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post #16111 of 19108
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I thought it was time for a group photo of some of my shoes!






From top L to R

Anthony Cleverley Bodie in Bourbon Calf, G&G Deco Bowlly in Midnight Blue, G&G Deco Holden in Deco Black, John Lobb Paris Philip II in misty calf, G&G Westbury in Racing Green on TG73, Edward Green Shannon III on last 82 in Cloud Antique

Bottom L to R

G&G St James II on TG73 in Vintage Cherry, G&G Connought on TG73 in Vintage Oak, G&G Oakham on MH71 in Vintage Rioja, G6G Hove in Chestnut Hatch Grain on TG73 and finally G&G Canterbury on DG70 in Burgundy cordovan

I also have 4 Vass and 4 C&Js so more coming up!


Nice collection - thanks for posting.

What about suede? smile.gif
post #16112 of 19108
Sent wife out for a Mother's Day massage... so put the kids to work with a coupla bottles of conditioner (I am a cruel taskmaster)!

About 2/3 of the collection of full skin Reptiles. Will give them food and water before starting the other 6 pairs. Exotic Spectators (with suede) require a steadier hand, so I'll do that myself next weekend (with a couple of Lagavulins of course).

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Edited by isshinryu101 - 5/12/13 at 11:25am
post #16113 of 19108
Really nice collection think this is around what I want once I'm 28 or so. Very clear styles throughout
post #16114 of 19108
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Originally Posted by claes500 View Post

smile.gif I am somewhat of a starter since I feel I just begun wearing really great shoes (2.5 years) but I have 9 more shoes that I will post soon (4 Vass, 4 C&Js and one Carmina) I wonder how it will look in another 2.5 years (my wallet will look even worse smile.gif )

Your shoe collection starts up very well, all are iconic models. I am sure your collection is going to be awesome in 1-2 years time.
Now maybe is time to think about bespoke shoes.
post #16115 of 19108
Every chap with enough cash to pile can arm himself with a warehouse full of JLPs, EGs or GGs until he is B/R. Vintage pairs are a different game entirely. The last hundred years has met with the fall of hundreds of makers, whose gems cannot be commissioned or bought in-store. This is why I feel collectors like Isshinryu are crucial: they preserve, value and inform fellow shoe nerds about the the days and shoes of yore. These are the true rough diamonds, waiting to be discovered. I'm out of claret at the moment, otherwise I'd raise a toast to Isshi's collection.
post #16116 of 19108
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Every chap with enough cash to pile can arm himself with a warehouse full of JLPs, EGs or GGs until he is B/R. Vintage pairs are a different game entirely. The last hundred years has met with the fall of hundreds of makers, whose gems cannot be commissioned or bought in-store. This is why I feel collectors like Isshinryu are crucial: they preserve, value and inform fellow shoe nerds about the the days and shoes of yore. These are the true rough diamonds, waiting to be discovered. I'm out of claret at the moment, otherwise I'd raise a toast to Isshi's collection.

I respectfully disagree, of course any person with enough cash can buy anything. I'm sure there are millions of people out there with enough cash that don't even know/like this stuff. What if you don't like vintage things?(I don't) or what if you don't like most of the styles/lasts?.

I personally prefer modern Vass, GG etc. even if I had access to vintage stuff, honestly.
post #16117 of 19108
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

What if you don't like vintage things?(I don't) or what if you don't like most of the styles/lasts?.
I personally prefer modern Vass, GG etc. even if I had access to vintage stuff, honestly.

I understand this view, but in actuality, it is totally misinformed. There is no such thing as an "original style". The shapes of Bestetti, G&G, and all the rest are simply recycled from eras long gone. Of course there is nothing wrong with this... in fact it is a wonderful thing. When one says a general thing such as, "what if you don't like most of the styles/lasts", how to respond? Between the 1920's and the 1950's, they were ALL done. long & sleek, french toes, wide welts, welts cut so close to the uppers that it is amazing, exotics. Every style derby, oxford, norwegian and all the rest one can imagine. Eyelets? 2,3,4,5,6,7... all done. One cannot get caught up in the "Florsheim gunboat" as the epitomy of Vintage Shoes. In fact, that model didn't even come about until the very late 1950's and became popular in the 60's.

If you like sleek and elegant, the 20's & 30's is second to none. Balmoral boots will never be made as finely as they ere in the 1910's & 1920's. Gunboats... late 40's to 50's. Elegant Spades (which BESTETTI calls on heavily for his designs... although he likes to square the toe off a bit on his models), 30's & early 40's. Pointed toes... 50's. French toes... 1940's. They are all there. It is a matter of accepting that while G&G, JLP, and the other top of the top makers represent less than 1% of the modern shoe market. The very best of the best of the eras long past ALSO represent maybe 1%. Many will never get to see and handle them in person. For those that do, it is a real treat!

