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post #6331 of 19148

For the chap looking for a decent pair of Longwings.

How about the Solovair heavyweight 'american' brogue. £130.

Nice price and look decent.

 

http://www.aircushionboot.com/AmericanBrogue.html

 

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post #6332 of 19148
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Originally Posted by browniecj View Post

John Simons had built up a Reputation with the Ivy Shop.He had been aware for some time that American"Ivy League"Style sold-he was a "Modern Jazz"Fan.He had watched Cecil Gee,Austin Reeds and others sell American Clothing.He started off selling Clothes that were made in the East End.I actually stopped going to the Ivy Shop because of the Price Hike.I started looking around,and that is when I noticed Timpsons etc.As Kingstonian has said,Timpsons were nothing like they are today- I can actually remember the first time I saw the Royals,in their Window.I can even remember how they were displayed in the front corner of their window.There was no going back!!!
Interesting about Ferguson though,I wonder where he got that Story from.smile.gif

He wasn't from London, but had gone there for a wedding, I believe, so perhaps he just got the name of the road in which the shop was situated mixed up?
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Didn't Ed post a picture of a Timpson's shoe shop a few pages back?
post #6334 of 19148
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Didn't Ed post a picture of a Timpson's shoe shop a few pages back?

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Here it is!
post #6335 of 19148
Its funny I had never heard or saw a Timpsons store in the 60s, Teenagers would only shop where every one else shopped, we was so blinkered, biggrin.gif
post #6336 of 19148
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Originally Posted by soundsnpressure View Post

For the chap looking for a decent pair of Longwings.
How about the Solovair heavyweight 'american' brogue. £130.
Nice price and look decent.

http://www.aircushionboot.com/AmericanBrogue.html

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That's not a bad looking brogue but one give-away is the two piece upper. I know its just brogue snobbery, but a decent expensive brogue will always have the main upper cut from one single piece, rather than being joined at the instep, like on these and Loakes (thus getting more shoes per hide and keeping the cost down). You'll notice (for the Royal & longwing style), this is the case from Alfred Sargent, Joseph Cheaney, Churchs, Florsheim, Alden, Allen Edmunds. A single piece upper isn't necessarily the sign of a top notch shoe, but the 2 piece is always the sign of cost cutting.
Brogue-snob. smile.gif
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That's not a bad looking brogue but one give-away is the two piece upper. I know its just brogue snobbery, but a decent expensive brogue will always have the main upper cut from one single piece, rather than being joined at the instep, like on these and Loakes (thus getting more shoes per hide and keeping the cost down). You'll notice (for the Royal & longwing style), this is the case from Alfred Sargent, Joseph Cheaney, Churchs, Florsheim, Alden, Allen Edmunds. A single piece upper isn't necessarily the sign of a top notch shoe, but the 2 piece is always the sign of cost cutting.
Brogue-snob. smile.gif

You get what you pay for. As a teenager I always bought the best, and still do, i would rather go without than buy crap, and in the 80s bringing up a family i did go without. But if i had a little extra i would by the best, I have shirts 30 years old and still in great condition.

With shoes its serious as you live in them, A good pair of quality and fitting shoes are heaven, A cheap crippling pair will ruin your day in fact ruin your Life, smile.gif
post #6338 of 19148
those Solovair ones look ok, but they use the same cheap corrected grain leather that the boots use, so not any better than Florsheim or Loake.

style is nice, color is nice, but is more of a "starter" brogue if that makes sense. something to wear to "look correct" while saving up for a proper pair of shoes.

Roy, speaking of cheap shoes ruining your life....One problem I have with those specifically (Solovair) is the way they're designed they cut into my ankles no matter how much breaking in they go through or my efforts to soften up that spot. I've mentioned it before, but Russ' post reminded me of it. I know I'm not the only ones as a few others I've spoken with have the same experience.
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Its funny I had never heard or saw a Timpsons store in the 60s, Teenagers would only shop where every one else shopped, we was so blinkered, biggrin.gif

I suppose what it was ,I worked for the British Shoe Corporation during the 60s,so I noticed the other Shoe Shops.During the mid 60s I bought Shoes from Faith Shoes(but I am pretty sure they were called something else).
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He wasn't from London, but had gone there for a wedding, I believe, so perhaps he just got the name of the road in which the shop was situated mixed up?

Believe me Little Queenie,you would know Kilburn High Road.I never went there during the 60s but I have been there many times since.smile.gif
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answering your question on why did i have the cage fight, i wanted to see how i would do against a much younger man, he was 27 so i was twice his age, he was a well known pro cage fighter he had at that time 13 fights won 7 in the cage and he had 90 prize fights , i got right up for it  some thought i was having a mid life but i wasnt , if i was i would have brought a VESPA SS 180 lol . i suppose i was testing my self , and it was a real buzz,  i had a real nice pair of black squires as i call them they were loakes i say were as me dog eat one when a pup  ive seen some nice ox blood up west  check a website called samual windsor hand made shoes there not the best but , not bad  either,  all the best A

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Believe me Little Queenie,you would know Kilburn High Road.I never went there during the 60s but I have been there many times since.smile.gif

Kilburn High Road was always a shit hole, The only cloths shop i remember was Cedars, and that got its window steamed in a few times, Robert Elms also goes on about going down to Kilburn for a pair of brogues with his Brother?? not sure about that, for One his Brother would not take a chance walking down the Kilburn High Road, especially with a Nine year old Brother. I think he is mixing up with the Edgware Road which was a mile further down the road past Maida Vale, their was Church Street Market off there that had a Shoe shop selling Loake.
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Believe me Little Queenie,you would know Kilburn High Road.I never went there during the 60s but I have been there many times since.smile.gif

It's internationally famous now. Americans write songs about it :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17IsfhAY_E0
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answering your question on why did i have the cage fight, i wanted to see how i would do against a much younger man, he was 27 so i was twice his age, he was a well known pro cage fighter he had at that time 13 fights won 7 in the cage and he had 90 prize fights , i got right up for it  some thought i was having a mid life but i wasnt , if i was i would have brought a VESPA SS 180 lol . i suppose i was testing my self , and it was a real buzz,  i had a real nice pair of black squires as i call them they were loakes i say were as me dog eat one when a pup  ive seen some nice ox blood up west  check a website called samual windsor hand made shoes there not the best but , not bad  either,  all the best A

Thanks A, for that.Just wondered.

Got a couple of pairs of Samuel Windsors,as you say not the best-but they have seen me alright.If you want to try some Alfred Sargents,they have a good Range.
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REPLY to get smart thanks for the welcome on page 236 is 3 photos the top one is of me at 15 ish its stange i just found it by chance it may have come from the brutus trimfit facebook as i sent them a few photos but i will get some on as soon as my son comes over to show me  any one seen any nice tonic

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