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Thoughts on Dior Homme Goodyear Shoes?

chirpy

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I'm eyeing these black Dior Francois goodyear derby's for my wedding next month and curious to hear people's thoughts on the quality/craftmanship of Dior's high end shoes. Has anyone in the forum purchased these? According to the salesperson at Dior, these are made at a factory in Italy and are a new line of high end hand-made Goodyear shoes - and Dior can provide restoration services when the soles wear down.

Here's a link to the photo of the shoes I'm considering (a coupe others are included if you go forward/back in the set): https://plus.google.com/photos/102238899508940327941/albums/5835109653084499905/5835109704667954882?banner=pwa&pid=5835109704667954882&oid=102238899508940327941

They are on the pricey side ($1350), but they fit really well, look awesome with my suit, and I'm willing to pay if these are going to break-in nicely and last 10+ years. My fallback shoes are either the Prada Captoe Balmoral (www.barneys.com/Prada-Cap-Toe-Balmoral/502223662,default,pd.html?cgid=mens-dress&index=16) or Church's Consul -- which are both less expensive, but not as sharp (in my opinion) as the Dior.

I'd love thought from anyone who has considered or bought these - or if anyone knows more about this new line of handmade shoes from Dior. Thanks!
 

SirGrotius

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Those are very nice shoes. I have experience with Dior shoes and high-end shoes, such as John Lobb.

The Dior are head and shoulders above Prada and Churchs.

The Dior are about consistent with non-prestige John Lobb, believe it or not. Yes, they are pricey, but you are paying for the style especially and the quality is top notch. The prestige John Lobb is up another level (e.g., one piece of leather), but may not have the same aesthetic appeal to you.

Spending on shoes is a good investment in the grand style universe. :)
 

SharplyTailored

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Chirpy, any chance you could post pictures of the shoes or provide a non-Google link? I'm unable to see them.
 

SharplyTailored

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@SharplyTailored - Here's an embedded photo of them:
Chirpy, thanks for uploading the photos. I think the Dior ones are definitely the best out of the three you mentioned. They have a much sleeker shape than either the Church's or Prada. You'll have to let us know if you get them!
 

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