Comments on: Shoemakers – Custom Made Shoes at a Reasonable Price https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/ Style, manners and taste never go out of fashion. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:43:52 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.13 By: Johnny Mathole https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-22117 Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:38:45 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-22117 Hi there,I’m looking for a shoemaker who can manufacture my own shoe designs at a reasonable price.

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By: Frank https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-3184 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:09:23 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-3184 Andy. I have been looking at the handmadebrogues website for some time. Are you still pleased with the quality of your shoe?

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By: Maureen https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-101 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:40:56 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-101 Marco, you are completely right! I expected him to say the shoes cost between $900 – $1900. No way this is accurate.

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By: Sheldon https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-97 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 02:40:33 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-97 The shoes are probably made in China, or India. There is no way that you can make shoes similar to what is posted on the website for that low of a price other than in those slave labour camps. I am sorry, but it is true.

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By: Andy https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-96 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:12:30 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-96 I’m very happy with the quality of the shoes. Size fits! Very comfortable!

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By: Tim https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-94 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:47:01 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-94 You are trying to quantify your fault finding which tells me quality of this type is way out of your league. Shut up and go to Wal-Mart.

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By: Marco https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-71 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:43:31 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-71 I am quite astonished by this post I am reading. In the best hypothesis it says you have no idea about bespoke shoes nor about handcrafted shoes in general. But I could add, a normal common sense is missing too. In the worst, you are just sponsoring these people. I would not go into technical details, but please make your math… the website claims to make a pare of handcrafted shoes you need over 200 different operations and more than 30 hours.. this is true! well, let’s say you are fast and not so accurate, 30 hours should be ok. This first sentence tells us they do it really handmade. Now, since we are talking about hand made Goodyear sewed shoes here, it implies a single master works on a pair of shoes. What in turn allow a single master to produce at the most 100 pair of shoes per year, given he works at no brake. At the average price I could buy a Goodyear pair of shoes on their site, the master would make 28’800 $ per year. With this money he has to pay the material (BTW, good leather and material to produce a good lasting pair of shoes would cost about 100 $ in US), his quote of communication, distribution and delivery service, the samples produced already, energy, water, consumables for production.. and with what it is left he has to pay the taxes (if any) and then live out of it. On top of this, we said it can produce only 100 pair per year.. so the quantity is super limited.. You can clearly understand it is not possible! So the possible true is this company has a set of workers (so not shoemakers) that do work day&night for less than a nickle, that have no idea of what is to make a shoe at all.. they just mechanically repeat an action and the Goodyear sewing is probably not handmade, but machine achieved. Dear all, there is a very simple reason bespoke shoes are so expensive: it really takes 40 hours to make those shoes, at least. Plus, the material do cost what I told you at its minimum. So please, make your math and calculate your hourly wage before taxes, multiply by 40 and add 100 $ and tell me how much would cost to you to do such a pair of shoes, given you would know how.. I bet very few of you would come out with something less than 700 $.. so anything lower than that is just a fake. If you would not work for less than 14 $ an hour, why should a shoemaker master?

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By: Michael Kalman https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-46 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:15:24 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-46 I have a charcot foot, size 14 9E width, and am looking for a sneaker or good walking shoe that will fit. The Mt. Ermy shoes seem to be the only shoe I can find in that size, but the styles leave something to be desired. Do you have anything?

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By: Nikola https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-26 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 07:33:02 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-26 Great to see that bespoke artisans are having a revival.
I will take a deeper look at the site. Thank you for sharing.

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By: love handmade https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/shoemakers-custom-made-shoes-at-a-reasonable-price/#comment-25 Sun, 16 Jun 2013 04:06:56 +0000 https://www.moderngentlemanmagazine.com/?p=1284#comment-25 Hi,
I have an fantastic website for you to visit if you are interested in handmade/bespoke shoes online. Check out https://wootten.com.au/ great website ,great video on Mr Wootten’s process in shoemaking and lots of shoe photos to see in different colors choices and different views of shoe style.As well as mens and ladies shoes he also makes leather bags, belts, aprons. A real Cordwainer or leather craftsman.

cheers

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