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post #46 of 61
Who made the black shoe that you posted above, the quarter brogue?
post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
Who made the black shoe that you posted above, the quarter brogue?

JL Paris - its a RTW model. Can't remember the name - maybe the Avon?
post #48 of 61
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
JL Paris - its a RTW model. Can't remember the name - maybe the Avon?

Hmmm, don't remember that model. Time to check VR's index.

EDIT: Yep, that's it.
post #49 of 61
Nice shoes ET. I have my fitting next month, for a pair in oxblood.
post #50 of 61
What a stunning commission, Mr. Tilley. Great choice on the color too. Did you go to London for the measurement and fitting? Or during their NYC visit?

Is it really wholecut? The toe cap appeared to be a separate piece and I can't tell whether the Adelaide throat is another separate piece. The following Vass is almost a wholecut, except the the Adelaide throat is made from another piece of leather.

post #51 of 61
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Nice shoes ET. I have my fitting next month, for a pair in oxblood.

Thanks Will. Fosters oxblood leather is stunning imo.

VR: Nope - its not a wholecut, as there is a seam at the back. I had both the initial measurement and fitting conducted during their bi-annual US visits. That Vass shoe of yours is, in all honesty, one of the nicest RTW designs I have ever seen. An amazing commission on your part.
post #52 of 61
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Spoken like a true SFer.

When you call a $3,000+ pair of shoes reasonable, you have gone native. It's like the cultural acclamation to Manhattan. When you hear yourself congratulate a friend for finding a $3K one-bedroom, and saying "What a deal!" you have been here too long.

Decision. Decision. Paying rent or bespoke Foster. Go homeless for a month for a pair of bespoke Foster is so worth it.
post #53 of 61
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Are you sure that price is excl. VAT? If so, that would represent a whopping 30+% leap from the old price

Sorry, should have made that clear - it includes VAT (a UK/US difference I guess - retail prices are almost always quoted inc. VAT, perhaps because we have the same sales tax rate across the country).
post #54 of 61
l'm rather amused by all these terms you gentlemen use. Porn & damage. What funny words to use.
post #55 of 61
Now those are superb shoes. Very nice indeed.
post #56 of 61
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Go homeless for a month for a pair of bespoke Foster is so worth it.
No doubt, you'll be the smartest tramp walking the streets of New York.

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retail prices are almost always quoted inc. VAT,
I believe it is against the law, for firms catering to the end consumer to quote prices without VAT.
(It's different for trade supply. Wholesale prices are always given without tax.)
post #57 of 61
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No doubt, you'll be the smartest tramp walking the streets of New York.
For some reason, several of olga Berluti's shoe anecdotes have to do with tramps saving up for or stealing Berluti shoes.)
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I believe it is against the law, for firms catering to the end consumer to quote prices without VAT.
(It's different for trade supply. Wholesale prices are always given without tax.)
quite a few London tailors and shoemakers quote prices exclusive of VAT. Lobb London is only one example.
post #58 of 61
Is this shoe style considered a pump?
post #59 of 61
Thread Starter 
No, this is an oxford -specifically a take on the balmoral design, with a punched cap and seam.

The shoes on the far left and right are pumps:

post #60 of 61
Beautiful shoes, Eustace!
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