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Peal & Co lightweight shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Geoff Gander, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior member

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    I was checking out the BB site (in anticipation of possibly being able to whip through the Toronto store on the way back to the airport tomorrow), and noticed that they are selling "lightweight" dress shoes under the Peal & Co label. They're a bit cheaper than the regular Peals ($20 - not enough to change my purchasing decisions), but what's the diff?

    Geoff
     


  2. clotheshorse69

    clotheshorse69 Senior member

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    Perhaps the lining is cloth, rather than leather?
     


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    xudisco07 Senior member

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    the sole looks thinner to me.
     


  4. Scoundrel

    Scoundrel Senior member

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    I've never heard of a shoe being called "lightweight" because of its sole, but with all of BB's wacky marketing lately, I wouldn't be surprised if that's exactly what it meant. [​IMG]
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Glued, thin soles, IIRC. Made by a forum-familiar maker in Italy.
     


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    stylemaven Senior member

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    Glued, thin soles, IIRC. Made by a forum-familiar maker in Italy.

    Italian made peals? Thats a new low!
     


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    RSS Senior member

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    Italian made peals? Thats a new low!
    I'm not a fan of this idea either ... but I'm not too surprised.

    Are these on the website? All those I'm seeing on the website indicate "Made in England."
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Have to recant that. I'm thinking of the other lightweight shoes. The Peals still say they're welted.
     


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    RSS Senior member

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    I know you're not E. F. Hutton ... but when certain SF people speak ... well, I was on the Brooks site looking for the glue.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I try not to botch that stuff up too often, but I like to keep everyone on their toes.
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are the ones I was thinking of ... but I don't think they're listed as Peals, are they?
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    Those are the ones I was thinking of ... but I don't think they're listed as Peals, are they?

    D'oh! You are right. they are not listed as Peals.

    However, these should not be on the BB website at all.
     


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    The italian ones look like glue jobs, but there is a new breed of English ones. The English ones don't look like glue jobs.
     


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    Those are the ones I was thinking of ... but I don't think they're listed as Peals, are they?

    Piales. I'm surprised BB has the review feature on the web site. Is this common these days?
     


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