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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

HA! a full year to gain the respect of the "Shoe Porn" crowd (those of the EG, Lobb & G&G ilk), and now I find a coupla AE worshipers to play with. Ya mamas shoulda taught ya a little something about respect, sons... probably with the belt... old school style.
"You can't blame the youth of today..."
-Peter Tosh

Not because you dropped a wad of cash for them, and they were "a conversation topic", means they're good looking shoes.

I won't respond again, don't want to derail anymore.
post #287 of 325
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You can namedrop shoemakers all day, and put down what I'm able to afford, it's not going to change the fact that those shoes are ridiculous.


Not really. The full croc pair are kinda ugly, but the spectators are quite nice.
post #288 of 325
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You can namedrop shoemakers all day, and put down what I'm able to afford, it's not going to change the fact that those shoes are ridiculous.
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Not because you dropped a wad of cash for them, and they were "a conversation topic", means they're good looking shoes.
I won't respond again, don't want to derail anymore.

I didn't name drop. None of these shoes are from those makers. I just stated the fact that most of the posters on the Shoe Porn thread DO own & love shoes by those makers. These are all from 1930 to the mid 1950's.

I believe you gentlemen suffer from "Internet Elephantiasis" or "Big Balls on the Internet". It's main symptom is blatant disrespect to others who contribute and actually post on the forums you spend all day reading. Not saying, "don't like those", or "I wouldn't wear them", or any type of critique which would show any actual knowledge on the subject (ie construction, shape, etc for shoes). Resorting to, "those are Ugly", and other Second Grade style or IQ Deficient responses.

It's main causes are 1) having a mundane life and boring job with no real power & a boss who is disrespectful in his/ her dealings with you, & 2) being a cuckolded hubby with a dominant wife who deals with your inadequacies with frequent "out-of-the-marriage trysts".

Sad.
post #289 of 325
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Quite a few ladies have complimented my Spectators...

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Please tell me those are not Allen Edmonds as displayed on the tree plates? Then I am hoping you will tell me who actually made them ...
post #290 of 325
Half of the time the only reason I bother logging on here is to be awed by some of Isshinryu's amazing collection of vintage shoes - if I saw him walking down the street, I'd most certainly compliment him.
post #291 of 325
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post


I didn't name drop. None of these shoes are from those makers. I just stated the fact that most of the posters on the Shoe Porn thread DO own & love shoes by those makers. These are all from 1930 to the mid 1950's.
I believe you gentlemen suffer from "Internet Elephantiasis" or "Big Balls on the Internet". It's main symptom is blatant disrespect to others who contribute and actually post on the forums you spend all day reading. Not saying, "don't like those", or "I wouldn't wear them", or any type of critique which would show any actual knowledge on the subject (ie construction, shape, etc for shoes). Resorting to, "those are Ugly", and other Second Grade style or IQ Deficient responses.
It's main causes are 1) having a mundane life and boring job with no real power & a boss who is disrespectful in his/ her dealings with you, & 2) being a cuckolded hubby with a dominant wife who deals with your inadequacies with frequent "out-of-the-marriage trysts".
Sad.


First, it's a fallacy to argue that quality materials and construction mean a good looking shoe. Since the express goal of dressing well is to look good and enjoy the perks that go along with that, an ugly but high quality shoe fails in reaching that goal. So the "those are ugly" response is perfectly valid.

 

Second, in response to your emasculating ad homs, I'm sorry that I'm just a combat veteran. I would have tried to do something manly but it just hasn't panned out yet. Shucks.

 

post #292 of 325
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Please tell me those are not Allen Edmonds as displayed on the tree plates? Then I am hoping you will tell me who actually made them ...

what I really want to know is why he spray-painted a pair of strands...

Look at the welt. Crazy.
post #293 of 325
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Originally Posted by black_umbrella View Post

what I really want to know is why he spray-painted a pair of strands...
Look at the welt. Crazy.

Hey, you're right.
Look at the circled spot, as well.

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post #294 of 325
Thread Starter 
Can someone share their experience with the RL Lindrick shell boot?
Shell is very rigid, and boots require some give to move around with your ankle.
How does a shell boot fit ? I could see this being very problematic.

Also, can anyone find a link to the Lindrick on the RL site?
What do they cost?
post #295 of 325
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Hey, you're right.
Look at the circled spot, as well.
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Jesus Christ. That's an atrocity.
post #296 of 325
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Originally Posted by Harrington View Post

Jesus Christ. That's an atrocity.

Not AE Strands, 1940's Stenchevers handmades. I would prefer that they had forgone the white Suede treatment that was so popular in the 50's & 60's & instead left them alone until they found their way to me 50 years later (to use chalk & a buck bag).

My apologies for the lack of perfection seen in that particular pair of shoes. Those who have the high expectations that were birthed by dealing with AE's Top-Of-The-Line models expect perfection apparently.

By the way, the title of the thread was, "Your most complimented shoes..."

That's what I posted. I'm interested to see the top criticizers put it out there & take photos of their fabulous AE collections that garner nary a compliment from anyone. Probably mostly because they look eerily similar to the glued together offerings of modern Cole Haans and the like.
post #297 of 325
Actually, in addition to the C&J Cliffords and JLP Phillip IIs, I get a lot of compliments on my AE Weybridges in chili.
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I am not a criticizer, though. I like a lot of your vintage exotics and just bought these from Ron Rider which would be too fashion forward for many here:352
post #298 of 325
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^^^ What are these if u don't mink me asking.

 

My most complemented:



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Tragic ....but that is what you see all over Sydney = bicycle toe shoes.

Same thing in Santiago, Chile... Ug.
post #299 of 325
Thread Starter 
What did the white suede treatment entail?
post #300 of 325
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Not AE Strands, 1940's Stenchevers handmades. I would prefer that they had forgone the white Suede treatment that was so popular in the 50's & 60's & instead left them alone until they found their way to me 50 years later (to use chalk & a buck bag).
My apologies for the lack of perfection seen in that particular pair of shoes. Those who have the high expectations that were birthed by dealing with AE's Top-Of-The-Line models expect perfection apparently.
By the way, the title of the thread was, "Your most complimented shoes..."
That's what I posted. I'm interested to see the top criticizers put it out there & take photos of their fabulous AE collections that garner nary a compliment from anyone. Probably mostly because they look eerily similar to the glued together offerings of modern Cole Haans and the like.

Still look spray painted.

But besides, most people wear these

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so, in some sense why should we care that people comment on our shoes?
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