One of my style icons would definitely have to be Sid Mashburn, and I feel like that is where I get a lot of me “city style” from. From following Sid and his team for so long, I have developed a love for Double Monks. While I love Sid, right now I can’t imagine spending 600 big ones for a pair of shoes. So I dug in and scoured the internet looking for a pair with a better price tag, while still keeping my sanity.
I stumbled upon a pair from G.H. Bass. I had purchased a pair of shoes from them a few months back that I like, and with a 50% sale going on I decided to cash in now. A few days later, I received them in the mail and tried them on. I wasn’t too impressed with the quality of the shoes and they squeaked terribly. I wore them for a week around the house to break them in and after a while the squeak finally subsided. Another issue with the shoe that I found is the sole. I noticed one day that I had left a mark on one of the insides of the shoes and searched for the culprit. To my surprise, the soles of the shoes are just a thin layer of cheap leather and a thick coat of black (or dark brown) grease or oil. It had transferred onto the other shoe while I was breaking them in. I went to my shoe cleaning set and grabbed the cloth to remove some of the film. 30 minutes later, I found that most of the sole was covered in this film.
For getting these shoes at around $50, I can’t complain too much. They do look like a good pair of shoes on the surface, but I will say that they are only a place holder in my collection as I just purchased these from Billy Reid on sale for under $200. Stick around for a review in a few weeks.
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