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Just in from Leather Soul; EG Beaulieu in antique burgundy, 82 last.




It's the beautiful finish and the elegant lasts that set EG from it's peers

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So I've been feeling like my content : post ratio is at an all-time low so here's some photos of pair of Vass I got a couple weeks ago.

Not tremendously versatile but nice for summer.

Got the size a little wrong (should have went up a width) but they're breaking in nicely.


Old English Medallion Model, U Last, cognac boxcalf, single sole

At first glance, I thought it's Mackay in 888 last. Love the color and the seamless heel quarter, very elegant overall.
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Just in from Leather Soul; EG Beaulieu in antique burgundy, 82 last.



Does the unadorned toe on a wingtip have a name? I went searching for this style, as I was so suddenly taken with these shoes that I decided I needed something similar, and though I found a good amount of examples (though never as attractive as these, I prefer them even to the Lobb Warwick) there was never a style named.
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Does the unadorned toe on a wingtip have a name?
"Austerity brogue." Occasionally you may also come across the term "utility brogue." Supposedly, the style originated with WW2 clothing restrictions. Makers saved a small amount of leather because punching requires a larger seam allowance.
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Does the unadorned toe on a wingtip have a name? I went searching for this style, as I was so suddenly taken with these shoes that I decided I needed something similar, and though I found a good amount of examples (though never as attractive as these, I prefer them even to the Lobb Warwick) there was never a style named.

C&J have a nice version (the Tavistock and, now through C&J Paris, the Tavistock II)

Here is the Tavistock on the 337 last...available from Robert Old

http://www.old.co.uk/acatalog/



I have it in black. Nice shoe, particularly if you like the fit of the 337 last.
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Fresh meat...








All Romano Martegani, the best bang for the buck in the shoe world.
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FAM black wholecuts: I really like the shape of the toe-box:
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FAM black wholecuts:



I really like the shape of the toe-box:



Great shoes but you really need to get better shoe trees for those.
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Vass U last chukka in reversed suede, with double sole:








Amazingly beautiful! Is that burgundy? What's the difference between reversed suede and calf? I can see the texture on the rear half of the shoe but the front half just looks as smooth as calf. Were the shoe trees especially made for boots or they were the same one for shoes?
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Amazingly beautiful! Is that burgundy? What's the difference between reversed suede and calf? I can see the texture on the rear half of the shoe but the front half just looks as smooth as calf. Were the shoe trees especially made for boots or they were the same one for shoes?

Shoe trees are the same. I bought them from his maker. Beside the shoe trees, they are one of the best lastmakers in Europe. e.g. for Lady Di, RIP

You can see them on p. 38(son) and p. 41(father) in the VASS book. He is really a experienced man and a pleasure to do business with him.
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Great shoes but you really need to get better shoe trees for those.
Yes, I suppose you're right - shoe trees is an area I need to improve on...the thing about these trees is that the last seems to fit the shoes perfectly, so I'm in doubt as to whether I should buy better ones. Another find: Went into my shoe repair shop, - they're apparently giving up doubling as a shoe shop - and found these at deep discount: (I just had to buy a matching watchstrap) And I had the bag (my girlfriend made fun of me for matching bag and shoes): They're marked "Pertini", and "Made in C.E.E." - they seem to be of fair enough quality. Paid around $100.
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And I had the bag (my girlfriend made fun of me for matching bag and shoes):



The bag is fantastic. And, no need to change the girlfriend.
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C&J have a nice version (the Tavistock and, now through C&J Paris, the Tavistock II)

Here is the Tavistock on the 337 last...available from Robert Old

http://www.old.co.uk/acatalog/



I have it in black. Nice shoe, particularly if you like the fit of the 337 last.

I have the Tavistock in black too and like it very much. It is a bit of a tighter last than the other C&Js.
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I visited my sister in DC this weekend, and I felt like a trip to Sky Valet was a necessity. Despite my leaving with lighter pockets, the experience was wonderful. I was given a brand new pair of socks (I was wearing sandals that day), and given at least 5-10 minutes to walk around in any pair of shoes I liked. I tried on Vass and Yanko, but I couldn't leave without my first pair of EG's (which, at 30% off were still twice as expensive as my next pair of shoes). Here they are: Sloan in Burnt Pine on the 065 last. Sadly, my vamp is way too high for the 101. http://lh3.google.com/ron.amdur/Roz-...JPG?imgmax=576 http://lh6.google.com/ron.amdur/Roz-...JPG?imgmax=800 http://lh4.google.com/ron.amdur/Roz-...JPG?imgmax=576 PS. Anybody know why my images are showing up as links? They were pictures when I was in the Reply screen.
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Vass Budapest Oxford U last in rubies:







Seamless heel counter




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...how come those are so nice?...
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