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What are these shoes (esp. for those that live in Sydney or like Hugo Boss)?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by teacher2, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    Who wants to be my favourite person? And probably lives in Sydney? Or perhaps anywhere.

    I just flew back from Sydney, armed with the name of a Hugo Boss shoe that I found in two stores, and now want to buy online... Except, I cannot find it at all online. I only glimpsed the name on the box, so maybe I got it wrong :(.

    The Hugo Boss websiteS sucks a great deal as well.

    I'll give as many details as possible.... and hopefully someone can help me out.

    Details:
    Hugo Boss brand
    In David Jones Westfield Pitt St and Hugo Boss Westfield Pitt St (25th Feb)
    Medium brown
    They have the patterened holes thing on the toe of the shoe. IIRC they don't have a line of the patterened holes though -< just a design on the toe area. I don't believe it had patterened holes anywhere else.
    They were a fairly normal looking pair of shoes otherwise.
    David Jones had the size 7 on display, and I think Hugo Boss had the size 8 on display.
    The Hugo Boss store had two brown leather shoes on the one shelf, the other model was the Bolio, which is http://store-us.hugoboss.com/mens-dress-shoes/bolio-dress-shoes/hbna50213034,en_US,pd.html (but didn't fit quite as well, wasn't quite the brown that I wanted, and doesn't look quite as nice).

    I THOUGHT the model was was Cerabra, but I just can't find it, or anything with a similar name, anywhere online: Google, google image, hugo boss * 6 nationalities websites, amazon.com/.co.uk, 3 Ebays. Just no luck whatsoever.

    I am willing enough to pay full-retail, if I can't find it online.... but, I don't know if I can't find it online because I have the name wrong, or if it's an old model, or what the story is. Any help would be more than super appreciated. Pretty please :).

    Thanks heaps
     
  2. dannybear

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    Hey teacher! I'm in australia and am going to a myer which apparently sells hugo boss tomorow so I'll have a look for you! and If you still haven't found out by wednesday I'll be at westfield that has a david jones so I'll check that out too!
     
  3. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks heaps. Nowhere in SA sells these shoes.... and I don't want to ring up Hugo Boss and ask, because they guy already 'held' them for me for the rest of the day, but I never ended up coming back. Also, as you can see, my description is quite vague !

    To be fair, I did intend to buy them from that store, but wanted to check out Josephs first..... and then I couldn't get back to the Hugo Boss shop.
     
  4. fueltank

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    If I head in to the city on thurs I'll have a look for you.
    Funnily enough I'm heading to Adelaide this weekend too.
    I'll send you a PM if I do head in and maybe I can video call you at the store :)
     
  5. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks fueltank.. I'll PM you.
     
  6. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Hi mate,
    Australia is always one season behind.So you will not find your model on HB website ! I am in Sydney. HB shoes are ripoff at the store. I think they are $400+ for most styles. Most HB shoes are corrected grain. I think you will be better off spending your money online.Good luck !
     
  7. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    I think the HB ones were $550? The Bolio was $550 (I think), but US$295 on the US HB website. what a ripoff.

    Pity I can't find the style I want on the US/UK/French/Austrian/Etc Hugo Boss website (though, it might not help that I don't quite know the style name)

    I was hoping to spend up to $400.... but, these were the best fitting/looking shoes that I could find.

    A handgrade Church (think it was Church?) was mayyybe nicer looking, but at $950, I couldn't even justify trying it on.
     
  8. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    You'll get better and cheaper shoes online from pedi wear or herring.
     
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  9. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    Can't find a pair that fits me well, and is Brown.

    Haven't had an awful lot of time to look (given I'm in Adelaide)... but I have shopped around Sydney on two different occasions (once was quite a lot in two days, then this time was quite a lot in one day)....

    The Loakes all seem too narrow. The C&Js seem too hard to get. I didn't see many Grenson/Churches (in fact, I think I only saw Churches in Josephs, and Grenson's nowhere?)

    I really, really want to try on shoes before buying them -< given that I have crappy feet/ankles.
     
  10. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Endless.com has twice a year designer shoes sale. All HB were 50% on last December sale. Wait till end of June for their half yearly sale. HB full retail price in Australia is complete rip off. Also church buy form the net…half what they charge at Josephs ! Have I said the guys in Joseph Pitt st store are complete A*hole ?
     
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    Kiwi Man Senior member

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    great site, thanks....
     
  12. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    Bumpity bump... did I mention that I'd absolutely love whoever found this out for me?
     
  13. tobiasj

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    You may wish to consider offering a different incentive, tempting though your absolute love is. Like, oh I don't know, cash.
     
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  14. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking that, generally, those that jump around on these forums wouldn't be tempted by a small amount of money.....and I wouldn't consider taking any money if I was able to help out in a situation like this.... and some on here would be near Westfield every now and again....

    At any rate, I've asked a friend who lives in the suburbs of Sydney.... but they may not get into the CBD for a couple of weeks.
     
  15. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    ^^ I know, I was joking (kinda). Just thought offering your love was funny.

    Of course it's much better to try on shoes before buying them, but I've generally just fired blind and then on-sold (ebay) or sent back pairs that didn't fit me, accepting that it's going to cost me extra once in a while. I've got a couple of pairs of Loakes, a pair of Herrings, and (now) a pair of AE, and they all fit pretty well. Not an ideal strategy, but a lot better than trying to buy good shoes locally in Oz.
     
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    Just get off this HB bullshit and buy some real shoes bro'.
     
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    tobiasj Senior member

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    ^^ What he said.

    Edit: just had a look at the link. Please don't buy those shoes.
     
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  19. teacher2

    teacher2 Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts on what is wrong with them?
     
  20. tobiasj

    tobiasj Senior member

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    They are:
    * 'Fashiony' i.e. not classic, refined, elegant or tasteful
    * Of questionable quality and dubious craftsmanship (are they welted or glued? are they made of full-grain calf leather or crappy corrected leather?)
    * Not cheap

    I think you have a lot of lurking/reading to do on the forums to find out what it is that members on here (many of them with far more knowledge and taste than I) look for in a shoe, and why. It would be a good idea if you did this before spending any money.

    (And after you do all that, go to pediwear and buy some Loake 1880s.)
     

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