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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II - Page 628post #9406 of 1324811/4/12 at 6:42am
Styleforum Top Pickspost #9407 of 1324811/4/12 at 6:56amJohns & Pegg shooting jacket, bespoke 40 R/L
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-VINTAGE-FINNIGANS-CHOCOLATE-BROWN-SUITCASE-DRESSING-CASE-/121012638236post #9408 of 1324811/4/12 at 7:59ampost #9409 of 1324811/4/12 at 10:29ampost #9410 of 1324811/4/12 at 11:28ampost #9411 of 1324811/4/12 at 11:36ampost #9412 of 1324811/4/12 at 11:59ampost #9413 of 1324811/4/12 at 12:03pmpost #9414 of 1324811/4/12 at 12:27pmpost #9415 of 1324811/4/12 at 12:40pmpost #9416 of 1324811/4/12 at 12:44pmQuote:
Leather heels with rubber corners were unknown until the late 50s. Until then it was either all rubber heels (for cheap shoes) or all leather heels (for luxury shoes and bespoke). Unfortunately the corner of an all-leather heel wears down in next to no time, hence the need to protect the heel with strategically placed nails (a row all around the heel and a second row in the outside corner was a quite frequently used configuration).
The seller states the shoes were made in the early 90s (and the presence of three Royal Warrants confirms that they cannot have been produced before the 70s). At this time the heavily nailed heel would have been replaced by the “1/4 rubber” heel. don’t know why Lobb reverted with these shoes to a more ancient method of heel construction. Maybe the customer asked for it.
I agree, the placing of the nails wasn't to the highest standards in this particular case.
As an aside, Edward Green produced the early RLPL shoes (late 90s) with all leather heels and 110 or so nails (presumably at RL’s request), but they didn't come like that for very long. For all I know, punters might have fallen on their backside and complained, so the specification was changed.post #9417 of 1324811/4/12 at 1:17pmpost #9418 of 1324811/4/12 at 1:40pmpost #9419 of 1324811/4/12 at 1:45pmpost #9420 of 1324811/4/12 at 2:38pmQuote:Originally Posted by Mr_Incognito
Nice Sulka Tie
I kopped it! Thanks for the heads up!
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