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post #14911 of 19665
That area around the heel counter and opening is where the cross-section of the leather membrane is exposed and it is a high stress area with some kind of rubbing every time you put on and remove your footwear. Take a piece of cloth that's unfinished or poorly finished at the edges, that unfinished edge becomes a weak link and will unravel. With leather, an extended and improperly trimmed finish may cause peeling to occur.

This is why certain shoes are made so that the leather fold inwards into the lining and does not expose the cross section of the leather to high stress areas. Hopefully, I am making sense with what I wrote.

I've had a 8 year Alden peel exactly around the area and have seen many specimens of vintage shell that suffer the same area. I've made it a point to condition the area around the opening on all my shoes now.
post #14912 of 19665
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seperated at birth
Bontoni

Thanks I have been thinking of buying a pair of those. My first pair arrived today in 44 and perfect fit with great antiquing.
post #14913 of 19665
Simple black museum shoes and new french tools.

post #14914 of 19665
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seperated at birth
Bontoni

Silvano Lattanzi for Brioni

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A Fine Pair of Shoes x Alfred Sargent Benson balmoral monk shoes in cognac shell
 



 






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Originally Posted by woolymammoth View Post

Simple black museum shoes and new french tools.

Very nice, all.
post #14915 of 19665
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Sorry to rain on your parade. It's really poor finishing, especially the heel. I've seen too many shell cordovan start cracking from that area. Nice Colour and medallion though.

Fixable though. Just add some renovateur and brush brush brush with a horse hair brush.
post #14916 of 19665
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Thanks I have been thinking of buying a pair of those. My first pair arrived today in 44 and perfect fit with great antiquing.


Pics to follow?
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whiskey lhs
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 12/24/12 at 2:08pm
post #14918 of 19665
19 pairs of shoes purchased this month (EGs and Alden Cigar LHS posted start of this month) and a bunch more incoming after the holidays. No shoe pledge failed miserably. Here's some photos, all from Instagram as no free time to take actual photos for a few days until I'm done travelling on / off the next few days. Definitely a bit more SW&D focused but all around

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










post #14919 of 19665
^ What the fukkkk? 19 pairs?
post #14920 of 19665
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^ What the fukkkk? 19 pairs?
Loco
post #14921 of 19665
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

19 pairs of shoes purchased this month (EGs and Alden Cigar LHS posted start of this month) and a bunch more incoming after the holidays. No shoe pledge failed miserably. Here's some photos, all from Instagram as no free time to take actual photos for a few days until I'm done travelling on / off the next few days. Definitely a bit more SW&D focused but all around Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)










 

You make me look relatively sane. Enjoy them.

post #14922 of 19665
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Originally Posted by woolymammoth View Post

Simple black museum shoes and new french tools.

 

These are great...is this model called City II on the 7000 last? Would be interested to know how you sized vis a vis your US size.

post #14923 of 19665
Lol @ 19 pairs
post #14924 of 19665
Can you do a group shot of the 19? This is epic
post #14925 of 19665
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Can you do a group shot of the 19? This is epic

Some still coming in and the shoes are in LA / Norcal / Friends place as I'm moving around a bit. Could probably get a shot of most by start of January. It's ridiculous but it's also going to have to stop after new years as I need to get money to pay taxes and probably a mortgage
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