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post #30136 of 57962
Prince of Parsley, How do you find the quality of Andrew's offerings? And how would they compare to other respectable makers?
post #30137 of 57962
I can't vouch for the quality as I've never owned a pair, but they seem sturdy enough and there is doubtless a lot of technique that goes into making his shoes. I'm not sure if they shoes are hand welted; I have a feeling they are Goodyear but I could be way off on that. Fxh if you're in touch with shooey you might ask him about AM if you have a chance as I'm sure he would have an authoritative opinion if anyone does.

Aesthetically AM's style just doesn't appeal to me. If anything I'd be more interested in his shoemaking course than his shoes.
post #30138 of 57962
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Prince of Parsley, How do you find the quality of Andrew's offerings? And how would they compare to other respectable makers?



I'm gonna ask the mods if I can change my name - that is awesome.
post #30139 of 57962
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I'm gonna ask the mods if I can change my name - that is awesome.
I was hoping you'd notice. Parsley is the new paisley, i've been travelling across Naples to source some monochromatic parsley print ties for my new unlined 7 folds. Get some!
post #30140 of 57962
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Fxh if you're in touch with shooey you might ask him about AM if you have a chance as I'm sure he would have an authoritative opinion if anyone does.

I'm always in touch with shooey {wink}

I seem to recollect that shooey thought he was a talented young man who had got on the wrong path but wasn't beyond future redemption. I might be wrong and just imagining.

Everyone - including shooman - understand that you have to earn a crust and cater to the market.
Although there is the question as to how much you can shape the market. Chickens - eggs. After all people can only buy that which is for sale and sellers can only earn from that which actually sells.
post #30141 of 57962
I note even the "conservative" styles have the dreaded toe spring.
Can't see why its remotely considered attractive - even to (sydney) hipsters.
Maybe I don't get out enough.

edit:: They don't look Goodyear to me but then meister would have a better eye based on photos.

There is a mistaken idea that unless a shoe is Goodyear or Hand stitched it can't be any good. Not necessarily so.
post #30142 of 57962
Geoffery Firmin - thanks for the reply - I'll get back and continue the discourse.
post #30143 of 57962
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There is a mistaken idea that unless a shoe is Goodyear or Hand stitched it can't be any good. Not necessarily so.

Hi FXH, how so? To the above.... My general education has taught me glued = crap

Or is that the same thought as fused suits being of a lesser quality. That theory appears strained as The Suit Shop attests.
post #30144 of 57962
I think a lot of AM's shoes could be considered STreet wear formal if that makes any sense.

I can't comment on the quality but from the styles I've seen, I could definitely see people wearing them with jeans chinos in less formal settings. Not my cup of tea but to each their own.
post #30145 of 57962
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I note even the "conservative" styles have the dreaded toe spring.
Can't see why its remotely considered attractive - even to (sydney) hipsters.
Maybe I don't get out enough.

edit:: They don't look Goodyear to me but then meister would have a better eye based on photos.

There is a mistaken idea that unless a shoe is Goodyear or Hand stitched it can't be any good. Not necessarily so.

I agree. There are many beautiful looking Italian-made shoes that do not boast Goodyear welted construction and I feel are overlooked as being sub-par. People then go on to choose a pair of Goodyear welted shoes with shoddy looking uppers instead of a much nicer looking pair without that perceived "benefit"..
post #30146 of 57962
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I note even the "conservative" styles have the dreaded toe spring.
Can't see why its remotely considered attractive - even to (sydney) hipsters.
Maybe I don't get out enough.

edit:: They don't look Goodyear to me but then meister would have a better eye based on photos.

There is a mistaken idea that unless a shoe is Goodyear or Hand stitched it can't be any good. Not necessarily so.

 

It is my understanding that the toe spring goes away very quickly.

post #30147 of 57962
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

I note even the "conservative" styles have the dreaded toe spring.
Can't see why its remotely considered attractive - even to (sydney) hipsters.
Maybe I don't get out enough.

edit:: They don't look Goodyear to me but then meister would have a better eye based on photos.

There is a mistaken idea that unless a shoe is Goodyear or Hand stitched it can't be any good. Not necessarily so.

I agree. There are many beautiful looking Italian-made shoes that do not boast Goodyear welted construction and I feel are overlooked as being sub-par. People then go on to choose a pair of Goodyear welted shoes with shoddy looking uppers instead of a much nicer looking pair without that perceived "benefit"..
post #30148 of 57962
Calling SF fashion buffs:

Does anyone (fxh?) know what you call these sleeve things (a "sleeve epaulet", if you will) on a coat/rain mac? What is their history and do they have a function? I can't seem to find anything on google.



If there was two buttons on the sleeve instead of one, I could see it serving some purpose ie you could cinch the sleeves in, but with one is it simply a fashionable appendage to the coat?
post #30149 of 57962
They are stylised imitations of buckled sleeve straps - the original purpose of which was to tighten to keep out the elements.

See under para 9 in the following site:

http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/trench-coat-guide/

As you have noted, these ones are homage/decoration rather than functional.

Stiva
post #30150 of 57962
Hmm my two both have the same thing but adjustable like a belt I.e so you can cinch them in to keep the weather out. So I can only assume those ones are for show.
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