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post #16 of 60
Great leather jacket. Thanks for posting the pictures.
post #17 of 60
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptChaos
How about a picture of the infamous RJ cat?
The late RJ cat's picture is in my avatar. It's also in the Cat thread in the General Chat Forum.
post #18 of 60
i love those ties so classic and elegant!
post #19 of 60
Excellent ties!
post #20 of 60
Funny you should mention pictures. SF is in acute need of more posts with pictures. It is quite "under nourished" in this regard compared to say Timezone.com.
post #21 of 60
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I just received these today. Bespoke Gazianos for Green...



Yes, they're olive green Greens, but the color is considerably darker than pictured. They've been darkened and antiqued almost to black, which, I recollect, is what I had asked for. Indeed, Tony must have had the patience of a saint to deal with my requests. Note the two symbols which I couldn't get to photograph properly at the inner heel.



The design is heavily inspired by one of Jun Kuwana's Henry Maxwell shoes. Tony got the chiseled toe just right -- elegant and sleek.







Note the German toe plate. The deeply cambered (or fiddled) bevelled waist is another thing which may not show well in the picture. I made a point of requesting that, too, and Tony came through. I also asked for the convex blacking on the waist, which is neatly done, wheeled too.



I haven't yet worn these -- Tony told me to give them a dozen wears before judging the fit. I want to start tomorrow!
post #22 of 60
Exceptional shoes! That color is great!
post #23 of 60
RJMan, the shape of those shoes is just spectacular. Well done!
post #24 of 60
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Originally Posted by RJman
Note the two symbols which I couldn't get to photograph properly at the inner heel.
What are these symbols, what secret code do they represent: Voodoo, Masonic, iconography from the "˜Golden Legend"˜:
Where have I seen a ferris wheel and stick-men dancing.

I know, it's the Wicker Man:
post #25 of 60
Outstanding.

What's the story with the perfing on the inner heels? As you say - doesn't show up very well and can't quite make it out.
post #26 of 60
Well, RJman, you seem to be doing bespoke just as it should be done--on the basis of knowledge and taste and with the goal of getting something that won't be had any other way. Those are some of the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen. The color, shape, and brogueing are all spectacular. The Kuwana influence is obvious, right down to, yes, those mysterious symbols. Are toe-plates now de rigeur? The Charvet seven-fold is also a masterpiece.
post #27 of 60
those shoes are lovely, great color different without being strange and vary tasteful! thanks for sharing!
post #28 of 60
Bravo!

Thanks for sharing. Love the shoes!
post #29 of 60
those shoes are just awesome
post #30 of 60
Very nice shoes. What are you planning to pair them with?
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