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Florsheim Duckie Brown Photos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Mild Mannered

    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    Since there's been some talk recently about the Florsheim Duckie Brown line,
    I thought I would make a thread with photos & links so we can all browse together.

    Some reading:
    Many photos here:
    Hangover Observations: Everything Duckie at Scoop's Florsheim Launch
    http://racked.com/archives/2009/06/2..._brown.php?o=1
    Hangover Observations: Florsheim by Duckie Brown Brings Fans Flocking to Confederacy
    http://la.racked.com/archives/2009/0...onfederacy.php
    Florsheim By Duckie Brown: Patriot Boot
    http://fashionindie.com/florsheim-by...-patriot-boot/
    http://drinkinanddronin.wordpress.co...-duckie-brown/



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  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    look like cheap Florsheims in funky colors. Would like to see Florsheim produce quality shoes, no gimmicks, like they did in the past, like Alden still does today.
     
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    I tried them on and was not impressed. The last is terrible and blobby with a horrible construction. They look like Stacy Adams shoes for white hipsters.
     
  4. rebel222

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    Since when did florsheim make shell cordovan wingtip boots?
     
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    look like cheap Florsheims in funky colors. Would like to see Florsheim produce quality shoes, no gimmicks, like they did in the past, like Alden still does today.

    Yeah, leather looks off even in the pics. Such a shame.
     
  6. Get Smart

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    saw the blue wingtips and the brown brogue boot IRL, very very un-impressed. same stiff leather as regular Imperials but in skittles colors.
     
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    srivats Senior member

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    Has anyone seen the shell cordo shoes yet?
     
  8. guyapprentice

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    saw these at saks, quality subpar for price point...better to stick with aldens
     
  9. whiteslashasian

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    I think I saw a pair or two recently at Bloomingdale's, or at least something that looks similar to the right most shoe: [​IMG] They did not look that great...and my girlfriend even pointed them out for being such an odd/ugly color (the shoe looked to be a bit more "sickly yellow" in the store). I did not closely inspect for quality/fit.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^Are those supposed to have no laces? Do they have an elastic gusset or something?

    Too bad, I was hoping the longwings would be nice.
     
  12. robin

    robin Senior member

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    They're made in India.

    Some of them use leather from Horween, but I don't know which ones.
     
  13. NHorween

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    They're made in India.

    Some of them use leather from Horween, but I don't know which ones.


    Some of colors are our leather - yellow, both blues, bone, red/burgundy, and, of course, the shell.

    http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/07...-duckie-brown/

    I can't speak on the construction, as I only saw a couple of the shoes very briefly, but it didn't seem unreasonable. I will say that they're taking a renewed interest in materials and construction, so even if some of you (and you may be right) feel like the product is missing the mark, it's a marked step in the right direction.

    I'm, as always, more than willing to answer any leather questions.
     
  14. imatlas

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    Tactfully said, Nick.

    Not to say that there's anything inherently wrong with making them in India, but if they're really going after the Florsheim-retro vibe and charm, they really should be making them in the US. Especially if they're going to be priced in the AE to Alden range.
     
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    Tactfully said, Nick.

    Not to say that there's anything inherently wrong with making them in India, but if they're really going after the Florsheim-retro vibe and charm, they really should be making them in the US. Especially if they're going to be priced in the AE to Alden range.


    I think everything should be made in the US, so I'm useless in this conversation [​IMG]
     
  16. MyOtherLife

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    I like the wingtip boots. Wondering about prices on all of this DB line.
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    WTF is 'Duckie Brown'?
     
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    Tactfully said, Nick.

    Not to say that there's anything inherently wrong with making them in India, but if they're really going after the Florsheim-retro vibe and charm, they really should be making them in the US. Especially if they're going to be priced in the AE to Alden range.


    Actually, if you knew what I know, I would hope you'd think there was something very much wrong with manufacturing in India. I think it is 'inherently' wrong to profit off of the un-protected, abused, economically and environmentally left for dead, faceless and hopeless workers that provide the hands of production in the tanning, leather and shoe manufacturing region of India.

    And to encourage it by buying the goods imported here...well -
     
  19. MyOtherLife

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    Actually, if you knew what I know, I would hope you'd think there was something very much wrong with manufacturing in India. I think it is 'inherently' wrong to profit off of the un-protected, abused, economically and environmentally left for dead, faceless and hopeless workers that provide the hands of production in the tanning, leather and shoe manufacturing region of India. And to encourage it by buying the goods imported here...well -
    I agree with that 100% but what is the solution? Paying the India workers more? or shutting down business overseas altogether. US companies 'profit off of the un-protected, abused, economically and environmentally left for dead, faceless and hopeless workers' right here in America. Bad or no health care, age discrimination, sex discrimination, you name it, we have it right here at home. Corporate greed is an insidious thing. The poor workers in India have it far worse for sure. (same with all 3rd world countries ofcourse); just toss someone into the mudpits until they die, drag out the body then toss another in his/her place (and a lot of them are children). We can boycott the product. We can refuse to pay retail. We can use the power of the internet to educate and empower others. Any politicians reading this? Please propose a new law that provides for all out-sourcing to be classified as an act of treason. The penalty..well, not death, I mean lets be creative..the penalty should be that corporate weiner-flippers are relegated to menial labor for life. . You know, use the old ways. Let the 'suits' do the tanning. That Cromium Tanning process is near lethal to workers.
     
  20. robin

    robin Senior member

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    WTF is 'Duckie Brown'?
    He's a fashion designer who worked at McDonalds.
     

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