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Originally Posted by teddieriley View Post

I suppose this is really subjective. Many would say the same about the shoes made in the Austro-Hungarian tradition that you so covet.

agreed, it's subjective and it's hard to understand, if you have never handled a balanced pair of shoes. either it's english, italian, french, spanish or of A-H origin.

the darlton is by no means not a good pair of shoes. i just wanted to understand the hype. i don't stand back to critizize shoes from e.g. vass or the usual aspects. so what?

well, go ahead.
post #32 of 827
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Those are friggin bad-ass.

+1, wonderful
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Why not?IMG_4522.jpg

Looking very nice... Are these the gun metal Shell?
post #34 of 827
Thread Starter 
^ Thanks very much.

Yes, that's the MTO Horween Gunmetal shell with Tirolese Hand Welting and crepe soles. A long wait, but worth it.
post #35 of 827
that gunmetal is frikken sweet
post #36 of 827
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

that gunmetal is frikken sweet

+1.

Great thread - I think we're going to see some real beauties in here.
post #37 of 827
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

agreed, it's subjective and it's hard to understand, if you have never handled a balanced pair of shoes. either it's english, italian, french, spanish or of A-H origin.
the darlton is by no means not a good pair of shoes. i just wanted to understand the hype. i don't stand back to critizize shoes from e.g. vass or the usual aspects. so what?
well, go ahead.

I have heard you talk about "balanced shoes" in the past and I never knew what you meant. After you mentioned the size of the heel stack on the Darltons I compared them to a few of my Aldens and the heels were much bigger (not higher, longer)! You sir have a well developed eye for shoes.
post #38 of 827
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

I have heard you talk about "balanced shoes" in the past and I never knew what you meant. After you mentioned the size of the heel stack on the Darltons I compared them to a few of my Aldens and the heels were much bigger (not higher, longer)! You sir have a well developed eye for shoes.

well said, thank you.
post #39 of 827
This is a great thread. Wonderful shoes.
post #40 of 827
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

Loving the Vass double monks in shell.
I purchased these dark brown wingtips from eBay a few days back. I think they're by the same makers that are responsible for the Gieves & Hawkes shell shoes.
Should have some better photos when they actually arrive.
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e' un pellame molto resistente e difficilmente esita nelle classiche screpolature

I have seen a few Andrea Venturi on yoox but never in shell.

Okay you have got me. How do you get that much patina on NOS vintage shell shoes aka unworn?
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

And now for something slightly different...
Vintage E.T. Wright mahogany shell cordovan wingtips.
600
900
600
post #41 of 827
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Originally Posted by TheWGP View Post

And now for something slightly different...
Vintage E.T. Wright mahogany shell cordovan wingtips.
600
900
600

vintage shell is unbelievable. Great share. Just look at that patina in pic 2.
post #42 of 827
Santoni Remington II - not really the best angled photo for this shoe, but to be honest the shoe is clunky in the Darlton style...and I love it that way.233
post #43 of 827
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post

Santoni Remington II - not really the best angled photo for this shoe, but to be honest the shoe is clunky in the Darlton style...and I love it that way.233

Awesome. You could club someone to death with that thing.
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

vintage shell is unbelievable. Great share. Just look at that patina in pic 2.

+1 - they look fine.
post #45 of 827
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post

Santoni Remington II - not really the best angled photo for this shoe, but to be honest the shoe is clunky in the Darlton style...and I love it that way.233

I had this shoe in calf. It is very solid. In shell it looks beautiful.
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