PSA: Thin-Red Line backorder pre-order... We're idiots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Trojanman74, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    I don't deign to be as good a photographer as bigbris, but these are my full brogues. Fantastic shoes. Would easily buy another two. However, since I seem to be the only Canadian getting charged customs (that'll be at least $70 for one; $140 for the two) I might have to restrict myself to only one on the re-order. Then again, with the price increase, even one will be close to $300 CAD with customs. I've got some thinking to do in the next few days....


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  2. osc

    osc Senior member

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    I don't deign to be as good a photographer as bigbris, but these are my full brogues. Fantastic shoes. Would easily buy another two. However, since I seem to be the only Canadian getting charged customs (that'll be at least $70 for one; $140 for the two) I might have to restrict myself to only one on the re-order. Then again, with the price increase, even one will be close to $300 CAD with customs. I've got some thinking to do in the next few days....


    That's my dilemna too. I see to be one of the lucky ones like you...even though it's a good deal at the price it is, it's just not a killer deal that I would jump on without thought (to no fault of TRL, of course)
     


  3. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Guy's seriously these are a great shoe for a great price. If you don't want any of it, just walk away [​IMG]
    I know, it's hard for me to resist.
    I don't deign to be as good a photographer as bigbris, but these are my full brogues. Fantastic shoes. Would easily buy another two. However, since I seem to be the only Canadian getting charged customs (that'll be at least $70 for one; $140 for the two) I might have to restrict myself to only one on the re-order. Then again, with the price increase, even one will be close to $300 CAD with customs. I've got some thinking to do in the next few days....


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    Those are some sleek looking brogues!

    Why don't you Canadian guys get someone to proxy for you? That has to be less than $70, or was that $70CAD
     


  4. kev777

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    Keep putting the orders in and maybe this will become a reality !!
     


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    Just a heads up, I e-mailed Richard and asked "...if the shoe(s) we pre-ordered wasn't selected for production would we have the opportunity to place orders on the shoes that will be produced?". I indicated I was only going to purchase two pairs of shoes even though I liked a few more styles but I didn't want to screw up his initial pre-order counts. Here was his response:

    As an FYI, my "safe bets" are the half brogue snuff suede and half brogue willow calf. I guess that's a good sign that a production run is going to happen. [​IMG]
     


  6. TEPLimey

    TEPLimey Well-Known Member

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    I'm down for like 4 or 5 pairs. Already got the monk, great suede and construction.

    This is a great deal for a noob, like myself. Already have the monks in dark brown suede.

    Going to get

    Chukka in tobacco suede
    Penny in brown suede
    Half brogue in light brown suede

    Still thinking about more.

    For those people starting a shoe rotation, this is a great deal. I've heard it often remarked that cheaper suede is acceptable, as thier just isn't as much difference between mid and high then compared to leather.


    Is this true? Can anyone else comment on it? I was thinking about getting the Half Brogue Snuff Suede, but might opt for the Half Brogue Willow Calf if that is the case...
     


  7. bob digital

    bob digital Well-Known Member

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    Looking at Somatoform's pics of the suede full brogues - are they on a different last than the black leather full brogues? They look sleeker and more narrow, but it could just be the angle.

    Also if anyone could speak to the question posed a few posts back about the conversion to C&J last 348 sizing, I would appreciate it also.
     


  8. glowell222

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    I put in my two orders-black monks and walnut suede full brogues. Thanks for the heads up-I hope it works out for us.
     


  9. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    Looking at Somatoform's pics of the suede full brogues - are they on a different last than the black leather full brogues? They look sleeker and more narrow, but it could just be the angle.

    Also if anyone could speak to the question posed a few posts back about the conversion to C&J last 348 sizing, I would appreciate it also.



    It's just the pic - they're not that sleek and narrow.

    12UK: 12.75 inches long and almost 4.5 inches wide. The toe narrows in more than other shoes I have so it gives the impression of being alot narrower than it is. Fit wise, there's alot of width there.

    Just today I received my burnished monks proxied by an SF member. Same size, same measurements, but they feel slightly tighter in width than the brogues (maybe the difference in material?), but still fit nicely.
     


  10. Eustace

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    Just a heads up, I e-mailed Richard and asked "...if the shoe(s) we pre-ordered wasn't selected for production would we have the opportunity to place orders on the shoes that will be produced?". I indicated I was only going to purchase two pairs of shoes even though I liked a few more styles but I didn't want to screw up his initial pre-order counts. Here was his response:



    As an FYI, my "safe bets" are the half brogue snuff suede and half brogue willow calf. I guess that's a good sign that a production run is going to happen. [​IMG]


    I pre-selected those half-brogue snuff suede shoes as well. They're pretty badass.
     


  11. Trojanman74

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    12.75... damn that might be too short for me. bigbris will you measure those peals i sent you to double check on that length.
     


  12. somatoform

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    12.75... damn that might be too short for me. bigbris will you measure those peals i sent you to double check on that length.

    In case you need another comparison: my RLPL 'Rivington' 13D measure the same length (12.75) and a quarter of an inch narrower (4.25)
     


  13. JibranK

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    I wish they were offering black captoes and/or Chelsea boots.
     


  14. Ged

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    How's the sizing for these shoes?

    I'm a UK 8E in the C&J 348 last
    UK 7.5E in the C&J 341 last
    UK 7 in PS Starrs

    edit: i'm planning on getting the brown monkstraps if that makes any difference.


    Any further advice on sizing? Are they true to size on length and width? I'm a 7.5-8 G but am thinking of going 8F, or if they are willing to make wide widths, 7.5 or 8G.

    Thanks

    Ged
     


  15. doublebucklemonk

    doublebucklemonk Well-Known Member

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    Any further advice on sizing? Are they true to size on length and width? I'm a 7.5-8 G but am thinking of going 8F, or if they are willing to make wide widths, 7.5 or 8G.

    Yes they will make G widths.

    I emailed Richard asking and this was his response

    "Yes, this is possible. Because G is not an option on the back-order page I'll need you to send me an email directly at: [email protected] stating:

    Your full name
    Contact details
    Shoe choice
    Size and width fitting

    Kind regards,

    Richard"
     


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