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TLB Mallorca - Made in Spain Footwear

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Hello, great shoes everyone!

I have never owned any good quality shoes. They are usually $100 or less.
I'm finally looking to buy a pair and have shortlisted TLB Mallorca, Yanko and Enzo Bonafe (Discounted). I can try and get them locally but they only have brogue oxford cap toe.

As I'm revamping my wardrobe, I've read that the first pair should be a classic plain oxford cap toe. I don't have any dress code to follow at work and I'm really liking the brogue oxford cap toe from the makers I shortlisted. Do you think I should start with a plain oxford cap toe or a brogue oxford cap toe is fine?

Thanks
I have always pondered whether if I was starting from scratch again, would I make my initially purchases from the mid tier (TLB, Carmina, etc) or pay a few hundred more and go straight into the upper tier of RTW (Edward Green etc)?
 

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Hi, thanks for the great advice. I have tried Enzo Bonafe and Yanko, Enzo Bonafe feels better on my feet. Going to try TLB this weekend before deciding which to get.



Hi, I'm 32 and I'm a corporate trainer. I live in Singapore and will be wearing the shoes mainly to work. My style is conservative and I prefer the classics. I wear plain white/blue shirts with black/grey/navy pants on most days. (60%) On some occasion I will wear a jacket or suit. (Navy/black) (40%).
Good to hear that you have tried on EB and will try on TLB this weekend. Fit is the most important. Both make very good shoes. Let us know which one you buy. Given what you wear to work, I would buy a couple dark brown and burgundy oxfords with shoe trees. I like the look of TLB's brown box calf leather Oxfords from their mto program.
 

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Good to hear that you have tried on EB and will try on TLB this weekend. Fit is the most important. Both make very good shoes. Let us know which one you buy. Given what you wear to work, I would buy a couple dark brown and burgundy oxfords with shoe trees. I like the look of TLB's brown box calf leather Oxfords from their mto program.
Agree on dark brown and burgundy - If you prefer the broguing both make a nice adelaide that come in a number of different leathers and colors.
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Anyone know if TLB normally run any Christmas promos ?
 

kurenai

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not so much discounts as im aware they dont do any for the artista line

More akin to black friday-esque deals ?
 

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last year the only sale was black Friday (as far as I can remember)
 

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What is the puropse or benefit of the beveled waist on dress shoes?
 

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What is the puropse or benefit of the beveled waist on dress shoes?
Bevelled waists was first always combined with a blind welted edge (actually "bevelled waist" in the beginning referred to the blind welted edges, not the built-up rounded bottom), and to have a smooth curve going in under the waist plus to strengthen the waists when you made them more narrow, you built them up. You always had the waist go in under the heel, which was always made heel lift by heel lift. On today's factory-made Goodyear welted shoes the bevelling usually stops before the heel, minimising the strengthening effect to almost nothing. So there it's mainly style. But as I've written about before, with Artista the bevelling actually goes in under the waist, which is very rare on factory-made Goodyear welted shoes, so here the bevelling has a purpose and makes a constructional difference.

Why doesn’t TLB offer toe caps?
In the works.
 

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I am looking into purchasing the 112 Artista in a 7.5 and am wanting to get shoe trees with them. Does anyone here have experience with the TLB shoe trees? Since they only come in whole sizes should I do a 7 or 8?
 

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I am looking into purchasing the 112 Artista in a 7.5 and am wanting to get shoe trees with them. Does anyone here have experience with the TLB shoe trees? Since they only come in whole sizes should I do a 7 or 8?
Good question. If you're getting regular width shoes (F) I'd say go with the bigger size shoe trees. It will all depend if you're lucky to get the new batch of shoe trees that fit true to size, or the old ones that run one size too small.
 

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