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Patine Shoes - shoe brand from Poland

blekit

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Over last to days I've managed to put together outfits with items made in Poland with one exception - the shoes. We have over here a great tailors, manufactures that produce shirts, trousers and accessories, but good quality GYW, classic shoes are hard to get (if you don't want to go bespoke).

This might however change in the nearest future. A few months ago Patine - Polish retailer of Yanko and TLB shoes - launched their own brand of GYW shoes. Although the shoes themselves are not manufactured in Poland (I believe it's some other European country, but I am not 100% sure), that's the first step in a good direction and I'm willing to turn a blind eye here. Especially given that the first few of their models were designed in cooperation with one of the best and the oldest Polish bespoke shoemaker - Mr Tadeusz Januszkiewicz.

I personally own one pair of Patine Shoes. Despite the fact that at the time of launch my intention was only to replace the most used/oldest shoes in my collection with pairs from well known brands known for very high quality of their products (e.g. Vass, Alfred Sargent or TLB Mallorca), I couldn't resist the opportunity to support our local brand and took a risk. I've ordered a tan full-brouges which were set to replace in rotation my first GYW shoes (Gordon & Bros Levet). When they arrived I knew I won't regret my choice. The leather was very supple and seemed to be of higher quality than in my Yanko shoes. The soles, overall craftsmanship and design also are really good at this price point (although, as admitted by the owners of the brand, there has been some oversight in the broguing of my model; but to be honest, I haven't noticed it until someone else on the Polish equivalent of SF mentioned it, and to me it's still a minor issue).

The shoes are rather casual in nature and as such got much more usage than any of my black cap-toe oxfords over last few months. Here's how the look now (aproximately 10-15 full day wears in various weather conditions)

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I gotta say their selection looks seriously good for the money. Certainly more interesing lasts than the likes of Loake, Barker etc.
 

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I gotta say their selection looks seriously good for the money. Certainly more interesing lasts than the likes of Loake, Barker etc.
If you calculate value/money ratio you get Made in Spain GYW shoes on lasts designed by one of the most renowned Polish bespoke shoemakers (T Januszkiewicz) in multiple colors/finishes for <250 Euro.
I know that from now on they use only premier Du Puy and D'Annonay leathers. To me that sounds more like +400 Euro specs...
 

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The value for money here is in my opinion exemplary, that's why I thought I should share my experiences and start this thread. Although personally I'm focusing on higher positioned brands when thinking about new additions to my shoes collection (such as Vass, TLB or AS), I will seriously consider Patine too - especially when I will need to replace in rotation one of my current work horses :)
 

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Hello all dear Styleforum users,

My name is Grzegorz and I represent a Patine.

We’ve got signals that some rumors about us are spread around here so I came here to change those rumors into facts and to clear all what’s unclear. I will be very pleased to help :)

At the beginning I’d like to say that we are over 10 years in the business and at the previous day we offer a few shoe brands in our store: PATINE, TLB Artista, TLB Mallorca, Yanko and many accessories like socks, shoe care products , ties.. and we keep on adding more. Therefore in matter of all those brands I will try my best to offer help, knowledge and experience.

We admire all our brands however PATINE SHOES project is something exceptional for us. Exceptional because we’ve put in it a lot of work, time and heart. It would be possible to write a short book about that but I’ll try to briefly introduce the story.

We’ve been working on PATINE SHOES brand since more or less 2013. We sold first models in 2015. That time was quite good, however we weren’t fully satisfied about the quality we were able to manage with the experts we’ve been working with. Great people but unfortunately they could not reach level of the highest possible quality. It was a tough and very expensive decision but we sold out all these shoes for let’s say – attractive price, and started again.

We focused on lasts that we created in close cooperation with polish Artist that soon will be 100 years old and still making shoes. Maestro Tadeusz Januszkiewicz opened our eyes on many matters and turned out to be a great man.



A slight piece of information about him from the certificate that we put into every box with shoes made on TJ lasts, because he’s a man worth to remember.

AN ARTIST AMONG SHOEMAKERS

If you’re holding in your hands PATINE shoes, and their lasts symbol starts with ‘TJ’ – beware, these are not just ordinary shoes! All these models have lasts created by one of the greatest shoemakers in Polish history, Mr. Tadeusz Januszkiewicz.

Master Tadeusz Januszkiewicz, born 1927, started his apprenticeship at the age of 16, in a then occupied Poland. His passion for making handcrafted shoes endured through World War II and years of communist Poland. Nowadays, there are very few Polish workshops left where shoes are handcrafted with the highest quality. Located at Chmielna Street in Warsaw, the workshop of Master Januszkiewicz is one of them.

Thank you, Master, for the lasts you made, for your advice, for your invaluable help and support!

I’m adding some historical pictures for us, that shows the work on PATINE lasts and shoes.



And then we changed places of production twice. Now I can tell, that PATINE shoes are produced in a place that usually take care of much more exclusive shoes and only these people are able to fulfil our expectations. Today we feel that we are in the right place and we can move forward.


Of course I confirm that now we are cooperating only with D’annonay and DuPuy (only suede comes from other tannery). I can’t reveal where the shoes are made but I can assure that this is of course EU country where shoes are made with full respect for human rights, a great team spirit and employee respect. We love Slow-Fashion


In a broad considered leather business we only cooperate with countries like: UK, France, Spain, Italy, USA, Poland.
 
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@blekit Would you be so kind to compare your sizing in Patine shoes on TJ last vs. Yanko 915, Vass F or Alfred Sargent 99 lasts? If you have any of mentioned in your collection, of course :)
 

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@blekit Would you be so kind to compare your sizing in Patine shoes on TJ last vs. Yanko 915, Vass F or Alfred Sargent 99 lasts? If you have any of mentioned in your collection, of course :)
Sure. My only Patine pair is on TJ Oder F last and in 10.5 UK size. It feels very comfortable, the only minor issue is there's a bit too much space over my feet and the shoes in toes area. When I wear thinner socks, the shoes sometimes graze me a little.

Most of my other shoes in F width is in 10 UK size. In this size both Yanko 915, TLB Oliver F and Vass F feel similar (maybe a little tighter in the instep). Yanko 960 G, TLB Alan G and Vass F last with extra width added in the toes areccomparable in 10 UK size to Patine TJ Oder F in 10.5 UK. With Alfred Sargent I wear 10.5 UK (724 and 109 lasts) and it seems they are true to Patine's sizing.
 

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With Alfred Sargent I wear 10.5 UK (724 and 109 lasts) and it seems they are true to Patine's sizing.
Thanks, that is good to hear. 10.5 in 109 fits me like a glove.
 

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Now that's an offer! Just placed one for double monks, can't wait for them to arrive at TheShine's workshop :cheers:

But thinking of patina, damn. What have I done :bored:
 
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Ha! Just received my MTO order! My plan was to grab a pair of shoes to be painted by TheShine. Opportunity came along when Patine.pl - Polish retailer - offered free MTO for their own brand. I quickly grabbed the opportunity and ordered double monks, but with more "standard" buckling system. Their RTW one I don't like that much, but it's purely personal preference.
Today I've fitted the shoes and they're snug, but should be fine. Having them on last designed by Polish master shoemaker is added value to me. I could have Yanko in that exact pattern in that exact price rightaway, but I decided to wait for MTO just to have that little touch. Love it!
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