1. I'd like to announce that animated avatars are now available again. You'll have to reload, but they are once more possible.

    We've been doing a ton of work behind the scenes. The site load speed was already under 1/2 of what Huddler's was, on average, and we installed cloudflare, which means that the site should be even faster. A ton more will go on in the weeks and months to come, and some things will be more visibile, and some less.

    Cheers,

    Fok.

    Dismiss Notice

Zee's Leatherware & Shoe Co.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Toiletduck, Aug 4, 2008.

Tags:
  1. temporaryachilles

    temporaryachilles Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    According to a few contributors, Mayer Shoe (at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel) will do a goodyear welt upon request:
    Mayer workmanship is not the best, but accpectable. Do ask for the goodyear welt, which is not their default welting. Go check it out!
    Bespoke Cordovan from Mayer Shoes Hong Kong: (Cordovan is Horween in a darkish brown). Styled as per the Jermyn II with a last based on my favoured EG 202.:. Mayer will do a Goodyear welt.
    Luk-cha -- After looking at some of your posts, it seems obvious that you have a staggering amount of knowledge on this subject. Do you have a recommendation for any of the Hong Kong shoemakers?
     
  2. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

    Messages:
    21,170
    Likes Received:
    1,740
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Noticed the sign says they also do luggages... I might be interested in a weekend bag made of some subtle exotic leather.
     
  3. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    attached recent photos of my shoes (after 1 year of HARD use). Fit pretty painful in the beginning, but they are one of my most comfortable ones now. they've been soaked completely w/ rainwater (HK typhoons are intense) lots of scratching occuring under my work desk soles are cracking couple nails came off can't be bothered to polish/condition the leather [​IMG]
     
  4. temporaryachilles

    temporaryachilles Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Nice photo! It's great to see what well-used shoes look like. So many of the shoes pictured on this site look like they've never been worn.

    I've been doing some research on this forum, and it looks like Kow Hoo and Meyer use customized lasts for their bespoke shoes, either by making new lasts (Kow Hoo) or by cutting down generic lasts to match the customer's foot (Mayer). Does Zee's do the same?
     
  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,534
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Location:
    Was Sinndom, Now is Rolexdom
    What about Kow Hoo? http://kowhoo.com.hk/

    At least they advertise that they do.


    i'd doubt it very cvery much they might advertise the do and even give you a shoe with a welt and sole finishing simular to churches but they would not have any cork or felt in between the sole

    anyway i dont even think ka woo have a last maker not any more at least and if they do they would be SZ based, they would be the same as zee'e or mayers in putting add ons to plastic/ generic lasts

    the samples i have seen in KW are not all GY welted IMO and not even machine GY welted as they told be they can not do the welting like on my G&G bespokes
     
  6. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,534
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Location:
    Was Sinndom, Now is Rolexdom
    Noticed the sign says they also do luggages... I might be interested in a weekend bag made of some subtle exotic leather.

    i have had a lot of leather bags(for the wife) and small leather goods made at Zee's also a weekend bag made like a BV style with plated leather i have had it for over a year of daily use without any issues

    a nice big croco weekend bag would be nice![​IMG]
     
  7. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,329
    Likes Received:
    593
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    attached recent photos of my shoes (after 1 year of HARD use). Fit pretty painful in the beginning, but they are one of my most comfortable ones now.

    they've been soaked completely w/ rainwater (HK typhoons are intense)
    lots of scratching occuring under my work desk
    soles are cracking
    couple nails came off
    can't be bothered to polish/condition the leather

    [​IMG]


    with all of the above taken into account you got you money's worth eh what?
     
  8. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,329
    Likes Received:
    593
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    attached recent photos of my shoes (after 1 year of HARD use). Fit pretty painful in the beginning, but they are one of my most comfortable ones now.

    they've been soaked completely w/ rainwater (HK typhoons are intense)
    lots of scratching occuring under my work desk
    soles are cracking
    couple nails came off
    can't be bothered to polish/condition the leather

    [​IMG]


    with all of the above taken into account you got you money's worth eh what?
     
  9. walneal

    walneal Senior member

    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
  10. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    very nice! is this with the old leathers?



    whered you get those awesome shoe trees from?
     
  11. orlagu

    orlagu Senior member

    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    Location:
    SEA
    Nice monks, walneal [​IMG] . I bet the leather would aged nicely after one year [​IMG] .
    Are the trees lasted?
     
  12. walneal

    walneal Senior member

    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    thanks gentlement

    toilet duck: they are in the 'new' french calf
    just got them weeks ago and never worn yet
    the trees are from my other shoes

    orlagu: those trees are not lasted, just for photo shooting
     
  13. temporaryachilles

    temporaryachilles Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    May I ask how were you fitted for your shoes? Did Zee's take a lot of measurements to tailor the shoe to your foot? Were there multiple fittings?
     
  14. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

    Messages:
    2,547
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
  15. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

    Messages:
    1,733
    Likes Received:
    90
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Look more like Mora than William (the style)

    add some antiquing, it will look great.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by