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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

He commented that it was for the sake of precision and so he could determine placement.

I don't like that tiny medallion sitting on the quite large toe cap like some monkey on top of a horse hanging on for dear life. But then, I do have a penchant for medallions which tumble over the sides of the shoe like grapes over the edge of a fruit bowl.
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

I don't like that tiny medallion sitting on the quite large toe cap like some monkey on top of a horse hanging on for dear life. But then, I do have a penchant for medallions which tumble over the sides of the shoe like grapes over the edge of a fruit bowl.

You outdid yourself on that one bro!facepalm.giflol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

Continuation ... (sorry for the long lag time. Busy).

Yesterday, he sent me pictures of the shoes with the initials punched into them Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)





He said that he’d painstakingly hand-polish the shoes (anybody who has spent time polishing shoes will know that to get a gleam throughout the entire pair of shoes is no small feat, and will take several hours).







I reminded him I wanted flat laces.

The completed shoes, ready for dispatch:















 

Great looking shoes, Congrats.

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post


I don't like that tiny medallion sitting on the quite large toe cap like some monkey on top of a horse hanging on for dear life. But then, I do have a penchant for medallions which tumble over the sides of the shoe like grapes over the edge of a fruit bowl.

 

It cant be too far off when someone decides to have their initials punched all over the shoe like a louis vuitton handbag.

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Vass:







post #17286 of 19632
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post



 

   unusual and interesting 'medallion'.  LIKE IT

post #17287 of 19632
They're (presumably) his initials.
post #17288 of 19632
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

They're (presumably) his initials.

Yes, he says they are earlier in the thread. A prudent if slightly unnecessary precaution to avoid a mix-up with someone else's shoes in the locker-room, perhaps?

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Whatever the reason, it (surprisingly perhaps) doesn't look too bad.
post #17290 of 19632
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Whatever the reason, it (surprisingly perhaps) doesn't look too bad.

 

Yup, good stylizing of the initials by the maker.

 

I would have preferred the initials around the quarters or heel counter though. Putting your initials on the most prominent part of the shoe seems very much like having the huge H buckle on your belt.

post #17291 of 19632
I'd rather of wearing the shoe rather than wearing a big H buckle belt.
post #17292 of 19632
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

Whatever the reason, it (surprisingly perhaps) doesn't look too bad.

You think not? They have been nicely executed, but I think I would have chosen an upright font with serifs, rather than script. Perhaps with the letters superimposed in the way they sometimes are on a signet ring.

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Perhaps there are better ways of doing it, I don't discount that, but regardless, it looks quite good as is.
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Vass:

Fatastic, shell?
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Some recent pickups, more photos in the respective threads















Edited by stevent - 9/5/13 at 7:54pm
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