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post #12826 of 19808
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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post #12827 of 19808
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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 #12828 of 19808
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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 #12829 of 19808
Nice shoes Burton happy.gif
post #12830 of 19808
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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 #12831 of 19808
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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 #12832 of 19808
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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 #12833 of 19808
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Jumping on this bandwagon. Great shoes!

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post #12834 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

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Thank you, Gentlemen. Seriously, thank you.
post #12835 of 19808
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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 #12836 of 19808
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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 #12837 of 19808
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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.
post #12838 of 19808
Very nice, Burton. I particularly love the smell of freshly delivered shoes from Chay. Intoxicating. Like permanent markers smile.gif
post #12839 of 19808
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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 #12840 of 19808
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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.
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