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Who cares how many shoes someone has...what matters is the quality and if they make you look forward to putting them on. There's a lot of technical shoe speak on SF mostly from guys who sell and collect shoes but there's no way I would ever want to get so deep into shoes of all things.

 

It used to be the same way with me for high end audio....listening to audio heads go on and on about transparency, low end weight and midrange liquidity and always upgrading components till one day I just got myself a cool set and no longer feel the need to buy more equipment...just enjoy what I have.

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Fiddler, don't forget the green marker tweak to improve the quality of cds wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Who cares how many shoes someone has...what matters is the quality and if they make you look forward to putting them on. There's a lot of technical shoe speak on SF mostly from guys who sell and collect shoes but there's no way I would ever want to get so deep into shoes of all things.

It used to be the same way with me for high end audio....listening to audio heads go on and on about transparency, low end weight and midrange liquidity and always upgrading components till one day I just got myself a cool set and no longer feel the need to buy more equipment...just enjoy what I have.

why the attitude? Didn't ever get the impression that any of the posters in this thread were pushing the idea that everyone should own 50+ pairs of shoes. Most of the Gentlemen here are Professionals who earn a living doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with shoes. If they sell as well, it's usually for a couple of extra dollars in the pocket to... buy more for themselves. Seems like harmless fun to me.
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Definitely small-time by SF standards and that's why I love this place! I have maybe 5 or 6 suits in total but the shoes are what interest me..

You've posted some of the best pairs I've seen on SF.
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Well it is in a certain extend, but only 'small-timer' for the SF crowd.

Those Reindeers are worth 10 pairs, IMO.
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post


why the attitude? Didn't ever get the impression that any of the posters in this thread were pushing the idea that everyone should own 50+ pairs of shoes. Most of the Gentlemen here are Professionals who earn a living doing something that has absolutely nothing to do with shoes. If they sell as well, it's usually for a couple of extra dollars in the pocket to... buy more for themselves. Seems like harmless fun to me.

 

Why so touchy? I was not trying to be disparaging or contentious....I recognise that some guys on here really do get under the skin of shoe construction and that's no problem for me. Why they do it carries no interest for me and neither does their definition of what constitutes a lot. I like some of your vintage shoes.

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Made by Jan Petter Myhre of Norway. Not a pair of mine, but I want to play a game: who can guess the grainy leather's origin?

Derby+Calf&Elephant.jpg
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Why so touchy? I was not trying to be disparaging or contentious....I recognise that some guys on here really do get under the skin of shoe construction and that's no problem for me. Why they do it carries no interest for me and neither does their definition of what constitutes a lot. I like some of your vintage shoes.

I'm dead serious with this question:

Isn't posting on a message forum, which is dedicated to men's shoes and clothing, about how you don't understand the fascination with men's shoes worse than the posts about the intricacies and styles of shoes?
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post


I'm dead serious with this question:
Isn't posting on a message forum, which is dedicated to men's shoes and clothing, about how you don't understand the fascination with men's shoes worse than the posts about the intricacies and styles of shoes?

 

I fully understand the fascination ( I never said I didn't)....I also understand that some would want to delve far deeper into it than just casual enthusiasts. I can't be bothered to go that deep but that doesn't mean I am critical of those who do. I hope I cleared that up for you. 

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Made by Jan Petter Myhre of Norway. Not a pair of mine, but I want to play a game: who can guess the grainy leather's origin?
Derby+Calf&Elephant.jpg

 

Hippopotamus (not kidding)...or a warthog?

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diversity is good, pl don't crush opinions
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

who can guess the grainy leather's origin?
Derby+Calf&Elephant.jpg

 

Elephant perhaps?

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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

nobody likes my newsshoes cold[1].gif

Well I like them. Those loafers look super comfy.
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

Elephant perhaps?

It looks a lot like elephant...and if someone showed me that leather in another context that would be my first guess. But given that it's one of Jan Petter's and coming from where it's coming...I'm hesitant to say elephant. Maybe walrus or beavertail?
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The leather is indeed elephant hide, Stirling is the man of the hour. I hadn't previously seen this stuff used in shoemaking. It has a texture that one won't easily forget.
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