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post #42706 of 125363
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Ok, I know this is a stretch, but can anyone help me ID this maker? It's from the footbed of a nearly new pair of vintage wingtips. It was all I could do to see the outine of the logo, but can not make out the words.

From what I can make out, It looks something like this, sorry for the crappy sketch. Hard to tell I was a grapgics design major in schoool huh. 


Honestly, that looks really familiar. Do you remember anything else about the nail patter?

It wasn't this, was it?
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I picked these Tony Lama cowboy boots up today, can anyone please help me identify the leather type that was used on the boot. Thank you.

 

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post #42708 of 125363
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Looks great in my opinion! Has a lot richer color and the texture looks more defined. Enjoy it! 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Looks much better, IMO. What did you put on it?

Thanks! Too red though? It was very clean inside and out when I picked it up, so I just wiped it down. It was pretty dry from storage, so conditioned the hell out of it for a couple of days. I picked up a creme from a leather shop that has a higher concentration of dye to it. It went on in small coats and buffed to a finish. That took a few coats. A few areas, like the sides, I failed to adequately condition, so the dye soaked right into it and got a bit too dark. Another mistake I made was losing patience and applying it too thick at times. I've spent a lot of time wiping away the caked creme.

I think it will take a bit more work to put a shine on it.
post #42709 of 125363
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Honestly, that looks really familiar. Do you remember anything else about the nail patter?
It wasn't this, was it?
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No, not that. It has a 360 goodyear welt and standard rubber goodyear heels.

post #42710 of 125363
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

No, not that. It has a 360 goodyear welt and standard rubber goodyear heels.

I just flipped over all of my shoes and couldn't find anything similar. It looks really familiar though. Hopefully someone chimes in, because it will drive me crazy.
post #42711 of 125363
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


I just flipped over all of my shoes and couldn't find anything similar. It looks really familiar though. Hopefully someone chimes in, because it will drive me crazy.

This logo is found inside the shoe, on the footbed. Here is a pic, which pretty much all you can see is the outline. Now you can see how crappy my sketch really was.

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These are the shoes.

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post #42712 of 125363
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Sounds like we’re bag to braggin, not bitchin. Good. Here’s my contribution. Sweet week. I think the thrift employees effed up in putting these will all the dregs in the sunglasses shelf. Only 2.96 nod[1].gif I’ve kinda shyed away from buying expensive shades since I lost some Rayban wayfarers back in the day. If I lose these, I’m only out a couple of bux. Not available.
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For reference purposes, here are the same Maui Jims new:
http://www.suntimeonline.com/Maui-Jim-ShoreLine-114-02-Sunglasses-p/mj-114-02.htm
Santoni Bit Loafers. Size 10.5. I don’t see a D or an M but they feel like regular width. Made in Italy. Available.
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I know there are not a lot of Orvis brand whores here, but I think this leather SC will bring a pretty penny on the bay. Suede bwn leather. Working buttonholes. Mint condition. Won’t put it up till it gets a little colder. Not really a summer coat.
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I’ve got a business trip to St. Louis next week. Hope to get in some corn-fed, Midwestern thrift action for at least 1 afternoon (I hope mainy is sick that day).

Keep in mind that Maui Jim, I believe, is the only sunglass OEM, that offers repair and reconditioning for their products. It is not free, but when you consider that you can get them in refurbished condition for a fraction of the retail price it is a nice opportunity.

 

In my opinion, Orvis items are well made and have some nice items. Have been on the look out for a pair of 

Wetlander Boots featuring Gokey® Bullhide Leather in 9.5 M for a while. . . 

post #42713 of 125363
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

This logo is found inside the shoe, on the footbed. Here is a pic, which pretty much all you can see is the outline. Now you can see how crappy my sketch really was. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

These are the shoes.

Like you said, it's hard to see. I'll google a bit and see what pops up...I know how frustrating it can be to figure these things out.
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Keep in mind that Maui Jim, I believe, is the only sunglass OEM, that offers repair and reconditioning for their products. It is not free, but when you consider that you can get them in refurbished condition for a fraction of the retail price it is a nice opportunity.

In my opinion, Orvis items are well made and have some nice items. Have been on the look out for a pair of 

Wetlander Boots featuring Gokey® Bullhide Leather in 9.5 M for a while. . . 



