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post #7846 of 19398
NORE, lickability.

NAMOR, ffffuuuu.gif
post #7847 of 19398
Quote:
Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Just caught up with a weekly SF update! Lots of nice new shoos have come in I see.
Wait - because you don't understand the pairing, you come up with reams of 'facts' (e.g. shell is a less dressy material so CANNOT be used in a dress shoe) to prove that someone shouldn't buy a pair of MTO shoes?
Refused the order? How come no one has picked up on this - WTF? Who died and made you arbiter of taste? GTFO.
I'm getting shell cordovan made up in a sleek 2-eye derby format, does that fly in your book? rolleyes.gif
Nice shoes, aj!

I never required anyone to die to make me the arbiter of taste, I just am.

Edit: As to your make up - I cannot possibly see how, but if you wish to spend the money enjoy! You, of course, can always sell them on ebay.
post #7848 of 19398
Rider's steals and deals

Grenson (Stuart's Choice from Paul Stuart) Wolfson in black calf
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with the Eden from RLPL (by EG)
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post #7849 of 19398
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color 8 ptb
argyles otc
post #7850 of 19398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I never required anyone to die to make me the arbiter of taste, I just am.
Edit: As to your make up - I cannot possibly see how, but if you wish to spend the money enjoy! You, of course, can always sell them on ebay.

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post #7851 of 19398
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Originally Posted by fullb View Post

Those are not mine it was the Bourne. Probably the best model to see well the 106 last.
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Originally Posted by fullb View Post

So am I but it has to be in MTO.
Here is an other picture (not as nice) where we can see the last better.
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thx guys- hell of a last- one of the better chisels
post #7852 of 19398
Quote:
Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Just caught up with a weekly SF update! Lots of nice new shoos have come in I see.
Wait - because you don't understand the pairing, you come up with reams of 'facts' (e.g. shell is a less dressy material so CANNOT be used in a dress shoe) to prove that someone shouldn't buy a pair of MTO shoes?
Refused the order? How come no one has picked up on this - WTF? Who died and made you arbiter of taste? GTFO.
I'm getting shell cordovan made up in a sleek 2-eye derby format, does that fly in your book? rolleyes.gif
Nice shoes, aj!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I never required anyone to die to make me the arbiter of taste, I just am.
Edit: As to your make up - I cannot possibly see how, but if you wish to spend the money enjoy! You, of course, can always sell them on ebay.

he's such a kind person, quasi. btw, how is the foster guy doing?
post #7853 of 19398
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Fresh from a resole:

they went down rather quick?
post #7854 of 19398
Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I never required anyone to die to make me the arbiter of taste, I just am.

LOL yes, like everyone else on the internetz. lol8[1].gif
post #7855 of 19398
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Burton View Post

I never required anyone to die to make me the arbiter of taste, I just am.

LOL yes, like everyone else on the internetz. lol8[1].gif

Knowing this as you do, then why does my opinion bother you so much and why do you seek my approval?
post #7856 of 19398
Stetson Saratoga in Black Alligator

*Note the mild spade sole & contrast white welt stitching. Classic 1940's design.


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post #7857 of 19398
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Originally Posted by Burton View Post

Knowing this as you do, then why does my opinion bother you so much and why do you seek my approval?

Looks like you're not an internet expert in sarcasm either, huh.

We can go back and forth all day with this (cough cough) witty repartee but the fact remains that your basic premise - that shell cordovan = casual leather and thus = casual shoe - is flawed. That was built on... what? The creasing pattern of shell? The so-called waterproof-ness of it, which if you had experience with shell, would know is heavily overrated?

Even referencing so-called orthodoxy the concept of a cordovan monkstrap still passes. A monk is a derby. A derby is intrinsically not a formal shoe. Cordovan is not thought of as a formal leather. The format accepts the combination, easily.

And even if it didn't, so what? Are you going to expand your antipathy to cover suede oxfords? Pebble-grained monks? Cordovan oxfords? Sleek lasted cordovan? Clunky lasted calf?

And we're not even considering the influence of colour? Or of last shape - elegant vs clunky?

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post #7858 of 19398
Were Stetson's expensive in their day? I was wearing Barker Black Captoes once and this guy who looked like Thelonius Monk told me my shoes looked like this old brand he hasn't seen in a long time called Stetsons.
post #7859 of 19398
Quote:
Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Looks like you're not an internet expert in sarcasm either, huh.
We can go back and forth all day with this (cough cough) witty repartee but the fact remains that your basic premise - that shell cordovan = casual leather and thus = casual shoe - is flawed. That was built on... what? The creasing pattern of shell? The so-called waterproof-ness of it, which if you had experience with shell, would know is heavily overrated?
Even referencing so-called orthodoxy the concept of a cordovan monkstrap still passes. A monk is a derby. A derby is intrinsically not a formal shoe. Cordovan is not thought of as a formal leather. The format accepts the combination, easily.
And even if it didn't, so what? Are you going to expand your antipathy to cover suede oxfords? Pebble-grained monks? Cordovan oxfords? Sleek lasted cordovan? Clunky lasted calf?
And we're not even considering the influence of colour? Or of last shape - elegant vs clunky?
rolleyes.gif


I appreciate that you belive my opinion flawed. I also appreciate that you don't understand my opinion. We can agree to disagree on those items. As to my knowledge of shell cordovan, and your comments on my knowledge--would be like me commenting on your knowledge of atomic particle science. However, I would have one advantage I have seen your thoughts on other matters. I still cannot see why you continue justify yourself to someone you believe so ignorant. Confounded.
post #7860 of 19398
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Were Stetson's expensive in their day? I was wearing Barker Black Captoes once and this guy who looked like Thelonius Monk told me my shoes looked like this old brand he hasn't seen in a long time called Stetsons.

Even In the mid 60s they were still priced with or above most high-end shoes (JM, Bally, Nettleton, etc.). Stetson were in the $30-$35 range for calf leather.
They were famous for their split toes!!!! Smoother than EG's Dovers

Note: from 1955
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more shoe ads from 1955

http://www.defynewyork.com/category/sneakers-releases-reviews-archive/sneakers-1950-1959/page/4/
Edited by mr monty - 11/18/11 at 10:50am
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