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post #31 of 71
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You're AlanC. You're AlanC from Dixie. Whoppee.
Generally pretension and Hoosier don't mix well, but you seem to have it figured out. Congratulations.
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(Steve B. @ 01 Jan. 2005, 5:10) Definitely testy...
http://www.davidphenry.com/stock/stock006.htm
Damn. Now that is porn.
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Originally Posted by johnapril,01 Jan. 2005, 6:32
You're AlanC. You're AlanC from Dixie. Whoppee.
Generally pretension and Hoosier don't mix well, but you seem to have it figured out. Congratulations.
AlanC, check your dictionary on the usage of pretension.  Also, I was not born in Indiana. Sorry for being saucy.
post #34 of 71
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AlanC, check your dictionary on the usage of pretension.
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pretension n 1: a false or unsupportable quality [syn: pretense, pretence] 2: the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort" 3: the quality of being pretentious (creating a false appearance of great importance or worth) [syn: pretentiousness] [ant: unpretentiousness]
I choose meaning #3.
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(johnapril @ 01 Jan. 2005, 8:07) AlanC, check your dictionary on the usage of pretension.
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pretension n 1: a false or unsupportable quality [syn: pretense, pretence] 2: the advancing of a claim; "his pretension to the crown"; "the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort" 3: the quality of being pretentious (creating a false appearance of great importance or worth) [syn: pretentiousness] [ant: unpretentiousness]
I choose meaning #3.
Come on, guys, let's go back to those Pierre Corthay shoes. I'm reposting the site. These shoes are art. There is depth to the leather. The colors are alive. They are cognac, and marquetry furniture from Versailles. The shape languorously hugs the foot while holding its head up with serenity. http://www.davidphenry.com/stock/stock006.htm
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Sorry to go against the flock.  I'm sure they're comfortable and all.  Otherwise, (and I hate to say this because you waited so long and probably paid through the teeth), they're sort of...of...how to say it?
I'll finish the sentence for you:  classic, an objet d'art. Edit: Old AlanC, StevenB, et al., beat me to it.
post #37 of 71
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Originally Posted by Steve B.,01 Jan. 2005, 5:10
Definitely testy...
http://www.davidphenry.com/stock/stock006.htm
Those are beautiful shoes.  The two on the ends I really like.  The two in the center aren't quite my style.   The lasts look a bit like the newer Vass lasts (the two on the left.)  
post #38 of 71
http://www.davidphenry.com/stock/stock006.htm The first shoe looks like Berluti. l love the first, third and the forth shoe. Absolutely beautiful. l wish l had shoes like that.
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I like the shape of the shoe, second on the left.....the black wingtips with medallion. They seem slimmer in the waist, and have a longer, more elegant, continental shape in the toe.
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The two outer Corthay's are, indeed, lovely. The inner two look ready for NFL This Sunday. One of the lovely things about bespoke shoes is that you can get what you want. It seems that Kai did just that, and did a beautiful job. Kai, has Lobb worked with shell cordovan very much? I would think the brown shell cordovan would certainly be a rarity for them.
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Kai, has Lobb worked with shell cordovan very much? I would think the brown shell cordovan would certainly be a rarity for them.
It's true, Lobb doesn't do a lot of shell cordovan.   When I ordered the shoes, the cobbler I worked with told me that they find working with shell cordovan quite difficult.  Cutting, in particular, presents some problems for them, as they can't use their standard patterns, and it is more difficult to get perfectly matched leather.  He also said that it is easier to ruin shell cordovan leather when stitching it.   When I asked him if he would discourage me from buying shell cordovan shoes, his response was, "No, these are our problems, you don't need to worry about them.  You just pick the shoes you want."   I picked brown shell cordovan, because I'd not seen an Oxford done in brown shell cordovan before that was not a Blucher style.  I wanted something unique, and bespoke was the only option.
post #42 of 71
Always an admirer of your taste. Enjoy your new shoes. I noticed that the lining has changed now to an off-white . Is the insole one-piece from heel to toe or the usual glued heel-to-waist?
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Kai- Great shoes. I am so jealous. Note to self: It scares me that I now actually study and enjoy photos of hinged shoe trees. I mean beautiful shoes are one thing, but shoe trees.
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At the risk of sounding ignorant: I wish someone could explain to me why this designer is so popular. To me, the design is rather plain and unimaginative. But I must be missing something. Is it the particular fit, or simply the admiration for the work that goes into making them? I don't mean to insult anyone, I'm curious, as with anything.
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