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TLB Mallorca - Made in Spain Footwear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Burzan, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Blake Stitched Blues

    Blake Stitched Blues Senior Member

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    @Burzan You're killing it lately with the budget Iberian shoo recommendations. I bought a pair of Berwick 1707s after reading the review on your blog and liked them so much I bought another pair a week later.
     

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    Burzan Distinguished Member

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    Thanks @Lucido, I'm glad I can help! :fistbump:
     

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    From memory (only tried rain lasted shoes on once) quite similar. I sized the same from the Alan last to the Rain last.
     

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    boot_owl Senior Member

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    Update: turns out the old England leather is from Ilcea, which is also where the original museum calf is produced
     

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    zanci Senior Member

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    Im interested what will they offer in shell.

    Just hope its not italian shell...
     

  6. AWu

    AWu Senior Member

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    What's wrong with Italian shell?

    Not blaming here just want to know more as I am planning to get a pair of shell soon :bigstar:

     

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    Brovsko Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried their loafers? Comment on fit?

    - Brovsko
     

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    zanci Senior Member

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    sorry, forgot to reply.

    I dont have so much experience, but I got some rocado shell that I returned because it was so low quality.

    Perhaps just a bad batch, but im steering away ...

    Japanese shinki on the other hand, is great, comparable to horween (perhaps again a good batch...)

    Horween is the best though
     

  9. Burzan

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    Couple recent shots of the Murphy. I want to hear some feedback on the loafers too @Brovsko, they look nice.

    2018-07-04 15.36.44_edited.jpg

    2018-06-25 19.35.38_edited.jpg
     

  10. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    in case anyone cares, looks like yeossal starts to carry them too
     

  11. SchachMundialECapital

    SchachMundialECapital Well-Known Member

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    Based on the price point, I would say that TLB is above Carlos Santos and Yanko. However, I have no experience with the brand, other than browsing their website and looking at pretty pictures of shoes I cannot afford (been there, done that?). My question to you, kind gentlemen, therefore is:

    How do their lasts compare to something more traditionally British, such as the Loake Capital last? Any particularities that you'd like to elaborate on...feel free. I need a few data points to make a judgment. My next pair will likely be a double monkstrap.
     

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    Fit just as comfortably as Loake capital does, I think the TLB instep is a HINT more generous though. Both facings on oxfords close fully for me 1 down from brannock.
     

  13. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Anyone tried their tassel loafers? Need to find a beater for travel, CJ 341 fits me well, but Canvadish is on 325, Carmina Forest EE fits ok, but can do with a bit higher instep, Alden’s tassel’s toebox is too tight...(up in width then heel is too wide).

    If they have higher instep and tight heel then i’m game
     

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    Any sizing comparisons to Carmina lasts - preferably Rain, Inca and Simpson? It seems like TLB is tts but I couldn't find much fitting advice.
     

  15. SchachMundialECapital

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    Patine seems to have a 25% Black Friday sale running. I wish I'd known last week before ordering...
     

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