Septieme Largeur footwear - Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gdot, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    The green shoe with the pegged and fiddle waist was delivered just this week. Ordered about a month ago.

    I wore them today and I'm putting some Renovateur on them right now!
     
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  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    How do they size usually, compare to C&J/JL or G&G/EG?
     


  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Chogall: More like G&G/EG - certainly not largish like C&J and JL.

    Lychyrychy: I can't say anything about how they will hold up or crease. Today was the first day I've worn them. All shoes crease with the first wearing, as did these. Nothing excessive, and the creases held their color. All I can say is that the leather does not have a supple feel so far.
     


  4. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Senior member

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    Thanks! I'm on the fence of getting a pair!:)
     


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Yeah, I understand. That's why I decided to create this thread. So we could all benefit from my purchase/experiment.

    There can be no doubt these are not fine shoes, but they aren't highly priced either. They arrived at my door for $377.00 net net net.

    All I'm hoping for is a 'fashion shoe' that holds up reasonably well. I'm sure the soles and the basic construction will be fine. I'm even pretty confident the patina is well embedded into the leather.

    I'm just not sure yet about the creasing issue.
     


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    RDiaz Senior member

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    So the leather is sub-par? I was thinking about getting suede wholecuts from this maker, but if the quality isn't that good, Carminas aren't much higher priced really...
     


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    Well, we don't know yet, as it seems that no-one who has posted here has actually worn a pair for long enough to really comment.
     


  8. Romain

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    Well, the brand is not old (created 3 or 2 years ago), and the first models they created had this waist, I don't know if they are still being made, but they are still being sold (such as Gdot's for example).

    I bought my black oxfords on june 2010, of course the leather is not the same as the one for E, but it is correct given the price.
     


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    I just received this pair yesterday and I am wearing them today. I paid $277 delivered. They were on sale.

    http://www.septiemelargeur.fr/elliot---last-199-in-armagnac-box-calf-p7225-en.html

    I will report back after a few wearings. So far, they are really good looking shoes. I am happy with everything but time will tell with the leather.

    What I really like is the raw shoes that you can buy and chose your own patina. That looks interesting to me. I have been looking for an olive pair for some time. If the pair I have pans out, I will be ordering an olive pair shortly.
     


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    Is there a VAT reduction from the prices posted on the website?
     


  11. WhyAlwaysMe

    WhyAlwaysMe Well-Known Member

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    For €50 you can create your own patina on Septieme Largeur shoes.
    Does anyone have experience with this?
    And what do you gentlemen think of the shoes according to the pictures?
    Price range: €150-€300 (+€50 for the patina)
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  12. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Thanks for posting in this thread!

    I greatly appreciate it.

    The finishes sure do photograph beautifully don't they?
     


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    It's great if you live in Paris or the region, and are into honoring this kind of treatment.

    However, that's not me.

    To my eye it's a bit artificial and it's only appealing for those instances in which a "funny" shoe is desirable ie: street wear at the pitti or daily wear of dandy clothes etc. in those environments in which the locals have an understanding or appreciation for it. And in my case a plain patine seems more reasonable.

    I doubt I'll ever have occasion to chose it.
     


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    he he he! well played, sir. well played.
     


  15. WhyAlwaysMe

    WhyAlwaysMe Well-Known Member

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    I ordered these balmorals today.
    They will be shipped on monday.

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