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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by whoopee
Have you seen some of the latest pics posted of Carmina/Albaladejo shoes here and the LL? A perfect combination of English style lasts with French style colouration.

Completely agree whoopee. They also will work with several different shades of shell cordovan. Their "rain" last is particularly nice.
post #32 of 55
Are you sure nos. 2 and 4 are goodyear welted? My initial guess would be Norvegese.
post #33 of 55
Shoe #3 has several things I don't really like in shoes (bicycle toe, tassle-thing on laces being the two biggest), yet all I see is that wonderful patina. It's my favorite, based solely on patina and nothing else. I agree with the poster who said shoes #1 with #3's patina would be best.
post #34 of 55
Just for reference shoe #3 has a split toe and an apron; this is a bicycle toe:

I think the pictures show that one can do so much with these shoes with the custom order programs, both tasteful and tasteless. A styling cue from here on a last from there with a patina from there could be excellent.
post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Completely agree whoopee. They also will work with several different shades of shell cordovan. Their "rain" last is particularly nice.

I hear they do mail-order...
post #36 of 55
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Originally Posted by whoopee
I hear they do mail-order...

I've heard that too. Unfortunately for Carmina, the relationship with my newfound German resource for Vass is developing quite nicely and I shall be soon putting the proprietor's children through university.
post #37 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dapper Dandy
Shoe #3 has several things I don't really like in shoes (bicycle toe, tassle-thing on laces being the two biggest), yet all I see is that wonderful patina. It's my favorite, based solely on patina and nothing else. I agree with the poster who said shoes #1 with #3's patina would be best.

That would be I - I don't usually like bicyle toes nor tassles either.
post #38 of 55
My preference:

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post #39 of 55
Whoopee, thanks for the correction. I guess I should say that I dislike split toe shoes, and I absolutely abhor bicycle toe shoes.
post #40 of 55
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I've heard that too. Unfortunately for Carmina, the relationship with my newfound German resource for Vass is developing quite nicely and I shall be soon putting the proprietor's children through university.

Please update us on the process and show us some pictures. Perhaps his children need to go to graduate school. Supporting education - the best shoe freak excuse yet.
post #41 of 55
I'm sorry to say but I don't like any of them.
post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by whnay.
I'm sorry to say but I don't like any of them.


And I thought I was the only one. I don't like any of them either whnay.
post #43 of 55
Why? What type do you prefer?
post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Why? What type do you prefer?
In the $500 - 600 range? Santoni FAM, C&J Handgrade.

I find that I buy shoes in two ranges:

for business casual and after work I spend up to $400 (Tod's, Gucci)

for business dress I spend from $850+.(Lobb, EG)

There are few brands in the middle that I actually find appealing and those shown in this thread I just don't care for...
post #45 of 55
I don't get the heavy stitching, extended and "sturdy" soles, great preference for blucher lacing, combined with reasonably elegant lasts, that these (many, at least) Italian shoemakers seem to love. What's attractive about them?
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