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Septieme Largeur footwear - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gdot, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. azumi

    azumi Well-Known Member

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    These shoes look beautiful in that color (like oxblood), but a little bit purplish, maybe because of the flash. Congratulations.
     
  2. erikiksaz

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    Hah yeah, the purplish is secondary to the flash. I don't have any incandescent lighting here, all the stupid fluorescent lighting really takes the depth of colors out of the pictures.
     
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  3. erikiksaz

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    These shots were taken with my HTC One, so the shots are much truer to color. The rennan's are oxblood, whereas the Joffre's on the blog looked much more black with a hint of oxblood, but ended up being pretty purplish-burgundy. So if you do expect near black/oxblood, I'd mention it to them to make sure it's dark.

    Otherwise, using saphir black crème and saphir black polish on the joffres really brought out the rich darker burgundy, especially on the toe cap (which only became that color after 1 hour of straight polishing). I won't rush the rest of the shoe, I'll just let it naturally darken over the next few months worth of polishing.

    As for the rennan, I did a half black crème/polish and half neutral crème/polish, I didn't want to upset the color balance too much as I like it where it is.

    The larger last of the rennan has lent itself to much larger creases over the toes, though, even though they fit well. There's just more volume over my toes compared to the joffres. Shame I didn't realize this earlier, could have purchased insoles to fill up the space to prevent the creases. Oh well, now I know.
     
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  4. europrep

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    First spin in these custom patina

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  5. Journeyman

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    ^ Excellent colour! I've been thinking of getting a pair like that myself.
     
  6. Schweino

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    I wonder if anyone who owns SL boots and/or shoes for a while now can comment on how the quality is in the long run. How have they aged?
     
  7. azumi

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    I own two pairs of SL boots and two pairs of laced up shoes, I think they are good quality in general after using nearly a year, but I have a same minor issue with my two SL ( a boot and a shoe), that is the lining inside the right shoe peeled off a little bit.
     
  8. swlondon

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    Anyone got more pics of the Eugene shoe? I am looking to buy a pair of black oxfords and from the SL website they look perfect but I wanted to see some 'real' shots of a pair if possible, rather than the website photos.
     
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  9. boringbear

    boringbear Active Member

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    here's some pictures of my friend's SL shoes[​IMG]



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  10. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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  11. europrep

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    Wearing my SL boots today:

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  12. rgweiser53

    rgweiser53 Well-Known Member

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    Love these -- you wouldn't have the model name/number info?
     
  13. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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    @rgweiser53 I purchased them about 3 years ago. I took a quick look on the website and they don't have the exact shoe any more. Mine in the photo are on the 174 last with dianite soles. The link below looks to be the closest model. The 174 last is pointer than the 198. I am happy with them, but would actually prefer them on the 198. One thing to note: oddly they are not made with a loop in the back of the shoe to hold the straps in place. I took them to a local cobbler and had them added, but annoyed it was not part of the original shoe.

    http://www.septiemelargeur.fr/ernest-rubber---last-198-in-suede-p25000-en.html
     
  14. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Well-Known Member

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    Anyone expecting a new pair anytime soon?
     
  15. iznljca

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    Well yes, I've bought a pair of their Joffre oxfords in "Vocalou old brown" about a month ago. Good looking shoes these are, but the quality of leather and build turned out to be rather questionable. The color was uniform to begin with but as the leather stretched around stress points it loses quite a bit of color (exhibit 1). This discoloration goes away as the leather relaxes after wear. More disturbingly, in one place the leather has actually cracked (!!) after just two days (exhibit 2). The sole is not exactly perfect either (exhibits 3, 4). This once again is after just two wears. I am frankly rather disappointed; I did expect more from them.


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  16. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Well-Known Member

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    ^Color loss is normal for crust leather at creases. Nature of the beast and beloved by many. Cracking on the other hand..I'd try contacting SL

    Anyone have any experience with their shell?
     
  17. trueblu

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    Check out their new store opening in Singapore

    3 Pickering Street #01-16 behind Great Eastern building at the corner

    Many made mistakes walking straight through and ended up the other side of building as it seems all well connected as one ended up with another shoe maker ( Diamond Walker )

    Well a cool relief after all compared both brands and ended buying a new pair / Make by Septieme : )
     
  18. abi1986

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    Hi all, I'm considering to buy my first SL pair... Do they run winter sales on the website?
     
  19. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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    Good timing, I received this email earlier in the week:

    Dear Customers,

    Private sales from the 3rd to the 8th of January.
    20% to 40% discount on the winter collection !
    Available in our parisian stores and on the website
    Septieme Largeur's team wish you a happy new year celebrations
     
  20. abi1986

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    Thanks europrep!
    Just went on the website...unfortunately the suede boots i wanted aren't discounted.

    Another question: any comparison between SL and Meermin?
     

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