Maui Jims are still low key here, but expensive. I find them in sunglass shops in the city center here and in Vienna. I have one pair and they are great. I lost one nose piece (they're rubber and actually come out) while I was in the US a couple of years ago and they overnighted me another set completely free of charge. Their customer service was fantastic!
post #42714 of 125363

A few more shirts... nothing spectacular

 

Brioni "Summer" Teal Stripe Casual Dress Shirt - Large

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Size: Tagged Large
Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 25.5"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 20.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 24.75"
Some of the finest material!
Perfect for Summer
Nice buttons

 

Robert Graham Green Check Casual Dress Shirt - Large
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Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 24.25"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 19.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 25"
Double Top Button
Contrast Cuffs
Double Button Cuffs
2 Extra Buttons

 

 

John Varvatos Multicolor Shirt - Large
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Chest (armpit to armpit on back): 24"
Shoulder (seam to seam on back): 19.75"
Arm (shoulder seam to end of arm): 25.5"
Tiny spot on collar should come out
Great John Varvatos quality
Nice buttons
Double button cuff
Reinforced gussets

post #42715 of 125363
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Originally Posted by Beck View Post

I picked these Tony Lama cowboy boots up today, can anyone please help me identify the leather type that was used on the boot. Thank you.

 

700

 

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Looks like Elephant from here. There may be some codes on the inside of the shafts that you may be able to contact Tony Lama and see for sure. Run a search in eBay and see if you can get something close. BTW, thanks for the Gucci kicks! I wore them today! 

post #42716 of 125363
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Looks like Elephant from here. There may be some codes on the inside of the shafts that you may be able to contact Tony Lama and see for sure. Run a search in eBay and see if you can get something close. BTW, thanks for the Gucci kicks! I wore them today! 

Doesn't elephant leather have a larger "grain" pattern? I own nothing made of elephant (nor do I want it), but I thought elephant had more "wrinkles" and not a pebble grain quite like that. At first I thought it might be stingray, but I'm fairly certain it's far more uniform or fine, so I'm not quite sure. Could it just be plain old cow?
post #42717 of 125363
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Originally Posted by Beck View Post

I picked these Tony Lama cowboy boots up today, can anyone please help me identify the leather type that was used on the boot. Thank you.

 

700

 

700

 

Elephant maybe? Definitely something big. 

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

This logo is found inside the shoe, on the footbed. Here is a pic, which pretty much all you can see is the outline. Now you can see how crappy my sketch really was.

700700

 

These are the shoes.

700

 

FWIW the horse looks to be facing outward in the picture rather than to the side like your drawing. 

post #42718 of 125363
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Looks like Elephant from here. There may be some codes on the inside of the shafts that you may be able to contact Tony Lama and see for sure. Run a search in eBay and see if you can get something close. BTW, thanks for the Gucci kicks! I wore them today! 

 

 

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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Doesn't elephant leather have a larger "grain" pattern? I own nothing made of elephant (nor do I want it), but I thought elephant had more "wrinkles" and not a pebble grain quite like that. At first I thought it might be stingray, but I'm fairly certain it's far more uniform or fine, so I'm not quite sure. Could it just be plain old cow?

 

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Elephant maybe? Definitely something big. 

 

 

FWIW the horse looks to be facing outward in the picture rather than to the side like your drawing. 


Thank you for your input. I would guess elephant as I have seen it being kinda grainy but like hanserhund says it DOES look more wrinkly in google pictures. I really wish we had an animal expert here hah! Great mjt! I am glad you love the gucci's those things were sick!

post #42719 of 125363
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


Doesn't elephant leather have a larger "grain" pattern? I own nothing made of elephant (nor do I want it), but I thought elephant had more "wrinkles" and not a pebble grain quite like that. At first I thought it might be stingray, but I'm fairly certain it's far more uniform or fine, so I'm not quite sure. Could it just be plain old cow?

 

Definitely not cow or stingray. Stingray is lots of little circles.. much smaller grain than that. Now I'm thinking it's not elephant because the grain is too big. Maybe walrus?

 

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post #42720 of 125363
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

Looks like Elephant from here. There may be some codes on the inside of the shafts that you may be able to contact Tony Lama and see for sure. Run a search in eBay and see if you can get something close. BTW, thanks for the Gucci kicks! I wore them today! 

Looks very similar; 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-TONY-LAMA-Brown-ELEPHANT-Skin-BULL-Hide-COWBOY-Western-BOOTS-Mens-8-5-/120953544347?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item1c29649e9b#ht_4468wt_1114

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