Jeans and boat shoes

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by herzzreh, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. tyates

    tyates Well-Known Member

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    You can order Quoddys from O'Connell's and Southwillard for about the same price as from Quoddy directly. A google search yields other more expensive options, but I am guessing that won't be too attractive an idea.

    Yes, the blue ones are nice. South Willard has the Quoddys in blue. At double the price of Sperry's, they don't really look all that different. I'm sure Quoddys will age much nicer though.

    What's the deal with sizing on Quoddys? Are they true to size?

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  2. evilgeniusdan

    evilgeniusdan Senior member

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    I live near O'Connells and have handled the quoddy's in person and they are indeed a lot nicer than sperry. They just have this tangible rustic handmade quality, whereas sperry's look like they rolled off the automated assembly line.

    That being said, don't by the SW quoddy's if you're a size 8.. unless you want to give them away.
     


  3. tyates

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    I live near O'Connells and have handled the quoddy's in person and they are indeed a lot nicer than sperry. They just have this tangible rustic handmade quality, whereas sperry's look like they rolled off the automated assembly line.

    That being said, don't by the SW quoddy's if you're a size 8.. unless you want to give them away.


    Huh? Please clarify. I happen to be a size 8.
     


  4. robin

    robin Senior member

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    LOL, that's very kind and ominous of you.
     


  5. evilgeniusdan

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    Huh? Please clarify. I happen to be a size 8.
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    srgprod Senior member

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    Don't forget about Timberlands and Johnson & Murphy's. Both make really nice boat shoes.
     


  7. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    what do you guys think of these?
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    http://www.sperrytopsider.com/shoppi...=903&sColor=77

    I couldn't find the Navy ones in my size at first so I got them. They look okay but I think I'll be happier with the navy ones, which I'm ordering now on piperlime just to see.
     


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    ^^ i like them a lot, but once you're set on something else, you won't be as happy with the alternate.
     


  9. contaygious

    contaygious Senior member

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    ^ I'd say those shoes are the fugliest in this whole thread.

    Good thing I don't have either one lol. I'm not a fan of the brown ones in the thread though.
     


  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    What's the deal with sizing on Quoddys? Are they true to size?
    Q's run true to size, as do Sperry. Size your quoddys exactly as you would topsiders. and the quoddys do have a more artisanal quality and a richer color.
     


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    fosho78 Senior member

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    I've never owned a pair of boat shoes either... Are there any that aren't so "clunky?" Are there any brands that make lightweight ones? Sperrys look kind of heavy...
     


  12. thekunk07

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    my wife is into it, but i',m not feeling the boat-shoe resurgence. i think they'd look odd with tapered jeans and with straight or bootcut, i fear i'd risk looking like a 45 year old yuppy dad like those i take the train with.
     


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    danilo Senior member

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    I've always liked boat shoes but never got myself a pair, I'm going on a couple summer/boat vacations, and I think I may pick up those quoddy's... I like how they look
     


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    I've never owned a pair of boat shoes either... Are there any that aren't so "clunky?" Are there any brands that make lightweight ones? Sperrys look kind of heavy...

    You might try the John Varvatos Beekman's. They are however rather expensive for boat shoes, coming in at ~$200.

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  15. robin

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    J.Crew is also offering their washed sperry's again, which have the same tumbled vintage look as the varvatos ones.

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