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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Ridiculously priced but very cool
Dunhill Ferrari GTO Provenance Cufflinks
I'm still waiting for the mammoth cufflinks to appear on the bay wink.gif

Will ask to have these tossed in when I kop the car. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

When Croc is cracked, it is cracked. There are all sorts of things that can be done to minimize the damage (depending on severity), but a skin that has dried too much will not come back properly. However, I'm sure your Dad picked an exquisite pair in thew first place. Good taste and good eye.

The rear quarter of his was damaged so Edward Green agreed to find a new piece of crocodile that matched up and they replaced the entire rear quarter of both shoes. Finding the right piece of exotic leather was a painstaking task, to listen to him complain about it. Other than that, the uppers were perfect, so no cracking, dryness, scratches, dents, or other undesirable attributes. They are also doing some special sole treatments that he requested. I think he also asked for lasted trees for them, which they agreed to provide, at a cost, of course. He will kill me if he ever sees this post, but I believe he paid over $1500 for the work he is having done! They are going to be amazing, but alas, Edward Green must have gotten real busy with the Olympics or something because they promised him they would be returned at the beginning of June and here we are in mid-August with no shoes. I go back to Santa Barbara in September and was hoping to see them in person before I left! On a side note, one of the main reasons I came to this site way back when was to see if there were actually other people as insane as my pops when it comes to this stuff. I have concluded that he is definitely not alone and at least can claim that misery has found company, at Style Forum.
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

despite crap pics, the skin looks to be intact. Doesn't look to have overall dryness, so if there is a crack, it is most likely from a gouge.

isshi......SeaT........waiting......icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Regards.nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

100% Loro Piana Cashmere Jacket (Nordstrom) 46 L

Thanks man, I'll roll the dice on that.
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Originally Posted by DrZRM View Post


Thanks man, I'll roll the dice on that.

 

If it's from the John W. Nordstrom Signature line, you may be pleasantly surprised by the quality.

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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Crocodile Edward Green. Nice. Very nice...but the fuzzy picture may be hiding cracked skin.
Regards.

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Originally Posted by LatinStyleLover View Post

My dad has been waiting a long time now for a pair of crocodile Edward Green shoes he sent for re-crafting and "other" work to be returned. They promised them 2 months ago so they are way overdue. There won't be any "fuzzy" photos when he lists his!!

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

despite crap pics, the skin looks to be intact. Doesn't look to have overall dryness, so if there is a crack, it is most likely from a gouge.

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

When Croc is cracked, it is cracked. There are all sorts of things that can be done to minimize the damage (depending on severity), but a skin that has dried too much will not come back properly. However, I'm sure your Dad picked an exquisite pair in thew first place. Good taste and good eye.

I bought the shoes off ebay, fuzzy pics and all. Will let you know once they come in.

Regards.
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

I bought the shoes off ebay, fuzzy pics and all. Will let you know once they come in.
Regards.

Please do, I was wondering if the heels and soles had been replaced?
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Please do, I was wondering if the heels and soles had been replaced?

I have no expertise in this regard, but, my dad was looking at those and this was the reason he passed on them, since he thinks the price is great, assuming the uppers were well treated. He thought from the photos that they "might" have been re-soled elsewhere and that would eliminate using Edward Green in the future for a re-crafting job. If that is not an issue for someone and if the uppers are not damaged in some way, then it seems to be a great deal. My dad likes to have re-crafting done by the original makers, whenever possible, and the seller did not answer his question about that issue. Please do post "real" photos when you get them!
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Originally Posted by DrZRM View Post

Thanks man, I'll roll the dice on that.

I had about a half dozen of these, some are nicer than others in terms of fabric and the jacket you picked up looks like a good one. Mine were all made in Canada fwiw.
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Please do, I was wondering if the heels and soles had been replaced?

The soles are not EG i am pretty sure. I think they are decently done.
I cant tell much from the pictures but there was no way i would ever spend 6500 Euros for this shoe from EG new. So i will post pics, if the leather is cracked then they are not *best A1*....paypal protection will step in, and he has good feedback.
At the price, it was worth a calculated risk.

Regards.
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I had to come out of semi-retirement to post these Florsheims:

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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post

I had to come out of semi-retirement to post these Florsheims:

It has to hurt to polish those...
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^It hurts just to look at those.
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That's not a pipe.... THIS is a pipe.
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I had to come out of semi-retirement to post these Florsheims:

wtf????? Marquis de Sade taught his kids to tie their shoes with those!
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