Officine Creative & NDC Made by Hand shoes - quality?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by gusgusterson, May 26, 2006.

  1. xcoldricex

    xcoldricex Senior member

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    lift etage, l'eclaireur, barney's
     


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    xcoldricex Senior member

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    Yes, they are well constructed. Incidentally, the guy that does the distressing on Carpe Diem boots is working with a new label now (perhaps his own, I don't remember). I don't remember the name, bu
    wjk or amk?
     


  3. gusgusterson

    gusgusterson Senior member

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    I handled some NDC shoes in person and I really didn't like them. The leather was meh, and the distressing was *way* too much. Consider them the True Religion of footwear. John Varvatos, Martin Margiela and Jil Sander all do shoes in that same price range that are superb quality and aren't distressed to such an annoying level.

    I'm not fond of distressed shoes at all really, both the NDC and OC models I liked are atypically conservative for the brand. I'm most at odds with the price point versus my lack of knowledge about the brand. Oh, and the NDC heels are a little large for taste. I think I'll wait for the second markdown to decide.

    I really dug the John Varvatos boots on the Fall 06 runway, but I've yet to see them in person. The were sort of Italian countryside work/combat boots if i remember correctly. I used to love Jil Sander shoes, but haven't been so excited by them lately - even the Church's for Jil Sander (or is it the other way round?).
     


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    Brian SD Moderator

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    It is Church's for Jil Sander. Typically my opinion of Jil Sander is less kind when I'm looking at them, and more kind when I'm wearing them. They look very refined and fit well, even though the designs are generally very plain.
     


  5. jedwards

    jedwards Senior member

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    I own some NDCs and they are very good quality.

    I own the suede light brown ones you can currently see on the website with the laces.

    They were originally £250, (approx 500 US$ ) but fortunately I got them much cheaper in the sales!

    As for the quality, I think they are perfectly fine. I have a few pairs of 'quality' shoes, made in Italy etc as well as RM Williams. I definitely would say the quality is comparable. They are EXTREMELY comfortable

    Whether they stand up to pedantic quality assesments is another matter, but I am happy with them. They are made in Paris/France by hand IIRC

    As for the 'look', they are certainly a very European styling so take from that what you will.

    They will not look good with the American 'trad' look, which I know a lot of Style Forum people value. So you need the outfit to match the shoes / vice versa, because these NDCs will look odd with the types of clothes I see mentioned most regularly on SF, (particulary the men's section.)

    Hope that's helpful! I would defintiely recommend them
     


  6. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    They will not look good with the American 'trad' look, which I know a lot of Style Forum people value. So you need the outfit to match the shoes / vice versa, because these NDCs will look odd with the types of clothes I see mentioned most regularly on SF, (particulary the men's section.)
    you're in streetwear.

    Anyway, back on topic. Premiata are dress shoes: I wear all my premiata with suits. Barbato are fancy shoes, I wear them with denim or very narrow ankled pants from YSL RG [​IMG]
    Both are good quality, as far as shoes in the 300 euros price range go, and their design shines.

    !luc
     


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    faust Senior member

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    I also don't understand people who say NDC are bad quality. One of the best made shoes I've seen. They may not appeal to some people aesthetically, because of the distressing and bending, but quality wise they are top notch.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I also don't understand people who say NDC are bad quality. One of the best made shoes I've seen. They may not appeal to some people aesthetically, because of the distressing and bending, but quality wise they are top notch.

    Some posters here have EXTEMELY high quality standards and apply them uniformly to traditional and more fashion-forward items. Not every shoes has to be a Lobb...
     


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    I also don't understand people who say NDC are bad quality. One of the best made shoes I've seen. They may not appeal to some people aesthetically, because of the distressing and bending, but quality wise they are top notch.

    I got a great NDC shoes, and I´m thinking about getting this ones http://www.thecorner.com/N_D_C__MADE...d10/44161152IX
     


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    ppllzz Senior member

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    I got a great NDC shoes, and I´m thinking about getting this ones http://www.thecorner.com/N_D_C__MADE...d10/44161152IX

    i get ndc shoes for cheep off yoox when theres sales! just wiat something similar will show up there
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I think i have those or at least ones very similar. I have Black Rico in Nero wash and then a pair of brown/tan suede laceups. The quality on both is pretty good imo. The leather/suede is nice, the soles, and construction. I mean, they sometimes go for $500 retail which is a lot for any laceups (for me at least) but they can often be found on sale, which is nice.
     


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    I own three pairs of NDC and they are great shoes. good quality and very comfortable.

    They seem to be a lot ider known over here in the UK
     


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    I'm interested in getting a pair of the NDC moccasins..

    Can anyone share experience with sizing etc (I've heard they run a little big), and any possible online stores (other than the corner) that stock a reasonable range.

    Cheers
     


  14. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    Did you even try typing ndc shoes into google? Lots of places


    also, lulz at the early assessments of ndc
     


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    fever.se has ndc summer 10 shoes for sale
    as for sizing, i have no idea
     


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