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Lodger Shoes - London

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by meister, Apr 11, 2009.

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  1. pledge

    pledge Senior member

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    Winot says he ordered a pair over in the Summer Shoes thread.

    Yes, the "Shoe of the Month", I believe. I'd be interested to hear what he thinks of them.
     
  2. pledge

    pledge Senior member

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    Too much toe spring for my likings.......

    Agreed. Almost looks like a moc toe to me. But check out the "English" Wholecut here (sorry, don't know how to post pictures):

    http://www.lodgerfootwear.com/shoes/...cut-black.html

    The design, toe shape, sole treatment all look very good. Only question is the leather quality.
     
  3. culverwood

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    Be careful ordering Lodger shoes as far as sizes go. I am usually a UK 9 but their English Classic shoes are such wide designs that I fitted a UK 8. I also found some small but identifiable differences in size between two shoes in different colours of the same design.
     
  4. aj_del

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    Absolutely love this shoe but it is above my pay grade
     
  5. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Wow...I love the white buck shoe! [​IMG] As the article says it's very now.

    I brought a pair of Lodger wing broges on my vist to the uk last November. They are a very good fit and still look great. They came with shoe trees that are made to the same shape as the last!

    What's your opinion of the white shoe? Is it cool or is it just me??

    http://www.lodgerfootwear.com/som/vi...nnis-0409.html


    It is cool. It is a straight rip from the 1930s and a contemporary knock off (nearly - different length toe box) of the AR Windhall.

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    Which is better?

    This?

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    or this?

     
  6. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    No. Standard stock shoes.
     
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    james_timothy Senior member

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    I like all three of the ones you selected- at one time or another I've obsessed about all three.

    I'd always interpreted Lodger as a made to measure venture that sells a lot of ready to wear. The ideal plan would be to get one's foot measured by them, and then order shoes from them as they caught the eye. Their shoe of the month has a lot of misses, to my eye, but every once in a while something really nice. I've held back from getting Lodger, even in the face of the really good USD/GBP ratio a year ago just because I couldn't get to London to visit the store and to get the initial measurements taken.
     
  8. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Senior member

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    Lodger is new to me. The shoes look pretty average. Best stick with a maker you know well. The 'October Shoe of the Month' looks like something a pimp would wear.
     
  9. the_sartorialist

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    Reviving an old thread here and wondered if anyone had since taken the plunge further with Lodger?

    I've got my eye on the wholecut in oxblood, and wondered whether it would be possible to get something identical (or similar) at a more affordable price?

    http://www.lodgerfootwear.com/shoes/...so-diablo.html
     
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    Reviving an old thread here and wondered if anyone had since taken the plunge further with Lodger?

    I've got my eye on the wholecut in oxblood, and wondered whether it would be possible to get something identical (or similar) at a more affordable price?

    http://www.lodgerfootwear.com/shoes/...so-diablo.html


    that shoe looks nice, but i still think they're way overpriced for what theyre offering. i believe their shoes are made by alfred sargent (i cant confirm this) so im not sure how they justify the 550 gbp.
    there are some posts on here about alfred sargent's new high-end line, but that looks a step above the lodger offerings.

    550 buys you some edward greens
     
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    Not all their models are £550.

    Week by week I am more tempted to get down to Clifford Street and get a pair of their brogues. Watch this space...
     
  12. the_sartorialist

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    Problem is that I have fairly exacting requirements of what I'm after - any EGs in an oxblood wholecut available?
     
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    Not keen on the brogue. Looks like they've fiddled with the Grenson Albert design - even the colour is bang on. The last is also very similiar. The Albert is a much better looking shoe.

    http://www.lodgerfootwear.com/shoes/...ue-almond.html

    http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk...lbert-g-2.html


    They're not quite the same. I've seen the Lodger brogues at the Sargents factory and the leather is much nicer than the Grensons in Tan. Here is a picture of Albert in Tan, the leather is extremely hard, to the point of being inflexible and uncomfortable, thankfully I don't own these any more.

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  15. Vox Populi

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    Actually, here's a few observation:

    Lodger shoe

    Black trim - don't really see the point.

    Laces - too light, black would be better.

    Broguing - too deep (looks like a frilly curtain).

    Sole - country last, better suited to double-leather.

    Heel counter - looks clumsy; the Grenson is elegant.

    Profile - banana shape; proportions not great.

    Not my cup of tea - others may love it though!
     
  16. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Senior member

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    They're not quite the same. I've seen the Lodger brogues at the Sargents factory and the leather is much nicer than the Grensons in Tan. Here is a picture of Albert in Tan, the leather is extremely hard, to the point of being inflexible and uncomfortable, thankfully I don't own these any more.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Sorry, didn't see your post. Fab Grenson's though - lovely patina. Tan comes up really well. I suppose it's a colour that works well with dirt and grime. Pity they don't suit - lovely shoes.
     
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    Sorry, didn't see your post. Fab Grenson's though - lovely patina. Tan comes up really well. I suppose it's a colour that works well with dirt and grime. Pity they don't suit - lovely shoes.

    Well I guess some love them some don't. Unfortunately they're very uncomfortable, the insole was rock solid, the sole inflexible even though the double sole "hinge" had formed. The leather, I can't say for definite but I have a suspicion of it being corrected grain, polish (cream, saphir, kiwi et all) would not absorb into it at all well, conditioner also struggled. In fact it was only when they got soaked did the leather get wet through via the stitch lines.

    A pity I feel because a full grain calf would have burnished very well.

    Since I got shot of these I've seen the Cognac & Black versions and the leather on those is much nicer.
     
  18. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Senior member

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    Well I guess some love them some don't. Unfortunately they're very uncomfortable, the insole was rock solid, the sole inflexible even though the double sole "hinge" had formed. The leather, I can't say for definite but I have a suspicion of it being corrected grain, polish (cream, saphir, kiwi et all) would not absorb into it at all well, conditioner also struggled. In fact it was only when they got soaked did the leather get wet through via the stitch lines.

    A pity I feel because a full grain calf would have burnished very well.

    Since I got shot of these I've seen the Cognac & Black versions and the leather on those is much nicer.


    Hopefully Grenson aren't using CG on their Rose stuff! I've got a pair on order. The other new pair a cobbler ruined through poor work. His knife slipped. So, a 3 month wait from Pediwear. This is actually pair number three - the second pair were faulty and had to be sent back!

    I would give Chelsea Leather Food a go if you have any tough boots. My zugs soaked it up and became really supple after use. You used to be able to buy it from The Natural Shoe Store.
     
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    I have been into their Clifford Street shop a few times since getting my first pair in the online Twitter auction they ran for a time last year. Despite having a natural shoe buying inclination the shoes are either too clunky or too Italian for me and they are not cheap. Their plain Derby or Suede Slip Ons are the only ones of their standard range that appeal to me but not at their standard price.

    I live in hope that one day one of their shoes of the month will be attractive enough for me to get my wallet out.
     
  20. Sanguis Mortuum

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    Hopefully Grenson aren't using CG on their Rose stuff!

    They do not, and the Alberts posted above are certainly not corrected grain. I have a pair of Radleys, also in tan, and although the leather is stiffer that most of my other shoes I would not say this means it is lower quality.
     

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