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mimio, this KENT last is snug on the ankle and roomy on the instep. Width on ball of foot is regular.
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

several years ago Marshall's had many of these in this color and some in black on sale for less than $70. I wish I had brought at least one pair:(

Marshall's SUCKS now. The mens' shoe department is total crap... but some years ago, TRUE treasures could be discovered!
post #13968 of 19545
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

Answer from Church's regarding the model "Auckland":

"This style was produced over the 73 last in the late 1990s, it is now discontinnnued. We have a similar styles called Lancaster, you can see this on the web site under ‘Heavy Soles’."
My shoes are old!

Late '90's? Old?
post #13969 of 19545
Herringshoes still sells 73 last shoes (though it appears that they are being discontinued) so I think Church's continued to make them for certain retailers throughout the last decade (or maybe just Herringshoes?)

Church's 73 Last Shoes on Herringshoes
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Got some Meermin MTOs. Next to some C&J shell for RL for color comparison.

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Late '90's? Old?

Nothing compared to yours, I know!

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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Herringshoes still sells 73 last shoes (though it appears that they are being discontinued) so I think Church's continued to make them for certain retailers throughout the last decade (or maybe just Herringshoes?)
Church's 73 Last Shoes on Herringshoes

Thank you, yes, perhaps I should consider this instead. Still thinking about it...
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Originally Posted by Knowledge is King View Post

Herringshoes still sells 73 last shoes (though it appears that they are being discontinued) so I think Church's continued to make them for certain retailers throughout the last decade (or maybe just Herringshoes?)
Church's 73 Last Shoes on Herringshoes

 

I notice that some of those are marked inside "London New York Paris" i.e. no "Milan".  I know Herring ordered some on the 73 last as an extra run at some point, but I'm wondering if some were actually old stock: some of them are not marked "Custom Grade" either, which is a good thing as far as I can tell - "Custom Grade" seems to be a cynical Prada-era affectation for their regular line.

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

From Sanders's Diplomat series; model Paris. The factory has been around since 1873, but I've seen pairs from on SF rarely. The French calf is exquisite, but quality control is not at all up to date. The broguing on left pair is crooked and on right pair uneven. This is sad as the maker has real potential.
Anyone have the scoop on Sanders?

[/SPOILER]

They made the popular (east coast mostly) "Playboy" line of shoes and chukkas doing the late 60s

still around
http://www.sidmashburn.com/sanders-playboy-chukka-boot.html

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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

They made the popular (east coast mostly) "Playboy" line of shoes and chukkas doing the late 60s
still around
http://www.sidmashburn.com/sanders-playboy-chukka-boot.html

AFPoS carries Sanders and they have the Playboy chukka as well.
post #13975 of 19545
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

mimio, this KENT last is snug on the ankle and roomy on the instep. Width on ball of foot is regular.

i am really curious about sanders diplomat range, namely the luxembourg and berlin but there aren't any pictures available online. any photograph would be appreciated...
post #13976 of 19545
Those Playboy boots are one naughty creation.

kashmir, the French calf uppers Sanders uses are wonderful. They have a strong shine even without any added polish or cream. At this price-range, 250£, the factory would need to work on their lasts and quality control a bit, but after that they'd be a stong competitor for the likes of Church's et al.
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Haven't seen the "Luxembourg", but the "Berlin is on Sanders' own website here, and on pediwear.co.uk here.  There are also several crepe-soled chukkas here and here.

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I own and have handled many pairs of Sanders shoes, and they are really nice shoes, especially in the Casual and Country collection.
They do their work pretty well and are built with good materials, I have found them fairly better in quality and comfort than any Loake 1880 I have tried.

I think that they should work with details as VRaivio still said, for example I found that the stitches lenght in the uppers should be smaller and more refined in the Diplomat range instead using the same setting for all lines.
Edited by alexSF - 9/23/12 at 6:22am
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oops. luxembourg was barker's.
post #13980 of 19545
On the topic of a totally different sort of shoe damage.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49136772/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/

It's a sad day.
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