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Forgot to post these earlier today... This morning's one stop.

 

 

Labia courtesy of Isaia and Sartoria Partenopea

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who sees that.  I've seen ties with nekkid pin-up girls on the inside lining, but this is far more subtle.

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Nail pattern can help tell you who the maker was

 

I've seen that discussed, yes. I'm more curious about the dovetailing. Is it exclusive to very high end shoes, and what purpose does it serve?

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It really depends, as far as dress shoes are concerned I was under the impression they were pretty much solely English so the maker would depend on the nail pattern of the heels unless someone here is privy to a certain firm they have been known to contract Italian made models to.

 

If C&J they'd be marked with a UK size and then maybe US as well, really depends where they were made...it looks English so I'm gonna go ahead and guess it'll be stamped English but hey I've been wrong before so anyones guess...or knowledge..

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

There have been a few Italian makers for Polo shoes, some more well-known than others. I know for sure Sassetti has made some, but there are others. You should probably go over to the Polo shoe thread and ask there.

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Was having a no luck until these Popped up at my last stop. Wish they were a 41



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i think the story with the heels is if you look at wear patterns you really only need replace that rubber portion of the heel.

 

and i suspect the dovetail is merely an "old-world, traditional" flourish as a way of keeping integrity of the joint (a la dovetail drawers vs butt joints in cabinets, or dovetail neck joints versus mortise-and-tenon in guitar necks). it takes more skill to match the joint but it has the advantage of not peeling apart as easily. 

 

guitar necks are actually compound dovetails, and it's usually a very very skilled person who does this. same with drawers - it's sort of the height of traditional western joinery. i sort of wonder if there's a dude in a shoe factory who actually chisels the rubber or if it's just run through a machine. it might just be marketing smoke.

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Want more deets on both the Porsche, and that awesome windowpane sc!

 

Ah, I'm glad you know it's a Porsche at least. 2008 Cayman S. Pops bought it off the showroom floor in 2008, and it touches pavement about once per year. I believe there's like 1200 miles on it.  "Ferris, he never drives it. He just rubs it with a diaper!". It's one of a few in his collection, and it happens to live in the workshop with my inventory lol.

 

 

The windowpane SC is a gem that I scored a couple years ago. It was on a mannequin in a boutique thrift store window in Seattle. I knew just from the fabric that it was of exceptional quality. Unfortunately there are absolutely 0 makers marks, tags, fabric content labels, etc. Nothing to identify it. It IS however almost entirely hand made. Every lining seam, every pick stitch, every button-hole is hand sewn.

 

I'm like 99.9% sure the fabric is from Carlo Barbera Mills, as I once saw a Luciano Barbera womens SC with the EXACT same fabric... right down to the weave. I have no idea on the maker though. I'm thinking it was a custom piece from Savile Row. It's possible there were some makers labels inside the lining, but they were removed. When I purchased it, it was way too small for me... But now since losing weight, it actually fits like a glove. I wish it were side vented, or even single vented... but its still an amazingly striking jacket. I planned on wearing it this Halloween. It's the type of jacket that you notice from down the street... I love the thing, and will never part with it. I can provide some sexy photos of it soon.

 

Oh and I think I payed like $25 for it. :cool:

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Forgot to post these earlier today... This morning's one stop.
All made in Italy... All 100% WS smile.gif


Very nice. Love the texture on those. What brand?
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Went to Charlotte earlier for fun. Figured I'd make a few stops. Everything available. 

 

2 x NWT Band of Outsiders polos. Size 2. 

 

 

Gant by Michael Bastian buffalo nickel sweater. My size so N/A!

 

 

Alden full strap shells. Size 9.5A

 

 

9.5D Allen Edmonds Park Avenue

 

 

Santoni Classico cap-toes. Size 10.5

 

 

Bruno Magli size 8.5

 

 

Bean boots. No tagged size but my GF says they fit around a 9.5 or 10 in women's.

 

 

 

Incotex Chinolino flat-fronts, 2 x Willis & Geiger thick ass pants. All size 34.

 

 

J. Press flannel 3 piece. Size 42S. Flat-fronts, 3/2 roll and all that trad shit.

 

 

 

New England shirt(this is a thing right?), Outlier(amazing), skeet

 

 

My favorite find of the day, for sure:

 

 

 

Vintage Schott NYC flight jacket. Huge talon zipper. Not in perfect shape but it's awesome. 

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@letric

I know the feeling. I thrifted these about a 2 years ago. Saw them on the rack just about past out. I've worn them once maybe twice I just won't part. That and my wife hates them. I must say they only really go with select outfits. Paid $14.99



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All this vintage sneaker talk made me wonder just how the heck they do a restoration. Found a video. I learned some stuff.
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@letric

I know the feeling. I thrifted these about a 2 years ago. Saw them on the rack just about past out. I've worn them once maybe twice I just won't part. That and my wife hates them. I must say they only really go with select outfits. Paid $14.99

 

what are those?

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There have been a few Italian makers for Polo shoes, some more well-known than others. I know for sure Sassetti has made some, but there are others. You should probably go over to the Polo shoe thread and ask there.

Having owned Sassettis I know that isn't the case here (unless that heels been touched, which I'm kinda leaning yes but could be wrong), but a thread dedicated strictly to Polo shoes should end all mysteries.

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what are those?
The second best shoe maker.
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The second best shoe maker.

Haggar?

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what are those?

Could be wrong but I believe they're the Aston Martin x John Lobb driving shoe collabs

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