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^I may have a contact for you. He has an inside man in Austro-Hungarian shoemaking, offering truly handmade shoes. Send me a PM and I'll give you the details. We'll see how this gemming text develops, I may have to spend a bit more time on finding proper sources.
I've compared socks from dozens of makers during the last seven years. At this moment, two have risen above all others: Pantherella and Bresciani. I've yet to decide who has the better product. I haven't used Brescianis for longer than a few months now, but my oldest Pantherellas are alive and kicking after three years of regular wear. We'll see how B's offering fair, P's are already Keikari-approved.
Cross-posting from the spectator porn thread: EG Malvern III in chestnut calf and khaki cotton canvas, last 202. [[SPOILER]]
Cross-posting from the spectator porn thread: EG Malvern III in chestnut calf and khaki cotton canvas, last 202. [[SPOILER]]
dddrees, I'm not contemplating on that particular pair anymore as I've received a wonderful model.I might as well share the pics in this thread: Malvern III in chestnut calf and khaki cotton canvas, last 202. [[SPOILER]]
The more examples from Bontoni I see, the more I like the maker. That split-toe oxford is a first for me. An interesting mix, I never thought something like it would work -- and there it is.
Louis XIV, it's the smell. So I've read. The hides have a unique, interesting smell. Isshi, I'm sure you can make up a smaller logo for VSA's website. I used to save your most interesting shoe pics for reference, now I've stopped because of the huge logos. Something discreet would serve better.
^I'll be writing about it next week. Trouble is, DW's posts are scattered all around SF and it'll take a long time to search and compare differing opinios. Gemming has its backers and opposers, I'm trying to come up with a post that will look at the pros and cons in a non-biased way. I'm against gemming in principle, but I've never had a pair broke down due to its failings. The glues in use today are strong and the method has been favoured for a long time now. If you have...
Maybe someone from The Rake could dig this reindeer story deeper, I catch a small whiff of scoop. Then again, The Rake has never been critical of anything. The story would effect just a small, but well-heeled crowd of men.
dddrees, that's a great pair you have there. I first saw the model of BS's webstore a few years back, it's stuck with me since. Have you tried light-brown laces yet? They'd give some great contrast on the white tongue.
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