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Anyone ever hear of Cobbler Union?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by forseti6, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. forseti6

    forseti6 Well-Known Member

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    So the other day someone from Cobbler Union's social media team commented on one of my Instagram posts telling me I should check them out. A quick browse at what they have to offer, looks like what they're making is decent.

    Here is their site - http://www.cobbler-union.com/ - keep in mind I have absolutely no relationship with them...

    From the little research I've done they're Spanish made, all GYW and all their leather sole shoes have channeled soles. No idea on the quality of leather they use. Their finishes seem fairly bland and nothing special.

    Anyone have any dealings with them? At their price point, I personally don't have much interest....
     
  2. laufer

    laufer Well-Known Member

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    Well they seem to be new their site was created a few months ago. "Creation Date: 2013-11-10 12:04:28". Nothing seem to be in stock, the models look nice but all seem to be available for pre-order? These are some serious red flags.
     
  3. vriche

    vriche Well-Known Member

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    I pulled the trigger on a pair of the William II and I can't wait to get them. I've been corresponding with Daniel and he's been very helpful and will deliver my shoes in person in NYC. I'll post a picture here when I get them in a couple weeks.
     
  4. forseti6

    forseti6 Well-Known Member

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    Daniel,

    You keep mentioning quality, but just looking on your Tumblr, I see inconsistencies on your quality...

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    These were just on the first couple pages. That looks a little sloppy to me. Perhaps they're rather minor issues, or even expected for lower cost shoes, but in $800-1000+ shoes to which you claim your shoes compare with, they seem to fall short.

    I've never seen anything like that with Crockett & Jones handgrade or Vass - just two makers that fall in your competition price range.
     
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  5. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Where are your shoes made? Who's the OEM?
     
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  7. vriche

    vriche Well-Known Member

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    I received my first pair of Cobbler Union shoes yesterday. These are the William II on the City last. I think that they're a good looking pair of shoes and the leather seems to be of really good quality.

    I will take some pictures and upload them later.
     
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  8. forseti6

    forseti6 Well-Known Member

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    Very interested to see them!
     
  9. vriche

    vriche Well-Known Member

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    As promised my brand new pair of Cobbler Union's.
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    tifosi Well-Known Member

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    They look really nice. How do they feel? How do you feel the quality is??
     
  11. vriche

    vriche Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! Let me start by saying that I'm not an expert but I do know what I like. They feel really good although I've only tried them on for a short period of time. I'm just starting my good shoe collection and the only pair that I currently have that I can compare them with is an MTO from Meermin. And to me these feel superior in every way, from the leather to the aesthetics. I'm sorry that I couldn't be more of a help but I really like them so far.
     
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  12. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to learning more about your shoes. Curious about the Channel style padding - background?

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    Super-car interiors...specifically Aston Martin's.
     
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    europrep Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the explanation
     
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    Placed an order today. With the current discount, free shipping and returns, well worth a try.
     
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    vriche Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I'm very pleased with my pair.
     
  17. MisterFu

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    Wow, those look seriously nice for the money spent. Keep us posted as to how they break in. It will be interesting to see how this company fairs as many of these clothing startup outfits run into serious trouble when they have to ramp production when success hits.

    As of right now though, they sure seem to have a very nice product.
     
  18. europrep

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    @doporcelli can you give a little background on the Goodywear + Norwegian Welt construction on the George? Very cool boot BTW.
     
  19. doporcelli

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    @europrep The George is first and foremost a Goodyear welted boot. However, I really like the look and waterproof capabilities of Norwegian construction. Mixing both constructions gives the George additional character since the Soho last and slim-profile studded rubber soles are intended to make the boot more urban an elegant. This boot can easily be worn with jeans or nice trousers, even with a suit when the weather gets a bit nasty. Glad you like it.
     
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    Thanks Daniel. I'll post some pics of my new loafers next week. Received them Friday at the office, but was headed straight out of town. Haven't even had a chance to try them on.
     

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