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Anglo-American shoe damage

post #1 of 12
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I've been on a bit of a shoe spree this month, so I figured I'd share as this represents a significant increase in my shoe holdings.

First, Made in England shoes:


(l to r, Grenson, C&J for Polo, Grenson)

Next, Made in the USA shoes:



(vintage Florsheim Kenmoor longwings, vintage Nettleton Bedford model, Allen Edmonds Bradley in chili)

These Nettletons are interesting to me. A different color than is usual, a burnt umber. Also note the hint of shovel sole a la the J&M Hand Mades, though not as pronounced:





The captoes together:


(l to r, Polo, Nettleton, Grenson)
post #2 of 12
This is like the budget version of aportnoy's shoe damage threads, and I mean that in the best sense of the word. Truly inspirational!
post #3 of 12
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Yes, very much a budget version (I certainly take no offense), but all are high quality Goodyear welted shoes.
post #4 of 12
You have been busy! Excellent additions, all. I'm especially fond of the C&J for Polo, a big shock, I know.
post #5 of 12
Are those Polo shoes the Benton captoes in the "burnished tan" color? I thought they looked light in the photos, not a different shade.

Very nice; glad to see vintage Florsheims instead of the current ones.
post #6 of 12
Now, the only thing I miss is the red carpet... I wish!

They're great looking shoes!
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Are those Polo shoes the Benton captoes in the "burnished tan" color? I thought they looked light in the photos, not a different shade.

I think these are old enough to predate the current Polo models. They are a true tan shade, which Polo expert extraordinaire jamgood calls "Polo tan". I don't know that I would call them "burnished" as there really isn't much if any antiquing on them.
post #8 of 12
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A Monday morning bump.
post #9 of 12
Those Polo cap-toes are still my favorite. That color is just beautiful. What more could you want in a shoe? Nice to see the ribbon laces once again ensconced in their proper place.
post #10 of 12
Very nice collection! I especially like your eye for diverse colors. Each of your captoes is a different shade and can therefore serve a different purpose. I've recently become sensitive to this after realizing that most of my brown shoes appear to be 1-2 different shades.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by pejsek
Those Polo cap-toes are still my favorite. That color is just beautiful. What more could you want in a shoe? Nice to see the ribbon laces once again ensconced in their proper place.

Yes, you were convincing. They brought the formality level down a bit on them, and with the color and brogueing, I hope to dress them down with cords, etc.

Thinman, yes, I was pleased with the diversity of color, too. They each bring something a little different to the table. I also have a pair of pretty straight forward dark brown AE Fifth Avenues if the occasion calls for it.
post #12 of 12
For my point of view the laces do not fit to the Polo's.
Why flat laces on an oxford? And the colours seems to have a different tone than the shoes.
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