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post #436 of 610
Very nice, VR. Thanks for posting them.

We're looking forward to your arrival in SF, Chay.
post #437 of 610
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Happy to contribute. Here's my Handgrade pair: model Keats in Horween whisky shell cordovan, last 19, leather soles and dark purple lining along with vanity sole nails.

Alfred_Sargent_Handgrade04.jpg


love to see the patina on this cordo after a few years, they'll be pearly. I know what you mean about the 'dog ear' but I think it adds something - after all, these are a one-off and they should have unique styling. Some of my shoes have styling features that have taken me months and even years to adjust to. I really disliked the color and what I thought was excessive brougeing on a pair of Vass I received, for example, but frequent wear has softened the look and endeared them to me, and now I'd put them in my top 2 or 3. I particularly like the sole edge on these - matches the upper color beautifully.They are quality shoes - the kind you can hand on to your children (who'd no doubt be disgusted by the thought, but then that's their job). congrats
post #438 of 610
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Happy to contribute. Here's my Handgrade pair: model Keats in Horween whisky shell cordovan, last 19, leather soles and dark purple lining along with vanity sole nails.

Alfred_Sargent_Handgrade04.jpg
 

 

Wow interesting shoes! I'm glad you're pleased with them. Can I ask how long you had to wait? Also, what was the damage for MTO cordovan?

 

It's a shame they used such a dark upper thread colour. IMO there's too much of a contrast especially when paired with a natural sole edge, welt & sole stitch. The other thing that strikes me is the colour of the heel. There's a huge difference between the top-piece and "Pack"! Did you request this?

 

 

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Happy to contribute. Here's my Handgrade pair: model Keats in Horween whisky shell cordovan, last 19, leather soles and dark purple lining along with vanity sole nails.

Alfred_Sargent_Handgrade04.jpg

 

Wow interesting shoes! I'm glad you're pleased with them VRaivio. Can I ask how long did you have to wait for them? Also what was the damage for MTO cordovan?

 

It's a shame they used such a dark closing thread for the upper! IMO there's too much of a contrast, especially when paired with a natural welt, sole stitch and edge colour. The other comment I would make is regarding the heel colour. There's a massive difference between the Top piece and "heel pack". Did you ask for this?

 

post #440 of 610
Reviving this thread. Met with Chay in Los Angeles Sunday finally. Great guy, placed an order for 2 MTO's. The shoes look much better in person than the pictures. Pictures do not do these shoes justice.
post #441 of 610
Awwww man. I dumbed out and missed Chay at Leffot.

I would agree, you have to see them, fundle them. Ed.
post #442 of 610
I am posting one picture here and cross linking this to the shoe porn thread so you can see my new handgrades.

Boar1.jpg


http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-porn-central-part-ii/7095#post_4869324
post #443 of 610
Funny medallion.
Is that a tiger face ?
post #444 of 610
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Funny medallion.
Is that a tiger face ?

No a boar's head.
post #445 of 610
Thats a beautiful pair indeed. This one will only get better and better with age. Great choice!
post #446 of 610
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Thats a beautiful pair indeed. This one will only get better and better with age. Great choice!

Thank you, mad man. I hope to wear them for the next 20 years.
post #447 of 610
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I am posting one picture here and cross linking this to the shoe porn thread so you can see my new handgrades.
Boar1.jpg
http://www.styleforum.net/t/168002/shoe-damage-report-shoe-porn-central-part-ii/7095#post_4869324

hawt !

- assuming they're on the 53 do u find it fits same as the 48? they look quite narrow by comparison
post #448 of 610
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hawt !
- assuming they're on the 53 do u find it fits same as the 48? they look quite narrow by comparison

I haven't worn them enough, Pliny, to tell you exactly, but the fit is quite good. I think they fit is improved over that of my Keats which is on the 48. They do not feel narrow but they look very sleek.
post #449 of 610
Those are nice Burton.
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Those are nice Burton.

Thanks, Nore.
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