An aussie shoe company with it's head in the clouds, out of touch!

The Shooman

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First l will start with a few quotes from the CEO of an Australian shoo company and then present you with the reality of the shoe company to show you the disconnect between what they say and what they seem to do.

The fancy talk that baffles brains

"It is a testament to our loyal customers that our business continues to go from strength to strength seven decades after we sold our fist pair of shoes"

"We are proudly Australia and continue to keep our headquarters here in Australia".

"Having our own retail strategy and not being forced into the competitive retail promotional calender has allowed us to build a reputation".

"rarely you see ****** ***** on sale"


The sad reality

The "strength to strength" of the company certainly isn't in product quality, and it certainly is not giving Australians jobs making the shoes. Here is the dress shoes they make, a shadow of their former selves:
http://www.windsorsmith.com.au/his/shoes/dress-shoes

They may have shipped production to China and sacked aussie workers and ordered production to be cheaply made, but at least they are Australian owned and have their head office here in Australia. They must be so proud. *sarcasm is case you missed it*

They claim they "build a reputation", but sadly the customer reviews scream something completely different!!! OUCH!!! The reviews have to be seen to be believed:
http://www.productreview.com.au/p/windsor-smith.html

They boast about being in so many countries, but why would they be so proud of such mediocrity. This is the thing with so many CEOs these days...they drag things down to the lowest common denominator and make life stink more than it needs to because they create such forgettable things that no-one in their right mind could be proud of, and they make it out to be a good thing. Does he really think people are stupid enough to buy his propaganda??...well, it looks like the public have spoken and the CEO has a big disconnect between his propaganda and the reality of what he is in charge of.

Don't these type of guys make you feel sick?



 
shooey - how are you?

I don't think Windsor Smith were ever that great as shoes - even in the Good Old Bad Old days?
 
I had a pair of Windsor Smith boots made in the 1970's that l was given in the early 1980's after my grandfather passed away. They weren't that good.

Oh btw, here is some folk legend:
the founder chose the brand's name because he wanted to make shoos that would be fit for the Windsor royal family but "still cheap enough for the Simths".

Btw,Mr X used to work at Windsor Smith in the old days when they were near the MCG.


shooey - how are you?

Lets catch up before Christmas and go in the city.
 
yeah - we'll catch up - I tell you I met the owner of Harrolds at his fashion week drinks?
 
Did you buy anything??
ha lol etc
Had Ms fxh along. She looked at some price tags. She said some words.

We had a good time Christian Kimber was there launching his line with Harrolds. Mr Worlds Top Moustachioed Salesman was there. We chatted with all.
 
yeah - we'll catch up - I tell you I met the owner of Harrolds at his fashion week drinks?

John Poulakis? I hope your suit and shoos were worth thousands of bucks, you need to look important at these types of events, especially when your mate with the mustache is there...you have to look more important than he does. I thought he would have left long ago. What is his name again?...l might go into Harrolds and have a chat with him, and wear a very fine suit with a HUGE hanky in my breast pocket and shoos that are far better than his just to show him that some men can look even more important than he does LOL.

Kimber has nice looking shoes. The big Johnny Lobb are well over 2k for the lower range. Would have been a good night, but l don't do those type of fancy crowds anymore, and l don't drink or do fine food.

She said some words.
I bet her eyes opened wide when she saw the price tags.
 
ha lol etc
Had Ms fxh along. She looked at some price tags. She said some words.

We had a good time Christian Kimber was there launching his line with Harrolds. Mr Worlds Top Moustachioed Salesman was there. We chatted with all.
Christian complained to me that you always turn up to his parties and never fucking buy anything!
 
I never buy anything anywhere - why does he think he's so special?
 
shooey - yeah Poulakis - we chatted for a long time - I must say he's very personable - and low key - and I was dressed better than him - but certainly not more expensively. He told some interesting stories about the Greek economy and stuff back home. Ms fxh didn't believe the prices were fair dinkum. The Brioni (or is it Kiton?) section is strange - way way above bespoke prices for OTR.

I thought Mr Moustachio was your mate. He's sort of OK but a bit too oily for me.
 
Ali Pirouzkar
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/s...ins-that-aussie-men-make-20151125-gl7fik.html

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