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Sons of Henrey - Shoes of timeless elegance - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Notch, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Notch

    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hello everyone,

    It is with great pleasure that I can finally introduce you to Sons of Henrey: www.sonsofhenrey.com.

    I set up Sons of Henrey to be a contemporary footwear brand, committed to producing a shoe of timeless elegance, at exceptional value. As many of you may know, setting up Sons of Henrey took a lot of time and effort, but I can safely say that I am very happy with the result. Prices currently start at 345€ incl. VAT, or approximately 350 USD excl. VAT, with complementary shipping worldwide. On top of this, please use code SFDISCOUNT for a further 5% off every order.

    Why should you choose Sons of Henrey?

    Together with Michael James of Springline Ltd, and the last makers associated with the Spanish factory, I created three lasts. Two of these, the Elegant Round Last and the Soft Chisel Last, are the main lasts for Sons of Henrey. They are the cornerstone of the brand, and I couldn’t be more happy with how they turned out. These lasts have a very English vibe to them, are well proportioned and have an elegant toe shape. The Contemporary Almond Last is our designated lasts for the Split Toe Derby model, and Wholecut Chelsea boot. A loafer last is being developed.

    Every line, every curve on the pattern has been carefully positioned and re-positioned until it was perfect. From the size of the brogue punching, the shape and size of the gimping, our own developed fudge wheel and custom heel pattern, every detail has been addressed individually.

    Sons of Henrey can produce shoes in more than 50 different types of leather (English Grain, Utah calf, Misty Museum calf, Zonta suede, Zonta calf, Kudu etc.) and we are always on the hunt for other types of leather. We only use full grain leathers of high quality, similar to those used for shoes of a much higher price point.

    So how will this work?

    I will try to wow you with new models, new patterns, and new products every few weeks. However, I also ask for your feedback, and your input. I am open to discuss Group Order ideas, hear about what models/sizes you would like to see stocked on the website, and listen to any kind of feedback. Group Orders are possible from 6 people, and production takes 3-4 months start to finish. Please know that Group Orders are only possible with existing patterns, and individual MTO’s are not an option at the moment.

    To provide some structure, I decided to start a Dropbox (https://tinyurl.com/yblsopkq). Here you will be able to find high resolution pictures of all the leather, as well as an overview of what products are in the pipeline. Also, there will be an overview of all on-going and planned Group Orders, and a size comparison file with other brands. Please bare with me while this is being set up.

    I’m happy to be back, and I look forward to interacting with you all again on the forum!

    Feel free to contact me here, through PM, [email protected] or #sonsofhenrey

    Tom Brone (Notch)

    Sons of Henrey Harvey - Captoe Oxford - Mole Suede (Conceria Zonta) - Soft Chisel Last - Dark Brown Lining

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    Congrats on the new venture Tom - I'm looking forward to seeing the new line expand. You're off to a great start!
     

  3. Notch

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    @RogerP : Thanks Roger! Some new things coming up in the next few weeks.
     

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    The Oxford looks great, especially in suede.

    Where are your shoes made? Can you tell us anything about the manufacture other than that it's GYW?
     

  5. Notch

    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    @Quesjac : Thank you for your comment. Yes, the suede oxfords turned out really well.

    Definitely, to take the suede oxford as an example:

    Construction: Goodyear welted in Spain
    Leather: Conceria Zonta (IT)
    Lining: Leather
    Sole: Vegetable tanned, from an Italian tannery located in Santa Croce sull'Arno
    Insole: Leather
    Heel Counter: leatherboard (we have experimented both with thermoplastic, and leatherboard. In the end we chose the latter.)
    Finishing: slightly bevelled waist, set edges, stacked leather heel, reinforced eyelets, heel decoration, custom nail pattern on the heel. Fudge wheel is our own design. Counter has a single stitch line, as seen in this picture:

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    Fantastic, thanks for the detailed post! Very best of luck with the new products too.
     

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    Welcome back to SF, Tom! Any plans for loafers?
     

  8. Notch

    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    @The J : The people at springline are working on a loafer last for us, with all the specifications a loafer last should have. We should be able to launch a first set of loafers by Spring.
     

  9. Notch

    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Three new models will be added to the website, next week probably:

    - Chukka boot in Parisian Brown suede (Conceria Zonta) with Dainite rubber sole
    - Wholecut Chelsea boot in Dark Brown suede, with half rubber sole
    - Captoe Oxford in Pitch Black calf (Weinheimer), single leather sole
     

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    Are the shoes only going to be carried in sizes between 6-10.5?
     

  11. Notch

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    @beargonefishing : at the moment, unfortunately, yes. It is important to expand the catalogue, and carrying smaller and larger sizes is difficult.

    However, smaller and larger sizes will be available for Group Orders.

    Also, before putting new Ready To Wear models into production, we can reach out to customers that are looking to purchase a small or large size. That size can then be included.
     

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    Excited to see you back, Tom. The Cortes is a real winner :slayer:
     

  13. Notch

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    @Shawl Lapel : Thank you! Excited to be back. Setting up Sons of Henrey took longer than expected.

    Yes, I'm also a fan of the Cortes. The Soft Chisel last complements the pattern wel.
     

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    Oh man I'm really excited about your shop, congrats! The lasts you created are wonderful and really appeal to me personally.

    I've been struggling to find the perfect shade of mid-brown aka "Oak" and "Doak" without going to the $700+ brands. Most mid brown colors I've seen tend to lean toward warm brown rather than a cooler grayish brown like oak. My only feedback would be an Adelaide in Oak on half rubber soles or Dainite. I would purchase immediately.

    P.S. that was me who emailed you last week about about sizing

    EDIT: Just looked at the leather samples. Calf Vegano Brown or Misty Parisian Brown would probably be the closest to Oak.
     
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