Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gdot, Nov 29, 2011.
Below is my monk strap pair that I pulled the trigger on about 2 months ago. It was on sales for 196 euros which was 270 bucks shipping included. Initial impression was that the leather was surprisingly soft but a little thin. They shine well with a polish using Allen Edmonds polishing cream.
Usage: I took them on my overseas trip to Thailand and Vietnam. My trip was about a little over 2 weeks. I polished them once, wore them through LAX and walked around Bangkok and Hanoi almost every day. I would say I put a good 8 to 10 hours of wear per day for about 12 days. Initially I put socks in the shoes in place of shoe trees but eventually did not. They held up quite well for the abuse I put them through.
Also, they did hurt my feet a bit but broke in nicely and now fit very well.
I have the same model and the same experience. Took me a couple of wears to get them settled to my foot, now they're a dream.
Thanks for the review.
Cross post. I know they aren't Septie, but markowski is from the same creators.
Has anyone tried their 206 last? It should be a little more "roomy" than the 199.
Yes. I have one pair in the 199 last and one in the 206 last. For my feet the 206 is a bit more roomy, but not much.
This is an old picture I have of the soles. 206 on the left. Both shoes squeeze my pinky toe on the side
French trans ex Google from the Depiedencap deconstruction:
In summary, we have to do to a shoe, built to current industry practices, with as good: a first mounting full-grain leather, leather ends sub (not salpa), a good quality of leather used for the upper and the lining, cutting work, and trimming of the tapping rod in good order. However, there is no finishing work like roulette (with slipcase or welts).
Finally, it should be remembered that the shoe has not been dismantled drawn at random from the stock offered to customers, and the default voltage of sewing dots is still distressing.
I am pretty concerned about the roulettes, and the default voltage of the dots upsets me.
thx for this thread Gdot, I love the look of some of the finishes! How have u found the durability of the shoes, and especially of the finish?
When I fist read about SL I wondered whether the finishes would last ...
not sure i understand the bolded parts. imo the french do not mess with their finishings. this is their bread and butter. construction is likely on a mid tier industrial standard hence the price bracket.
completely different shape. pinky toe is a common issue with rtw shoes. see your cobbler and have them stretched. this works.
I couldn't understand them either. Bad translation.
ah, i missed the joke you've got an invitation...
Thank you Galen. Do you think it would have helped if you had gone a size up, or would they have been too big?
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