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    Anyone heard of Thursday Boot Company?

    Does anyone on here own a pair of boots/shoes from Thursday Boot company? I randomly found them on IG and their products look damn good, the leather quality looks decent and the shapes are timeless. Just wondering on durability and actual quality before I make a move and grab a pair of chukkas or chelseas. LINK: http://thursdayboots.com/

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    mixed reviews from the reddit GYW group, which is notoriously picky. for $200, i really don't know what they are going to expect man.

    The marketing pics on their website seem to look really great!


    I seem to recall most of their main complaints were just sloppy and inconsistent craftsmanship, and some pairs were worse than others. The materials were genera`lly not an issue. I would say this is about average for the price range. I guess they're made in mexico (which is of course better than china).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...ally_that_bad/.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...l_cxl_and_why/
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    Those diplomat boots in brown look fantastic. They are on my short list to try this year. Free shipping and returns so not much risk.

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    I've been subscribed to them on Instagram for awhile and their boots look excellent for the price point. They have an Indy style boot I might grab soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    mixed reviews from the reddit GYW group, which is notoriously picky. for $200, i really don't know what they are going to expect man.

    The marketing pics on their website seem to look really great!


    I seem to recall most of their main complaints were just sloppy and inconsistent craftsmanship, and some pairs were worse than others. The materials were genera`lly not an issue. I would say this is about average for the price range. I guess they're made in mexico (which is of course better than china).

    https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...ally_that_bad/.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/goodyearwel...l_cxl_and_why/
    MiC is not a big deal anymore, and I would never think made in Mexico is superior to made in China. The complaints surrounding TBC was that it was all bad, not just a failure to live up to high expectations. Materials were cheap compared to boots at similar price points, and construction wasn't up to par. It was supposed to be a poor man's Alden, as the kickstarters all seem to be, but it never lived up to the hype. I don't personally own a pair, as I like to wait for reviews to pour through before purchasing, and the reviews scared me off from ever buying from TBC.

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    I have the Captain boots in brown (the ones linked by Evan above). I think the boots are awesome and a great value at $200. The leather is very soft and high quality, and they were unbelievably comfortable right out of the box. I wore them all winter and they have held up very well, and look even better now that there are some scuffs and creases in the leather. I get positive comments all the time, even from people that I wouldn't think would even notice what I'm wearing. I would highly recommend and am looking into buying more pairs for myself.

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    I was eyeing these as well.

    This review and the followup pretty much put me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImagePree View Post
    I actually don't understand that review. The "wonky stitching" looks like normal stitching. I think the expectations there were unrealistic. You're going to have (and want) some overlap where the stitching starts/ends, and the thread is going to "fray" where it's cut.

    The blemishes on the leather seemed really minor. I've seen worse, and leather is generally somewhat imperfect, since it's literally animal skin. Maybe the imperfections look worse in person, though.

    The creasing on the tongue was the worst of the things called out in the review and even that didn't look noticeable.

    I'd be wary of TBC based on some of the other reviews (including that year end follow up you linked) but not this one. On the other hand there are some definite positive reviews as well.
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    Well, it was actually this line that sealed it for me: "Comfort level went down over time instead of up."

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    @ImagePree, that's my biggest worry about them as well. They build boots out of EVA like they're athletic shoes. Athletic shoes tend to decline in comfort over time.

    To be clear, though, I was referring to the unboxing review by "nnnatedawg". The year-end follow up with the comfort comment was from a different user, "MjoLniRXx".

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