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post #31 of 60
Get him started with that camera and it's Katie bar the door!

Great shoes (although my wife expressed disapproval).
post #32 of 60
Thanks for the pictures... I enjoyed very much!
post #33 of 60
Very, very nice EG bespokes.
Not quite my toe-choice, but still, wow.

And that Charvet 7-fold...



MtB
post #34 of 60
Great shoes! Distinctive but still wearable -- a very difficult combination to achieve. I think you can wear them with just about anything. You need to blow up those pics and tape them to the walls of your office. So when you're in the office at 11 PM on a Friday night, you'll know why you're there.
post #35 of 60
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
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:
LOL, I was just talking about that movie with someone. What a great, great bad movie. Particular when Christopher Lee dances.

But Bengal, for shame, Tony knew what they were as soon as he laid eyes on them (no, they're not symbols for the Worshipful Guild of Cordwainers). I wonder if there are cat symbols out there for my next pair of shoes.

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Originally Posted by AlanC
Great shoes (although my wife expressed disapproval).
Oh, what now?

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Very nice shoes. What are you planning to pair them with?
Well, for instance, today...
RJ green & purple shadowstripe shirt.
RJ green and cream woven houndstooth tie
Sartoria Partenopea tick-weave grey suit, 3B roll to 2
Battistoni green & gold pocket square
Pantherella olive Sea Island cotton ribbed socks
black Dingman belt...
post #36 of 60
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Originally Posted by RJman
Oh, what now?
Oh, nothing to cause you to return them, I'm sure. She's not familiar with a side-gusset shoe to begin with, tends not to like expanses of leather without seams and doesn't like the strong chisel to the toe. Other than that and the color, she's fine with them. My wife tends to have very strong opinions on such things that are dictated largely by visceral reaction. Consider it one of the advantages, in your case, of being unattached.

I reiterate, however: outstanding shoes.
post #37 of 60
Beautiful shoes - nice Om symbol as well!
post #38 of 60
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanC
Consider it one of the advantages, in your case, of being unattached..
AHEM.

Panzer: in honor of Bengal, I propose we call it "The Wicker Om".
post #39 of 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJman
in honor of Bengal, I propose we call it "The Wicker Om".
I apologize, if I have offended you.

I had never heard of the OM symbol (I have no sense for spirituality).
Thanks to google, I've just found out.



May the mantra protect you for the rest of your life.
post #40 of 60
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
I apologize, if I have offended you.
Not offended at all! I was needling you! That Wicker Man insignia would have made a great medallion. I think medwards once suggested I should have little cat head medallions on Cleverley Russia Calf so the [late] RJ cat would have "little reindeer skins to chew on".

I like the toe plate shape -- they're the ones you specified, right?

One wearing in, and they're pretty comfortable. J. Sparkes Hall would be proud.
post #41 of 60
Like that:

W19-M17-G43-E13

Cat (noun)
post #42 of 60
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
Like that:

W19-M17-G43-E13

Cat (noun)
Um, you sunk my Battleship?

The color is really amazing -- it has a depth and richness a black shoe wouldn't.

The toe shape has made me rediscover how great chiselled toes are. I was so tired of the blunt toes on the Weston Savile line, the Crockett 337 and others. These really bring home the elegant sweep of a real chisel toe. I have Henry Maxwells with a very angular chisel... perhaps I will start wearing those.
post #43 of 60
Beautiful shoes RJ. I like the detailing and that is precisely the toe I am doing on my next bespoke pair.
post #44 of 60
A very fitting pair for Ventian glass parquet floors.

But what about your butterfly loafers?
post #45 of 60
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
A very fitting pair for Ventian glass parquet floors.
I might slip -- am I supposed to grab that golden scepter you were talking about?

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But what about your butterfly loafers?
Venice wasn't sunk in a day. And it's August in Freedom. My bottier is on vacation.
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