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I have been buying quality shoes since the late 60's. The models that I have which seem to develop the most [good] character with age seem to be plain toe brogues in smooth or very small grain in lighter shades of brown/English tan, such as the Church's Shannon model in redish tan (Sandalwood)pictured in black only at http://www.churchsshoes.com/TEMPLAT....roup=75 This great shoe is discussed and pictured in "Gentlemen: A Timeless Fashion" by Bernhard Roetzel, but he only...
Quote: Boy, this topic really takes me back to when I was a kid and admired these shoes in my father's office in the basement.  Probably when I developed an interest in the business.  Anyway, the sole was called a 'Detroit Spade'.  Probably not the most politically correct term now, but that's what Domenic called it.  Really just a point of extension across the ball when they trimmed the outsoles - not a function of the last.  BTW, the shoes were not fully...
Quote: l want to get a pair of those shoes. Do you have: email address, phone number, address. (l'm sure these have been given out before, l just don't have the time to search right now). It is Bennie's Shoes 2625 Piedmont Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30324 Phone (404) 262-1966   The web site is: http://benniesshoes.com/ I think, but am not sure, that e-mails may only go to its Cumberland Square store, but all of these shoes are at the Buckhead Crossing...
Quote: Brilliant. Totally brilliant shoes. l am so jealous. l love them. An all leather heal. Love the shovel toe, beautiful. Some of the nicest shoes i've seen. l would buy a few pairs if they had my size (size 7). Totally mesmerizing shoes. l am amazed. Wonderful shoes, they are the mint. l am brethless over these beauties. They rule. Thankyou very much for showing them ( l almost wish you hadn't). They are gr8 m8. Thankyou. You have teased me mercilessly....
I was with Mr. Pollock when he bought all five pairs of his J&M Hand Mades. I was also there at Bennie's, with both he and Comolli, after their famous luncheon. Mr. Pollock did not name any of the shoes "shovel soles;" instead Louie did. Both he and I would probably call them trowel shaped, like the gardening tool, the tool that Olympic runners Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddle used to dig their handmade starting blocks in "Chariots of Fire." Mr. Pollock could not find...
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