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Mid-Range Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by odoreater, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    C&J benchgrades. Just above $300 from Plal.
    Or just under $300 from Shipton & Heneage's Premium range. You should check which models are made by C&J though (some are Alfred Sargent, some are Yanko).
     


  2. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    What's the word on Bruno Magli?

    Nantucket Red has a pair of Magli's that are stunning and look to be well-made. Granted, I've never seen another pair that comes close to the ones he has.
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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    Wait a minute, I just remembered. What about the Schubert custom/MTMs? I am contemplating going for some boots myself.
     


  4. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Wait a minute, I just remembered. What about the Schubert custom/MTMs? I am contemplating going for some boots myself.

    Can you say a little more about this?
     


  5. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Mine should be shipping soon. I will post a review when they arrive. First pair is a tan chisel toe bal 5 eyelet boot.
     


  6. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Mine should be shipping soon. I will post a review when they arrive. First pair is a tan chisel toe bal 5 eyelet boot.

    Wow, sounds great Tom. We want pictures!

    odoreater: the thread is http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...light=schubert
     


  7. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I'm surprised nobody has so far mentioned the Brooks Bros. Peal & Co. shoes, the vendors for which are Crockett & Jones and (more commonly these days) Alfred Sargent. They usually retail at $378 or so, but sales bring this figure down to less than $300. I have no experience with them, but they impress me as good-looking, well-made shoes. Although C&J has more cachet on these fora, I've never been able to discern any noticeable difference in quality and workmanship between the C&J- and the A-S-made Peals.
     


  8. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Wow, sounds great Tom. We want pictures!

    odoreater: the thread is http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...light=schubert


    I just e-mailed the guy about getting an appointment when he is in NY. This seems like a ridiculously good deal (almost too good to be true). Does he have particular house styles that you have to choose from or can you just send him a picture of what you want and he tries to copy it?
     


  9. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I just e-mailed the guy about getting an appointment when he is in NY. This seems like a ridiculously good deal (almost too good to be true). Does he have particular house styles that you have to choose from or can you just send him a picture of what you want and he tries to copy it?

    Both from what I understand. The order form has pictures of 5 basic styles for RTW/MTM but you can send him pictures. I am eagerly awaiting to see Tom's boots as I am a fan of chiselled toes. I am thinking something like one of those elongated, chiselled, C&J chukkas would be great.
     


  10. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    I am thinking something like one of those elongated, chiselled, C&J chukkas would be great.
    I think the picture I used for an example was just that, with a Lobbish toe. We'll see.
     


  11. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Wow, I've been reading the forums pretty religiously over the past few days (final exams, I have to be sitting at a computer) and somehow I overlooked this. You would think that this would be pretty big. I mean, custom made shoes at < $300, that's almost as big as the discovery of Jantzen.
     


  12. skalogre

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    I think the picture I used for an example was just that, with a Lobbish toe. We'll see.

    Was it the Grafton of the Sundown? Both look pretty damn nice.

    odoreater:
    The parallels with Jantzen were drawn early on. We may indeed be on to something here!
     


  13. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    [​IMG]

    My computerized artistic skills are nil; this is the mockup I made in PowerPoint. Looking for the aggressiveness of the Vass quarters with the Lobb toe.
     


  14. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Does anyone know if the shoemaker is actually going to be taking measurements on the NY visit? I'm kind of skeptical about my measuring skills and I'm not sure that I'm willing to risk $300 doing my own measurements. $40 for a Jantzen is no big deal, but $300 is a whole new ballgame.
     


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    You could probably go to an orthopedist and get a foot mold made and send it to your cobbler
     


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