That's ridiculous! Where do they go after Diamond? Unobtanium?
Very nice. Alden?
Speaking of Florsheim, the other day I was looking for a couple nice shoes for the corporate setting and I was checking out the Imperial/Royal Imperial line. They seem to make some decent brogues but they were very 'oldschool' and probably more suited to H/2E width feet than my narrow ones, so I gave them a pass. However on Styleforum I've noticed a lot of people disparaging the quality of Florsheim as an entry-level welted shoe. Is this objectively the case or are people more disappointed with their 'relative' fall from grace (i.e. the 'high' level that they used to produce all of their shoes at).
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ive got a diamond card ... they hand them out like free candy
I actually ended up buying a pair of Loakes as I managed to try a few on at DJs (I ordered from HerringShoes in the UK eventually, however) and the Loakes fit and felt a lot better for my narrower feet than the equivalents I could find in Florsheim's Royal Imperial line. That's not to say the Royal Imperials were shabbily constructed for the price point - the Royal Imperial brogues I saw were only 190 dollars on sale, and were hefty and seemingly well made. I think at that kind of price point it's hard to be too harsh on a fully goodyear welted shoe. The normal Imperials though, seem to have glued rather than welted construction (as far as I can tell). The stitching seems decorative, so to speak, in comparison to the Royal Imperials.
Analogous to the relative scarcity of quality shoe establishments in Australia at a reasonable pricepoint (ordering things online aside) - I've found it almost impossible to find a decent briefcase locally, and I've been searching for a month now. I've very tempted to just give up and order a briefcase through Saddleback Leather, as everywhere else seems to offer horrendously made/corrected-grain/nylon-lined crap at ridiculous prices (see Marcs, Calibre, CK, Oroton, Coach etc). Anyone know of decent options at the sub $500 price point?