.
post #469 of 480

Are they able to ship the shoes overseas once the initial measurements are taken? Thanks.

post #470 of 480
Yes, but I think you better have the fitting first.
post #471 of 480
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post

Yes, but I think you better have the fitting first.

 

Thanks fishball.

 

I will be in Hong Kong and will do the fitting there if i decide to pull the trigger. Nice to know that i have an option for them to ship them to me, if they are not ready by the time i leave.

post #472 of 480
Zee's wingtip derbys after four years of wear. They're my late night debauchery shoes, often covered in beer and vodka. They're actually my favorite pair of shoes not because they're the best quality or even the best looking, but they certainly were the first pair of shoes I cared about and it was a gateway to the world of high-end shoes. They still look good after some TLC

Before: http://www.styleforum.net/t/73365/zees-leatherware-shoe-co/120_30#post_2472398

post #473 of 480

I will be heading to HK at the end of the month for holiday and would want to make my first pair of custom shoes there,

 

Just some questions regarding making custom shoes at Zee's,

1) How long would it take from taking measurements to the finished shoes

2) What is the process like making a custom shoe at Zee's? ( how many fitting etc)

post #474 of 480
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Originally Posted by lvinho View Post

I will be heading to HK at the end of the month for holiday and would want to make my first pair of custom shoes there,

Just some questions regarding making custom shoes at Zee's,
1) How long would it take from taking measurements to the finished shoes
2) What is the process like making a custom shoe at Zee's? ( how many fitting etc)

About 5 days to make your shoes. They take measurements of your feet and you get one fitting
post #475 of 480

Going to HK next month and I plan to have a shoe made at Zee's, but I'm not sure what style to get.  I feel as though I've hit the wardrobe basics but still want to pick up a custom shoe to see how its fit compares.  All of my dress shoes are from Allen Edmonds (calfskin).  I have:

 

  • Park Avenue (black cap toe balmoral);
  • Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers (brown perforated cap toe balmoral);
  • Strand (walnut perforated cap toe balmoral);
  • Brooks McAllister (black short wingtip balmoral);
  • Larchmont (chocolate long wingtip blucher);
  • Kenilworth (black plain-toe blucher);
  • Wilbert (brown casual split-toe blucher);
  • Black Hills (grey pebble leather casual plain-toe blucher); and
  • Bayfield (brown CXL cap toe boot).

 

I work as a professional in NYC; I wear a suit about twice a week and formal-ish business casual the rest of the time.  I was thinking maybe a pair of wholecut oxfords in black would be a good addition, but I don't think I'd have occasion to wear them very often.  Or, maybe a brown loafer of some sort, if those tend to be a good choice for a custom shoe.  Or, I could try a brown plain-toe blucher.

 

I'd appreciate any advice -- thanks!

post #476 of 480
Blue double monk, or a calfskin and suede balmoral boot?
post #477 of 480

Hello all

 

I just get my first Zee's shoes back! I asked for a long wing, which does not have similar style in store. I gave them photos and it looks exactly like what I want. They are very comfortable, much better my existing shoes. Here are some photos.

 

post #478 of 480

Hey All,

 

Just wanted to share my thoughts about Zee's Leather.

 

Firstly, I heard about them after reading this forum and appreciated everyone's feedback and thoughts. After much consideration between Mayer and Zee's I decided to try the latter. I saw a nice pair of Berluti's I wanted made and showed them a pic. Turn around time was within a week with one fitting. Results are below. 

 

 

 

 

After the results of the first pair, within a week I decided to get another pair based with EG's. Decided to get this good-year welted as well. Results are below. Both pairs very comfortable and good fit.

 

Shame they don't do flush metal toe caps as I tend to wear the toe of the shoe more. Now I am searching for a good clobber who can install flush metal toe cap in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

post #479 of 480

Just got my 2nd pair of shoes from Zee's.

 

Like my first pair, they are comfortable and fit well.  Darkest brown calf w/ matching suede.  Goodyear welted.

 

I've read that goodyear welted shoes are extremely stiff and take some time getting broken in, but these already have pretty good flex and I don't feel will need a lot of time to break in.  

 

Nice job Zee's.

 

 

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post #480 of 480
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Originally Posted by pogiguy View Post
 

Just got my 2nd pair of shoes from Zee's.

 

Like my first pair, they are comfortable and fit well.  Darkest brown calf w/ matching suede.  Goodyear welted.

 

I've read that goodyear welted shoes are extremely stiff and take some time getting broken in, but these already have pretty good flex and I don't feel will need a lot of time to break in.  

 

Nice job Zee's.

 

 

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Funnily enough, I went there on Saturday and David and myself were talking about your shoe and how nice the outcome is particularly the suede part!

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