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^^ Shame shame shame!  Shoes are meant to be worn, and can be polished....


 



I quite agree. Though I must confess that there was a time I felt much the same as OREO. I am so glad to have abandoned that mindset. I find vastly more enjoyment in wearing all my quality shoes in the manner they were intended to be owrn, and caring for them is part of the fun.

Absolutely!!! Gotta wear them to really appreciate the finer details.
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1960's - 1970's Elephant Skin chukkas by Church's. Indestructible winter boots.

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post #18393 of 19443
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1960's - 1970's Elephant Skin chukkas by Church's.
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Looks to me like the "Fighting Seal" that was at one time (1950s - 60s) quite popular in the Church's collection.



http://www.styleforum.net/t/120769/fs-30k-brioni-rare-100-pure-vicuna-jacket-blazer-48-58eu-mint/45#post_2101540
post #18394 of 19443
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Looks to me like the "Fighting Seal" that was at one time (1950s - 60s) quite popular in the Church's collection.



http://www.styleforum.net/t/120769/fs-30k-brioni-rare-100-pure-vicuna-jacket-blazer-48-58eu-mint/45#post_2101540

No. This is the elephant. Here is the "fighting Seal". Similar, but different noneth

eless.
post #18395 of 19443
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Pembrokes are great country/casual shoes. When I see consolidated collections like these I'm more tempted to get rid of most of my shoes. Now that I started driving everywhere, I don't get enough wear to justify all my shoes...

I'm working less (retired) and driving more. I could not justify so many business looking shoes. I had to get rid of 30 pairs.frown.gif
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I'm working less (retired) and driving more. I could not justify so many business looking shoes. I had to get rid of 30 pairs.frown.gif

OUCH! What does the current collection contain?
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With this outlook you should definitely hunt for some pairs from Tuczek, Joseph Box, John Lobb Ltd., Anthony Cleverley, Gatto and similar more or less iconic cordwainers of the past century. These would be true display shoes and you could set up a small private museum with nasty prices for SF's shoe nerds. I, for one, welcome such freakish endeavours. I've toyed with the idea of having a pair of shoes made by one contemporary master just for display. Like a leather sculpture, never to be worn but simply marveled at. The gentle craft lives on as long as we're supporting the artisans.

I work as a cobbler so my wages don't quite match up to some of these brands (although i am saving up for John Lobb 'Camberly' dark brown museum calf, or Edward Green 'Galway' as an MTO). I do enjoy wearing my shoes, however i often find limited opportunities to do so because i cannot wear my nice shoes to work (they would get annihilated!) and i only really get 1 day off a week so i am at the mercy of the weather which in the UK, especially recently has been constant rain. I do however buy my shoes with the intention of having them for the next +20 years, so i'll have plenty of opportunities to wear them.

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XPost from a couple of other threads.

 

Just got word, they're on the way.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

1960's - 1970's Elephant Skin chukkas by Church's. Indestructible winter boots.

Churchelephantchukka1.jpg

Churchelephantchukka2.jpg


 Very nice...And it's really very special ...

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Isshi, once again you have the most interesting finds, models, leathers, the works. Keep up the good stuff.

Out in the street they call this number 8 Horween shell cordovan, made on the healthy and plump 325 last:

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

1960's - 1970's Elephant Skin chukkas by Church's. Indestructible winter boots.

Churchelephantchukka1.jpg

Churchelephantchukka2.jpg

How would the leather or construction be indestructible during winter?
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How would the leather or construction be indestructible during winter?

Snowiest and wettest winter in NJ in many years *possibly most in recorder history". Rather than invest in the single-season hiking boots I usually purchase (then disgard after winter ends) I went with a rotation that leaned heavily on elephant skin chukkas, 1940's veldtschoen captoe boots and some ancient sealskin boots. Each pair got at least 25 wears. Each pair was completely enveloped in snow and ice... as I enjoy shoveling for exercise in the cold months. Leather was soaked (although none of the pairs actually leaked) and salted. So much salt was used on the streets and sidewalks that the boots would have a thick white coating after wearing. The salt actually ate thru the all leather heels of all 3 pairs... but the leather is unscathed. All I used was a couple of layers of cream polish and they are still soft and beautiful.

Better than any modern hiking boots I have ever worn.
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First time out (Xpost from JL):
JL Chambord II
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Snowiest and wettest winter in NJ in many years *possibly most in recorder history". Rather than invest in the single-season hiking boots I usually purchase (then disgard after winter ends) I went with a rotation that leaned heavily on elephant skin chukkas, 1940's veldtschoen captoe boots and some ancient sealskin boots. Each pair got at least 25 wears. Each pair was completely enveloped in snow and ice... as I enjoy shoveling for exercise in the cold months. Leather was soaked (although none of the pairs actually leaked) and salted. So much salt was used on the streets and sidewalks that the boots would have a thick white coating after wearing. The salt actually ate thru the all leather heels of all 3 pairs... but the leather is unscathed. All I used was a couple of layers of cream polish and they are still soft and beautiful.

Better than any modern hiking boots I have ever worn.

 

By leather was soaked you do mean that both upper and sole are wet all the way through insole/sock liner?

 

p.s., if they are soaked all the way through insole, then its damp inside, aka leakage.  No?

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My 'collection'. All reheeled by me. Hey, how about those Florsheim's  'made in India'..

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