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post #46 of 69
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Alden Cordovan Long Wing Blucher - the "one shoe", and in cordovan

Allen Edmond Park Avenue - probably the #1 most recommended shoes

Allen Edmond Strand in Walnut - probably the #2 most recommended shoes

Edward Green Dover - the Norwegian split toe

Edward Green Galway - the country boots

Edward Green Shannon - the balmoral boots

John Lobb William - the double monk

John Lobb Phillips II - the ultimate dress shoes

Gaziano & Girling St James II - what made G&G G&G

Crockett & Jones Belgrave - the Plal bang-for-the-buck shoes that's the ticket to shoe discussions before Carmina

Def a good list. would flip park ave and aldens, parks seem like the number 1 as they appeal to folks from all pay grades. 

post #47 of 69
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John Lobb William and William II. It's celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and continues to be a handsome shoe.


I would say the William is more of a forum fave in reality than the St Crespen. I only saw a few with the SC, one being Phat Guido, when they were brand new. The William appears steadily.
post #48 of 69
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Not my cup of tea, but there's a large contingent here that goes apeshit for Corthay Arca

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St Crispisn and Georg Materna do a better, more restained, version of this design.
post #49 of 69
First iconic GGs that come to mind for me:



Wigmore in burgundy calf/grain, and St. James in vintage cherry... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #50 of 69

Good thread.  It makes me want to run out and buy shoes that I don't need. 

post #51 of 69

I love Gucci bit loafers. It has a vibe to it that is carefree, smart, upward moving.

 

post #52 of 69
A lot of shoes listed in the thread are NOT iconic. Good shoes but not iconic.

Iconic shoes should either represent the brand, represent the category, been worn by well known public figures, represent a culture movement, or best case all of the above.

AE PA/Strands represents AE fairly well thus iconic. C&J Marlow is just a cheap readily available cordovan shoes that's not even on C&J's renouned 337 last and not top seller of the brand, thus, not iconic. G&G Wigmore is a beautiful pair of boots but not part of G&G initial line up or claim to fame, thus not iconic either. Some legacy brands will have multiple iconic shoes, such as JL, EG, or Church's.

There are also category defining shoes, such as EG Dover that represents NST so well that G&G Hove could easily be ignored/removed from observation. Others include JL William, JL Philip, EG Galway, EG Shannon, etc, which all either leads and represents their respective category or actually creates their own category in the case of JL William. JL also created the semi brogue category.

And there's always Berluti Andy Loader bespoken for Andy Warhol, Alden Indy Boots worn by Indiana Jones, Gucci bit loafer, Bass Weejun, etc. Beetle Boots could almost be here but there's no brands attached and the style is just the same as Chelsea boots.
post #53 of 69
I think the Gucci bit loafer needs to be on the list .

As far as casual contenders : I would nominate the classic Bass Weejun but I can't find it anywhere. I think the Clark's dessert boot should be on the list along with the classic Sperry Top Sider. As far as canvas sneakers the Tretorn and the Jack Purcell.
post #54 of 69
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I love my Darltons/Marlows, but this pic gets posted a lot, and I've got to say, it is easily the least representative photo of the last that I've ever seen. Them shoes is bulky IRL. This is like the shoe porn equivalent of the ambiguously-thick-girl-with-big-boobs shot from every social networking site ever.




Have to disagree. My Darltons are the least bulky double sole wingtip around. I am comparing it to my AE MacNeil in cordovan and my Alden long-wingtip in cordovan.
post #55 of 69
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"Operation Paprika"


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I am really starting to come around to Vass. The U and F last define Vass, IMO. The best part about it is that Vass did not even design these two lasts. I have to say though, that shoe you posted looks atrocious, IMO.
post #56 of 69
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Good thread.  It makes me want to run out and buy shoes that I don't need. 
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My list (smart shoes/boots):
EG: Dover & Shannon
AS: Moore
JLP: William
C&J: Weymouth
G&G: Wigmore
Alden: #8 LWB
AE: PA & Strand
Vass: U Austerity Brogue & Old English II

Country:
EG: Galway
AS: Hannover (new kid on the block... since the revamp)
C&J: Islay (also the Lindrick & Marlow should be mentioned)
Tricker's: Acorn Stow
Alden: 405 ("Indy")
AE: Dalton
Edited by DpprDr - 7/19/13 at 7:39am
post #57 of 69
I think people are talking about different things. The thread was originally about the shoes that captured SF's fancy, not the most iconic shoes in general.
post #58 of 69
Thread Starter 
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I think people are talking about different things. The thread was originally about the shoes that captured SF's fancy, not the most iconic shoes in general.

This +1,000,000

chogall, you didn't read my OP carefully
post #59 of 69
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I would say the William is more of a forum fave in reality than the St Crespen. I only saw a few with the SC, one being Phat Guido, when they were brand new. The William appears steadily.
I have both, but always find myself reaching for the William.
post #60 of 69
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If you're 50! biggrin.gif

I'm 25 and rock the hell out of some strands!icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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