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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 Senior member

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    Two years ago? I saw some burgundy starr brogues in both Korean and Japanese PS stores over the Christmas holiday. Perhaps they are just old stock.

    it's possible...when I was in London they had "British Collection" espresso chukkas that I got 2 years ago in LA. I remember the burgundy starrs in 06 and havent seen them since.
     
  2. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    There's some natural starrs on ebay for reasonably cheap if anyone is a 8.5 or so.
     
  3. Get Smart

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    btw, when I was talking with my SA last week, she said that they are planning on changing the construction of the Starr to a cemented sole that is flush with the uppers which will completely take them out of the picture for me, if that's indeed the case. There were 2 pairs made in this way (not starrs but some other style) at the stores now, and it left me sad and depressed.
     
  4. SantosLHalper

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    btw, when I was talking with my SA last week, she said that they are planning on changing the construction of the Starr to a cemented sole that is flush with the uppers which will completely take them out of the picture for me, if that's indeed the case. There were 2 pairs made in this way (not starrs but some other style) at the stores now, and it left me sad and depressed.

    Totally lame.
     
  5. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Does anybody know if the PS store in LA or NeimanMarcus or Saks in the same area has these available already?

    By the way, PS makes them in suede as well but doesn't have the same appeal.
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  6. GoSurface

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    I like the ones in the OP and the suede ones. I've actually been staring at them for a couple of days now. [​IMG]
     
  7. Get Smart

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    this thread sucks. makes me want to go back and re-check out the black ones
     
  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    ^^^ Do they have a pic of the black ones online somewhere?
     
  9. lance konami

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    Nothing that Paul Smith makes worth it's retail price.
    It is British Banana Republic-Ted Baker mutant.
    Pretty much everything they make are affected junk for tween douchebags.


    What the hell are you smoking? PS isn't even close to Banana Republic or Ted Baker.

    "Affected junk." Yes, because we all know how much "tween douchebags" love to sport their Paul Smith gear alongside their fake rolex watches and Rock N' Republic jeans.
     
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    these are nice boots and i think it wouldnt be a bad investment even at retail, if i didnt have my eyes on the wings/horns service boots i would seriously consider these
     
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    I'm guessing cemented soles are bad which means I need to redouble my efforts to get some burgundy starrs...
     
  12. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    I'm guessing cemented soles are bad ..


    yes, cemented soles make baby Jeebus weep
     
  13. Xavier

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    btw, when I was talking with my SA last week, she said that they are planning on changing the construction of the Starr to a cemented sole that is flush with the uppers which will completely take them out of the picture for me, if that's indeed the case. There were 2 pairs made in this way (not starrs but some other style) at the stores now, and it left me sad and depressed.

    Unfortunately you're right: they made it, and it completely ruins them.

    Picture of that cheap looking crap attached below.

    On a more on-topic note, Paul Smith shoes are indeed maybe a bit pricey for the quality... Just like every other designer stuff anyway. The overall quality of Paul Smith mainline shoes is quite good though: they're really comfortable, the dip dyed leather keeps looking good and the overall quality of the shoes is holding up really well over time, ... If you like their look and can afford them, I'd say go for them, I don't know of any other designer doing those dyed leathers so well.
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    Ugh, I want those too^.

    You guys are terrible enablers. Except, I can hold off. Besides, delayed gratification is the definition of maturity right?
     
  15. Xavier

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    With so many PS shoes amateurs out there, we'll probably have to create a Paul Smith shoe porn thread someday [​IMG] !
     
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    Those suede ones remind me of USMC boondockers...
     
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    i like them, but with blake stitching it's not ideal for winter.
     
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    I just noticed that on the online store the starr brogues are blake rapid stitched. I was under the impression that they were goodyear welted, and I'm pretty sure the starr brogues I have were goodyear welted. Did they just change this season? o_O
     
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    when you buy $500 Paul Smith shoes you pay $200 for the construction/materials, $100 for the name, and $200 for the shape/design. Their design is really second to none, they have that perfect medium between classic and high-fashion.

    I have 3 pairs and they are probably my most stylish shoes.

    if someone wants to turn this into a Paul Smith ShoeP0rN thread, let me know.
     
  20. Get Smart

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    if someone wants to turn this into a Paul Smith ShoeP0rN thread, let me know.
    I'm down with that! My PS horde [​IMG] and just joining the force today... another PSxTriumph boot...back zip and 2 buckles [​IMG]
     

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