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post #13411 of 19228
Thanks for all your replies.

I agree with you, I don’t like the idea of pre-distressed shoes either.
Or pre-distressed jeans. Or pre-distessed anything.

The shoes I bought don’t look like the shoes on my first photo, which I found somewhere online. They look quite normal. Only close inspection reveals that the leather is different on heel and tip, as shown in the detail photos. Let’s see what carefull brushing does to them and then decide whether to keep them or not.

church_sahara.jpg


@ bengal-stripe These riding boots are beautiful. I wish I was around horses enough to justify a purchase. Maybe the Jodhpur boots...
http://horacebatten.com/boots/strap_jodhpur
post #13412 of 19228
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Fritzl - don't tell me now you are not Australian?
I thought:: Gmunden, Salzkammergut, Australia

Still recovering from that pair of eBay shoes I never saw post purchase that were sent to Austria...oh sorry Australia....
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

you're welcome.
let's see. i discovered this particular pair around two years ago and finally it's in my hands now. i'm debating with myself to keep it or bring it to a good home. we'll see.
the facts: the leather is delicate and the caramel colour is amazing. it's on one of the two most traditional lasts of the Austro-Hungarian school - the almond shaped "Wiener Leisten". this is a no brainer - pure elegance, so to say. the brass buckle fits in perfectly with the warm tone of the colour. i'll try to make some more pictures from different angles for your pleasure.
ten of ten on my scale.
well, you might know that i'm not a biggest fan of double-monks. at the end of the day, i don't mind them and they definitely do not bother me in any sense. it's a horses for courses scenario. your pair looks decent and for me the full brogue blends in well with the overall characteristics. wear them in good health.

My thoughts entirely. Whoever tipped you into them deserves plaudits,,,,,crackup[1].gif
post #13413 of 19228
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

you're welcome.
let's see. i discovered this particular pair around two years ago and finally it's in my hands now. i'm debating with myself to keep it or bring it to a good home. we'll see.
the facts: the leather is delicate and the caramel colour is amazing. it's on one of the two most traditional lasts of the Austro-Hungarian school - the almond shaped "Wiener Leisten". this is a no brainer - pure elegance, so to say. the brass buckle fits in perfectly with the warm tone of the colour. i'll try to make some more pictures from different angles for your pleasure.
ten of ten on my scale.
well, you might know that i'm not a biggest fan of double-monks. at the end of the day, i don't mind them and they definitely do not bother me in any sense. it's a horses for courses scenario. your pair looks decent and for me the full brogue blends in well with the overall characteristics. wear them in good health.

Is that essentially similar to the Vass 3636 last?
post #13414 of 19228
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Re-posted from the Rock your shoes and socks thread on the suggestion of fritzl.
My MTM oxfords from Shanghai Tianzi Shoes:

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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

black medallion cap toe boot
argyles otc
2mmecys.jpg

Sharp combos, gents!
post #13415 of 19228
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I haven't worked it out yet.
I alternate between keeping these at the back of the cupboard for months and then wearing them for a week.

fritzl - as a fellow Australian - I'll take your opinion.

I like those! The broguing around the buckling leather may be just a bit much, but I do enjoy double monks now (an Aussie showed me the light on this). What is the brand?
post #13416 of 19228
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

you're welcome.
let's see. i discovered this particular pair around two years ago and finally it's in my hands now. i'm debating with myself to keep it or bring it to a good home. we'll see.
the facts: the leather is delicate and the caramel colour is amazing. it's on one of the two most traditional lasts of the Austro-Hungarian school - the almond shaped "Wiener Leisten". this is a no brainer - pure elegance, so to say. the brass buckle fits in perfectly with the warm tone of the colour. i'll try to make some more pictures from different angles for your pleasure.
ten of ten on my scale.
well, you might know that i'm not a biggest fan of double-monks. at the end of the day, i don't mind them and they definitely do not bother me in any sense. it's a horses for courses scenario. your pair looks decent and for me the full brogue blends in well with the overall characteristics. wear them in good health.

what is your size?
post #13417 of 19228
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Was wondering if I could pose a general question here: I recently acquired a pair of loafers made from Russian reindeer calf. Beautiful stuff, and the story obviously makes them even cooler. My only question is regarding their care.
I assume that a coat of Reno will suffice every 10-15 wears (as is standard practice with the rest of my loafers), but I was wondering if anyone had any other advice or, better yet, specific instructions. Not sure if the age/treatment of the leather will react better or worse to one method or another. I'm likely going to reach out to Cleverley to see if they have any specific advice, but figured I'd try here first. Thanks in advance.

For RR, I would stick to a non-darkening conditioner 4x a year and let the leather do the rest of the work.
post #13418 of 19228
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

what is your size?

bigger than yours biggrin.gif these are EU 44.5/45
post #13419 of 19228
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

bigger than yours biggrin.gif these are EU 44.5/45

I kinda figured! Worth a shot, though. We have similar tastes in many shoes am wanting to experience the "Austro-Hungarian Shoe World".
post #13420 of 19228
X-poast family portrait from the Penny Loafer Porn thread. Hi haters.



From 12:00:
AE Shell Cordovan Penny (MTO)
New and Lingwood Russian Reindeer Calf Penny
Vintage (circa 1980s) Cole Haan Italian Bit Loafer
RL (C&J) Shell Cordovan Tassel
Grenson Calf Tassel (with worn-to-shit sprezz)
C&J Suede Tassel
AE Calf Penny (trad edition)
Gravati Crocodile Penny (for Wilkes Bashford)
post #13421 of 19228
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

X-poast family portrait from the Penny Loafer Porn thread. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hi haters.

From 12:00:
AE Shell Cordovan Penny (MTO)
New and Lingwood Russian Reindeer Calf Penny
Vintage (circa 1980s) Cole Haan Italian Bit Loafer
RL (C&J) Shell Cordovan Tassel
Grenson Calf Tassel (with worn-to-shit sprezz)
C&J Suede Tassel
AE Calf Penny (trad edition)
Gravati Crocodile Penny (for Wilkes Bashford)

great collection, imo
post #13422 of 19228
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Sharp combos, gents!

nephew,
thank you
post #13423 of 19228
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

X-poast family portrait from the Penny Loafer Porn thread. Hi haters.

From 12:00:
AE Shell Cordovan Penny (MTO)
New and Lingwood Russian Reindeer Calf Penny
Vintage (circa 1980s) Cole Haan Italian Bit Loafer
RL (C&J) Shell Cordovan Tassel
Grenson Calf Tassel (with worn-to-shit sprezz)
C&J Suede Tassel
AE Calf Penny (trad edition)
Gravati Crocodile Penny (for Wilkes Bashford)

good looking loafers, consider full strap
post #13424 of 19228
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

bigger than yours biggrin.gif these are EU 44.5/45

My size.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Regards.
post #13425 of 19228
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

My size.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Regards.

Lucky!
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