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post #76 of 109
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Hi Men, I'm a shoes victim living in Paris -France I own more than 100 shoes just the high end segment. You can see my collection here: http://www.souliers.net/php....rie.htm
Your Grace (or would you prefer just Martin?), judging by the pictures of your collection, you're hardly a shoe victim. A shoe addict, perhaps, but hardly a victim. I've admired those shoes for quite some time, and I know that others here have as well. I see that you're an enthusiast for the utility brogue (a wingtip without any brogueing), having two pairs of C&J's Tavistock, one of C&J's Wimpole, and EG's Beaulieu. I share your enthusiasm for this design, although I don't have quite so many.
post #77 of 109
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Hi Men, I'm a shoes victim living in Paris -France I own more than 100 shoes just the high end segment. You can see my collection here: http://www.souliers.net/php....rie.htm If you like or hate please comment. Best regards from Martin the french shoes addict . mnimier@souliers.net
A teriffic collection. Several C & J models that I have never seen in the UK. I know that C & J has two Paris stores, so I imagine that you bought them there. I am going to Paris on 18/11/04. Where can I find Altan and Stefanobi shoes? Ken Pollock P.S. Where is the best place there to eat turkey on Thanksgiving day?
post #78 of 109
Thanks Jcusey for yours apreciations. I'll like to see your own choice.... Jerrysfriend it's sometimes difficult to find nice Stefanobi shoes in Paris because they are not well distributed: The big store "Le bon marché" 24 rue de Sevres 75006 L'éclaireur 26 avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris Tél 0145621232 For the Altan: ALTAN 5 rue Sainte Beuve 75006 Paris, Tél 0145444476 I cannot help you for the best place to eat a turkey or for the Thanksgiving day....I'm 100% frenchie....You can understand me i suppose. Best regards to the both and I apologize for my bad and scholastic english. Martin mnimier@souliers.net
post #79 of 109
Taken from "Trépontes", a magazine about men's shoes (available from every newsagent at € 5.80): ALTAN BOTTIER Paris 6 - 5, rue Sainte-Beuve 01 45 44 44 76 STEFANOBI Paris 7 - Le Bon Marché - 24, rue de Sèvres 01 44 39 80 00 Paris 6 - Tonitruant - 19, rue Guisarce 01 44 36 67 70 Paris 9 - Galeries Lafayette - 40, blvd Haussmann 01 42 82 35 07 No idea about the turkey. Once a year (on Christmas) is more than enough.
post #80 of 109
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Amend my list as follows: George's Coll. Norwegian oxford in brown-E-Bay
jerrysfriend- How do your George's coll Norwegian oxfords from ebay hold up and rate against the other brands you own? What kind of construction are this pair of shoes? Thanks, NoVaguy
post #81 of 109
Had to make a run to the closet to answer this one.....took a while. I have exactly 106 pairs. 6 pr Sports Shoes (basketball, baseball, soccer, etc. 12 pr Casual The rest are Dress Shoes. I have a VERY large closet, and custom made my shoe racks. They are the same design as the white partical board shoe organizers they sell at Lowe's or Home Depot, except I made mine out of real wood.
post #82 of 109
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No idea about the turkey. Once a year (on Christmas) is more than enough.
I would argue that wasting any special meal on a damn bird is lunacy. Last Thanksgiving, I had steak, and I think that I'll make a tradition of it. For Christmas, my family has always had beef tenderloin roast except for the one year when we had an unfortunate experiment with a goose.
post #83 of 109
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Thanks Jcusey for yours apreciations. I'll like to see your own choice.... Best regards to the both and I apologize for my bad and scholastic english.
