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TSkotmj
post Sep 24 2009, 08:29 PM, updated 2y ago

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This thread is to discuss the best shoes made in the traditional way: The highest quality uppers of incomparable depth and sheen, an absorptive insole of leather, a conforming bed of cork, and a tough leather outsole. Long-lasting, beautiful and with a hospitable climate within the shoe, they bring old world elegance and taste to wherever the wearer goes.
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post Sep 24 2009, 08:39 PM

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QUOTE(kotmj @ Sep 24 2009, 08:29 PM)
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This thread is to discuss the best shoes made in the traditional way: The highest quality uppers of incomparable depth and sheen, an absorptive insole of leather, a conforming bed of cork, and a tough leather outsole. Long-lasting, beautiful and with a hospitable climate within the shoe, they bring old world elegance and taste to wherever the wearer goes.
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for the price I would go for a custom made shoe here: leather lining, insole and sole of your choice -rubber, leather you name it. And they make it to your choice of design, of course within their range of skill.

Where? USJ 8 around Restaurant Syed.

Patronize local products. and how much you might ask? rm200 and above depending on your choice of design and accessories.

I am a happy customer. And they make ladies shoes and boots too, not only for men.
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post Sep 24 2009, 08:43 PM

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Interesting. I wouldn't get my hopes up too high, but might pop in someday soon.
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post Sep 24 2009, 09:14 PM

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QUOTE(zuth @ Sep 24 2009, 08:39 PM)
for the price I would go for a custom made shoe here: leather lining, insole and sole of your choice -rubber, leather you name it.  And they make it to your choice of design, of course within their range of skill.

Where? USJ 8 around Restaurant Syed. 

Patronize local products. and how much you might ask? rm200 and above depending on your choice of design and accessories.

I am a happy customer.  And they make ladies shoes and boots too, not only for men.
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good news to hear. will u share with us photos of your purchases so we can see how they are?


Added on September 24, 2009, 9:31 pmfeedback from a friend who got some C&Js and cheaneys from PLal. he loves the C&Js but says the cheaneys are not very good

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post Sep 24 2009, 11:30 PM

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Any P Lai branch around PJ area?
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post Sep 24 2009, 11:37 PM

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There is quite a number of made to order shoes in pertama complex (the complex besides sogo). I think they have been there since the last couple of decades. Some shops also specializes in leather products such as bags, belts, wallet among others. I'm also being told that they can customize shoes for disabled people.You might want to check it out

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post Sep 25 2009, 01:25 AM

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any italian shoes that same grade to cheaneys?

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post Sep 25 2009, 02:05 AM

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post Sep 29 2009, 03:30 PM

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found this website..

http://www.selectism.com/news/tag/shoes/page/13/
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post Sep 29 2009, 11:56 PM

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For the first time ever, I bought something off ebay from Malaysia. I'm hoping paypal etc. will work out and that I won't need to go to customs.

I've eyed vintage Florsheim Imperials even during my university days, but where I studied they were very expensive even in ebay. On the American ebay they're much cheaper and plentiful.

They don't look very elegant, but they're so unusual by modern standards I must try a pair for myself. It's obvious they're built in a way few shoes are anymore.

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post Sep 30 2009, 01:08 AM

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These Florsheim shoes i have seen a few times worn by my customers from Singapore. I think its readily available there. I think i saw them being sold in Pavilion parkson also right?
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No, these shoes share no resemblance to the modern Florsheim. Somewhere in the late 80's/early 90's Florsheim went into Chapter 13 (bankrupt) and outsourced production to India and made everything differently. The pair above were made from the 60's to 80's.

I'm sort of hoping they have oak-tanned insoles (2 year tanning process) and real Goodyear welting. On a German shoe forum, a bespoke shoemaker took apart a modern C&J Handgrade and found the insole made of compacted leather fibers and the use of a canvas-something instead of real Goodyear welting.

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post Sep 30 2009, 04:11 PM

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post Oct 1 2009, 09:54 AM

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One thing about these leather soled shoes, is when you walk on tiles or smoth surface, its very glidey. Almost slippery. Once the sole shows wear, its even more pronounced. But i can vouch that when the soles are in contact with water, they are magically grippy! Beats the hell out of those gummy sole sneakers i have.

Anyway, these leather soled shoes are very high maintenance. And you need to see where you walk also. No water, no rocky pavements, no extreme bending, blah blah.

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post Oct 1 2009, 06:01 PM

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Moisture is the biggest enemy of leather soles.
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post Oct 1 2009, 06:15 PM

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Where can I find galoshes in Malaysia?
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post Oct 1 2009, 06:17 PM

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My Ikon Original Shoes

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Very Fomous in Vesparian and Lammy boys in World

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post Oct 1 2009, 07:47 PM

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QUOTE(kotmj @ Oct 1 2009, 06:15 PM)
Where can I find galoshes in Malaysia?
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i think only something like this, hardware shop.. tongue.gif
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i just stand by another pair of shoes for all weather in my car, for just in case...

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post Oct 2 2009, 12:47 AM

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QUOTE(e_trade_pj @ Oct 1 2009, 07:47 PM)
i think only something like this, hardware shop.. tongue.gif
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i just stand by another pair of shoes for all weather in my car, for just in case...
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I sort of was looking for something more elegant than wellingtons.
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post Oct 2 2009, 02:59 AM

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Djdusker are those driving shoes?

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