New, of course, is always a relative term with me. Here's a pair of London Tan bespoke brogues I stumbled across a while back. And they really are practically like new--almost no wear on the Biltrite heel and just the lightest scratching on the soles. Without getting into those nasty and vexing problems of provenance and pedigree, these are among the nicest and most shapely bespoke shoes I've seen. Though hard to see well here, the waist is a true thing of beauty and the construction is absolutely top-notch. Perhaps the punching at Maxwell was a hair finer, but why quibble? I really like the way the toe medallion curves over the front and sides. These guys definitely have some years on them, but still manage to seem absolutely fresh. Any brave souls (resisting the urge to pun) care to take a crack at guessing the maker?
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8/16/07 at 4:41am