Official Paul Smith Shoe Thread... all PS shoe questions here

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by RFX45, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    had my Bihars waiting for me when I got back. It too was held by customs but I had a friend deal with it while I was gone and no problems arriving

    I ordered one full down from normal PS (using Ricard/Starr as reference) on Zippy's advice and it worked perfect for me. I could probably wear a half size down as well, but it'd be noticeably roomy. I was a bit nervous going so small but it's indeed a larger last. Great boots, love the rubber sole and the color which is a bit different from the other burgundy dip dye boots I have.
     
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    From searching the sizing info on this thread:

    US10-10.5(10 in clarks) -->Ricard 8.5UK-->Bihars 7.5UK!???
    Is this right?
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    Bihar does fit freakishly huge. I wear a 9D in Clarks DB, UK7.5-UK8 in Ricards and got a UK7 in Bihars with a lot of room. A UK6.5 would have worked better but I prefer to wear it with thicker socks so I stuck with the UK7 and there are some room in the toes but then again I have a wide feet so take that into consideration.
     
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    From searching the sizing info on this thread:

    US10-10.5(10 in clarks) -->Ricard 8.5UK-->Bihars 7.5UK!???
    Is this right?


    Going from US10-10.5 to a UK8.5 in Ricard seems a bit suspect.
    But yeah, an 8.5UK Ricard fits pretty close to a 7.5UK Bihar.
     
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    Nothing to do with PS shoes... but any opinions/experience with Paul Smith wallets? I'm looking to pick one up for a friend's birthday: [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing to do with PS shoes... but any opinions/experience with Paul Smith wallets? I'm looking to pick one up for a friend's birthday:

    have had 2 wallets, the first was the kind where it has a photo printed inside. The one you linked ^^ has that purple thread wrapped around the corners...mine did too and that bit gets worn fast and the thread unravels/breaks off.

    the current wallet I use is a burgundy wingtip-brogued wallet which has been awesome. No thread on the corners to unravel and it's gotten better looking with age.
     
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    Haha i dig that pic, thats a pretty sick wallet ^^
     
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    I have a Paul Smith cardholder and it is holding up pretty well. The stitching hasn't come loose like GS 's but one of the purple lining has unraveled a bit but doesn't really bother me much. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it since I torture my wallets to death and I've had it for a year and a half. Almost time for a change though, not because it's dilapidated, but because I just like to change wallets every 1.5-2 years.
     
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    Ive had the same wallet for a good 3+ years now... ive never even thought about changing it out. That actually sounds like a good idea.. [​IMG]
     
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    I have one, I like it but it gets worn fast which was a bit disappointing. I've only had it for three months though. I'll probably post pics tomorrow.
     
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    have had 2 wallets, the first was the kind where it has a photo printed inside. The one you linked ^^ has that purple thread wrapped around the corners...mine did too and that bit gets worn fast and the thread unravels/breaks off.

    the current wallet I use is a burgundy wingtip-brogued wallet which has been awesome. No thread on the corners to unravel and it's gotten better looking with age.


    I have a Paul Smith cardholder and it is holding up pretty well. The stitching hasn't come loose like GS 's but one of the purple lining has unraveled a bit but doesn't really bother me much. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it since I torture my wallets to death and I've had it for a year and a half. Almost time for a change though, not because it's dilapidated, but because I just like to change wallets every 1.5-2 years.

    Thanks for the comments guys. Really helps.
     
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    Those are nice RFX45.

    I'm probably going to pickup the brown suede york's to wear with slim denim and white T's.

    I could spend alot on PS shoes.
     
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    Received the brown Bihars from Milan Clothing and I hate how they just put the shoe box in a plastic bag and then ship it. The box was beaten to death, I think it is partially PS's fault though. As much as I love the new black box because it doesn't look cheap but I haven't received one that wasn't messed up. This one was the worst one though, all the seams broke apart and it is practically a flat piece of cardboard now. Take into consideration that it was just inside a plastic bag, which was already partially open because they didn't seal it well. I would have been pissed if something spilled and sipped into the shoes. [​IMG] With that said, I love these boots! The rubber sole is very comfortable and the dip-dye on this one is great. I was afraid it would look to similar to the Ricards but the way it has a darker toe and heel (like burnt look) and gets slightly lighter as it goes up the shoe really gives it a different look. Better pics when I get home.
     
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    nice! they look great... thanks to all that posted pics. ordered mine from the PS website but my package got held up in customs. damn!
     
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    So is it actually cheaper to purchase from the paulsmith store...?

    Also, anyone know where i can still cop a pair of UK6-6.5 Ricard? :/
     

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