suede shoes - post 'em here!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by srivats, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Probably going to get ripped on because they're Bass gluejobs, but I love them.


    Weejuns are blake/rapid. You can get 'em resoled if you want. They're cheap because the construction is minimalist- which works great for a penny loafer. That, and the leather ain't top grade.

    A lot of shoes in that price range are gluejobs, but weejuns (past a certain point, anyway- the rubber sole ones are) aren't.
     


  2. fritzl

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] !

    my comment was made in jest.


    i think they are what you pay for them, if one is willing to rack up airmiles and add to their carbon foot print then we all know easten EU or asia for custom made shoes is the way to go in really value at times - but it is a really PITA to do it that way.

    personally i have a soft spot for aldens even thro i dont own any, due to not finding a last that fits me right

    google "slow fashion" quite interesting in its concept


    a pita?

    so what's the difference going to northampton via london or going to eastern makers via vienna, budapest or warsaw. it's probably the same.

    i also think the prize stateside for aldens is in a comfort zone. not in the EU. second hand market isn't existing either in the EU, despite obscene ripp offs.
     


  3. sartorially_yours

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    Got these boots about 6 months back- well worn now, quite comfy as well.

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  4. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    I never stated that you couldn't wear suede shoes with a suit. It will make the outfit look a little more casual if you do, but I don't see anything wrong with that.

    Just had a brief glance at theshoefoundation.org - noted in your signature. Looks interesting.
     


  5. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    I might post something awesome here tomorrow...
     


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    I might post something awesome here tomorrow...

    Okay. You have my attention.
     


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    Just had a brief glance at theshoefoundation.org - noted in your signature. Looks interesting.

    Thank you. I also have a blog at averagesole.com you might find interesting as well.
     


  8. MartinLil

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    sartorially_yours, very nice! Who makes those?
     


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    I might post something awesome here tomorrow...

    TSSSSSS................you teaser..........
     


  10. thorocraft

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    Not everyones cup of tea but this suede boat shoe is definitely my GO TO shoe when im hangin out.. [​IMG]
     


  11. jawzzy

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    Weejuns are blake/rapid. You can get 'em resoled if you want. They're cheap because the construction is minimalist- which works great for a penny loafer. That, and the leather ain't top grade.

    A lot of shoes in that price range are gluejobs, but weejuns (past a certain point, anyway- the rubber sole ones are) aren't.


    Oooooh, alright thanks. Guess Weejuns are pretty good for the price point. I had a pair of regular leather Weejuns resoled, but I figured the cobbler just glued them given that it seemed like there was glue residue in the seam between the upper and the sole.

    Is there a way I could find out if the cobbler just glued on new soles or if he actually had a Blake stitching machine? I'll probably swing by tomorrow and ask.
     


  12. jawzzy

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    Not everyones cup of tea but this suede boat shoe is definitely my GO TO shoe when im hangin out..
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    Love the blue suede, but I have an intense aversion to any deck shoes with more than two eyelets on the quarters. Two eyelets is so engrained for me that I always think shoes with three or more have some sort of weird growth on them.
     


  13. sartorially_yours

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    sartorially_yours, very nice! Who makes those?

    These were done by a bespoke shoemaker here in India- I just gave him a brief idea of what I was looking for, showed him some sample pictures, confirmed the shade and had them with me about 45 days later.
     


  14. Sterling Gillette

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    Okay. You have my attention.

    TSSSSSS................you teaser..........

    Suedebomb in 3 hours. Can't wait.
     


  15. Sterling Gillette

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    Suedebomb in 3 hours. Can't wait.

    Sorry guys, I almost forgot to deliver:

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