Whats' your favorite brand of shoe and why?

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  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Everybody has an opinion but which one is your favorite or favorites? Is it because of style, quality, craftmanship, fit, or durability? Is it RTW or Bespoke? Which ones do you like the most?


    Pictures would be nice as well.
     
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    Ludwig Reiter.
    It's the only Brand that fits me.
    I've tried Vass, Balint, Weston, Church,C&J, Greene, Alden, Alan Edmonds,
    Cleverly, Lobb, etc.
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    Wow, it's amazing to me you were unable to find another among all the ones you tried that wouldn't fit. Good to hear you finally found one though.
     


  4. Quadcammer

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    crockett & jones

    nice lasts, good leather, fits well, good quality, attractive price point
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    I've heard these are really nice.

    I'm currently considering which brand to try next.

    Problem is my location, not much of an opportunity to check many out.
     


  6. TurnerE

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    I personally really like Cole Haan. I have quite small feet and they are one of the few nice shoemakers that actually make shoes that fit me. I've had a couple of pairs of their shoes for more than 5 years now, and I wear them regularly. And I think that you can generally find nice looking shoes from them without paying an arm and a leg.
     


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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    joke?

    not sure if serious
     


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    Shoe cement has really improved recently.
     


  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Must be because of the durability factor, huh?
     
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    I have G&G for my most formal shoes. 2 chestnut or lighter Vass oxfords. CJ Suede oxfords (new and lingwood branded). One pair of AE that I wear in rains, and some Sanders suede shoes and boots for casual wear. Those, white jack purcells and black common projects are pretty much all I wear.

    G&G are definitely my favorite. The $400 or so difference in price is fairly inconsequential over the life of the shoe and I smile every time I look at my feet.

    I also have a pair of JMWeston loafers (180 I think) that are great.


    EDIT: FYI I think Vass represents great value for money and G&G is the best overall in quality. JLPs just don't fit me that well and the entry level EG's seem to be overpriced for what they are.

    However, both JLP and EG have some great iconic styles that carry a lot of weight. If I were to buy a double monk it would be the Westminister and if it fit me I would buy the JL Phllip II.
     
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  11. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Sounds great and it appears as you have a few from a couple of different brands. Awesome!!!

    Hey if you don't mind and you have some time, please post some pics when you get a chance.
     


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    chogall Senior member

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    Cole Hann does have some goodyear welt offerings that could be picked up at a very decent price...

    p.s., I like different shoes at different brands. i.e., Tricker's Stow, G&G GG06 Oxford, G&G MH71 St James II, Corthay Arca, Berluti loafer, etc. But out of the 16 pairs of all my shoes, I own 3 Lobbs and 2 FootJoy golf shoes.
     


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    dddrees Senior member

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    Sounds well rounded as well, would love to see some pics if you have any.

    I would love to get some Lobbs one day.
     


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    This thread would work much better and stand the test of time as a poll.
     


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