or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Latest additions (pics)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Latest additions (pics) - Page 3

post #31 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soph View Post
He needs a black I mean oxblood Vass

He's not selling them now Great shoes though, I really like the old english.
post #32 of 44
The Trickers TG mistook for EGs are really nice. Imagine if they started producing more shoes like that. They'd be a serious bargain.
post #33 of 44
OT, but one thing has always made me curious. I started wondering this again as I looked at an otherwise really nice pair of 1k Testoni wholecuts yesterday. Why would a shoe that has everything else (within reason), not have a channeled sole? The testonis in question were goodyear welted and had EG-quality leather and a really beautiful finish. Surely it's not that expensive an addition and it makes a huge difference in how well a shoe keeps water out... Besides, if a $400 AEs can have them, wtf can't testoni at a pricepoint of 1k? The other really annoying thing about the testonis was the sewn-in label. It creates a bump under your heel that's really not comfortable.
post #34 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Surely it's not that expensive an addition and it makes a huge difference in how well a shoe keeps water out...

TBH I don't think closed channel stitching makes any difference to how waterproof a sole is. The stitching will wear through in time anyway but I do agree that aesthetically, a shoe looks more accomplished with a channeled sole.
post #35 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
TBH I don't think closed channel stitching makes any difference to how waterproof a sole is. The stitching will wear through in time anyway but I do agree that aesthetically, a shoe looks more accomplished with a channeled sole.

I've noticed a pretty significant difference between the shoes i have with closed channel and the one pair i have without. The one I have without just sucks water up into the shoe.
post #36 of 44
Thread Starter 
[
Quote:
Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
I've noticed a pretty significant difference between the shoes i have with closed channel and the one pair i have without. The one I have without just sucks water up into the shoe.

OMG. I assume this is not because the sole has worn thin? Do you have any reason to question the quality of sole leather used perhaps?
post #37 of 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjl5000 View Post
[

OMG. I assume this is not because the sole has worn thin? Do you have any reason to question the quality of sole leather used perhaps?

The shoes in question are a pair of bruno maglis. They were alright at first, but now they just absorb water in a matter of minutes after it starts raining. The sole isn't really any thinner than it once was, and it's not any thinner than other shoes I have that don't absorb water. Is it possible that there was a waxy coating on the stitching that originally prevented water absorption but has now worn off? I really don't know, but when I get them re-soled, they're gonna be channeled.
post #38 of 44
Thread Starter 
I am not too familiar with Bruno Magli, those shoes I have seen have not been goodyear welted but blake stitched. IIRC Blake stitching goes right through the outsole and insole (you can actually see the stitching resting on top of the insole). I once had a pair of John White's constructed in this manner and they were useless in wet weather. I worn them a dozen times and twice my feet got soaked...
post #39 of 44
Thread Starter 
My first pair of monks...





I also purchased these (size 3!) for my son...



Finally, EG summer sale (I think everyone who attended the sale came away with a pair )



post #40 of 44
I'm considering the purchase of a pair of Trickers country brogue boots. Does anyone know if they run true to size?
post #41 of 44
Geez, did you win the lottery? Beautiful collection...we have similar taste. Is that C&J wholecut a Weymouth? Next on my list!
post #42 of 44
...wow! Beautiful shoes. Quite a batch.

I saw a beautiful pair of C&J Handgrade suide mid-rise shoes at Barneys on sale at 50% off for $300. REALLY wanted to buy them... but had to exercise self restraint.

Kirby
www.HangerProject.com
New website and new hangers!

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply

Saphir Shoe Polish  -  Shoe Shine Guides

Luxury Wooden Hangers & Hundreds of other Fantastic Men's Accessories

Reply
post #43 of 44
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Geez, did you win the lottery? Beautiful collection...we have similar taste. Is that C&J wholecut a Weymouth? Next on my list!

LOL... I wish!

The C&J wholecut is the Weymouth. Make sure you check out Plal for the best prices
post #44 of 44
shoe porn thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Latest additions (pics)