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post #2476 of 19801
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
why?

isn't this a model a lot of brands have in their line-up?

No, not with a medallion that size.
post #2477 of 19801
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Correct.

It's not the Nottingham, is it?

Why are you selling them?
post #2478 of 19801
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post
The lack of shoe trees makes me cringe though

+1
post #2479 of 19801
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
No, not with a medallion that size.

i see.

it's pretty fugly btw.
post #2480 of 19801
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post
Here you go (truer color as well):


Lovely shoes Moo , Trickers are IMHO a very underrated manufacturer round here.
post #2481 of 19801
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
+1

I agree but Rider Boot does not make shoe trees and I have not found a suitable substitute. As you can see from my Alden and A/E posts (and a few more to come), I buy shoe trees when available. Anyone know a good shoe tree that will work with Rider Boot?
post #2482 of 19801
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Originally Posted by brax View Post
I agree but Rider Boot does not make shoe trees and I have not found a suitable substitute. As you can see from my Alden and A/E posts (and a few more to come), I buy shoe trees when available. Anyone know a good shoe tree that will work with Rider Boot?

There's nothing special about the shoe trees that Alden or AE "produce". The Alden branded ones just have a name tag applied and the AE trees are fairly generic too. Just buy anything that looks like it might work.
post #2483 of 19801
Here are the Edward Greens (shoe trees included).

Boots: Galway, last 606, rosewood with tobacco suede
Shoes: Cardiff, last 808, dark oak
Dover, last 202, chestnut
Fawsley, last 606, burnt pine (at the cobbler)



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post #2484 of 19801
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Originally Posted by brax View Post
I agree but Rider Boot does not make shoe trees and I have not found a suitable substitute. As you can see from my Alden and A/E posts (and a few more to come), I buy shoe trees when available. Anyone know a good shoe tree that will work with Rider Boot?

Rider recommended to me the Cedarville Men's Ultra for his Chukkas. Those shoe trees will work for darn near anything. But honestly, any shoe tree is better than nothing if you do not want to fork over $~30 / pair of trees. Think about it this way though... shoe trees are just about the best investment you can make. They last forever and they also make your shoes last longer.

http://www.cedarvillestore.com/p-13-...shoe-tree.aspx
post #2485 of 19801
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post
There's nothing special about the shoe trees that Alden or AE "produce". The Alden branded ones just have a name tag applied and the AE trees are fairly generic too. Just buy anything that looks like it might work.

That's right - I use either Alden or no-name cedar trees and they work fine in the Rider's. You're just stretching out the break, not the toes.
post #2486 of 19801
Wearing these mantellassi and posting them for fritzl since he loves suede chukkas



post #2487 of 19801
Nice.
post #2488 of 19801
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
Nice.

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Originally Posted by Animal Thug View Post
Those look awesome!

thanks, Just noticed that shopthefinest (where I purchased these) has the same boot, but labeled Borrelli, for $200 more than this mantallessi version
post #2489 of 19801
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
thanks, Just noticed that shopthefinest (where I purchased these) has the same boot, but labeled Borrelli, for $200 more than this mantallessi version

I'd prefer the 'un-rebranded' (not just because of the price). I like Sutor; I'm not an expert, but from what I've seen, they seem to do their own thing: make simple, elegant shoes. I like their monks too.
post #2490 of 19801
I wanted a very dark brown calf leather.
Cleverley & Fosters refer to it as black coffee leather...G&G calls it Espresso

I wanted a plain front...no design, but I desired some brogueing/ornamentation on the topline, strap and the front vamp of the shoe

Clifford completed the design as requested and based on the pics I sent for guidance

Fit: Out of the box, it fits better than any monk I have worn by C&J, EG, and G&G. Since it is a Springline bespoke last, it tackles my high instep well, so that I do not notice it...in the past, I had to loosen the monk strap by one level to relieve the pressure on my instep...but this caused some of my shoes to be a bit loose (and not to my liking). As to fit in the toe box, it is roomier than my other monks...& I love it

Granted, I have worn this shoe for a few hours, but the fit is better. Is it phenomenally better...no. But it is a noticeable improvement over my other monks in terms of fit

The front last shape came out as I desired...although I might consider Springline to make me another last which is a bit pointier, longer and more chiseled.

I paid an extra 60 pounds for "bespoke" quality leather. It is an improvement over the black calf used on my first commission with him. I will continue to pay & request for the bespoke premium leather as it looks better.

Yes, I am ordering more shoes from Clifford...Winston Churchill faux laces

Will I solely be ordering ONLY from Clifford...no. I still like the RTW G&G TG73 last's shape and the quality of shoe from them too. But now I can have Clifford make some personal designs...for about 500 pounds (includes shipping and bespoke shoe trees)









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