speaking of belts - i want a mahogany and a black leather belt on double O rings - anyone spotted good options?
Also cant remember who had the RL tie - ive got the reverse colours as below.
Re. the customer service, actually, I found it to be mainly pretty good. Initially, I got in touch during a sale (St. Pat's day, FYI) to get some sizing advice, and Robin, the boss, and I went back and forth with photos and measurements and by the time he recommended a size, the sale was over. However, he gave me the discount anyway and a promise that if he got the sizing wrong, he would pay for return shipping. You can't argue with that.
As I said, there were a few production problems (yes, they're made by the company itself), so there was quite a delay. In an ideal world, they could probably have been a bit more proactive in letting me know the situation as it developed, but they were very helpful and replied to my enquiries very quickly. There were, on the other hand, a couple of administrative stuff-ups at the end that could have been avoided, but on the whole, no great dramas.
In the end, the product is not quite C&J or Church's, but bloody close. And, as you say, quite unique.
Re. the 'V', I didn't really do them up properly, so it's probably not as pronounced as it looks in the photo.
Looking forward to knock-off, so I can pick them up from Brice's. I might even wear them out of there, so feel free to stop me in the street this afternoon and compliment my shoes if you wish. I'll be the one strutting down Market St.
I have a pair of those, and I'm a bit surprised at that! Since they're a dark burgundy, I wouldn't have thought they would stand out that much, or really attract any attention.
Yup, I pretty much don't have belt loops on almost all my trousers, except the very few that are OTR.
I have to get trousers made because nothing fits me OTR, and too many alterations just ruin the look of the trousers.
That, and why get OTR when you can afford to get something made for you
Guys, what are you doing for your lady friends next week? DB, what do you have in mind?
Mine have lightened quite a bit since I bought them, I think it's the polish I'm using. But it's also that even though they're dark, 1 in 100 or less Sydney men would be in such shoes so it does stand out.
Strangely, blokes rarely notice my shoes, but I get quite a few comments from women.