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post #13111 of 19808
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Wasn't that fussed on the last or the leather. I didn't think they had any place in that range (especially price range)
EG offers a more refined sober last while G&G caters to a more contemporary shape (at least the lasts / models in the RLPL range). Not sure where SS fit in.
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ah, ok. thank you for the response.
post #13112 of 19808
Cross-post from the St. Crispin's thread:

















post #13113 of 19808
^^ Beautiful
post #13114 of 19808
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Originally Posted by gusvs View Post

Cross-post from the St. Crispin's thread:


I quite like the looks and the cut of these. Note the way that the heel base is higher on the medial side than the lateral. Not all that common anymore.
post #13115 of 19808
Not the biggest fan of this medaillon, otherwise very nice indeed!
post #13116 of 19808
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I quite like the looks and the cut of these. Note the way that the heel base is higher on the medial side than the lateral. Not all that common anymore.


What is the purpose of this? Is it to control overpronation?
post #13117 of 19808
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

^^ Beautiful

still not popular around... stirpot.gif
post #13118 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

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This pair seems way too elongated for your feet, resulting in vamp creases almost right in the middle of the shoe.
post #13119 of 19808
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

RLPL Denver:

. Denver retails for $1250 which is a total rip-off imo. The sub $500 mark for the RLPL seems more appropriate

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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

1250$ seems far too expensive, I agree. But I also think 500€ for my pair is too much. I'm not sure whether the overall quality is that much better than Meermin's which would cost a little less, which is why I ask about the leather quality (at least to the extent you guys can judge it based on pictures) -- I think the finishing is superior though.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I don't know why RLPL just didn't stick with EG, unless there were production or relationship issues we're not privy to.
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

G&G was a nice addition to the fold I think. Not entirely sold on Silvano Sassetti.



Why do you guys automatically assume that EG produced RLPL shoes would be superior to the SS made shoes?

Other than the obvious last and stylistic differences, everything else that has been discussed are pure conjecture.

There seems to be this assumption that SS cannot make anything close to EG quality, and my response is:

ORLY?
post #13120 of 19808
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

Why do you guys automatically assume that EG produced RLPL shoes would be superior to the SS made shoes?
Other than the obvious last and stylistic differences, everything else that has been discussed are pure conjecture.
There seems to be this assumption that SS cannot make anything close to EG quality, and my response is:
ORLY?

I didn't automatically assume. I've owned both so can make an informed judgement,

They are nice shoes but at that price point I wasn't sold.
post #13121 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

What is the purpose of this? Is it to control overpronation?
Yes, but also because it was/is considered closer to the natural inclination of a healthy foot. Quite a few of the West End designed lasts of the 1930's had this "twist."

I have a last model from that time period and have made myself and my wife shoes on it. It is "classically" styled and maybe to some eyes a little old fashioned. It also feel weird when you first wear it. But after a day or so you don't even notice.
post #13122 of 19808
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

I didn't automatically assume. I've owned both so can make an informed judgement,
They are nice shoes but at that price point I wasn't sold.
+1, i didn't automatically assume either. i examined both closely side by side and concluded that i wouldn't be interested at all in the SS model if i could get EG. i wouldn't even pay half as much for SS as i would for EG, but that's also because i dislike the SS styles. so i didn't own both, but i have enough personal experience with SS to know that i wouldn't buy their RLPL models.
post #13123 of 19808
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

+1, i didn't automatically assume either. i examined both closely side by side and concluded that i wouldn't be interested at all in the SS model if i could get EG. i wouldn't even pay half as much for SS as i would for EG, but that's also because i dislike the SS styles. so i didn't own both, but i have enough personal experience with SS to know that i wouldn't buy their RLPL models.

were there quality differences either or just the styles?
post #13124 of 19808
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

BONTONI - Not sure on these....
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Bontoni is VERY under-rated, I think. They are every bit the match of Berluti, and even exceed them as far as leather quality is concerned. ALSO, the finish is made with dyes and not creams (like Berluti)... making it permanent. Great shoes,

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Originally Posted by greekgeek View Post

You are killing it lately!! Not to mention the NOS J&M Handmades...
Where are you hiding the 10.5Dish goods? fight[1].gif

luck of the draw, my friend. A German friend of mine actually bought up quite a few larger shoes before I even got the chance to take the pics nod[1].gif

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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Meister, these are really very beautiful shoes. Look at the antiquing effect around the broguing. So very beautiful... and near 70 years old to boot.

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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

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Regards.

Love Bontoni... see above comment.

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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

+1
Want, real bad.

We share the Exotics Fetish, apparently. Cheers.

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Just for your information...as far as I know, sea turtle is banned in every western country, both as raw materials and as finished product. You might not even be able to get a pair of Asian tea turtle shoes through airport customs.
And old stock must usually be verified if the question arises.

Verification is right, DWF! A friend of mine in Germany recently was asked to verify some 1960's Florsheim Alligator shoes. I mean, they were FLORSHEIMS, but that was not enough. Not possible to really verify. German Customs inches away from destroying them, but my friende was luckily able to charm the lady in charge into sending them back to the US instead.

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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Some midnight navy action
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Groovin' on the antiqued blue shoes. Very unique finish, and cool medallion. Nice pick as always, Malford.

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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

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Anthony Cleverley crup "stamps" from Leather Soul. Really great finishing on these.

The gusset loafer is such a classic style. These look to be expertly done. Bravo on this purchase.

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

JB, we need to see pics of the collection. You've been on fire lately

F'IN' A!!!! lET US SEE!

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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

When in Tokyo this Spring I went to Osawa Bekko, a retailer of tortoise shell items, and they wont even sell to foreigners the lady told me.

Japan is very hardcore when it comes to Exotics. They don't seem to care about scarcity issues. If it's alive, they'll make something out of it.
post #13125 of 19808
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Some findings on Amsterdam mid-summer sale. Didn't buy.
Who knows, is Borgioli anyhow good? Looks the way better than the Church's nearby.











Got a pair of cigar shell norvegese derbies by Borgioli. I really love those shoes.
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Originally Posted by Harrydog View Post

I have a number of Borgioli offerings...I have found them to be well made shoes.


The following are for sale: Size US 10

Wish they were in 8.5 range.

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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Wasn't that fussed on the last or the leather. I didn't think they had any place in that range (especially price range)
EG offers a more refined sober last while G&G caters to a more contemporary shape (at least the lasts / models in the RLPL range). Not sure where SS fit in.
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SS has a tendency to go the "ultra-Italian" styling route. That reverse stitch is a prime example.
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