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post #16 of 41
I hate them mostly for having that banana shape that betrays a poorly-maintained shoe which has never seen shoe trees.

My appetite for faux-distressed goes this far and no further, and even then I'm hesitant:

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post #17 of 41
Wrong on so many levels - and I can think of better ways to 'blow' 500 Quid.....just sayin'
post #18 of 41
Total shit. They should be ashamed of themselves.
post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

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Well, I bought those on this colour last month from Barneys NY on 70% off. The quality of the leather is really good peepwall[1].gif but I guess it doesn't make any difference.

 

They do have really bad fit and are not comfortable for walking long distances. The soles are really hard and they do make a lot of noise when you walk. 

 

That said I like them and I do wear them, on weekends. I wouldn't have paid £530 though. 

 

post #20 of 41

So distressed leathers are bad but intentionally created 'patinas' are great. 

 

Hypocrites.

 

EDIT: Its Blake rapid construction is superior to the Goodyear welted EG/JL/G&G...

post #21 of 41
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

So distressed leathers are bad but intentionally created 'patinas' are great. 

Hypocrites.

EDIT: Its Blake rapid construction is superior to the Goodyear welted EG/JL/G&G...

Buy a dictionary bud:

patina \PAT-n-uh; puh-TEEN-uh\ , noun:
1. The color or incrustation which age gives to works of art; especially, the green rust which covers ancient bronzes, coins, and medals.
2. The sheen on any surface, produced by age and use.
3. An appearance or aura produced by habit, practice, or use.

dis·tressed   [dih-strest] adjective
1.affected with or suffering from distress.
2.(of merchandise or property for sale) damaged, out-of-date, or used.
3.(of real estate) foreclosed and offered for sale.
4.(of furniture) purposely blemished or marred so as to give an antique appearance.


Patina is something that has been well cared for and has aged gracefully. Distressing is something that has been poorly cared for and aged ungracefully.


Just noticed your comment about Blake and realised you were joking.
post #22 of 41
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Just noticed your comment about Blake and realised you were joking.

does he?
post #23 of 41
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Patina is something that has been well cared for and has aged gracefully. Distressing is something that has been poorly cared for and aged ungracefully.
Just noticed your comment about Blake and realised you were joking.



Which part of the painting process is being "aged gracefully" and which part of the distressing process is "poorly cared for"?  Care to explain?

 

Are you really promoting the merit of Goodyear gemmed shoes constructions?

post #24 of 41
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What do you guys think of Church's new Shanghai? I've seen this shoes being propped up in several Japanese publications....
From what I read, its made in Italy. Blake-rapid / cemented heel construction. Intentionally distressed Calf/nubuck upper, and the soles are in fact RUBBER made to look like old leather....
Supposedly a faithful reconstruction of an old 'Shanghai' model from 1929 in Church's archive: Retails GBP 530...

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Horrid.
post #25 of 41
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Apparently the collection also includes oxfords, derbies etc... and also women's shoes
If you're looking to buy one, you must act quick. Fashionistas in Italy (and apparently in Japan) are jumping up and down. They're selling out quick! crackup[1].gif
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FYI, 115,500 JPY is $1500 USD / 950 GBP facepalm.gif

There's a sucker born every minute.

(Do those shoes sprout wings and fangs by the light of a full moon?)
post #26 of 41

What was seen cannot be unseen ... eek.gif

post #27 of 41
It looks like they took an old man's golf shoes and painted them with AIDS.

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What do you guys think of Church's new Shanghai?
post #28 of 41

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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

FYI, 115,500 JPY is $1500 USD / 950 GBP :facepalm:


To come up with a product to market to such people that will pay that price for something so ridiculous is pure genius.

post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

Wrong on so many levels - and I can think of better ways to 'blow' 500 Quid.....just sayin'

You'd prefer to blow it on blow?
post #30 of 41
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To come up with a product to market to such people that will pay that price for something so ridiculous is pure genius.

The Brain: Shanghai today... tomorrow, THE WORLD!!!

Pinky: Narf!
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