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

Shoe fetishisisisist

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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
 

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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.
 

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Originally Posted by Shoe fetishisisisist
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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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon
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)




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

Isn't it a democracy on style forum?
 

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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.

Chris.
 

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Originally Posted by Shoe fetishisisisist
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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Originally Posted by miurasv
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?
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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Originally Posted by Shoe fetishisisisist
Hit the nail on the head mate, Yeah John Ian is the devil. Small world eh?


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.
 

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Originally Posted by Shoe fetishisisisist
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.


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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