THE STICKY TO END ALL STICKIES
The Wiki being slightly impractical and tucked away, this post will be stickied at the top with the most useful and up to dates guide, for all users benefit.
This post will be updated regularly and will stay stickied.
Leather Care Guide Please read before any questions about how to clean or condition.
Sizing threads (newest to oldest): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. These do not replace a visit to the shop to get sized by a professional, but they help a lot. Also please note when posting fit questions that it is generally not possible to gauge if the fit is appropriate from photos.
Good and Bad Leather Characteristics. This link from a comment by u/Deusis shows some common and less common good or bad leather particularities. Special mention for the loose grain picture. For more information (Horween).
Background: Sons Of Henrey has been a stockist for Vass shoes, working closely with the Hungarian Shoemaker since 2011. However, Tom Brone (SOH) he have launched his own brand late last year and promised to be transparent with his customer in regards to the material/specifications etc. Looking at their website, you can find several fall/winter collection in unique make-up and interesting leathers which is unusual for a new brand. With Sons Of Henrey, you will have opportunity to try on leathers like Utah Calf, Kudu, premium Reverse Suede, Sienna Hatchgrain and many more. Some of the special leathers and colours are available from GMTO from time to time. The brand is slowly growing so expect the sizes/stock to be of limited quantity. Some unique mark-up will be also be done exclusively with members in Styleforum and will be available on the site from time-to-time.
I've had the chance to attend the Trunk show in Stockholm - late September. I saw Tom in person and tried on one of the shoe in Contemporary Almond Last, which he developed with the last maker called Springline. I did not purchase anything due to the small catalog of UK 6. Coming back Singapore, I found myself browsing through the website and noticed that the suede wholecut Chelsea in my size so I didn't hesistate. Due to some mistake, the Chelsea did not went into production at the factory so I had to choose something else or have my money refunded. My second option was the Cortez Adelaide in suede but those were sold out out in my size because a customer had already pre-ordered it. Apparently the smaller sizes were made in small quantity. I wanted some unique - yet versatile and elegant to be paired with casual outfit so the Chelsea is fits the bills. I ended up picking the Utah calf Chelsea.
Maker: Sons Of Henrey (Made in Spain, Almansa)
Model: Blaine Wholecut Chelsea
Construction: Goodyear Welted Construction
100% Full Grain Leather Utah Calf
Welt: 270 Degree Goodyear Welted
Last: Contemporary Almond
Size: UK 6
Sole: Single Rubbler Sole
Price: 290 Eur/321 USD (Excluding VAT)
Ask your shoe related questions.
If you need help to condition/clean please check the Leather Care Guide
For sizing questions here is the Manufacturer Last Sizing Thread
How To Ask A Question
Be as detailed as you possibly can. Include images to any issues you may be having. The more detail you provide, the easier it may be for someone to answer your question.
When relevant, include your budget for a potential purpose.
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Jan 27, 2013