Tuesday, 19 May 2009

inspiration or imitation?

officine creative casual oxford shoes, £160.

burberry prorsum patent leather toe caps oxfords, £275

& why does it cost so much for an "obviously-inspired" pair of shoes??

& i am waiting for the burberry prorsum pair to go on sale, if there are any sizes left. please don't fight with me... please

14 comments:

  1. Actually, I don't know who produces for Burberry, but they are obviously the very same pair. Officine Creative is serious business, italian handcraftsmen specialized in shoes since decades. If I were you, I'd go for the OC...

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  2. if you follow the link, you'll find that the soles for the OC pair is different to the burberry pair. OC has rubber soles and burberry leather i believe.

    i don't think OC manufactures shoes for burberry. i got an email from them this morning, they find it atrocious too..

    the close up pic of the OC shoes doesn't look too good to be honest. i am leaning towards the burberry pair..

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  3. The burberry ones are so much better

    It seems that OC in brown don't have patent leather bits

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  4. I love them both the same. Though I usually go for black shoes

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  5. Yeah it looks like a blatant rip off, but if I'm honest they both look great. £160 is definitely a lot cheaper but not cheap enough hah.

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  6. My mistake for Burberry's, I thought soles were rubber too (only saw them on the runway...). Asos does crazy sales as you may know : if you can't get Bailey's, at least you'll have almost the same for a fraction of the price

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  7. I was thinking about buying those! However, that was before I saw these, from the YSL S/S 09, imo the perfect shoe, and bought them instead:

    http://www.colette.fr/#/eshop/article/25199/yves-saint-laurent/89/

    Then I also bought a pair of NDC deck shoes, and I might buy a third new pair for summer when sales start, the Burberry is still very cute but I'm not sure it's timeless enough for my taste.

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  8. zoonic: the burberry pair is a timeless oxford style lace ups, the patent toe caps and lace area spruces it up. i am so waiting for the sale to commence!

    don't fight with me ok!

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  9. Do you know how long the Burberry Prorsum ONLINE - SALE will last - and if there will be more reductions (the shoes are still at the same price;(( )???
    TELL US !

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  10. anon: i believe the burberry pair arrived late in season hence wasn't reduced in this sale. if there are any stocks left it should be in the next sale.

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  11. Ahh...
    And do you know how long this Burberry Prorsum ONLINE - SALE will last?
    Also the whole august?

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  12. ахуенные тапки!!! купил се чёрные и очень рад

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