Introducing D.C. Lewis Footwear - Affiliate Thread

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  1. Grenadier

    Grenadier Senior member

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    how the "$75 discount, Asian made & new styling" vs. "Northampton-made, traditional-styled" struggle will play out here.

    In a subtly and subconsciously racist manner.
     


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    I'm excited to hear how they fit/wear [​IMG]

    Any plans on getting a darker brown?
     


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    Excellent first impression. Best wishes in the endeavor.

    Holding out for sizing in widths [​IMG]
     


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    Incredible effort must have gone into this. I can't wait to see more. I would especially like to see pictures of the brogue in Navy (and how light is the tan?). I do wonder though since these prices are within a close distance of C&J benchgrade [though I don't see any navy offerings for C&J at all, and no light tans either], how the "$75 discount, Asian made & new styling" vs. "Northampton-made, traditional-styled" struggle will play out here.

    Just looking at the pics of the finishing and construction, these are clearly meant to be at least a couple notches above C&J benchgrade, and even above handgrade with the fiddleback sole. Their intention is to sell a handmade shoe for benchmade price.
     


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    Cheers and best of luck, fellas - looking forward to seeing my order soon [​IMG]
     


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    Are you guys planning on doing all sleek mc type of shoes or street wear type of bluchers as well?
     


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    Just wanted to verify that this was indeed my experience, and my complete unedited review.

    I will add that I would certainly not let the country of origin keep me from purchasing these shoes. I know for a fact that if these were made in England or Italy, retail would be in the $750-$1500 range for this level of quality, most likely 1K+. They really are an excellent value!
     


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    I need pictures of swatches and the availability of lasted shoe trees. Add a fiddleback waist to the Clayton and a piece of leather to the last to add extra room to the instep. Then charge me a MTO fee and my deposit is ready.
     


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    Whats up everyone - First of all, congrats to David and Logan for this new venture. I am always happy to see SF success stories, and this is for sure one of them. I have known David for a few years, and have purchased many shoes from him - as well as commissioned some custom leatherwork. He approached me in the spring with the news of this upcoming line, and I was more than happy to help out. I received my first pair and was floored. Below is my original email to David and Logan upon receiving the shoes :
    *edited only to remove extraneous commentary Now, in regards to the conversation of where the shoes are made, etc. I never once even asked where they were made. Quite frankly, I dont care. The construction of these upon close inspection was enough to make someone, even like me who really cares about that kind of thing - totally forget to ask. David and Logan will tell you, I never asked that question. If they said France, I would have believed them, England? Yep. that too. Italy - sure. The fact that I can get shoes like this, brand new, this comfortable, that look this good and are constructed this well for that price? Laos it is for me guys. Anyhow, if any of you have any questions for me regarding fit or any other issues, please post them here and I'll give updates. Its much easier here than by PM because many more people will benefit from the information. And of course the obligatory disclaimer that I dont have any financial interest in the company and I was not paid to write the review blah blah blah go buy the shoes [​IMG] Anyone for the first DC Lewis pron pic? From last weekend : [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Just wanted to verify that this was indeed my experience, and my complete unedited review. I will add that I would certainly not let the country of origin keep me from purchasing these shoes. I know for a fact that if these were made in England or Italy, retail would be in the $750-$1500 range for this level of quality, most likely 1K+. They really are an excellent value!
    No doubt I will try a pair one of these days. The two gentleman know they're fucking shoes. But since this is a discussion about them, I will chime in in hopes of getting reamed All things equal, if it were up to a $250 difference in price ($429 vs $629 - $680) between Asia or UK made, I'd happily pay the premium. Even At that price, one would be hard pressed to find a pair on par with the big brits unless you stalked B&S. Even cooler would be production stateside ala Panta [​IMG] I'm a self admitted shoe bigot and though my kind may be silent I know we're legion. [​IMG] i have my bets on the duo growing out of taiwan and into a more romantic locale in the not-so-distant future.
     




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    Whats up everyone -

    First of all, congrats to David and Logan for this new venture. I am always happy to see SF success stories, and this is for sure one of them.

    I have known David for a few years, and have purchased many shoes from him - as well as commissioned some custom leatherwork. He approached me in the spring with the news of this upcoming line, and I was more than happy to help out.

    I received my first pair and was floored. Below is my original email to David and Logan upon receiving the shoes :



    *edited only to remove extraneous commentary

    Now, in regards to the conversation of where the shoes are made, etc. I never once even asked where they were made. Quite frankly, I dont care. The construction of these upon close inspection was enough to make someone, even like me who really cares about that kind of thing - totally forget to ask. David and Logan will tell you, I never asked that question. If they said France, I would have believed them, England? Yep. that too. Italy - sure. The fact that I can get shoes like this, brand new, this comfortable, that look this good and are constructed this well for that price? Laos it is for me guys.

    Anyhow, if any of you have any questions for me regarding fit or any other issues, please post them here and I'll give updates. Its much easier here than by PM because many more people will benefit from the information.

    And of course the obligatory disclaimer that I dont have any financial interest in the company and I was not paid to write the review blah blah blah go buy the shoes [​IMG]

    Anyone for the first DC Lewis pron pic? From last weekend :
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    [​IMG]



    So they run true to size? I'm sure this is preemptive, but any thoughts on how they will wear?

    The color is amazing [​IMG]
     


  12. SpooPoker

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    Yep, true to size. Mayyyyybe 1/2 size small, but could just be me. How will they wear? Well, im sure perfectly [​IMG]
    No doubt I will try a pair one of these days. The two gentleman know they're fucking shoes. But since this is a discussion about them, I will chime in in hopes of getting reamed All things equal, if it were up to a $250 difference in price ($429 vs $629 - $680) between Asia or UK made, I'd happily pay the premium. Even At that price, one would be hard pressed to find a pair on par with the big brits unless you stalked B&S. Even cooler would be production stateside ala Panta [​IMG] I'm a self admitted shoe bigot and though my kind may be silent I know we're legion. [​IMG] i have my bets on the duo growing out of taiwan and into a more romantic locale in the not-so-distant future.
    F- While I totally feel you on shoe bigotry - and without an iota of BS here - I could care less where these shoes are made, thats how nice they are. You know me - Im all about the GG/EG/JL/CJ world... and really nothing less - and these are completely holding their own against the big dogs. While I cant speak for David and Logan - you should at least handle a pair of their shoes - and tell me if I am wrong.
     


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    If the quality is high (as appears the case here), then I could care less where the shoes are made. Honestly, for top-notch product, it could be made on the moon for all I care.
     


  14. w.o.e.is.me.

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    love the monk.
    any plans for a suede version down the line?
    great job guys.
     


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