John White Shoes and Boots. Any good??????

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  1. miurasv

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    Steve, John White do make some good quality shoes but they also make some absolute tat, best bet is to see a pair in the flesh.

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    Dont knock a Brand just for being stocked at TK Maxx, I've had some really good finds in there, admittidly there is alot of absolute pants too.

    As i said, if you're buying a brand you're new to and ae not familiar with its quality, always best to see and have a feel first, failing that you could always just send em back if you're not happy?

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    Dont knock a Brand just for being stocked at TK Maxx, I've had some really good finds in there, admittidly there is alot of absolute pants too.

    As i said, if you're buying a brand you're new to and ae not familiar with its quality, always best to see and have a feel first, failing that you could always just send em back if you're not happy?

    Chris.


    I wouldn't knock a brand for being stocked at TK Maxx - I get stuff from there all the time.
    I've handled them and wasn't too impressed. They're probably worth the price that they go for at TK Maxx (around the £70 mark - $110)
     


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    I wouldn't knock a brand for being stocked at TK Maxx - I get stuff from there all the time.
    I've handled them and wasn't too impressed. They're probably worth the price that they go for at TK Maxx (around the £70 mark - $110)


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    Well I guess everybody has right to his or her opinion.

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    I also think they're rubbish from what I've seen in person.
     


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    I bought a pair of Whites from Costco for £45, they were of a proper stitched welt construction but the uppers were shocking quality (which at that price is te be expected). I only wanted them for wearing whilst working on the door where they get covered in alcohol/blood/vomit (delete as applicable).

    Horses for courses i suppose.

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    Steve, John White do make some good quality shoes but they also make some absolute tat, best bet is to see a pair in the flesh.

    Chris


    Hello Chris. DMC?????? How's it going? You must spend a lot of time at John Ian.

    I've seen these boots for sale at TK Maxx. I guess they're not anywhere near the standard of Loake Bedale, Grenson Fred etc then.
     


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    Hello Chris. DMC?????? How's it going? You must spend a lot of time at John Ian. I've seen these boots for sale at TK Maxx. I guess they're not anywhere near the standard of Loake Bedale, Grenson Fred etc then.
    Hit the nail on the head mate, Yeah John Ian is the devil. Small world eh? [​IMG] I don't think John White is as good as the other makers you've mentioned, not many people talk about the brand on here as far as I can see. I'd stick with what you know to keep yourself happy. I Love TK Maxx for the bargains to be had on the clothing there but the shoes are seldom any good, unless as I said before you're looking for a pair of "beaters". Chris.
     


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    Hit the nail on the head mate, Yeah John Ian is the devil. Small world eh? [​IMG]

    I don't think John White is as good as the other makers you've mentioned, not many people talk about the brand on here as far as I can see. I'd stick with what you know to keep yourself happy.

    I Love TK Maxx for the bargains to be had on the clothing there but the shoes are seldom any good, unless as I said before you're looking for a pair of "beaters".

    Chris.


    Some great shoes at John Ian. Getting them wide enough to fit me is a problem though. How do you find your Borgioli's? Do they last well? What do you think of the quality?
     


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    I love my Borgioli's I have a pair thar are completely unworn as I've not really been anywhere to warrant them, the pair I do wear I love though, they are due a new heel and sole now though and finding a cobbler I trust to do the job to a satisfactory standard is the issue. [​IMG]
     


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    I love my Borgioli's I have a pair thar are completely unworn as I've not really been anywhere to warrant them, the pair I do wear I love though, they are due a new heel and sole now though and finding a cobbler I trust to do the job to a satisfactory standard is the issue. [​IMG]

    Ask David at John Ian about getting your shoes resoled. He told me he could get them done with the proper Borgioli soles. I hope he wasn't telling me porkies.
     


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    hi. did you know anything about this site? how they can be trusted? And as far as the actual problem fake John White shoes? I would like to Oxford and Chelsea of this brand if you can recommend the right web-site?
     


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    I know for a fact these boots are genuine hand welted boots, most Goodyear welted shoe/boots are machine made, these are not so you could say they are not poorly made copies but but a better made advancement. well done John White.
     


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