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Nice. Similar to Bontoni designs.

 

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very beautiful pairs Jesper!!! whole cuts aaaaaahhhhh you just spoke to my heart hhahaha :happy:

 

i have seen this brand while i was in Rome last summer and i was about to buy their tassels!! how is the construction? (judging from the pics they look really good)

 

Cheers guys! Yeah love wholecuts. I've owned two pairs before (had to sell them since they became too small when I gained weight...) and I'd say they are about on pair with other midrange brands like Carmina or Crockett & Jones Benchgrade. They all have their pros and cons, but overall about the same quality wise.
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Hi gentlemen, currently i live in rural area and there're some pebbles on the ground and my rubber sole shoes would end up like this every day: 

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does that mean i should avoid wearing shoes with leather sole before i move to CBD...?

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Anyone familiar with Van Bummel Noble Blue? Reviews weren't too flattering although it looks like AE/Loake uquivent. Any experience?
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Van Bommel is the Allen Edmonds of the Netherlands. Noble blue is comparable to the Allen Edmonds independence line. The quality has decreased recently though, as the lower lines are made elsewhere, I guess the blue noble is still made at the Dutch factory. They use Goodyear welting as well.
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Thanks for the feedback on Von Bummel. That's consistent with what I've read.
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Van Bommel is the Allen Edmonds of the Netherlands. Noble blue is comparable to the Allen Edmonds independence line. The quality has decreased recently though, as the lower lines are made elsewhere, I guess the blue noble is still made at the Dutch factory. They use Goodyear welting as well.
Is the leather used decent on the Noble Blue line? I know it's not EG but I hope it's not plasticky. The pair I'm looking at appears to be Norwegian constructed.
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I'm not a leather expert. I myself have asked many questions here on style forum. I have just recently started building my shoes collection.

like I said its more Allen Edmonds level and maybe slightly below carmina.

Van Bommel quality of the 10-15 years ago was top notch. Dunno which year built you are talking about.
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I'm not a leather expert. I myself have asked many questions here on style forum. I have just recently started building my shoes collection.

like I said its more Allen Edmonds level and maybe slightly below carmina.

Van Bommel quality of the 10-15 years ago was too notch. Dunno which year built you are talking about.

These are the shoes I've been eyeing. I like the look but I actually saw a previous pair, same size and all, just sell for $30 a couple months ago. Big difference in price!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171748422694?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

As we all know, just because it looks good doesn't mean that the value is similar.
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They look really nice and well built. I believe those are the top quality of previous years.
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They look really nice and well built. I believe those are the top quality of previous years.

They are some form of storm welt.
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They look really nice and well built. I believe those are the top quality of previous years.
Funny the exact pair of shoes sold for $30 a couple months ago. It has the same damage in the toe area. $30 to $339...seller is looking for a big upcharge lol
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Picked up this pair of Lobbs on eBay. Gave them the presidential shine and they look like new.

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Picked up this pair of Lobbs on eBay. Gave them the presidential shine and they look like new.

Any "before" pics?

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@j ingevaldsson

What do you think of the Cheaney Imperial line? Amazing shoes btw 

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Doucals navy suede chukka boot
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Herring Moriarty by Alfred Sargent.

Would the difference in suede nap between the left and right boot be acceptable (see last picture)?







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