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post #16 of 26
Great pictures, edmorel!

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Originally Posted by edmorel
And file this under "We have so much time and money on our hands", you know who holding a black tie shoe polishing party.


May be we should organize a shoe polishing party/meeting, but not as fancy. Anyone game?
post #17 of 26
Oh yeah VR! We would have to break out the Salon and give the Olga approach a go.
post #18 of 26
Naturlaut apparently attended one of those polishing parties in HK, I'm still waiting for the pictures, heh.

koji
post #19 of 26
Wow, those brown/white Artiolis are beautiful. Do any of you guys know who makes a similar pair? Is there a name for that style of shoe (the colorway)?
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
Wow, those brown/white Artiolis are beautiful. Do any of you guys know who makes a similar pair? Is there a name for that style of shoe (the colorway)?
That style of shoe is generally referred to as "spectator". You have to wear them with flares though (Actually, they were quite popular in the 20's and 30's, and then again in the 50's, if memory serves.) More recently, they were popular with the shortlived revival of swing dancing (see LA, 1995-1997). Rockabilly types wear them around a lot as well in LA (that's where you are based, right?) Edit: pretty much every traditional maker makes some variant of this shoe. More affordable alternatives to Artiolis are Allen Edmonds and Aldens.
post #21 of 26
^^ I shall have to visit my local tailor to get denim added to the bottom of my jeans then, heh heh.

I have seen the black and white ones that rockabilly kids wear, but they usually seem like crappy quality golf shoes sans the spikes. I have not seen any as nice as these before. I know that through Gucci's custom made program you can get a pair exactly the same as those, but I certainly wouldn't spend the $1000 on them......thanks for the info. !
post #22 of 26
Those custom ones are bizarre, where does one's toes go in that duckbill shoe?
post #23 of 26
Spectators are also called correspondent shoes.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Spectators are also called correspondent shoes.
They are, but that's a mistake. The proper term was "co-respondent shoes", the idea being that such flashy shoes were sported by cads such as the "other man" in divorce proceedings who would be called in to court -- as the "co-respondent".
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by edmorel
I have two Japanese bookstores nearby. One in NYC where I work and one close to home in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack.

Andrew, you can just go into your closet and see most of these shoes

Which store in NYC? Thanks for the pictures.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by edmorel

Andrew, you can just go into your closet and see most of these shoes

No closet Ed, I just keep them in a large pile next to the furnace.

BTW Ed...we are patiently waiting for the Kenneth Cole scans.
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