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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
+1 Alden finishing is shit. Plus they slather on their own dye over the color 8.
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
that's exactly my thought, too

thanks for confirming.

The Alden dye doesn't bother me because I think it adds some depth to the standard No. 8 shell cordovan. What irks me is the finishing and the quality control. I have 6 pairs of Alden shell shoes and I have had issues with 4 that should have been caught before the shoes left the factory. Maybe they can't handle the volume that being the igent fav creates.
post #5432 of 20764
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
I was digging Moo's Dovers that he posted on the other page, then I looked at the Leather Soul site & saw these...


I did like the pebble grain and the style as a whole, but I just need double soles & exposed welts (it's my illness/ addiction). With a stroke of luck, these fell into my lap.

NOS Florsheim imperial Custom Order Apron Toes. Definitely not the same shoe as the Dover, but I think it's the Dover's tougher and grizzled "grandfather".


fUgly fugly fugly !
but strangely compelling and quite awesome, like 80 gun ships of the line. The colour contrast is intriguing too.
Keep them coming issinryu, your posts are a highlight of the thread.
post #5433 of 20764
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post
The Alden dye doesn't bother me because I think it adds some depth to the standard No. 8 shell cordovan. What irks me is the finishing and the quality control.

actually, it's the finish. plasticky and unreal. thanks for correcting.
post #5434 of 20764
EG Silverstone in Tobacco Suede

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EG Silverstone in Tobacco Suede


unlined awesomeness
post #5436 of 20764
Great color on those. Making me rethink my theory on chukkas..
post #5437 of 20764
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Great color on those.

+1

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Making me rethink my theory on chukkas..

no need, keep it.
post #5438 of 20764
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


no need, keep it.

post #5439 of 20764
On one of the threads I recently read, I saw some pics of "perforated" shoes by Vass & John Lobb. Great for summer, or so it seems. While I can't get into the "perforated" shoes, I DO like vintage Ventilated shoes, which serve the same purpose- to keep your feet cool in the warm months.

Edwin Clapp Ventilated Spectators, in Ostrich Skin & Mesh. Of course I needed SOME kind of exotic skin in order to buy them. New-Old-Stock, although the heels are disintegrating somewhat & will need to be replaced.












post #5440 of 20764
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Great color on those. Making me rethink my theory on chukkas..

These G&G's are what made me rethink chukkas.

post #5441 of 20764
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
On one of the threads I recently read, I saw some pics of "perforated" shoes by Vass & John Lobb. Great for summer, or so it seems. While I can't get into the "perforated" shoes, I DO like vintage Ventilated shoes, which serve the same purpose- to keep your feet cool in the warm months.

Edwin Clapp Ventilated Spectators, in Ostrich Skin & Mesh. Of course I needed SOME kind of exotic skin in order to buy them. New-Old-Stock, although the heels are disintegrating somewhat & will need to be replaced.













I read Edwin CRAP shoes first! Certainly the design is!
post #5442 of 20764
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
These G&G's are what made me rethink chukkas.


Fantastic chukkas.
post #5443 of 20764
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
On one of the threads I recently read, I saw some pics of "perforated" shoes by Vass & John Lobb. Great for summer, or so it seems. While I can't get into the "perforated" shoes, I DO like vintage Ventilated shoes, which serve the same purpose- to keep your feet cool in the warm months.

Edwin Clapp Ventilated Spectators, in Ostrich Skin & Mesh. Of course I needed SOME kind of exotic skin in order to buy them. New-Old-Stock, although the heels are disintegrating somewhat & will need to be replaced.













When I see nice shoes from the past, I often wonder what did the owner's clothing look like?
He must have been a sharp dude to have worn those shoe over 50 years ago?
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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post
I read Edwin CRAP shoes first! Certainly the design is!
HA! I LOVE the classy posters. You can always tell when mama taught the young boys well... and when she didn't. Thanks for posting.
post #5445 of 20764
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
HA! I LOVE the classy posters. You can always tell when mama taught the young boys well... and when she didn't.

Thanks for posting.

You gotta be honest, the shoes do look as if they've got smallpox! Nice 'bandage' on the vamp.
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