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post #631 of 14986
No, they are Handgrade level. I think he's off on the price, I think MSRP was $675. Like these
post #632 of 14986
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
No, they are Handgrade level. I think he's off on the price, I think MSRP was $675. Like these

Thanks. I think I might go for them
post #633 of 14986
Nantucket Red's :
Bruno Magli monkstraps
post #634 of 14986
Another cool auction....
Sysdoc should hang this one in his office:
Cool Vintage Advertisement
post #635 of 14986
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I think they are C&J (?) The heels look like C&J.

You are correct, sir.

koji
post #636 of 14986
Not my size, but it looks like GVH may have a pair of brown shell Darlton's mismarked as the Marlow. Anyone care to speculate? Could be a nice under-the-radar steal...

http://cgi.ebay.com/GVH-POLO-Dark-Br...QQcmdZViewItem
post #637 of 14986
My Darlton shell penny loafers bought on May 18th came in a box calling them Marlow's.

Perry
post #638 of 14986
Two pair of cheap used AEs. Both look to be cordovan unbeknownst to othe sellers.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Allen-Edmonds-Me...QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.com/Allen-Edmonds-Ma...QQcmdZViewItem
post #639 of 14986
I don't think either of those are shell--Allen-Edmonds usually puts a combination heel on their shell selections. I'd watch out for polished cobbler--AE's corrected-grain leather.
post #640 of 14986


GVH RALPH LAUREN Purple Label OXFORDS SHOES Mens 11.5

Slightly Defective PURPLE LABEL Footwear

Black Leather 'Whittier' Cap-Toe Oxfords
Size: Men's 11.5 Medium US
$850.00 Retail

Condition:
New Unworn - Slight Defect
Defect:
Light scuffs on soles and upper
post #641 of 14986

LOL, that dude must have had planty of Cordovan-crazy Germans bidding on his ausctions to put "Germany Do Not Bid!" and "Deuscthland Nein!" on his page...
post #642 of 14986
Edward Green for $83? What's wrong with this auction?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7766690427
post #643 of 14986
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Update #2 on these beasts:


*DISCLAIMER*
Graphic descriptions of boot abuse

After getting on my heel the biggest blister I have ever had (that includes the blisters I got while a scout, while in the Army and from kendo), I have been in too much pain to wear them until that thing heals. Anyway, I broke down and gave them the army treatment.

After having waxed and cleaned them a number of times, I rubbed them down with the mother of all leather softeners, vaseline (sure laugh at me, the damn stuff has softened even the toughest boots). Had them sit for a while, then I employed the tool every tough guy has hanging around, a french chef tapered rolling pin and bashed them in to submission, while avoiding the counters and brass hardware. They are somewhat softer now. The sole actually bends now, as I sat with them for a while flexing them.
Once my ankle heals, I will post another update.

P.s. I refuse to give them the "wade in water while wearing them" treatment, last thing I need is to have the nails rust.

P.s. I know that vaseline being a benzene based solution may not be the safest thing to employ for leather but it has worked wonders for me in the past in this precise scenario. Army boots + vaseline + mallet = wearable boots that last a long time

Skalogre, has your foot healed yet? I'm considering going for those boots, but I was wondering what your impression has become.

By the way, I like the Tsuba... those cherry blossoms are beautiful.

Oh, by the way, anybody know which C&J those boots are based on?

Thanks.
post #644 of 14986
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Originally Posted by arced
Skalogre, has your foot healed yet? I'm considering going for those boots, but I was wondering what your impression has become. By the way, I like the Tsuba... those cherry blossoms are beautiful. Oh, by the way, anybody know which C&J those boots are based on? Thanks.
Thanks. I have that tsuba mounted on my iaito, it is simple but nice Yes, my monster blister has healed. I wore them again; I added an insole and heel pads so I could wear them with normal thickness socks. They are much MUCH better now. Seriously, a tapered rolling pin is something no gentleman should be without Let me know if you have any specific questions. P.s. I would have probably fared better if I had taken my time breaking them in rather than worn them heavily immediately tro break them in...
post #645 of 14986
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Thanks. I have that tsuba mounted on my iaito, it is simple but nice

Yes, my monster blister has healed. I wore them again; I added an insole and heel pads so I could wear them with normal thickness socks. They are much MUCH better now. Seriously, a tapered rolling pin is something no gentleman should be without
Let me know if you have any specific questions.
P.s. I would have probably fared better if I had taken my time breaking them in rather than worn them heavily immediately tro break them in...

Thanks for the quick reply and advice, but I don't know if my wife would appreciate me attacking shoes with the rolling pin... Maybe I'll go for them, but go for the gentle break-in.
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