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on the subject...

imo, these discussions are educational because they bring various aspects to the table and interested parties can make up their mind.

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post #8087 of 19548
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This shoe style is also known as a “d’Annunzio”, named after the Italian poet-fascist-lover.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_d'Annunzio
A dandy if there ever was one (as the clothing collection in his museum reveals)
http://www.gqitalia.it/show/lifestyle/2011/5/gli-abiti-a-luci-rosse-e-gli-accessori-da-dandy-hot-di-gabriele-d-annunzio-spiegato-al-vittoriale-da-giordano-bruno-guerri

Extremely interesting, thank you so much for posting this!
post #8088 of 19548
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Carmina Suede Wholecuts

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Carmina does suede and cordovan extremely well.
post #8089 of 19548
Now I've owned dozens of shoes and most of them I've sold when my taste and demand for quality have changed. While some lizard skin pairs have been just plain naughty, this pair is the first one I count as a real go-to-hell model. An eBay grab from France to go with corduroy trousers.

Ralph Lauren Purple Label city hiking boots, model Jadon. At first I expected to receive a truly Gargantuan piece, but in reality the last is actually suprisingly delicate and without the hefty rubber soles and Norvegese construction these could almost go with dress trous. The red piping alone would have won me over, but for some joyful reason the designer(s) have decided to add bright red leather straps for added go-to-hell benefit. While the heel is structured and padded for comfort, the front tips have nothing besides the uppers and lining. A lot of whimsy in one pair. Does anyone have further info on Purple Label's shoe models?

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post #8090 of 19548
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post


This shoe style is also known as a “d’Annunzio”, named after the Italian poet-fascist-lover.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriele_d'Annunzio
A dandy if there ever was one (as the clothing collection in his museum reveals)
http://www.gqitalia.it/show/lifestyle/2011/5/gli-abiti-a-luci-rosse-e-gli-accessori-da-dandy-hot-di-gabriele-d-annunzio-spiegato-al-vittoriale-da-giordano-bruno-guerri


Cheers B-S.  The finish on the leathers of those button boots seems beyond anything we get to see now-  except maybe in John Lobb St James pics.  Like lacquered wood.  Is this because of a decline in leather quality?

 

 Don't care for the man himself tho.

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be interested in DWF 's opinion-  they look handstiched to me, which adds to the rusticity and authenticity.  But then so does the C&J Onslow in cordovan (bottom) with its irregularites,  and I'd be surprised if it's a hand job.  Anyone know ?


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Issh-  for me too, although whenever I see it in user pics it looks a little blobby and bulky.  A real beater.  Have to wait to see it in person.


Dover is handstitched, maybe with prepunched holes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=x_0hczSirzY#t=133s

Vass looks handsitched too

C&J is surely machine stitched, and that knot looks like a repair of a cutted thread
post #8092 of 19548
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post

like i said i prefer the way the EG s stitched, not that the vass is or aint

the apron stitch is not my concern on the dover...
post #8093 of 19548
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

 Is this because of a decline in leather quality?

it must be. several makers told me. the sole leather is rather constant, though

e.g. a friend of mine has a pair of lobb st. james made of a leather scored on an auction in austria. amazing stuff.
post #8094 of 19548
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like i said i prefer the way the EG s stitched, not that the vass is or aint

the apron stitch is not my concern on the dover...

then the shoe laces ;-) ??
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...yes, I owned that C&J Onslow once. It's machine-stitched and once you've owned a hand-stitched Norwegian, those machinized versions won't tempt at all.
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C&J for Purdey:

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Dover is handstitched, maybe with prepunched holes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=x_0hczSirzY#t=133s
Vass looks handsitched too
C&J is surely machine stitched, and that knot looks like a repair of a cutted thread

The C&J Clarendon (NST Derby) & Bury (slip on) are both advertised as hand-stitched.
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re: NSTs wasn't paying attention back there, but I like them and agree that they have their place everywhere except the boardroom.  

Bottom one's Demeter-Halmos in Freudenburg deadstock
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1 and 3 just don't do anything for me. I think they are quite ugly IMO. The length of stitching of the toe on #3 is enourmous and doesn't look right to me. Number 1 is just a bulbous shoe and is not elegant at all. I think EG does it the best when it comes to split toes.
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...yes, I owned that C&J Onslow once. It's machine-stitched and once you've owned a hand-stitched Norwegian, those machinized versions won't tempt at all.

AMEN!
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C&J for Purdey:
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Does that tab bother the back of your heel?
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