Which shoe brand is favourite?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by moustache, Dec 3, 2006.

Which shoe brand is your favourite?

  1. Alden

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  2. Allen-Edmonds

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  3. Bostonian

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  4. Church's

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  5. Bass

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  6. Timberland

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  7. Florsheim

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  8. other

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  9. custom,high end-over $500

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Which shoe brand is your favourite?

    1-Allen-Edmonds

    2-Alden

    3-Johnston & Murphy

    4-John Lobb

    5-Bondini

    6-Church"s

    7-Crockett & Jones

    8-Bostonian

    9-other
     
  2. "Doc" Devereux

    "Doc" Devereux One Too Many

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    There are quite a few opinions on this subject here.

    I'm a big Tricker's fan.
     
  3. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    I like...

    Allen-Edmonds best of all.

    I did see this post back in the archive.
    Figured it never hurts to ask again :p

    JD
     
  4. max the cat

    max the cat Familiar Face

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    shoes

    like the poll-
    I voted for Alden--if Bass made them like they did 20 years ago i would have voted differently.
     
  5. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I own more Stacy Adams and Converse than anything else.

    -dixon cannon
     
  6. Curt Chiarelli

    Curt Chiarelli One of the Regulars

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    Personally I love R.M. Williams. Their jodphur boots are stylish and superbly crafted of kangeroo hide which is extremely durable. And the fit is unbelievable! There's no breaking-in period - it's like they were custom made! I've had my pair now for 5 years running and they look great. My highest recommendation!
     
  7. The Shooman

    The Shooman A-List Customer

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    Yeah, R.M.Williams are by far the most comfortable shoos i've ever worn. They are a `Goodyear' construction too. The main complaint l have is leather quality. The R.M's have full grain leather on the uppers, but l find the soles are made from very average mid quality leather that wears out quickly and the uppers aren't made from the real nice leather. The Bushman model from 20 years ago was indestructable.....i've worn my [brass screwed] Bushmans in rain, mud, seawater and all kinds of punishment. l've hardly ever polished them or used boot trees, but they still remain in top order with no signs of wear 20 years down the track. One pair of Presidents model R.M .Williams boots go for $8,500 Aust.

    My favourite shoos are:

    1. Santoni Handmade shoos (tan sock) ....better than John Lobb off the shelf (RTW). (7 pairs)

    2. Johnston & Murphy handmade shoos.....way different to the J&M's made these days and also better than John Lobb RTW. (1 pair)

    2. Grenson Masterpieces.....slightly below Lobb RTW apparently. (6 pairs)

    l plan to get a few Vass, 1 Lobb and 2 Edward Green shoos next year. Edward Green RTW runs at $1,500 in Oz......a bit expensive. :( l have many good shoos, so now l can afford to be abit more picky and buy less shoos but buy some of the better ones). l'm really fussy with footwear now........l only like the best stuff now and will only buy the best stuff in future. My ultimate goal is to own a Lattanzi.
     
  8. matei

    matei Practically Family

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    [QUOTE="Doc" Devereux]I'm a big Tricker's fan.[/QUOTE]

    I second that opinion.
     
  9. The Shooman

    The Shooman A-List Customer

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    Getting the Crockett & Jones `Onslow' model in burgundy shell cordovan has been a nagging dream too.

    Getting this Vass F last high boot made in shell cordovan (horse leather) is a dream i've had for a while. lt is on my top 5 must haves. l desire this boot badly. l hope l can special order it. Vass consultant A Harris has kindly told me my correct Vass for F last size.
    [​IMG]

    l might also ditch my plans to get a C&J Weymouth and just get an Edward Green `Newbury' model instead.
     
  10. The Shooman

    The Shooman A-List Customer

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    Trickers are great. Solid construction. Better than AE or Church. l love my big solid gunboats.
     
  11. PenMan

    PenMan Familiar Face

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    I can't vote in the poll, but will add my 2 cents anyway. I have acquired 6 or 7 pair of AE lately, all on Ebay, some new, most used. Until I got them I had to wear professionally made orthotics. With AEs I can wear the shoes as made. I also bought two pair of Cole Haan. One is a nice Bragano, the other is American made. The former is vastly superior. But from now on I will never buy a lower quality pair of shoes: I am wearing a fantastic pair of AE's Richmond in chili that I got for about $20 +p/h. I think they may be a discontinued line. I can get a decade out of Hush Puppies, so I expect to get 20 years out of these with ease.
     
  12. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    edward Green...

    though for now Alden will suffice.
     
  13. 44forrest

    44forrest New in Town

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    Lucchese, the most comfortable boot. A boot for every occasion.
     
  14. DocBob345

    DocBob345 Familiar Face

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    AE all the way

    I prefer the Allen Edmonds. I've worn them for years, since getting my first pair by luck at a discount shop when I was much younger and poorer. Not that I'd pay anything for shoes, but I find their durability to be quite high.

    I really should have more, in order to rotate them and keep them looking better, but they really do hold up. Not to mention, that once you've gotten all you think you can from them, you need only ship them to Wisconsin and they'll be completely broken down to the leather, treated, cobbled, re-soled and returned for a quarter of what they cost new.

    I'm going to have to try a few of these other brands now though - there are many opinions here to be respected and I always like to try something new.

    Best,
    Robert
     
  15. bingolittle

    bingolittle New in Town

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    cable & co are my #1 choice and the j tods when i can find them
     
  16. HungaryTom

    HungaryTom One Too Many

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    My favourite...guess who?

    Getting this Vass F last high boot made in shell cordovan (horse leather) is a dream i've had for a while. lt is on my top 5 must haves. l desire this boot badly. l hope l can special order it. Vass consultant A Harris has kindly told me my correct Vass for F last size.
    [​IMG]


    Shooman,

    Nice avatar you have...

    Since I live in Budapest, you can guess who is my favourite shoemaker.:rolleyes:
    Vass
    It has the following reasons:
    1. Quality is top-notch - worldwide comparison
    2. Price - CHEAP compared to real handmade shoes
    3. Place - I can try them on any time - no surprise with different lasts/fit
    4. Patriotic pride - buy Hungarian

    Regards:

    Tom
     
  17. chucklehead

    chucklehead A-List Customer

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    most fav: red wing & doc martens

    leaset fav: nike & rockport
     
  18. WEEGEE

    WEEGEE Practically Family

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    price is right

    Stacy Adams for the look and price.
     
  19. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    RM Williams and Loakes
     
  20. The Shooman

    The Shooman A-List Customer

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    Thanks. lt's an Edward Green bespoke shoo. :cool:
     

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