Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Review of Hush Puppies Venture - Men's - Shoes - Black

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Stride comfortably down your career pathway in the Venture oxford from Hush Puppies. The soft leather lining is naturally breathable for corporate comfort. The profile is suited for business applications, crafted with waterproof leather to maintain attraction.

I would buy these shoes again and again

By Muzammil from Ajman, United Arab Emirates on 10/19/2011


5out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size

Width: Feels true to width

Pros: Durable, Classic Design, Stable, Good Cushioning, Comfortable, Breathes Well

Best Uses: Casual Wear, Business Casual, Going Out, Date Night, Work

Describe Yourself: Conservative, Comfort-oriented

Bought my first brown colored pair of Ventures from Karachi, Pakistan. Have been looking for the same in black ever since.

Man these shoes are so well fitting if you have large or wide feet (mine are 11.5 wide, left foot slightly larger). Airport friendly metal detectors don't go off when you pass through.

These shoes taught me about shoe sizing, prior to buying these, I used to feel shoes were either too loose, or snug, because I have wider feet, these models make variations for wide or extra wide feet.

I will definitely buy another pair in case Hush Puppies stops making them (I hope not). Sadly they are not easily available all around the world.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mini-review - Victorinox Swiss Army Men's 241424 Dive Master 500 Chrono Black Dial Watch

Victorinox Swiss Army Men's 241424 Dive Master 500 Chrono Black Dial Watch

Amazon's service - 3/5

This was my first Amazon transaction, after placing an Int'l expedited order, and being charged, there was no activity for two days, then it was quickly shipped and I got it a day before in the United Arab Emirates, according to Amazon's delivery estimation. Considering its price and int'l shipping request. I was expecting the item to be shipped the next day, not two days later.

Watch mini-review - 4/5

Haven't had the watch for too long, but I had already tried the watch in a store, so I knew how it felt and looked on my wrist, before buying it from Amazon.

Subjective Pros
1. If you have thin wide wrists like me, in my opinion the chrono model with the additional crowns compliments my kinds of wrists better.
2. It does feel heavy, but I like heavy watches, best to get the bracelet sized from a reputed watch dealer, because the crown will slam against your wrist bone, if you shake a bottle or something yes it will hurt. Get it sized to fit for comfort!

2. Band/braclet doesn't pull any hair, very smooth.

Subjective Cons 

Objective Pros 
1. Solid construction, quality build.
2. Bracelet/band has full and half links for accurate sizing.

Objective Cons 
1. The dark PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating will scratch, not too much but eventually it will, you don't have to baby it. Read around, PVD coatings are known for getting scratched, high end Italian luxury watch maker Officine Panerai's CEO also said this.

2. The night lume on the hourly time markers isn't bright enough for me.


1. Would like to see an automatic with chrono and titanium.
2. PVD care and more general watch care instructions should be prominently mentioned in the manual. 

Updated Model is 

Victorinox Swiss Army Men's 241264 Dive Master 500 Ice Black Dial Watch