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post #7861 of 28723
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Originally Posted by NiceDressShoes View Post
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I hate to have to do this as it's somewhat childish, but your reply/post bothers me...and it's not so much the post, but the words/thoughts/personality behind it.....as I would bet that most people ususally just don't say anything to you when you be-little them or their question/comment....so until people put you in your place, and teach you like I'm about to, you'll keep doing it.

REALLY, you doubt my assessment that they're brand new. Dude, you didn't even "read" my post. I am actually not a child, so without knowing me, please don't talk to me like one. I know you have posted almost 2,000 times in about a year, but no matter what you think or what others tell you or, all those posts don't make you "the man". And, I was actually told by an old-school local shoemaker that they ARE collectible as for "rare skin" shoe lovers, sharkskin is one of the toughest materials to find shoes in...and that AE also doesn't make them anymore (I was told for the true shoe aficionado, sharkskin TOPS gator or snake). He already has people that would be interested in buying them, hence, why I came onto this site looking for a little help before I go in and sell them.

You say wear them as that's why they were given to me...but again you don't know me yet you make assumptions...I got my pick of whatever I wanted and took them b/c I thought they might be worth something. I have no desire to wear them as I think that are ugly and I am not too much of a "metro" guy. Unlike other's (and you sound like one of these)...I don't wear ugly stuff just b/c it's expensive or b/c the "star's in hollywood" are wearing it.

The only thing I agree with you is that "used shoes won't kill ya"....true. But, with never worn vintage AE sharkskin shoes that I will never wear...selling them for cash won't kill me either.

Second, sorry I was at a loss for words/thought when thinking of "shoe trees"...didn't know such high fashionistas had to be so exact. But I was NOT mentioning the "shoe trees" b/c I thought that's what made the actual shoes new...I mentioned them in reference to "the shoes are so un-used" that they still have the original shoe trees in them that AE put in after they made them, custom made to fit his foot. Again, being an adult, I know what the purpose of shoe trees are you db.

Other than that....I KNOW they are brand new as there are no scuff marks, not even a scratch anywhere (on the sides/top/back/bottom, and not even one single scratch on the sole....so unless my grandfather was only wearing them w/o shoelaces on all carpet surfaces or if he walked on clouds before he died, the are brand new), no wear marks at all anywhere, they're not even laced up. I was told by the same shoemaker that sometimes shoe trees which are THAT old and in THAT good condition could also be worth some money.

So to you CPTJEFF and you parent's cat (well, you can call it your cat as long as you continue to live in your parent's basement)...thanks for nothing...but I hope that your reply-talk-down-post made you feel better about yourself. I sure hope that at 45, or whatever age in mid-life you are, that the 1 nice Versace outfit you own and wear out EVERY time you go out looking for women that are half your age, doesn't wear out and actully gets you a chick (at least until she experiences your personality, as the Versace might get you in the door initially, but then as you know time and time again, it stops about there). As it only took me 1 post from you about shoes on the internet to see what type of person you are.

Lesson over.

To the others who posted, thanks....and to any others who might see this and post a reply to my original post questioning cost/price, thanks in advance.
pow!

This fancy shoe stuff is way out of my league but I'll bet this shoe haul deserves it's own thread and lots of pictures. You will attract the right people who can give you price ranges and levels of desirability.
post #7862 of 28723
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Originally Posted by didaskalia View Post
Can anyone post reading material/web links I should start with if I am interested in starting a bespoke business?

Thanks

are you a skilled tailor?
post #7863 of 28723
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Originally Posted by didaskalia View Post
Can anyone post reading material/web links I should start with if I am interested in starting a bespoke business?

www.cutterandtailor.com?
post #7864 of 28723
What is this guy's name? Does anyone have more pictures of him?
post #7865 of 28723
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Originally Posted by NiceDressShoes View Post

Second, sorry I was at a loss for words/thought when thinking of "shoe trees"...didn't know such high fashionistas had to be so exact. But I was NOT mentioning the "shoe trees" b/c I thought that's what made the actual shoes new...I mentioned them in reference to "the shoes are so un-used" that they still have the original shoe trees in them that AE put in after they made them, custom made to fit his foot. Again, being an adult, I know what the purpose of shoe trees are you db.
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Shoe trees last and are used for decades. Their presence means absolutely nothing in regards to the age or newness of the shoe. And they would be custom to the last the shoe was made on, not your grandfather's foot, as, unless I'm sorely mistaken, Allen Edmonds has never done bespoke.

Based on that alone, I could tell you don't know much about dress shoes. Rather normal in this day and age, but don't be an ass and belittle those who do have some idea. Your posts still read like you think people remove the shoe trees and throw them away when they first wear the shoes. Such a basic (for this board, anyway) lack of knowledge made me doubt just about everything else you said about the shoes.

As for the rest of your post, it's stupid beyond words, and does not deserve comment.
post #7866 of 28723
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Originally Posted by netovargas90 View Post
What is this guy's name?
Does anyone have more pictures of him?


