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Re-reading...I guess my opening statement could have seemed a bit brusque...sorry, I didn't mean it that way.

No offense taken. Actually I need to thank you as I learnt so much from you.
post #18902 of 20862
I have too much idle time in my hands, so naturally I invest a portion of this to thinking how much tried and tested knowledge Styleforum's shoe threads would have without bengal-stripe and DWFII. We'd have plenty of gut feelings and hype, but these two will only sell shoes. Not pass on knowledge.
post #18903 of 20862
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It's a Double Monk. Every English shoe manufacturer has that style in their collection.

The style might be generic, the locality is unique: London's Bedford Square.


Of course it's a double monk

I meant, can anyone i.d. this specific model and where it came from. smile.gif It looked like it could be Raf Simons but it's not the best photo.

I'm impressed you figured out the location though.
post #18904 of 20862
Thank you guys!

That is my first pair of UK5 shoes, I used to buy uk6, but all of them fit loosely, from a little loose(ndc) to very loose(santoni,Paul smith). Then I thought I should get a pair of UK5 instead, for a better fit. so here it is... Tight at the instep... not enjoyable to wear at all... And there's another pair of uk5 santoni monk strap coming to me, let's see how it goes....
Maybe I should save for bespoke shoes then....
Edited by MightnMagic - 5/28/14 at 7:37pm
post #18905 of 20862
you know there is a 5.5 in between....
post #18906 of 20862
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Originally Posted by MightnMagic View Post

Thank you guys!

That is my first pair of UK5 shoes, I used to buy uk6, but all of them fit loosely, from a little loose(ndc) to very loose(santoni,Paul smith). Then I thought I should get a pair of UK5 instead, for a better fit. so here it is... Tight at the instep... not enjoyable to wear at all... And there's another pair of uk5 santoni monk strap coming to me, let's see how it goes....
Maybe I should save for bespoke shoes then....

 

My experience is Santoni's run big.  I take UK5.0 in EG & G&G and the 4.5 Santoni's are still a tad loose.

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A bunch of pics of my new Gaziano & Girling MTO, ordered through Skoaktiebolaget. Hove, Vintage Oak, DG70-last, F-width, Single Dainite sole.







Love that on the DG70 Jesper, much better than the MH71 that it is usually on..... good choice!
post #18908 of 20862
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Originally Posted by MightnMagic View Post

Thank you guys!

That is my first pair of UK5 shoes, I used to buy uk6, but all of them fit loosely, from a little loose(ndc) to very loose(santoni,Paul smith). Then I thought I should get a pair of UK5 instead, for a better fit. so here it is... Tight at the instep... not enjoyable to wear at all... And there's another pair of uk5 santoni monk strap coming to me, let's see how it goes....
Maybe I should save for bespoke shoes then....

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

you know there is a 5.5 in between....

Yes, and shoes...even RTW...used to come in widths--A, B, C, D, E, F (even AA, AAA, & FF, FFF).

And once upon a time those widths (or "fittings" as they are sometimes called) meant something...even for the RTW boys.

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Edited by DWFII - 5/29/14 at 6:38am
post #18909 of 20862
Not often do you get to tick one off your vintage shoe Bucket List.

1930s Johnston and Murphy Hand Made spades made for the venerable Rogers Peet firm in NYC.

America's greatest hand made off the rack shoe. RIP.





Thanks to vintage shoe Maestro isshinryu 101 for securing me those beauties in my favourite size 11D. cheers.gif

Love Treatment Regime so far:

1. Generous applications of Cadillac conditioner
2. Generous rubbing in of Collonil1909/Diamant medium brown
3. Finished with Angelus mahogany wax.
4. Buffed shine rather than spit shine

Tragedy is that this is their last day like this. The suicide heels will be replaced and a topy added to protect the barely worn sole.

Should be good for another 85 years!
Edited by meister - 5/29/14 at 6:18pm
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might as well throw them out now that they've been topied...

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might as well throw them out now that they've been topied...
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might as well throw them out now that they've been topied...

 

:rotflmao:

post #18913 of 20862
Beauties through and through, meister! You're a lucky shoe addict for sure!
post #18914 of 20862
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Yes, and shoes...even RTW...used to come in widths--A, B, C, D, E, F (even AA, AAA, & FF, FFF).

And once upon a time those widths (or "fittings" as they are sometimes called) meant something...even for the RTW boys.

--

In the 1910's and 1920's, some U.S. shoes even came in QUARTER sizes.
post #18915 of 20862
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Beauties through and through, meister! You're a lucky shoe addict for sure!

They were actually designed by Rogers Peet. J&M liked the style so much that it became its flagship dress shoe model for many years to come... and made that 1980's resurgence to boot.
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