Lodger Shoes - London

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  1. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Has anyone purcashed a pair yet? I'm intrigued by the English wholecut. But at 550 GBP, it's not much cheaper than EG.

    Doesn't that price it above John Lobb's mainline?
     
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    Doesn't that price it above John Lobb's mainline?

    I believe right around there. JLP is still around 750-850 GBP, though.
     
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    Has anyone purcashed a pair yet?

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

    Beaverton, Oregon-born CEO Nathan Brown has worked for Nike, Adidas, and Puma, and he was keen to apply their extreme footwear technology to a more classic product. But his real masterstroke is the Shoe of the Month"”one English style, one Italian, offered for one month only, then never again.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I've been eying them for some time. Especially this one.

    I think that the next time I'm in London I'll have to go to their store. That may be a while, unfortunately. I saw that they visited NY recently, but didn't make it out to Chicago. Given all that, it seems I'll have to hold my money and wait for a year.



    Their construction looks very old world to me- they just have a high-tech measuring engine.
    I'm not sure what you mean by old world luxury given that. What, you want someone to fondle your foot?

    Oh, I guess they use a 3-d CAD system connects directly to a machine that cuts out pattern pieces.

    How does Edward Green cut out their pattern pieces for their RTW line? By hand?


    Too much toe spring for my likings.......
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Absolutely love this shoe but it is above my pay grade
     
  10. meister

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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.

    [​IMG]



    Which is better?

    This?

    [​IMG]

    or this?

     
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    No. Standard stock shoes.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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