Originally Posted by kolecho
The issue with HK bespoke, be it shoes, suits etc, is they use sub quality materials (shoes especially).
But one good thing is, you can always provide you own leather.
yes, some of the materials are not the best, but not the worst either.
I have a pair of Alden it look good at first, but after few years wear, the upper cracks.
I have another pair made by Mayer at almost the same time, it leather is still in good shape.
So, I would said if you are looking for the best, then go to EG, G&G, Foster, JLltd, etc. You won't find it from HK shoemakers, but if you want a decent pair of shoe in a good price, you may try.
I've been visit the workshop of Zee's, I think for my understanding, the consturction is more like a blake rapid shoe. I don't know how to upload the video, but I do have few clips of .mov of how they make the shoe.