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

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Or Elegant Round.....
 

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We actually did a small RTW of a similar shoe a year or two ago. I’d definitely be up for a re-run as a GMTO:


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I would be interested in a rerun of the William in some sort of Zonta brown suede. Preferably on double leather sole because the SoH is SOO good (completely elevates the comfort of the shoe to me over Dainite or Vibram).
 

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Got the shoes, waiting for the boot version😜. Let's make it happen Tom!

The Mink Halways looking great by the way!
Whoa a brogued boot version with the medallion on the toe would be epic. Might be a tad flashy for some people but I wouldn't mind
 

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Whoa a brogued boot version with the medallion on the toe would be epic. Might be a tad flashy for some people but I wouldn't mind
Not sure about flashy, but certainly less ubiquitous then Coniston/Galway type derby boots. And surprisingly few options out there: Alden, Carmina MTO, and maybe VASS (though hasn't been offered as RTW in ages).
 

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I would be interested in a rerun of the William in some sort of Zonta brown suede. Preferably on double leather sole because the SoH is SOO good (completely elevates the comfort of the shoe to me over Dainite or Vibram).
Why is it more confortable? I always thought double leather sole was a thing of aesthetics and durability. Is it more cushioned?
 

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I certainly appreciate the looks of a higher boot in suede, but I don't see myself purchasing one.
I'm stuck in my ways of a higher boot only in a smooth or grained leather. 🤷🏻‍♂️

You know I believe it is because I grew up on the Clark's Desert boot. Chukkas and suede just seem so harmonious. Something in a lower height, especially loafers, 👍🏻 👍🏻 as well.
 

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Why is it more confortable? I always thought double leather sole was a thing of aesthetics and durability. Is it more cushioned?
The leather sole used by sons of Henrey is very high quality. I find the SoH shoes with leather sole to be significantly more flexible than the rubber soles. My feet feel much less fatigued on leather soles (I add a rubber half sole on top sometimes). The City sole doesn't give my feet the same support. A lot of personal preference,so YMMV. I already have a lot of shoes, and plenty with rubber soles for bad weather so not a huge priority for me.
 

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The leather sole used by sons of Henrey is very high quality. I find the SoH shoes with leather sole to be significantly more flexible than the rubber soles. My feet feel much less fatigued on leather soles (I add a rubber half sole on top sometimes). The City sole doesn't give my feet the same support. A lot of personal preference,so YMMV. I already have a lot of shoes, and plenty with rubber soles for bad weather so not a huge priority for me.
Any time I think double soles, it illcits thoughts of Alden. I immediately make the connotation with carrying 10 pounds on my feet. Dark days. Dark days I tell you 🙄.

TBF, not all dbl soles are created equal.
 

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We actually did a small RTW of a similar shoe a year or two ago. I’d definitely be up for a re-run as a GMTO:


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That William in snuff or dark brown suede would be awesome. Tobacco is really nice to see but too light to match most of your outfit IMO. I have a pair of lovely chukkas in tobacco and whish they were in snuff to show less contrast.
 

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Any time I think double soles, it illcits thoughts of Alden. I immediately make the connotation with carrying 10 pounds on my feet. Dark days. Dark days I tell you 🙄.

TBF, not all dbl soles are created equal.
I love double leather soles for boots and HAF soles for derbies and booties. Wish OT could mount HAF soles in theirs. IMO Aldens dls rock, but my NST would benefit of a sleeker profile/lightness mounting a HAF sole like the Dover.
 

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Any time I think double soles, it illcits thoughts of Alden. I immediately make the connotation with carrying 10 pounds on my feet. Dark days. Dark days I tell you 🙄.

TBF, not all dbl soles are created equal.
I would be happy with a single leather sole. I do think Alden double soles are on the heavier side. Don't really foresee it being an issue with SoH
That William in snuff or dark brown suede would be awesome. Tobacco is really nice to see but too light to match most of your outfit IMO. I have a pair of lovely chukkas in tobacco and whish they were in snuff to show less contrast.
That's the thing, there's plenty of options for a dark brown suede. Snuff is probably as dark as I would go. The tobacco really was the perfect fit for the shoe and it's not as light as you expect in most lighting. Still kicking myself for not buying it when it was available RTW.
 
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I love double leather soles for boots and HAF soles for derbies and booties. Wish OT could mount HAF soles in theirs. IMO Aldens dls rock, but my NST would benefit of a sleeker profile/lightness mounting a HAF sole like the Dover.
I really like HAF soles as well. The Dover has that dbl to single sole which is great. Tom's old stomping ground, Vass, does it beautifully as well.
For boots, double soles work well.

I'm thinking of my Alden LWB and SWB which if I fling them off my feet to take them off, could easily break a bullet proof window.
 

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