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post #31 of 62
Man, "shoe porn" really is an appropriate term. Why is it that when I see some of these my heart starts racing and the endorphins start to kick in and my brain enters into an altered state of admiration and envy....
post #32 of 62
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Originally Posted by edmorel
I have a couple of Lasts at home, if one of them is Vol. 4, it's yours.

Under the mattress?

Be sure to send it in a plain brown wrapper!
post #33 of 62
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Originally Posted by romafan
Under the mattress?

Be sure to send it in a plain brown wrapper!

That reminds me, need to make sure there are no sticky pages
post #34 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
Who's David Eden?


David Eden is the name of a line of rtw shoes which seems to specialize in exotic leathers (ostrich, lizard, red crocodile if you're feeling frisky). kitonbrioni has a few pair in his vast arsenal.
post #35 of 62
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David Eden is the name of a line of rtw shoes which seems to specialize in exotic leathers (ostrich, lizard, red crocodile if you're feeling frisky). kitonbrioni has a few pair in his vast arsenal.

Interesting; that's a new name for me.

Kitonbrioni, any detailed pics to contribute?
post #36 of 62
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
Interesting; that's a new name for me.

Kitonbrioni, any detailed pics to contribute?
Dear. Lord. Make. It. Stop.
post #37 of 62
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Dear. Lord. Make. It. Stop.

It's porn, it never stops.
post #38 of 62
I wonder what centipede thinks about *gasp* David Eden showing up in his thread
post #39 of 62
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Originally Posted by RJman
Better than David Eden?

Amost any shoe is better than DE

http://www.alligatorworld.com/
post #40 of 62
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Originally Posted by edmorel
That reminds me, need to make sure there are no sticky pages

speaking of which, my wife wonders why i have all these jl, eg, c&j and santoni catalogues in the bathroom.
post #41 of 62
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Originally Posted by mr monty
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Amost any shoe is better than DE

http://www.alligatorworld.com/

Are printed soles the current new fade?

post #42 of 62
Does Mr. Centipede wear these shoes or they just a collection, as they don't seem to have any wear? The metal sole plates seem an affection as with rotation he would not wear them much more than a couple times a year.
Anyway, a fine collection.
post #43 of 62
Thread Starter 
Like the three-piece shoe tree, full composite heels and the metal toe-plate seem to be part of the modern Japanese bespoke shoe aesthetic. I've wondered about this myself. Part of it is certainly anachronistic, an elevation of old sensible practice to dizzying new heights (just to show what the craft can do). The heels and toe-plates may also be a lot more functional in a place like Japan, where humidity can be an issue and life includes more walking (the automobile assuming a diminished place). Having spent my time among the cobblestones, I can understand the value of showing some ferocity and tenacity to the rough-edged pavement (oh so different from the soft padded life of St James and environs).
post #44 of 62
LOL. No wonder I don't know David Eden. I'm not into alligator.
post #45 of 62
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
LOL. No wonder I don't know David Eden. I'm not into alligator.
I don't know him either. I'm not into ugly.
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