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post #166 of 451
I got strange shoes.
http://centipede.web.fc2.com/
808E LONDON? E.G new model?
Transcendence waist!
post #167 of 451
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Originally Posted by centipede View Post
I got strange shoes.
http://centipede.web.fc2.com/
808E LONDON? E.G new model?
Transcendence waist!

That looks like a hand-welted shoe to me, made and finished to West End bespoke standards. What's the story on these?
post #168 of 451
Well, I agree, it’s a bit strange. The shoes are definite handmade but on a stock last (808 = Edward Green?) and in a stock size (7E). Maybe it is an apprentice’s examination piece. Or a show piece by someone who wants to get commissions as a “maker”.

If the last is indeed EG’s 808, that narrows the time frame somewhat. I believe the 808 was a development of the 88 and was created to be used exclusively for “top drawer” (first time round); dating back to late 80s.

You might want to contact Alex B. at EG who has been working for the company all his working life. If “John Cambridge” had any connections with EG, Alex ought to know.There is an old photograph, (probably from the late 70s) that New & Lingwood has blown up to an enormous size and uses for display sometimes. That is taken in the old EG factory, showing Alex as a bright-eyed and bushy-haired youngster of seventeen or so (they knew how to use blow dryers), working together with an old shoemaker.
post #169 of 451
Sorry! Jcusey, bengal-stripe.
The EG new model is a light joke. It is April Fool today.

This shoes is made by Young genius Japanese shoemaker.
He was working as an out worker with Cleverley, Foster & Son, EG and G&G.
It seems to be a point where it returns to Japan, and it will try to make his
shoes in the future now.
This shoes are samples made when he lives in Britain.
It's samples that put on the E.G 808 last type and are made.
I am expecting it of his activity in the future.
post #170 of 451
G&G RTW and Maxwell boot added
http://centipede.web.fc2.com/
post #171 of 451
Wow, centipede, those Maxwell boots are a real find! I've never seen the Dover St + Paris stamp. Where did they come from (if I may be so bold as to ask)? Any idea how old they may be? Thanks for keeping us posted!
post #172 of 451
The shoes is my friend's (vintage mania) properties.
It is imagined that it is a reason as address in Paris, and abnormally exquisite stitch, etc. , and the shoes are things before prewar days/30's.

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I've never seen the Dover St + Paris stamp. Where did they come from (if I may be so bold as to ask)? Any idea how old they may be?
post #173 of 451
Prior to the second world war a good number of British shops had outposts in Paris -- Poole, Washington Tremlett, and of course Lobb as well as Hilditch & Key.
post #174 of 451
just got my first pair of bespoke shoes from Benjamin Klemann. Take a look! I am quite pleased with my shoes.
Attachment 4407

Attachment 4408
post #175 of 451
Anyone know this shoemaker? He's crazy!!! I hear johnapril and aportnoy have cleaned him out!!!!

http://www.bottier-portejoie.com/
post #176 of 451


My eyes!!
post #177 of 451
This is what Mr. Gomez' shoes would look like if he did acid...



repeatedly.
post #178 of 451
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Anyone know this shoemaker? He's crazy!!! I hear johnapril and aportnoy have cleaned him out!!!!

http://www.bottier-portejoie.com/

WOW. I am a fan of long nose designs, but this is one is making me change my style choice

post #179 of 451
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This is what Mr. Gomez' shoes would look like if he did acid...



repeatedly.
How do you know he doesn't????
post #180 of 451
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How do you know he doesn't????

I was going to say it....but I didn't want to offend you.
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