Tom Ford shoes, what's the story?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ivon, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Not so keen on how the vamp leather creases... doesnt seem to be the good area of the hide.

    Good to get them on sale though!
     


  2. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Senior member

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    Unfortunately no, at least if you buy from Mr P.

    I did notice how they creased relatively quickly, I've got shoe trees in them ATM so let's see how those creases iron out - at the end of the day, there'll be creases in that area from wear, but let's see how the leather quality lasts in the long run.
    Agree re: sale price, I wouldn't buy them at full retail but worth it at the sale price - I expect them (hope for them?) to last me a good few years.
    (PS thanks for introducing me to the term "vamp leather").
     
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  3. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Who makes shoes for Tom Ford?
     


  4. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Is it still Max Verre?
     


  5. meister

    meister Senior member

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    so true and this is after stretching, massaging with conditioner and trees

    Tom Fords After 2.jpg
     


  6. ebayhtl

    ebayhtl Senior member

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    @meister how long have you worn them for? They look in pretty good shape if you've worn them regularly already. But yes they do seem to crease quickly at the vamp leather...
     


  7. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    They look to have a lot of polish/ glazing on them. I would suspect that if there was a bit less on the vamp area, either through time or by removal, that the creases would be less prominent. It could be that a piece of loose grained leather was used, however...
     


  8. othertravel

    othertravel Senior member

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    Or maybe the wearer has a low instep. I have a low instep, and certain lasts leave creasing for me because of it.
     


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