I can assure you that your English isn't bad on an absolute scale and that it's superlative in comparison to my French. I have posted pictures of some of my shoes on this site from time to time, but I don't have a convenient compendium as you do. Regarding the utility brogues, I have JL Paris's version in squirrel (Widner) and another on order from Gravati in a grained red-brown color. Your Beaulieus are wonderful.
post #84 of 109
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Hi Men, I'm a shoes victim living in Paris -France I own more than 100 shoes just the high end segment. You can see my collection here: http://www.souliers.net/php....rie.htm If you like or hate please comment. Best regards from Martin the french shoes addict . mnimier@souliers.net
Hello Martin. It is a privilege to have you here. And your English is fine. I have a question for you about the high-gloss finish you put on your shoes. How do you do it? They look amazing.
post #85 of 109
Hello, Jcusey , A Harris and all the men with ditinguish style of life. * Jcusey I'm searching yours posts on the Forum to apreciate well yours shoes tastes. * A. Harris thank's for your comment ...I'm using an old and very rapid sytem to obtain a great shining aspect (named "glacage" in French): - Kiwi Parade Gloss buy in Manhattan and too in Montreal - I put a small nut of kiwi on the shoes and with an old cotton Brookbrother skirt I make some small round movements...but the secret is to warm the skin with a "? Hair Drying ?" just before to make the movements...and in less than 3 min for a pair of shoes I've a mirror aspect . Best regards from Martin a Paris shoes addict. mnimier@souliers.net
post #86 of 109
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Fascinating. Is there any water involved? Also, how much polish do you put on the rag at one time?
post #87 of 109
I Harris, no more water involved .... dry cotton and warm the leather after to put a small nut of Kiwi Parade Gloss (it work fine too with Lobb or Green polish gloss). - I put a small nut of polish on the end of the shoe and make small circle to let polish on all the surface - I warm gently with an hair drying - I shine with a dry sweet cotton - total 1-2 min by shoe to obtain the french touch to your shoes named "glacage" or "mirror aspect". Water is just to put on you soft drink ..
post #88 of 109
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I'll try it. That's a lot quicker than a spit-shine...
post #89 of 109
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The thread inspired me to take an inventory. Black bespoke Edward Green (EG) 3 tie bluchers Black bespoke Cleverley stitched cap oxfords Black bespoke Cleverley semi-brogue oxfords Black bespoke Cleverley quarter brogue oxfords Black EG punched cap oxfords Black EG stitched brogues Black EG brogue slipons Black EG split toe monks Black Church's patent dress oxfords Black calf EG dress pumps Black Belgian Shoes suede evening slippers Black Church's slippers (2) Oxblood EG brogues Mink suede EG semi-brodues Chestnut EG quarter brogues Edwardian EG stitched cap oxfords Dark oak EG punched cap oxfords Dark oak EG stitched oxfords Pine EG Adelaide brogue bluchers (on order) Brown suede Church's brogues Pine leather and fox suede EG saddle shoes Mahogany country calf EG rubber soled norwegians White Church's bucks Brown C&J buckled boots Chestnut calf & white suede EG spectators Coffee suede EG chukka boots Black Alden cordovan penny slipons Cordovan colored Alden cordovan penny slipons Brown Alden cordovan penny slipons Black Alden cordovan tassel slipons Tan Church's tassel slipons Tan C&J tassel kiltie slipons Black C&J tassel kiltie slipons Tan C&J kiltie slipons Brown suede Church's penny slipons 4 pair running shoes 2 pair boat shoes 5 pair golf shoes 1 pair driving shoes Next up, bespoke black whole cut oxfords with medallion toe. Will
Will: your shoe collection totally rules. 4 pairs of bespoke, very nice. Hey Duke: gr8 collection m8.
post #90 of 109
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I'm using an old and very rapid sytem to obtain a great shining aspect (named "glacage" in French): - Kiwi Parade Gloss buy in Manhattan and too in Montreal - I put a small nut of kiwi on the shoes and with an old cotton Brookbrother skirt I make some small round movements...but the secret is to warm the skin with a "? Hair Drying ?" just before to make the movements...and in less than 3 min for a  pair of shoes I've a mirror aspect .
i certainly don't have the indepth knowledge as some of you but i am concerned about some things - one that blow drying the shoes might dry them out too much and make the leather crack over time. the other is that the parade gloss wax does not allow the leather to "breathe".
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