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post #16 of 32
Those are the shoe trees in question:


They are so baroque, so L'Année dernière à Marienbad
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by texas_jack
Very cool. Quite unique and yet totally understated. What are they?
They look like unassuming loafers, however, observe the metal tap. That's actually where a blade slides out for his missions as a secret agent.
post #18 of 32
He is a very dangerous man!
post #19 of 32
Thread Starter 
Actually, the metal tap does resemble the hidden knife in cufflinks Serena Kelsey used to sell. Cute idea, but they looked like a great way to give yourself big headaches at the airport.

medwards, I see you appear to be abstaining from judgment on the shoes? Or perhaps I should be worrying about the ways in which you will be making your verdict known (poisoned engraved H&K shirt button -- MOP being "mother of poison"; double-sided exploding cufflink -- that's C4 not enamel; Cleverley hidden shoe knife...)...

Jovan, a "hidden timesheet" would be much more apropos to my missions and, I imagine, quite as deadly...
post #20 of 32
I think he'll just opt for the overt option and simply piss on your cornflakes.

btw, nice shoes.
post #21 of 32
The leather looks quite butter-fly-ey.

I see you have an old apartment; any nice ormoulu clocks?
post #22 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by RJman
Actually, the metal tap does resemble the hidden knife in cufflinks Serena Kelsey used to sell. Cute idea, but they looked like a great way to give yourself big headaches at the airport. medwards, I see you appear to be abstaining from judgment on the shoes? Or perhaps I should be worrying about the ways in which you will be making your verdict known (poisoned engraved H&K shirt button -- MOP being "mother of poison"; double-sided exploding cufflink -- that's C4 not enamel; Cleverley hidden shoe knife...)...
Eloi makes these coin knives: However, I am searching for a vintage Italian/German OTF tubular stiletto.
post #23 of 32
I like them quite a bit and agree with bengal-stripe that the higher vamp makes all the difference. It's a very well-proportioned shoe. The color is striking and I really like the choice of the round toe--everything else these days is chisel, chisel, chisel! A nice update of a classic gentleman's style (and all of the leisure pursuits and time implicit in that term).
How did you arrive at the design? Is the pair modelled after any historic/archival design? Or was it just cobbled together?
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by RJman


Very nicely done - but I'm disappointed you didn't indulge in your hidden kitonbrioni and commission them out of real butterfly wings...
post #25 of 32
It seems that Mr. Delos is so proud of your collaboration that he's now posted an in-progress photo of the lovely Butterly Loafers as his site's Photo of the Month.

The shoes are both sublime and handsome!



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post #26 of 32
Damn those are ugly!
post #27 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arnold_Horseshack
Damn those are ugly!
Congratulations on your first correctly spelled post.
post #28 of 32
RJ, those look great. What was dealing with M Delos like?
post #29 of 32
Thread Starter 
Very pleasant. He's very accomodating but also extremely knowledgeable, and instantly knew where I had sensitive or sore areas in my feet. He made try-ons to ensure fit was correct. And his website has been beautifully translated into English.
post #30 of 32
There's always some give and take in a successful relationship.
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