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Zee's Leatherware & Shoe Co.

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

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  1. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    You can also give them the medallion pattern to copy. I did it last time, better than their pattern.
    Whole cut is all about the last, check the display to see you like the last or not.
    Also go for beading instead of common folded edge, IMHO.
     
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    benjamin831 Senior member

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    Fishball,

    What do you mean by beading/common folded edge? I've never heard of those terms before.
     
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    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Hmmm.. how to said...

    folded edge is easy, the edge of the upper is "folded" over, as in this shoe:
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    the beading is something like "sandwich". The upper doesn't folded, between the upper and lining, it has a piece of "beading" placed under the upper, and about 0.5mm over the edge. As in this EG [​IMG]
    but not like this Zee's:
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    this shoe show the beading clearly:
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    Time for some line drawings, methinks
     
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    I failed to see the comparison? Also the Corthy's are GY welted, so not sure if can be compared? Please educate.
     
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    MM,

    Look at your Vass or EG. The piping or beading is sandwiched between the upper and lining. I always thought this is how all shoe uppers are made. Looks like that is not the case.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification Fishball.

    Interesting to note that Vass does not use beading to finish their edges.
     
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    I see, I keep looking at the welt, thought FB was talking about that.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification Fishball.

    Interesting to note that Vass does not use beading to finish their edges.


    Vass do, but depend on the style and the leather used.

    Maox2,

    Sorry to make you confused, but my english is boken ma, Can't express myself well, hahaha. [​IMG]
     
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    Just out of curiosity, how many pairs of Zees do you have Fishball?

    I'm tempted to get a couple more because I think they're a great buy, especially for tromping down gritty HK pavements. But at the same time, I always feel like I could spend all that money on something much better like a pair of EGs.

    What do you think?
     
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    You can't go wrong with the price.
    And the shoes they made hold up quite well.
    Nice patina from polishing and aging too.
    But be very specific on every details to avoid flaws.
     
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    Ben,

    I have two pairs from Zee's, two from Mayer, which come from the same workshop.
    I buy both the "better" one, like Vass, etc. and the cheaper local made.
    Yes, you have to be very specific if you want the shoe look great.
    Every details make a difference.
    I got my bespoke last last week, thinking to order a new pair from Zee's.
     
  15. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    Where did you get your bespoke last from?
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Where did you get your bespoke last from?

    spring line i would guess
     
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    Nope, Luk-cha.
    Even I tried to get one pair from Spring Line last year, they don't reply my email after the first request. So I didn't get one from Spring Line. Beside, I can't go to England for measurments, and I don't trust myself for this critical job.
     
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    Nope, Luk-cha.
    Even I tried to get one pair from Spring Line last year, they don't reply my email after the first request. So I didn't get one from Spring Line. Beside, I can't go to England for measurments, and I don't trust myself for this critical job.


    yeah i have had a simular expirance with them too!

    i was wanting some of my G&G and Vass tree's copied so i did not need to carry them back and forth when i go home at the weekends!
     
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    Luk-Cha,

    Why don't ask Kolecho order you some Vass tree, instead of buying it from Spring Line?
     
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    Luk-Cha,

    Why don't ask Kolecho order you some Vass tree, instead of buying it from Spring Line?


    as i wanted to have them hollowed out and hinged - better IMO
     

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