allaboutshoes

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Ive been seeing a ton of advertising for Samuel Hubbard shoes over the last year or so in the WSJ, New York Mag, ads all over NYC and was wondering what the forvm Gods feel about them. I didn't see any other recent threads on them so I figured I would start a new one.

For all those that know me (and the service I used to provide for SF members), I obviously wear Allen Edmonds regularly - I did buy a pair of Hubbard's recently and have to say they are PHENOMENAL. They are way more comfortable than AE's, Aldens and are very nice quality (I believe they are all made in Portugal).

Has anyone else tried them? Or converted from AE/Alden ?

Is there interest in the brand at all from fellow forum members?

Thoughts?
 

SG_67

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They seem to be quite popular with the older crowd.
 

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Ive been seeing a ton of advertising for Samuel Hubbard shoes over the last year or so in the WSJ, New York Mag, ads all over NYC and was wondering what the forvm Gods feel about them. I didn't see any other recent threads on them so I figured I would start a new one.

For all those that know me (and the service I used to provide for SF members), I obviously wear Allen Edmonds regularly - I did buy a pair of Hubbard's recently and have to say they are PHENOMENAL. They are way more comfortable than AE's, Aldens and are very nice quality (I believe they are all made in Portugal).

Has anyone else tried them? Or converted from AE/Alden ?

Is there interest in the brand at all from fellow forum members?

Thoughts?
They look to me like generic Asian sneakers with a suede upper. Some of this genre can be very comfortable. I've a few I wear for ultra casual summer wear, 2 were pre-Sears Lands End, and the third a Polo branded example in a suede very similar to what's pictured here, only with a much simpler design. Kind of like a slip-on Topsider

I'd like these perfectly well for their purpose if they didn't have that aggressive white stitching all over them.
 
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Flanderian

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They look to me like generic Asian sneakers with a suede upper. Some of this genre can be very comfortable. I've a few I wear for ultra casual summer wear, 2 were pre-Sears Lands End, and the third a Polo branded example in a suede very similar to what's pictured here, only with a much simpler design. Kind of like a slip-on Topsider

I'd like these perfectly well for their purpose if they didn't have that aggressive white stitching all over them.

$50 bucks via Zappos , as I recall, and worth that price. Comfortable, nice with tan khakis and Tori Richard shirts.

 

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allaboutshoes:
Do you think some of the SH shoes are corrected leather?
 

allaboutshoes

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They look to me like generic Asian sneakers with a suede upper. Some of this genre can be very comfortable. I've a few I wear for ultra casual summer wear, 2 were pre-Sears Lands End, and the third a Polo branded example in a suede very similar to what's pictured here, only with a much simpler design. Kind of like a slip-on Topsider

I'd like these perfectly well for their purpose if they didn't have that aggressive white stitching all over them.
What about the leather penny loafers? They're a bit more dressy and work appropriate (maybe not for real Wall Street Guys or Lawyers)

 

allaboutshoes

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allaboutshoes:
Do you think some of the SH shoes are corrected leather?
I have done quite the homework and it does NOT seem like they are corrected leather. TBH I think the quality and "fit and finish" is better than AE (I've watched their quality decline over the last 5+ years)
 

allaboutshoes

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They seem to be quite popular with the older crowd.
+1 on the sneaker casual one. The more tailored offerings though seem to be a bit more "young" or aimed at the comfort dress customer
 
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