Originally Posted by fritzl
this is vintage, just saying. not bad, i concur.
I have no probelm with "vintage" and would not wish people to see me as opposed to vintage shoes. In clothing, I always draw a distinction between awe inspiring (which is worthy of emulation and described here as porn) and "affectation." Most of the vintage shoes here would, in my opinion, look silly if worn today. Should I get a pair of exquisitely made pilgrim shoes with actual silver buckles? Most of the vintage shoes I have seen here are not exquisite, unique or even great examples of the workmanship of the day. They are, to me, just pictures of old shoes. Could we not have a thread for that???? I will bitch no more on this subject. The cool thing about SF and boards like is the level of democratic (small "d") action on the boards, but it is also a negative at times. I look at the term "porn" to mean something I might covet. I do not covet, and do not understand how anyone can, suede spades from 1940--they are museum pieces not porn. The influence these shoes have on shoe making today might be relevant in a shoe making thread but this is a porn thread (yes, I am violating that intent with this post and I apologize for that.). Post what you want, but the quality of the porn (and the thread) is severly diminished by the number of shoes posted which are the equivalent of bad nudist beach pictures.