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Introducing D.C. Lewis Footwear - Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DC Lewis, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    These look great...would definitely be interested in picking up a pair if there are narrow widths available.
     


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    I wanted to post one quick followup to the above message about country of origin.

    David began researching this project a few months before I got involved. When he originally approached me about joining him, I was hesitant based solely on the country of origin. I was primarily nervous about how we would overcome this type of question, even if the quality was up to par.

    David sent me an early sample, and I was blown away. The shoes exceeded my expectations not just of Laos/Taiwan manufacturing, but of manufacturing that I hadn't experienced before (not from the traditional cordwainer houses). I have handled almost all high-end brands of shoes, so I thought that I knew everything that was available. I was definitely surprised, and I immediately signed on to this project after receiving one sample. Since that sample, we have worked tirelessly to further increase quality and styling.



    These shoes sure blow Made in USA Alden shoes out of the water in terms of finish and overall appearance. Good luck with the venture.
     


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    Here are the pics of my shoes after a couple of months wear. I'd say a conservative estimate is 15 wears.

    There are 2 w/ shoe trees and a few without. Please note that there are a couple of minor design changes from this shoe to the model for sale, so ignore any slight discrepancies.

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    Thanks man, they look to be aging very nicely.
     


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    Thanks man, they look to be aging very nicely.
    x2 None of my shoes look that nice after half as many wears [​IMG] Edit: Any thoughts of doing a wholecut in the future? I'm not really sure if that would be extra work/what all it would entail, just curious.
     


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    Well done DAVID!!!!!


    WOW!!!

    Well well well done!!!


    I don't like monks, but I have to admit, those on Spoo's little porkers look really good. They have a really classy and casual look - very very nice.


    I hope you do really well with your new venture mate, and I will definitely support you with at least one purchase. You know my size (you got it wrong often enough - lol) let me know if there is a pair in my size mate.
     


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    F, there is a strong possibility that we will be using shell cordovan in the future. I am a huge fan as well.

    Some shell cordovan balmoral boots would be absolutely killer.

    Will you be using Horween for your source of shell cordovan?
     


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    Laos and Taiwan are not exactly on the same price point, I guess it could be a Taiwanese manufacture with a factory in Laos as well.

    Textile/Shoe/Toy all have declined quite a bit in Taiwan after China start making them over a decade ago. Taiwan certainly have tried to go up market, and in some case successfully, but most resources were in electronics. No one really care if someone in Taiwan make decent shoe or clothe, guess it's a pleasant surprise. Maybe I will hunt down who it is when I go home the next time[​IMG]
     


  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Just finishing finalizing a 3rd pair from the guys. Really cannot wait...

    Anyone else have fit pics from "real life" wear?
     




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    x2 It has a very distinguishable look and adds a lot IMO.

    Why not green on the bottom [​IMG]

    Edit: Does someone do green bottom soles already?


    Yes, Crockett Jones do on their newer lasts (350-360). Although I doubt they care, like Louboutin does.
     


  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    What style are you getting?

    I cant say yet... [​IMG] But there will be pics. Patience, grasshopper!
     


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    I'm really interested to hear if they're planning on making different widths...damn my 13A foot!
     


  12. Achilles_

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    I cant say yet... [​IMG] But there will be pics. Patience, grasshopper!

    Cruel Spoo... [​IMG]
     


  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Cruel Spoo... [​IMG]

    But it will be SO worth it!
     




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