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#1 2017-05-13 03:44:39

An Unseen Scene
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Other French footwear

We are all aware of Paraboot but interesting to see other French footwear of some stylistic relevance.

Mephisto
https://www.oipolloi.com/collections/mephisto

Marcus
https://www.oipolloi.com/collections/arcus

Thanks.

 

#2 2017-05-13 04:19:15

woofboxer
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Re: Other French footwear

Mephisto shoes always seem like old age pensioner footwear to me, so I'll start looking at them in three years time.

Bexley shoes are worth a look, there are some good traditional Derbys and American styled loafers in their range, for example the Yale loafer ..... which they refer to as 'the British look' - how very French! I would say the quality is on a par with Loakes, maybe a bit better.

http://www.bexley.com/Bexley/en/p/dress … loris=noir

http://www.bexley.com/Bexley/en/p/dress … s=chocolat

They have several branches in Paris, Marseilles and Lyon and there is always a discount offer for buying two pairs.


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#3 2017-05-13 05:36:52

An Unseen Scene
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Re: Other French footwear

Interesting about Bexley - I looked a few times but never pulled the trigger.

 

#4 2017-05-13 05:41:52

An Unseen Scene
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Re: Other French footwear

Woof - the Bexley shirts look potentially interesting.  Any experience with them?  At that price it's worth taking a risk.

 

#5 2017-05-13 06:03:12

woofboxer
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Re: Other French footwear

An Unseen Scene wrote:

Woof - the Bexley shirts look potentially interesting.  Any experience with them?  At that price it's worth taking a risk.

The shops I went in just had shoes and a few other odds and ends like belts and sock, so no idea as to the shirt quality. The collars look a bit smaller than ideal, but I agree the price is reasonable.


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#6 2017-05-13 17:54:52

The Laird of Enfield
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Re: Other French footwear

Them Mephisto & Arcus shoes ur fuckin' monstrosities.

 

#7 2017-05-13 23:08:20

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#8 2017-05-13 23:33:05

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Other French footwear

A lot of nice shoes there, thanks Chief...

But -

"Des basiques de la mode nord américaine," haha... Great as these look, and scarce as good shoes at a reasonable price point have become here in the US, it would be hard for me to buy shoes marketed as American icons from France... It just seems like giving up somehow...


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#9 2017-05-14 02:12:40

woofboxer
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Re: Other French footwear

Chief Brody wrote:

http://www.fairmount.fr/chaussures-homme.html

I like their réédition de la chaussure de base-ball américaine - which seems to mean dirty buck! They appear to microwaveable as well, or maybe I don't understand much French?



http://www.fairmount.fr/BUCK-VELOURS-BE … D=36989251


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#10 2017-05-14 03:17:20

Acton_Baby
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Re: Other French footwear


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#11 2017-05-14 03:23:17

Acton_Baby
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Re: Other French footwear

An Unseen Scene wrote:

Woof - the Bexley shirts look potentially interesting.  Any experience with them?  At that price it's worth taking a risk.

Shirts :Stiff collars and poor finishing on the shirts, not a great purchase even at that price.
Shoes : Loake is probably the most comparable for quality of shoe but avoid their boatshoes/leisure shoes as they're a bit shit.

Their sweaters, socks and shoe trees however are a real bargain.


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#12 2017-05-14 05:10:43

An Unseen Scene
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Re: Other French footwear

Thanks Acton Baby.  I recall dimly that there was a similar discussion on the shirts a few years ago now.

 

#13 2017-05-14 06:14:22

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Other French footwear

woofboxer wrote:

Chief Brody wrote:

http://www.fairmount.fr/chaussures-homme.html

I like their réédition de la chaussure de base-ball américaine - which seems to mean dirty buck! They appear to microwaveable as well, or maybe I don't understand much French?



http://www.fairmount.fr/BUCK-VELOURS-BE … D=36989251

Hahaha


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#14 2017-05-15 01:19:40

Yuca
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Re: Other French footwear

The Laird of Enfield wrote:

Them Mephisto & Arcus shoes ur fuckin' monstrosities.

Particularly the former.


some sort of banal legitimacy

 

#15 2017-05-15 04:41:16

Kingston1an
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Re: Other French footwear

Bexley shoe trees are smaller than the other brands I use. Easy to put in the shoes, but they don't force them into shape so much.

Shoes are fine calf leather. I covered the soles( Woolworths stick on soles - so they are a fair age now)as they tell you in the shop. They have long wings; but I bought wholecuts and a single monk in black. Shoe sizes are variable. Sized down for wholecut; sized up for the monk.


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