Septieme Largeur footwear - Discussion Thread

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

  1. Galen

    Galen Active Member

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    I would go up half a size on the 199 last. But that´s my feet. That would likely give relief for the tightness on the side in the toe area.
    Hopefully I can find a local cobbler that can stretch them like Fritzl recommended (thank you).
     


  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    The voltage in the dots has not been a serious problem for me. I find that the electrical charges lifts my mood (sorta like ECT for the feet). :crackup: Google translate can come up with some whoppers - especially when translating something with technical terms in it! They are holding up just fine so far. The finish has done quite well. The soles are wearing like cast iron. Only complaint is the uppers are a little stiff and the creasing a little more than I would like. Here's a picture after about 15 wearings. Before putting back in the closet after this wearing I took the plunge and gave them two mink oil treatments to see if that would soften them up. Time will tell but they certainly soaked it up like crazy. [​IMG] Remember the price point on these babies is quite low - these are disposable fashion shoes - they are not in any way comparable to the Vass you are accustomed to.
     
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  3. fritzl

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    i dunno, where you live. it's an easy operation so you should be successful. good luck.
     


  4. Romain

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    If I may help with the translation of the bolded parts : they regret the lack of finishing on the welt and heel . Roulette is the name of the tool that is used to make the finishing, I don't know the english word for it (see: http://www.leboncoin.fr/collection/305546863.htm ) And regarding the "voltage", they point out the fact that the thread sewing the welt to the sole is not tensed enough. I hope I was clear :embar:
     


  5. fritzl

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    totally. many thanks
     
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  6. SHS

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    Yes this is good advice. I have been experimenting (too much) with my shoes, but now I have found a good cobbler I hope.
     


  7. Romain

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    You're welcome
     


  8. Pliny

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    Why thx ! U could knock me down with a feather- roulette is real? come to think it's some kind of little wheely thing rite?
     


  9. Romain

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    Roulette means little wheel in French. It's a little wheel that leaves a striped track on the welt. Hiding the sewing.
     


  10. DevinKirkland

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    I just got my SL's in the mail yesterday. I first heard about this company 6 months ago while reading the theshoesnob blog. I was impressed by the selection on their website. I was also impressed with some of the features that one would acquire at the price point they are selling their shoes, i.e., Goodyear Welting, Beveled waist, Fiddleback....
    It seemed too good to be true. Well, I was wrong. SL is the real deal! No, they are not G&G or Edward Greens or St. Crispins but they ARE the top notch shoe for this price point. Hell, there are some shoes that cost a few hundred more than SL's that are not constructed as well as these. I'll be posting some pictures of them in the upcoming days.
     


  11. DevinKirkland

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    Ok. Here is the photo of my SL's as promised. I am very pleased with the quality for the price that i paid. This particular style is called "Eugene". I am a pretty narrow fit so I purchased them in the traditional 199 last.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. alex6669

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    Nice shoe, congratulations to a good deal.
     


  13. dron

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    So. Could anybody possibly compare SL to Grenson in terms of construction quality and longevity? They are about the same price and I have almost only experience with Grenson.
    Thanks a lot.
     


  14. DevinKirkland

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    You could possibly compare them in terms of quality however, I would not compare them stylewise. The thing that makes SL such an attractive brand is that they give a tremendous amount of style for the money. I'm quite sure that you will be able to find quite a few shoe companies that will have shoes in the $300-$400 range but I think, IMO, you will be hard press to find a company that has shoes that have the type of "lines" that SL shoes have.
     


  15. azumi

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    I have ordered a pair of Balmoral last 174 wagtail/velvet brown and it is expected to be in front of my door next Monday. I'll try and give some experience in my narrow scope.
     


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