I know his last name is Cortina. Should be plenty for google.
post #7867 of 28723
Allen-Edmonds McAllister is on sale for $249 on the AE site. Are they good for job interviews or too dressy?
post #7868 of 28723
Do these Versace Shirts Look real, tags and everything, or would you not trust it. Its a new seller but its extremely cheap, like to cheap.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Versace-Classic-...item19c4e48c7d

http://cgi.ebay.com/Versace-Classic-...item19c4e460a6
post #7869 of 28723
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
I know his last name is Cortina. Should be plenty for google.

I don't see the resemblance.

post #7870 of 28723
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Originally Posted by pvrhye View Post
I know his last name is Cortina. Should be plenty for google.
google face cortina google cortina + pic website george cortina
post #7871 of 28723
btw digme, I've only seen round shoelaces during my time here - so some sort of aesthetics do seem to apply
post #7872 of 28723
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Originally Posted by amstokesdb9 View Post
Does a shoe width not convert evenly between US and UK sizing? In other words, does a UK sized shoe with an E width convert to and American D? Sorry if this a an ignorant question.
Amstokes, it's not an ignorant question, being asked all the time as it relates to specific shoes/boots, as the size varies depending on the materials used (leather, suede, exotic, etc.) and the last upon which they're made. Then, there's actual fit for any given foot--i.e., your arch etc. Lasts are made with the "average" foot in mind, which doesn't necessarily include everyone [and reason why many members once they go bespoke (have a shoe lasted especially for their specific foot) never go back to ready-to-wear, but of course it's $$$$ .... ]. That said, for those of us who do fit in the manufacturer's idea of "average" foot (which of course be the majority, others able to tailor-fit with insoles, etc. if required), the general rule when it comes to sizing b/w UK and US/Canadian standard sizing is as follows: A UK 8 is a US 9 (i.e., drop down one-whole size, depending on the materials, etc.). In the UK, a standard US "D" equates to a UK "F" (a 6 Fitting in the old UK system, still used by Tricker's). A UK E fitting is a narrower fitting, equating more like a US/CDN C (being a snug, tight dress fit for the average male, a fitting 5 under the old system, and a comfort/relaxed fit for a woman whose ordinary/average foot is a US/CDN B width). Now, many men can squeeze into a UK E [assuming a narrow foot, unless a very tight fit is desired, but that's not very comfortable for most if you plan on wearing them for any length of time, and reason why most men go up a half-size to accommodate the difference b/w an E (narrow) and F (standard) fit]. For e.g., and once again generally speaking, a UK 8.5 E in a Crockett Jones, being a similar fit to say an Alfred Sargent 8 F or a standard US 9 D, would be a Tricker's 8, Fitting 6. This of course, is very general b/c it does depend on the actual last and materials, as said, but it's a good rule for comparative purposes (and reason why most online stores in the UK allow customers to try on and return shoes/boots if they don't fit right, provided they're returned in the same condition in which they were sent--i.e., tried on in a carpeted area so as to not mark the soles, etc.). To recap: Average Width and comparison, using a US 7 D as an e.g., which is an EU 39.5/40. UK 6 F is standard; a UK 6 E is more like a US 6.5 D (an EU 39), and a relaxed fit for a woman whose ankles generally speaking aren't as wide as are a man's. A UK E equates to a C width, which is narrow/tight on a man who, for a standard fit, would go up a half-size to UK 6.5 E, to accommodate the difference, should a narrow/tight fit not be doable, nor desired. Same is true if a wider fit to accommodate a wider foot is desired--as in, say, a US/CDN 7 E (wide)--i.e., can go up a half size (as in, a UK 6.5 F) or, alternatively, go up in width, as in a UK 6 G (which equates to a US 7.5 D, or a 7 E). Remember, suede and calf leather when warm will give, as will kangaroo. Other materials are not quite so generous, nor are whole cuts (like RM Williams boots, for e.g., which are made from a single piece of leather as opposed to different pieces stitched together). In turn, if considering a pair of shoes/boots from the UK, you might request the actual measurements of the boot/shoe you're interested in from the seller, so as to have a better idea. Also, it's very likely depending on what you are interested in that others here have discussed that shoe/boot in depth, such that it's always worthwhile doing a search here first to see if what you're looking for has been discussed before (it probably has, and if not, can put the question out there since someone here somewhere is likely to have experience with it which if asked they'd love to share). Cheers!
post #7873 of 28723
How/when/where/why does one wear chocolate brown suede tassel loafers? Was recently awestruck by a beautiful pair of Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes.
post #7874 of 28723
i know this has been discused before, and i did search but most of the results was a few years old, and i want to make sure things are the same. so,

im looking to buy my first pair of C&J's most likely the edgware. i usually wear size 12 US, but the last shoes i got were zegna and they were size 10 1/2 i assume eurpoean, maybe UK?

any idea what UK size will most likely fit me best? i have to buy online, no retail stores near me that carry them.

thanks in advance
post #7875 of 28723
Does anyone have experience with their tailor ADDING surgeon's cuffs to a jacket that currently has NO button holes whatsoever (on the sleeve)?
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