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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

I suspect there's quite a bit of exaggeration.  My guess would be that they are buffed before each wear, and polished when needed.  Just like the rest of us?

 

 

I thought about that, but obviously don't know for sure.

 

There is an old school tradition (more from the baby-boomer and older generations) of shining your Sunday shoes before going to church.  At the same time that this was a tradition, most people only had one pair of shoes that they considered their "Sunday" shoes.  I can't imagine how bad that tradition is for leather, to gently wear a pair of shoes for a few hours at church, only to be put into the closet for another week before having more polish caked on top of the previous week's.  And traditionally, they were not just buffing the shoes.  Good old Kiwi was what was used.

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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Some people pile up as much as they can, for the sole reason because they can.
Others can appreciated the time, materials and worksmanship needed to create something unique.
They will handle those products with as much respect, pride and care as possible for as long as possible, no matter how much more they can afford.
Style has little to do with dress and a lot to do with attitude, which is why some people will never be regarded as classy or stylish by myself no matter how good their shoemaker or tailor might be.

Charles does it right


 

I've seen these photos, or similar ones, on various occasions. I'm always struck by how clumsily the repairs have been carried out - almost as if His Royal Highness wishes to draw attention to them, which I suspect he does, as he is trying to make a point about waste and living frugally. Had the repairs been properly executed, they would be virtually invisible.

 

He also has quite small feet, which makes the trouser legs seem rather flappy.

post #17523 of 19138
Well, these regal figures have status not solely derived from clothing. They can wear threadbares and patched items without losing any of the titles, estates, servants and whathaveyou while for, say, oligarchs the frames may just hold more value than the painting itself. Celebrity value and photo circulation is also key. As for the polish, I remember seeing a photo of some brogues Charles was wearing and the perforations were covered with polish. The shine was otherworldly, but the whole looked wrong. One does not simply cover brogue holes with polish.
post #17524 of 19138
Gentlemen, I enjoy the direction this discussion has turned to.
I can understand and even respect your standpoints a lot better now, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
post #17525 of 19138
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Gentlemen, I enjoy the direction this discussion has turned to.
I can understand and even respect your standpoints a lot better now, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

ALWAYS glad to see your posts and hear your point of view.
post #17526 of 19138
Let's get back to seeing shoes smile.gif

Bontoni Split Toes

post #17527 of 19138
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post


How the heck to you all keep track of which shoes he is wearing?  I just Googled photos of the funeral, and I see some pictures of PC's shoes, but it would never dawn on me to have looked without your prompt.

The military style bunning, the cracking and the famous patches. Unmistakeable to shoe tragics.
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Bontoni Split Toes

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Pure unrequited inlove.gif Might wear a pair of Bontonis today just to be in the zone with you fistbump.gif
post #17528 of 19138
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Originally Posted by Ejirardo View Post

Let's get back to seeing shoes smile.gif

Bontoni Split Toes

nice shoes!!! love the color tones

:nodding:

 

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Originally Posted by meister View Post


The military style bunning, the cracking and the famous patches. Unmistakeable to shoe tragics.

:crackup:hahahha totally agree

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Originally Posted by meister View Post


The military style bunning, the cracking and the famous patches. Unmistakeable to shoe tragics.
 

Oh, I can definitely tell when a photo is brought to my attention.  I guess I just don't have a habit of checking the news to spot pictures of Prince Charles so that I can take notice of his shoes.  That's all I meant.  It simply never occurs to me to go looking.  

post #17530 of 19138
Love the color of the Bontoni's
post #17531 of 19138
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

G&G MTOs came in (quick iPhone pics):

dat tass!
post #17532 of 19138
I see what you did there.
post #17533 of 19138
Those tassles give me the heeby jeebies frown.gif
post #17534 of 19138
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

Oh, I can definitely tell when a photo is brought to my attention.  I guess I just don't have a habit of checking the news to spot pictures of Prince Charles so that I can take notice of his shoes.  That's all I meant.  It simply never occurs to me to go looking.  

You will get there one day....
post #17535 of 19138
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


You will get there one day....

 

 

I've never been much for celebrity (or royal) watching.

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