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Colin DoughertyBy Colin Dougherty
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Colin DoughertyBy Colin Dougherty
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$5,421
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40
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 3 2018 9:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

I started Dougherty Shoes a little over a year ago after returning from South Africa. We launched two successful styles, The American Classics (Left) and The Old Baes (Right). 

Since then I've worked painstakingly to bring together a brand new loafer experience. The loafer experience that I've always wanted to have, but one that the marketplace couldn't provide. Loafers, with incredible silk. This started the restless obsession to bring this idea to life.

We've incorporated 100% silk from Gladson New York Fabrics, the same silk that would be used for a $5000 suit. Gladson has been around since 1948 and is located right on Fifth Avenue in NYC. They are well renowned and have been successful in the business of creating exceptional fabric. 

Dougherty Shoe's New Collection:

Benefits of Silk Insoles:

Luxury slippers from brands like Stubbs and Wooton, Brooks Brothers, and Gucci feature silk insoles. These insoles are strictly incorporated into their slipper collections, not loafers. Unfortunately, this experience comes at a steep cost. These brands charge anywhere from $300-$900 for these types of luxury features, 400% more than our loafers. At Dougherty Shoes, our goal is to give customers this incredible experience for a 1/4 of that cost. Luxury features, without the luxury prices. 

Built To Last:

Silk from Gladson is built to last, keeping the integrity of your insole pattern, while still providing unmeasurable comfort.

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 What goes into our new collection?

Sizing Chat:

Note: Sizes run true to size. (We offer free sizes exchanges if you are not 100% satisfied with your fit) 

 Join us and take the next step forward in the men's footwear industry. 

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Risks and challenges

Many of the risks and challenges that a project like this has to face I tried to address in my previous two style launches.

Manufacture?
We have previously worked with our manufacturer before to release styles and have established a great relationship, built on open communication.

Shipping?
I ship all of the shoes out directly. Hand packing and inspecting each order, making sure to deliver a quality product in a timely manner.

Sizing?
All sizes run true to size to ensure that you find the best fitting shoe.

Returns?
If the shoe doesn't fit, we will take it back, we'll even pay for shipping. You will get a full refund or an option to do a size exchange for another pair!

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    ONE PAIR OF SHOES. Any of our original designs. PLUS ONE PAIR OF SHOES WITH FULLY CUSTOMIZED SILK INSOLES. I'll work with you directly to create your very own pattern to have as your silk insole, working together to create a truly one of a kind product. (LIMITED ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ONE BACKER!)

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