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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Apologies that it took so long to post these. I have always wanted a pair of the Sandringhams and was able to make the purchase last week. Thanks, as always, to Steven at Leffot for great service.
Someone here wrote that the Sandringham is the most American EG shoe, I would have to disagree. This is a very English country shoe with a mixture of calf and grain. The color is Bauxite Antique with a Rosewood country calf vamp and a thistle. Yes, I like them quite a bit.
 


this is what I meant by American- chunky, derby wing-tip (and this is cordo too- but that's optional)  ...... not a bauxite in two grains (nice shoe BTW)

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Edit: not piling on F here, but...

Damn this Dover is a nice shoe.  It's all about balance.

 the counter is the piece de resistance.     not split - rare in a traditional English shoe - and  from the rear gives the counter  weight.  The double stitch arabesque is the lateral balance the shoe needs.

The double sole's consistent with the overall 'heaviness' of the shoe.

 

 

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I really hate to see 3 fonts on a page, but the stitching thing is part of the charm-  the pie crust is awsm craft, and  functional on the vamp, and only there, because of the nature of the join; the stitch at the facing has to be single- wouldn't work as double because the function of the double stitching at the counter is to visually balance the vamp.  

 

 

 

 


Edited by Pliny - 3/11/12 at 1:17am
post #10292 of 19138
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

My favorite Dover is Ben.


Mine is Eileen

post #10293 of 19138
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Gerd,
My friend, vive la difference, I am sorry that you don't like them but I absolutely love them. smile.gif

i've been a little harsh. sorry for that... cheers.gif
post #10294 of 19138
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Someone post a Dover so Fritz really goes off the deep end.

not quite. it's the bb/EG connection which drives me sort of insane. look at his latest entry in the vass string.

jerry has found a good match with EG 202. he's looking out for a pair of materna and if i can help him, i'm a happy camper. things are more simple than they prolly look like...
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post #10296 of 19138
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

if only they would get rid of the heel counter on the Dover, it would be perfect.
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exactly. it's not that difficult... many thanks.
post #10297 of 19138
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post


Edit: not piling on F here, but...
Damn this Dover is a nice shoe.  It's all about balance.
 the counter is the piece de resistance.     not split - rare in a traditional English shoe - and  from the rear gives the counter  weight.  The double stitch arabesque is the lateral balance the shoe needs.
The double sole's consistent with the overall 'heaviness' of the shoe.


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I really hate to see 3 fonts on a page, but the stitching thing is part of the charm-  the pie crust is awsm craft, and  functional on the vamp, and only there, because of the nature of the join; the stitch at the facing has to be single- wouldn't work as double because the function of the double stitching at the counter is to visually balance the vamp.  




orly, i cannot remember that someone ever made such a strong commitement for a shoe model. iirc, they didn't fit mr. moo, did they?

in other words: the nicest shoe is useless, when the fit is not right. amirite.
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This was fun.
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^ are you just getting up?
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

^ are you just getting up?

lol8[1].gif check the shoe WAYWRN thread, I asked you if you were getting home. LOL. (yes)
post #10301 of 19138
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


not quite. it's the bb/EG connection which drives me sort of insane. look at his latest entry in the vass string.
jerry has found a good match with EG 202. he's looking out for a pair of materna and if i can help him, i'm a happy camper. things are more simple than they prolly look like...

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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


orly, i cannot remember that someone ever made such a strong commitement for a shoe model. iirc, they didn't fit mr. moo, did they?
in other words: the nicest shoe is useless, when the fit is not right. amirite.


thems the breaks

 

post #10302 of 19138
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post



this is what I meant by American- chunky, derby wing-tip (and this is cordo too- but that's optional)  ...... not a bauxite in two grains (nice shoe BTW)
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In real life I'm "PC", the person that put in the original MTO for the crup Sandringham at LS. I was specifically going for the "American wing-tip" look. The best way to get that look in an EG was to pick the right last (202), sole (danite or double leather), welt (fudge), and material (crup). I know this shoe is a bit controversial, but they are one of my favorites. Regardless, I actually think that most EG wingtips look distinct from American wing-tips. EG lasts are generally too sleek to look like gunboats.
Edited by jerrybrowne - 3/11/12 at 5:29am
post #10303 of 19138
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post


In real life I'm "PC", the person that put in the original MTO for the crup Sandringham at LS. I was specifically going for the "American wing-tip" look. The best way to get that look in an EG was to pick the right last (202), sole (danite or double leather), and material (crup). I know this shoe is a bit controversial, but they are one of my favorites. Regardless, I actually think that most EG wingtips look distinct from American wing-tips. EG lasts are generally too sleek to look like gunboats.


snap!  

 

yeah best of both worlds-  the American styling with an awsm last.   love this shoe -  great choice

 

post #10304 of 19138
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

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+1 No more Dovers please!
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Perhaps I'm partially to blame for frtiz' sweeping hatred of teh EG, but then again look at what he likes: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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c'mon son.*

*pB's head just exploded.
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