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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. Meyboom

    Meyboom Senior Member

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    I see, when zooming in on the picture I can indeed tell the left shoe has a finer, subtler grain. I would consider Inca 6120 or 6127 for the GMTO oxford still...
     

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    The loafer last looks good. Looks like an almond toe last from the pic. Personally I think a loafer in a soft chisel or soft square would be awesome.
     

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    Tom, thanks for the updates and great photos. Excited to see your samples and what you have in store for FW. With all your special leathers, more captoe derbies are a must, a versatile style that lets the leather shine.
     

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    Always so cool to see the behind the scenes. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing the loafers, though that Inca grain looks tasty.
     

  5. Notch

    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    Both of those are nice. I have experience with 6120, I did some production with them in this colour. Very nice.
     

  6. Notch

    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    It is an almond shaped toe, you are correct. I prefer it to a square last for a loafer, but who knows, perhaps in the future.

    The captoe derby is a slow seller. It's a style I personally like a lot though. Probably I will use the captoe derby in Inca for a Group Order.

    My pleasure, happy that you like it!
     


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    Notch Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    In that case, I'd recommend the size 7.5. Are you looking at a particular style / last?
     

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    Yes for future decisions regarding the Chelsea boot, chukka boot, and the George split toe. I’m quite keen on the different grains that you are offering/planning for them. Thanks!
     

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    I feel like I'm stealing - I won one of the weekly drawings for 50 Euros off, which stacked with the seasonal sale. Got the Georges in my size for under $200!
     

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    Purely my opinion. The suede captoe sits in a relatively awkward position. Out of your suede offerings, I would definitely choose the Chelsea and chukka over the derby for casual outfits. The suede derby also loses in sleekness to the suede Oxford if I want a dressier outfit.

    Captoe derby in smooth leather might feel a bit old-fashioned especially in comparison to the split toe derby which is the flavor du jour for enthusiasts, but to me they are similar shoes in formality. Similarly to how the George in Utah is a best-seller, I think the captoe derby in any textured leather would go well with a wide range of outfits and appeal to a wider audience. My guess is that the Dark Brown Inca derby sample you showed will be popular.
     

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    I see what you mean about dressier outfits, but if the suede captoe derby were available in my size, it would be my perfect non-oxford shoe for flannels/sportcoats or jeans/sweaters.
     

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    I think it would look great with flannel too. I've gotten into the habit of wearing longwings or Budapester with flannel/sportscoat in fall or winter. For suede derby, I rather have a boot; I really enjoy my pair of Allen Edmonds Caen in loden reverse kudu. For jeans, suede chukkas and chelseas match my outfits a bit better. My biggest problem is that I can't wear suede derbies with suits to work M-F and I already have a big shoe collection. But yea, personal aesthetics and preference is the predominant factor.
     

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