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Zee's Leatherware & Shoe Co.

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

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  1. Penfold

    Penfold Senior member

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    No way on earth of finding shoes to fit my 12.5UK feet here in Hong Kong so gave Zee's a spin. Perfectly satisfied for the price - 1600 HKD still for suede and 1700 HKD for calf - and given the impossibility of buying anything else in my size. That said these will never deceive anyone who knows what a good shoe is and who could inspect them for more than 5 seconds. Nearest comparison I guess to a major brand for quality etc would be Loakes.

    The last they used for these must have been immensely long since the shoes are far longer than my RTW Trickers full brogues.

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  2. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Best pair of Zee's I've seen
     
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    I have the same problem with my first pair of shoes (I previously ordered only boots). The first time I did extensive walking with the shoe (around 4 hours) I got a blister on top of my big toe joint of one of my feet. I'm wondering whether this problem will go away, or whether the shoe simply doesn't fit.
     
  4. blackers

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    The Dubbin lessened the problem but it was still uncomfortable so I took the shoe back to be stretched and that fixed the problem completely. If you're still in HK take it back to Zee's and they'll do it for free in a couple of days, otherwise I'm sure any decent cobbler will do this for a fee. And Zee's must have slightly adjusted the size on my pattern because subsequent pairs have not had this problem.
     
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  5. pogiguy

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    Thanks ThinkDerm.

    I wore those shoes to work yesterday and then walked across town to a dinner. They look good, fit well and are comfortable.

    I have 2 pairs of Zees shoes and I say their service, fair prices and good quality are an excellent value.
     
  6. baromatic

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    Following up with my satorial adventure this month left me with great results working with David & Zee at Zee's Leather.

    Sharing my loafers (goodyear welt), and the awesome results:

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    (please! excuse my starch looking ankles ;-))

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  7. Penfold

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    Nice - think I might get some funky coloured suede (dark red) loafers made soon.
     
  8. baromatic

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    Thanx! I see you're loving the suede Penfold.... On my list are some dark navy dainite suede chukkas but may wait till fall.
     
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  9. baromatic

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    YAY OR NAY??Just want to get everyone's opinion on this Double Monk with a square toe.

    Originally my though thoughts were you wouldn't catch me with a square toe but was wonder what is the consensus out there ?? :cry:

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  10. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    I am with your original thoughts...
     
  11. Penfold

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    Square toes make baby Jesus cry.
     
  12. urban

    urban Senior member

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    I have the same shoes in black calf.
     
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  13. baromatic

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    That's quite funny Penfold.
    Well, feeling my gut telling me the square shape will make me eventually break down and cry I brought it back to Zee's.
    Without any expectation, they transformed the toe box and molded it alike the round toe it was most desired to be. Not a bad result, definitely wearable... Zee's story.
     
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  14. urban

    urban Senior member

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    Amazing result. I should have done that. But i am not in Hong Kong that frequently.
     
  15. baromatic

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    Well not really amazing looking. I would have liked it if they got it right the first time.
    Even with a photo of a round toe, and confirming it, the workshop still produces a square toe.

    I'm sure they can do it anytime you are back. All there is to do is set the shoe on the last and pound away.
     
  16. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    Custom designed jodphurs off a last I carved myself. More Western looking than I thought but will work for casual wear.

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  17. abjb076

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    anyone has recent experience with zees?
     
  18. pogiguy

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    My latest pair from Zee's are these wholecuts.


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  19. sadkfjaskfaj

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    Hey guys, I'm thinking of spending up to HK $3000 on a nice plain black captoe oxford.

    Which of the follwoing bespoke shoemakers would give me the best quality? Thanks:

    Zee's

    Mayer

    Maylin
     
  20. bk123

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    New pair of wholecuts from zee's. The fit is pretty good and leather quality is decent for the price. However, I find the toe stiffener a bit long for my liking.
     

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