This said, I enjoy both modern and Vintage styles and makers. The only difference is that when I wear my EG's, I have had the experience of meeting someone else with the same model of shoe on (although color was different). This never happens with my 30's Bostonian Gator & suede spectators (LOL).
post #16118 of 19108
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

... I feel collectors like Isshinryu are crucial: they preserve, value and inform fellow shoe nerds about the the days and shoes of yore. These are the true rough diamonds, waiting to be discovered. I'm out of claret at the moment, otherwise I'd raise a toast to Isshi's collection.

As always, you are too kind, my friend. Many Thanks.
Edited by isshinryu101 - 5/12/13 at 2:36pm
post #16119 of 19108
My three latest purchases

EG Dover

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Meermin MTO
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G&G Cannes
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Edited by gyasih - 5/12/13 at 1:48pm
post #16120 of 19108
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

ALways enjoy group shots. THANKS!

Thanks man, love your vintage shoes, would love to see some more group shots of them!

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Nice collection - thanks for posting.

What about suede? smile.gif

Thank you, yes suedes are missing. I only have one pair of C&Js in suede but would like more suedes in the future!

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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

Your shoe collection starts up very well, all are iconic models. I am sure your collection is going to be awesome in 1-2 years time.
Now maybe is time to think about bespoke shoes.

Next step for me has been to buy a bespoke suit which has meant that I will have to take it easy with my shoe buying for a while shog[1].gif
post #16121 of 19108
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

I respectfully disagree, of course any person with enough cash can buy anything. I'm sure there are millions of people out there with enough cash that don't even know/like this stuff. What if you don't like vintage things?(I don't) or what if you don't like most of the styles/lasts?.

I personally prefer modern Vass, GG etc. even if I had access to vintage stuff, honestly.

+1

Old shoes are old shoes and thats that. I wouldnt want them and wouldnt want to wear them. They just look goofy like a 1920s/1930s gangster. I understand the last and types of shoes have been reused but all those weird leathers and overall aesthetic does not do it for me.

I used to frequent this thread quiet often and then the vintage shoes started coming in here and i stopped viewing it. I know the mods ruled that all shoes are welcome but i still disagree. Hence, i go directly to the Carmina/Alden/GG threads to see cool shoes.
post #16122 of 19108
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

I understand this view, but in actuality, it is totally misinformed. There is no such thing as an "original style". The shapes of Bestetti, G&G, and all the rest are simply recycled from eras long gone. Of course there is nothing wrong with this... in fact it is a wonderful thing. When one says a general thing such as, "what if you don't like most of the styles/lasts", how to respond? Between the 1920's and the 1950's, they were ALL done. long & sleek, french toes, wide welts, welts cut so close to the uppers that it is amazing, exotics. Every style derby, oxford, norwegian and all the rest one can imagine. Eyelets? 2,3,4,5,6,7... all done. One cannot get caught up in the "Florsheim gunboat" as the epitomy of Vintage Shoes. In fact, that model didn't even come about until the very late 1950's and became popular in the 60's.

If you like sleek and elegant, the 20's & 30's is second to none. Balmoral boots will never be made as finely as they ere in the 1910's & 1920's. Gunboats... late 40's to 50's. Elegant Spades (which BESTETTI calls on heavily for his designs... although he likes to square the toe off a bit on his models), 30's & early 40's. Pointed toes... 50's. French toes... 1940's. They are all there. It is a matter of accepting that while G&G, JLP, and the other top of the top makers represent less than 1% of the modern shoe market. The very best of the best of the eras long past ALSO represent maybe 1%. Many will never get to see and handle them in person. For those that do, it is a real treat!

This said, I enjoy both modern and Vintage styles and makers. The only difference is that when I wear my EG's, I have had the experience of meeting someone else with the same model of shoe on (although color was different). This never happens with my 30's Bostonian Gator & suede spectators (LOL).

I know that, im not that ignorant, I didn't want to make the post too long, the point was the comment about the money, I respect you and your collection because its valuable and that is what you and others like, that's perfect. But others don't
post #16123 of 19108
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

As always, you are too kind, my friend. Many Thanks.

I don't think he was too kind to the other gentleman who posted his collection
post #16124 of 19108
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

I know that, im not that ignorant, I didn't want to make the post too long, the point was the comment about the money, I respect you and your collection because its valuable and that is what you and others like, that's perfect. But others don't

I can understand people might not appreciates luxury vintage shoes, they do require an advance self developed taste.
post #16125 of 19108
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

My three latest purchases

EG Dover

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Meermin MTO
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G&G Cannes
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Really like that Dover with the different leather grains.
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