Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Nov 23, 2009.
We must have very similar body types, because I had pretty much the same changes to make. PICS!!!
Can anyone who has a pair of Kent Wang Plain toe balmorals comment on the quality of the leather? I am a serious noob when it comes to the area of nice shoes and have only a few pair of Allen Edmonds so far. However, in comparison the AE leather seems much more supple and nicer all around. Do I just not know what I'm judging? I've worn them on carpet for 2 minutes and they are already creasing pretty noticeably. I love the shoes. They are sleek and stylish and fit my foot better than any last on AE I've tried. I want to keep them but want to make sure they are worth the $350 as well.
Thanks in advance!
I can guarantee you that we use better leather than Allen Edmonds. Soft leather doesn't necessarily mean quality. Italian makers tend to prefer softer ones while English makers typically use thicker and therefore stiffer leather. It's simply more sturdy and will age better.
Post pics please! I'm seriously considering buying a pair and would love to see more pics.
Thanks for the reply, Kent. The AE leather just seems thicker I guess. I wasnt complaining as much as I was just trying to become educated on what quality leather looks and feels like. I love the shoe! It is so comfortable. Will there be more offerings in the future on this last? Also, do your handgrade models fit similarly? I'd love a pair of those single monks!
I'll take pics tomorrow after I condition and shine'em up a bit.
While we're on the topic of the plain toes, when are they restocking? My size is sold out at the moment
Saw your new watch coming up = ) Looks good
All the best and enjoy the cool weather!
Yep, pics will be on the way as soon as I get the suit back from my tailor. I just moved and my new tailor is pretty slow, probably will get the suit back on or around Nov. 10.
Really like the watch.
That is slow. Hopefully he knows what he is doing.
It's an old Italian couple that's been in business for over 30 years. I've dropped off some of my other trousers to get work done, and they did a great job, prices were reasonable too. Just wish they were a little faster.
Kent: between the navy pindot and the blue umbrellas (both of which I realize are currently sold out), which in your opinion looks better with your trench? I don't want to be too matchy-matchy with the colors, nor do I want to look like I was attempting to match the colors and failed.
The pindot would be better. But I don't think anyone would ever think an umbrella was too matchy-matchy. All umbrellas will be restocked in about two weeks.
Benchgrade shoes will be restocked in about a month.
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I believe the handgrades are made by d.c. lewis. You should check out the affiliated thread for loads of info!
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