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post #5911 of 19398
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post
I'm sure CS made some great shoes, but I had a pair that was almost certainly corrected grain and iirc it had cloth lining and a fiberboard insole.

Interesting observation, friend. I actually discussed these shoes, and vintage in general, with my cobbler this afternoon in lieu of lunch.

He got into the business in 1934, then took over his store in 1940. He said the thing he always noticed was that everything was done by hand (at the top level). The leather was VERY nice (he said many in his industry believe that, as methods of cattl feeding changed (from grass to other grains, nutrients, then finally chemicals), the leather quality declined. He said they observed that as the cattle were fed with the purpose of getting the most "meat for your dollar", the hides became different and "softer". They were thinner, less durable, and were more easily damaged.
post #5912 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post
Clifford Roberts has been busy lately: bespoke lazyman faux balmoral with faux lacing on black coffee calf
I opted to try steel eyelets on the faux lacing...came out beautiful




Other commission: C.R. bespoke lazyman faux full brogue black box calf



Sorry I missed these Mike... did you post them on the bespoke only thread as well? Anyway, I hate them - as you will have anticipated, but they look well done. I do like the colour of the espresso pair a whole lot and see that you have married your love of Lazy with love of Steel eyelets... wear these with full lawyer superpower swagger... still think you need to crown the Lazyman experience with a Cleverley commission. That would suely seal the deal and allow you to get this Lazyman fettish out of your system. (Also hope your Mrs kicks your butt for that Avatar) J
post #5913 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Delicious. J
post #5914 of 19398
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Originally Posted by jamaican View Post
Sorry I missed these Mike... did you post them on the bespoke only thread as well? Anyway, I hate them - as you will have anticipated, but they look well done. I do like the colour of the espresso pair a whole lot and see that you have married your love of Lazy with love of Steel eyelets... wear these with full lawyer superpower swagger... still think you need to crown the Lazyman experience with a Cleverley commission. That would suely seal the deal and allow you to get this Lazyman fettish out of your system. (Also hope your Mrs kicks your butt for that Avatar) J

Yeah the jury's out for me on the Lazyman Winnie Churchill and all but you gotta hand it to Cliff ...he makes a great/beautiful shoe. I have not heard one complaint here about him and he must have done a hundred shoes for SFers by now right?
post #5915 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post
Yes, I bought them there. The shop was completely legitimate--they have three locations within about a mile of each other in Lyon. Probably the best shoe store I have ever been in--but keeping that in mind, I have been in neither Leather Soul nor Leffot. I am in Lyon for the next month and a half, so I figured I would just shop local.

I had no idea Spoo was a fit model for them

post #5916 of 19398
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post
I had no idea Spoo was a fit model for them




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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post
Interesting observation, friend. I actually discussed these shoes, and vintage in general, with my cobbler this afternoon in lieu of lunch.

He got into the business in 1934, then took over his store in 1940. He said the thing he always noticed was that everything was done by hand (at the top level). The leather was VERY nice (he said many in his industry believe that, as methods of cattle feeding changed (from grass to other grains, nutrients, then finally chemicals), the leather quality declined. He said they observed that as the cattle were fed with the purpose of getting the most "meat for your dollar", the hides became different and "softer". They were thinner, less durable, and were more easily damaged.

Such an interesting lunch time anecdote and so true. An acquaintance of mine was the best upholsterer in Australia especially at doing deep diamond buttoning. He was commissioned by the former Chief Justice Barwick (it was a new Court building in Canberra) to upholster the seats for the High Court Justices and his mission was to get the best hides. He ended up getting them from Argentina. Why? Superior natural pasture and free range grazing without barbed wire and burrs to damage the hides. Apparently even after they arrived they were found by the Chief Justice not to be perfect enough so he got the next lot from New Zealand where the same pasture situation existed.
post #5917 of 19398
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Yeah the jury's out for me on the Lazyman Winnie Churchill and all but you gotta hand it to Cliff ...he makes a great/beautiful shoe. I have not heard one complaint here about him and he must have done a hundred shoes for SFers by now right?

I think at that price point the Cliff option seems (from my experience of looking at pics and not handling any of the shoes, and hearing some fit reports) to be a good option. I know Mike has persevered with lasts and with Cliff and I think that is key when working with an artisan in getting the best out of them... Mike's seem (again from the pics only) to be well made. Probably the best examples I have seen of his work. I do not think they are as lovely as bespokes like G&Gs or Cleverley - definately not as scrumptious as Fosters or Delos. But the price point of Cliff's is significantly less. I wounder how Cliff's compare wwith the likes of a so-called semi-bespoke shoe such as the Deco or Anthony Cleverley or EG Top Drawer. J
post #5918 of 19398
I went absolutely mental at RL: Silvano Sassetti (I think) RL Deller: RL Garith: RL Gaffney by Gaziano & Girling: RL Ranell by EG RL Patterson II by EG
post #5919 of 19398
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I went absolutely mental at RL:

Silvano Sassetti (I think)

RL Deller:







RL Garith:






RL Gaffney by Gaziano & Girling:







RL Ranell by EG





RL Patterson II by EG





Goddamn!!!!!

Uhm, what's your shoe size?
post #5920 of 19398
[quote=MalfordOfLondon;4592662]I went absolutely mental at RL:



RL Patterson II by EG


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Wow you did go mental and i love the above
post #5921 of 19398
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post
I went absolutely mental at RL:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Silvano Sassetti (I think)

RL Deller:







RL Garith:






RL Gaffney by Gaziano & Girling:







RL Ranell by EG





RL Patterson II by EG






Phenomenal haul.
post #5922 of 19398
I felt that way earlier this year with the EG frenzy... lovely pickups did we miss the London RL season end sale? PS - the loafers look awesome.
post #5923 of 19398
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
Goddamn!!!!!

Uhm, what's your shoe size?

my size hahah!
post #5924 of 19398
When Riccardo Bestetti was in Amsterdam last time for a trunkshow I gave my brother a pair of bespoke shoes for his birthday. The fitting was supposed to be yesterday. But we couldn't meet Riccardo at the show. So he was on his way to my house. Like a good Italian he called me when he was 40 minutes late. The person who was driving him had a flat tire. They were waiting at a petrol station nearby. So... We just had my brothers fitting right there:
post #5925 of 19398
^ epic. i love it
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