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post #12826 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I know that I have already posted a few of the teaser pics which Chay sent me, but I would like to share the story of these shoes with you. Earlier in the year, Chay and I were discussing different styles of shoes and things we thought could be cool or interesting. In a series of quick e-mails Chay and I talked about the Benson and the legacy of the shoe. I love the look, but wanted something slightly different. Chay suggested a dark "pin grain" and low and behold the final product exceeded my expectations. I love this type of Monk because it truly captures a vintage feel wtihout appearing dated or costumey. Lovely design and wonderfully executed. Thanks, Chay.
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I hope you like them.

Love the shoes, the trousers and socks are also very nice worship2.gif
post #12827 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Christmas in July
When I got home from work today I found a package waiting for me. smile.gif
It was an international package--with lots and lots of cautionary be nice warning stickers. biggrin.gif
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My new Handgrades from Alfred Sargent icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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enjoy wearing in good health
post #12828 of 20750
Nice shoes Burton happy.gif
post #12829 of 20750
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Nice shoes Burton happy.gif

^^ Gentlemen thanks to both of you - could not be happier. I am like the poverbial pig in . . . . . .
post #12830 of 20750
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Love the shoes, the trousers and socks are also very nice worship2.gif

+1. Fantastic.
post #12831 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

^^ Gentlemen thanks to both of you - could not be happier. I am like the poverbial pig in . . . . . .

Jumping on this bandwagon. Great shoes!
post #12832 of 20750
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Jumping on this bandwagon. Great shoes!

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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Thank you, Gentlemen. Seriously, thank you.
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Thank you, Gentlemen. Seriously, thank you.

Like the unique medallion. I will keep it in mind when I get a MTO and see if Chay will entertain.
post #12835 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

The next shoe doesn't even have a name at AS. I saw some pictures floating around the web of a shoe--which I now know was once a standard Wildsmith model. I sent the picture to Chay and it must have touched a chord. I told him that I wanted my medallion on them (my boar's head) and he said he could do it. I actually am a born skeptic but I will let the results speak for themselves.
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looks like you're having fun. That's the best part. Those U-tips look excellent. A nice unique twist on a great style. congrats and enjoy.
post #12836 of 20750
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Like the unique medallion. I will keep it in mind when I get a MTO and see if Chay will entertain.

I think Chay will be happy to help you out.
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Very nice, Burton. I particularly love the smell of freshly delivered shoes from Chay. Intoxicating. Like permanent markers smile.gif
post #12838 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

The next shoe doesn't even have a name at AS. I saw some pictures floating around the web of a shoe--which I now know was once a standard Wildsmith model. I sent the picture to Chay and it must have touched a chord. I told him that I wanted my medallion on them (my boar's head) and he said he could do it. I actually am a born skeptic but I will let the results speak for themselves.

AS did a great job. Its reminiscent of the London Lounge special edition Windsor that Tony Gaziano did for them a while back:

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I think the Windsor was a standard EG model in the early '80s.Bengal Stripe has posted a page in the past from an EG mid-eighties catalogue - featuring the Windsor:

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I just happen to have a pair made by EG for Wildsmith, but I also have a pair made for Nordstrom in '85. I eventually had that pair refurbished by EG (pics here):

http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2011/07/vintage-edward-greens-windsor-redux.html

but here's a picture of the original Nordstrom stamp on the insole:

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post #12839 of 20750
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Thank you, Gentlemen. Seriously, thank you.

I think the U tip that AS did is too square, for lack of a better term. I much prefer the one EG did for LL.
post #12840 of 20750
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

nice story. rule of thumb.- the curve of the wingtip should compliment the quarters, oops. tell me more about it?
glad you like this shit from an historian pov and not what shoemaking is all about. just sayin...
please report.
regards

Many people don't care for the Windsor; on the other hand, others do and someone liked it enough to have the style replicated. So one man's shit is another man's shinola. . . or something like that.

Regarding the curve of the wingtip, that rule of thumb might be so - but isn't this style more commonly referred to as a U-tip and not a wingtip? Isn't it sufficiently different from a wingtip to make that rule of thumb somwhat irrelevant here? The rule of thumb for avocados equates softness with ripeness, but is that applicable to rhubarb?

In any event, I get your overall point - you dont like the style.
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