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I have a pair of Paolo Scafora for Gianfranco Ferre, Beautiful antiquing and solid shoe. The antiquing IMO has stiffened the leather in the production but the more they are worn the softer they get.
I had a pair from Brooks - the C&J Conistons - and sold them. Never got any wear in Sydney.
Vintage late 1930s Crosby Square spades:
Pollini is a good medium AE quality Italian boot.
Hard to believe Riccardo can top the previous examples but these are stratospheric. http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2013/05/bestetti-back-at-it-again-seamless.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheShoeSnob+%28The+Shoe+Snob%29
Thanks Stephen QED!
Wearing spectators has never been a discrete activity!
Sorry when I said "dare" I meant that they had been joshing him by suggesting he was a dinosaur/old hat and not adaptable to the 30s coming style and all that entailed. After all he started his career in the 1880s from memory.With Fallingwater he then confounded them completely.The fact is that he will endure when others like Corbusier are the subject of ridicule for all sets of reasons. Most criticisms of him I have seen are about technological issues like the quality of...
Harry Truman's Shoe Collection: http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/harry-s-truman-shoe-collection/?utm_source=GG+standard+newsletter&utm_campaign=8b92b73eb5-N0023_Truman_Shoe_Collection_5_15_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47892bdc72-8b92b73eb5-38835005
The most amazing story about him is his dilly dallying on Fallingwater for years and then when Edgar Kaufmann Snr finally fronted him and demanded the plans he drew the "most beautiful house in America" literally on the back of an envelope. Even then it was to win a dare to show he could be "contemporary" and build a masterpiece in the Moderne style. Total architectural genius but seriously flawed human.
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