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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


So you didnt steal them while polishing them??

I would have ran away with those

 

No way, man! He's a good friend and I would never dream of doing such a thing! NEVER!

 

Also, they're two and a half sizes too small for me :) 

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There is no surpassing this.

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There is no surpassing this.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/482307441316539168/

How about the turtle Calvary?
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Good it's that way around - turtles wearing alligator shoes is fine; alligators wearing turtle shoes would be a CITES violation.

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Got some shoes

 

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You sure did Staffer, very nice indeed icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Here's a little something I have never seen before: wholecuts painted as spectators. Can you guess the maker?

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Here's a little something I have never seen before: wholecuts painted as spectators. Can you guess the maker?
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I've seen these before (maybe in a shop) and I can't say I was particular keen. I thought they might have been Prada, but 'google image search' identified them as Ferragamo.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALVATORE-FERRAGAMO-TRAMEZZA-BLACK-BROWN-SPECIAL-EDITION-SPECTATOR-9-5EE-ITALY-/351383503300

Here is 'Dandy Shoe Care' (Alexander Nurulaeff) doing the same sort of thing (at least painting on a false toe cap) on a pair of Justin FitzPatrick:




http://dandyshoecare.tumblr.com/
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I've seen these before (maybe in a shop) and I can't say I was particular keen.

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I think Mr Nurulaeff does remarkable things with his talents, especially in restoring, reviving and re-inventing older and less-loved shoes.  The example above is not my thing at all, and in general I don't like the trend of "patinating" toe caps and the like, that seems to have become so mainstream.  But there's an appreciable art form there in imagining and executing a dye-on-crust or re-dyed project, for which I have every respect nevertheless.

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I've seen these before (maybe in a shop) and I can't say I was particular keen.

 

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Totally agree 

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Well, it's good and bad. Good for them, of course. Bad for (most of) the customers. You don't get much bang for your buck. Far too expensive, and out of the reach of many people. And at the lower end, upper one hundreds or low two hundreds you're not going to get something of quality that will last for years. You have to factor in re-soling etc which doesn't come cheap, and it's difficult to find a good cobbler on the high street. Many of them have pushed their prices up massively over the last few years. At the very top end, the prices have skyrocketed. Bespoke is absurdly expensive, and re-soling will cost half again of an original pair. It's a great pity that you can't get a really decent quality pair of shoes for £200 quid. So all in all they are luxury brands. At least the shoe industry is still going, though. For the average bloke, he's better off getting a good pair of walking boots for day to day use. Less expensive and he'd get more use out of them.
Edited by rabiesinfrance - 6/24/15 at 12:44pm
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For the first time in many, many years and after much research and study here about shoes, I "only"spent 260 € in a pair of spanish shoes, my last adquisition.  Yes, it is not the same quality , but I think I took a wise decisión.  I hope asian consumers enjoy their babys and take care of them:)

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Pair of 1950s Australian Raoul Mertons





A famous 1960s comic used to advertise them by saying:

"You know they're hurtin' when you wearin' Raoul Merton.

In fact, they are so comfortable I had them on all day.
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