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John Varvatos Reviews

Hipster Work Boot
Hipster Work Boot Posted: 9/11/14
Reviewer: Ashwani Kaushik from Tempe Arizona
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The order arrived on time. Honestly this is my first online purchase of any shoe. I was little scared too about what's is shown vs actual. I do find the leather quality and sole exactly same as shown in video. However overall shape was little big as compared. So I didn't like it initially. I thought my money was gone kind of to waste and will request for refund. But I decided to keep it as overall look after wearing is good. So I'm wearing it and I'm liking it. This goes well with my jeans. Khakis and other semi formal trousers. But the comfort is little less while you walk. Overall I'm liking it.

Engineer Triple Buckle
Engineer Triple Buckle Posted: 9/3/14
Reviewer: Hoguer Aleksander from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Let me start by saying I have wide feet and these boots fit like a glove. The leather is super soft and feel great. I can wear these boots the entire day and my feet feel fine. Most other JV boots I have to stretch so I can wear them. These are perfect.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 8/12/14
Reviewer: Rebecca W. from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have ordered 3 pairs of these Varvatos boat shoes because my husband loves them so much. The leather is soft, comfortable, stretches nicely (but not too much) and goes so nicely with most spring/summer outfits. We have purchased them in tan as well. My husband wears a large size shoe, so it's great to find a shoe that runs up to size 13/14 and still looks very handsome on the foot.

Hipster Laceless
Hipster Laceless Posted: 8/7/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

These shoes were pretty lame for the price. I'm returning them. If I'm going to pay this much for a pair of shoes, how about a sole that doesn't look and feel like a pair of Skechers? Also there's a little hand with a "peace" sign on them, don't know how I missed that, I'm not sure if that's like a brand thing, but I don't play Pogs or own a trapper keeper anymore, so no thanks. They are also lighter than they appear in the photo.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 8/6/14
Reviewer: from NY/NJ
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Great style, Poor comfort. The Good: They look great! The Bad: Uncomfortable, need to add insoles, pricey, soles wear out quick.

Hattan Side Zip
Hattan Side Zip Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: ChongLi from Chicagoland
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

First day...leather is nice and should break in easily. Nice rubber with light tread. Zipper is noisy when walking. The sizing feels slightly big but not like a half size.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 7/29/14
Reviewer: Somo from Montreal
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I LOVE these shoes. I get many compliments on them. The calfskin leather is very soft and the shoes come with a broken-in feel to them. A great addition to any shoe collection.

Dearborn Captoe
Dearborn Captoe Posted: 7/21/14
Reviewer: from SF CA USA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The color is much darker in real life, looks almost black at first sight. Great shoe. I was skeptical that JV made a good product, but they seem well made. The bottoms scratched nicely. I have only worn them once, happy with the purchase. I had to go down in size though.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 7/14/14
Reviewer: Andrew Brooks from United States
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I love these shoes, but after about a week the right shoe developed a really annoying squeak! This rendered the shoes unwearable. I called Zappos and they kindly refunded the shoes as defective. I have ordered another pair, but sadly they did not have the same color.

Tobago Stitched Slide
Tobago Stitched Slide Posted: 7/1/14
Reviewer: from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these for my boyfriend and he loves them. They are a great looking classic Italian style. He is normally a 9½ but the 9 was a good fit.

Sid Brief
Sid Brief Posted: 6/26/14
Reviewer: Clyde T. from Houston
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Nice looking brief. Leather quality is what you'd expect from Varvatos. However, the hardware doesn't seem to be very durable. I loaded it with a 15" MacBook and a portfolio. These two items fit well enough, but the hardware (rivets) attaching the handle was overstressed and one of the rivets broke. Its nice and I think worth the price, but I wouldn't suggest it for laptop transport. I noticed they made no mention of it accommodating a laptop in their description, so its not described or advertised incorrectly. Maybe they should just go ahead and say that its not meant for laptops.

Hallowell Clean Derby
Hallowell Clean Derby Posted: 6/19/14
Reviewer: Bobby from LA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great shoe with a very soft leather. I have the black and they are a great, dressy shoe. I'm not sure they could be worn for a night out, though, but definitely a great shoe for the office. They are a little narrower than I thought they would be but I think I have mildly fat feet so that might have something to do with it.

Dearborn Captoe
Dearborn Captoe Posted: 6/12/14
Reviewer: Mike Coyne from Philadelphia, PA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are so classy. They are a dress shoes without the gloss - very stylish yet subtle. These are the first John Varvatos shoes that I have ever tried but I doubt that they will be the last.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 6/8/14
Reviewer: SR from United States
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

Looks really good, but very uncomfortable. Shoes are a whole size smaller than marked. It narrow and very tight. Not suited for wearing all day.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 6/6/14
Reviewer: Ian Chin from Irvine, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoe and I've only had them a few days. The leather is extremely soft but durable. Not a lot of foot padding but I wasn't expecting much; overall very comfortable. Runs a little on the large side. High quality shoe, I'll be buying a second pair.

Hipster Work Boot
Hipster Work Boot Posted: 5/22/14
Reviewer: Vic from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Just received these in the mail, was waiting for them and they look really nice. They feel decently comfortable, going to have to definitely buy me some padding for the inside. Now having said all that, the size on these things are Way off. I'm typically a 9.5, even according the Zappos' website, by their measurements, my foot is just about 10.5 inches long and by their sizing chart, that puts me at 9.5 for shoe size. These boots are about an inch too big for me. Literally, about an inch too big and they say they're a 9.5 shoe size. Going to return and try a whole size smaller. Literally going to try an 8.5 size. Will update when I receive those.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 5/20/14
Reviewer: from Buckhead, GA
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Why pay so much for something that cannot give you the comfort nor the support you expect. At least not at that price. Why do we saddle ourselves with vain name tags which do nothing for us.

Luxe Classic Wingtip
Luxe Classic Wingtip Posted: 5/19/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I like the fit of these shoes and the style a lot, but in the sunlight they look like they are green-ish. It's quite strange. other than that they would be perfect.

Hipster Laceless Chukka
Hipster Laceless Chukka Posted: 5/16/14
Reviewer: from seattle
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Run about a half size large and the top of the shoe cut perfectly into my ankle. I want to own these shoes, but they must not be fore me.

Schooner Boat
Schooner Boat Posted: 5/15/14
Reviewer: dowpwr from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I purchased the mineral schooner and I have to say, this shoe was way too narrow around the toes. The stitching on the sides of the shoe dug into my little toe. It was a disappointment because the heel was very comfortable. I have an average foot (not too wide or narrow) and felt this shoe was way too narrow in the toe box. If it was a bit wider, I would have kept them - back they go. I even ordered a size up - same issue. On a separate note, I also purchased the blue leather Schooners which are super comfortable. So I think its just the crinkled up style that is way narrow.

Hipster Chukka
Hipster Chukka Posted: 4/27/14
Reviewer: from NYC
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Actually saw this shoe at Nordstrom's. The store didn't have my size and offered to ship it about 1 week later....ordered and received from Zappos in 2 1/2 days.

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