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post #991 of 14986
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Originally Posted by jpop
Tell me something, guys: can most tassel loafers be tightened up a little by cinching up the leather or braid cord that runs around the shoe and ends up tied at the front and attached to the tassel? I'm very nervous about ordering any kind of loafer online because I have a narrow (B or C width) foot, and D-width loafers are usually too loose at the heel. With a tassel, however--if it could be cinched up a little--might I be safe in going this route?
post #992 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger
Tell me something, guys: can most tassel loafers be tightened up a little by cinching up the leather or braid cord that runs around the shoe and ends up tied at the front and attached to the tassel? I'm very nervous about ordering any kind of loafer online because I have a narrow (B or C width) foot, and D-width loafers are usually too loose at the heel. With a tassel, however--if it could be cinched up a little--might I be safe in going this route?
No, the tassle is pretty much just for show.
post #993 of 14986
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
No, the tassle is pretty much just for show.

Yeah, must agree, to an extent you can tighten the tassel if it seems to be dragging, but i wouldent do it to narrow the shoe itself to fit your foot better!
post #994 of 14986
Out of interest, does anyone on this forum own a pair of specialy made hand-made shoes that have been made just for them? if not i would recommend it. there isnt a better feeling than wearing a pair of true handmade shoes just for your feet. Seconds on the internet are ok,but they lack that...........je ne sais quoi. A shoe should feel like part of you.

Wildsmith
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post #996 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Wildsmith
Out of interest, does anyone on this forum own a pair of specialy made hand-made shoes that have been made just for them? if not i would recommend it. there isnt a better feeling than wearing a pair of true handmade shoes just for your feet. Seconds on the internet are ok,but they lack that...........je ne sais quoi. A shoe should feel like part of you.

Wildsmith
Do you?

Your question might be better suited for the main forum, where you'll discover that there are quite a few of us who have ordered custom footwear at a variety of price points.

I currently have a pair being made by Tony Gaziano, who ran the Edward Green bespoke program. I told him to steal a Wildsmith design. (kidding)

I also have a pair being made by a French bespoke maker named Anthony Delos, who used to work at Lobb Paris.
post #997 of 14986
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Originally Posted by RJman
Do you?

Your question might be better suited for the main forum, where you'll discover that there are quite a few of us who have ordered custom footwear at a variety of price points.

I currently have a pair being made by Tony Gaziano, who ran the Edward Green bespoke program. I told him to steal a Wildsmith design. (kidding)

I also have a pair being made by a French bespoke maker named Anthony Delos, who used to work at Lobb Paris.

RJ, lend me 5 grand.



What do you do again?
post #998 of 14986
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Originally Posted by kronik
RJ, lend me 5 grand.


Well, I haven't bought nearly as many shoes as many of my forum compatriots lately. EG doesn't do trunk shows in Freedom, for one -- I confirmed with Old England, which doesn't even stock their full size range.
post #999 of 14986
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Originally Posted by kronik

our good friend med-usf has branched out to selling on ebay france.

btw - did zegna ever make for gap/banana republic? (although i thought zegna doesn't make anything, just contracts out). med-usf is claiming that they did in:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?..._BIN_Stores_IT

this looks like the boot that BR had for 200-250 and can be found on ebay from 25-50.
post #1000 of 14986
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Originally Posted by RJman
Do you?

Your question might be better suited for the main forum, where you'll discover that there are quite a few of us who have ordered custom footwear at a variety of price points.

I currently have a pair being made by Tony Gaziano, who ran the Edward Green bespoke program. I told him to steal a Wildsmith design. (kidding)

I also have a pair being made by a French bespoke maker named Anthony Delos, who used to work at Lobb Paris.

hmmmm another snagg at Wildsmiths, it ok i'm used to it. i have the upmost respect for my grandpa, but the wildsmiths that you are snagging at are the current day, ie. the past 35 years. before that Wildsmihs were one of the most popular shoe makers in london. O, could you help me with something? why is it that most people cant come to grps that my great grandfather designed the first slip on shoe in england? I'm trying to post the boot pictures, however there not being displayed, what could i be doing wrong????
post #1001 of 14986
NIB JL Loafers - low BIN ($345) but one appears faded, likely from display.

Can this really be remedied through polishing?

http://cgi.ebay.com/NWT-JOHN-LOBB-CH...QQcmdZViewItem

NIB Black JL Prestige Monks

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-JOHN-LOBB-MA...QQcmdZViewItem
post #1002 of 14986
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
our good friend med-usf has branched out to selling on ebay france.

btw - did zegna ever make for gap/banana republic? (although i thought zegna doesn't make anything, just contracts out). med-usf is claiming that they did in:

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?..._BIN_Stores_IT

this looks like the boot that BR had for 200-250 and can be found on ebay from 25-50.

Either this seller has a lot of hutzpah or he is amazingly deluded.

$310 Euro for BR boots is more than twice the original retail. Also he claims they are made by Ferragamo (not Zegna). I have no idea if this is true but having seen BR shoes, I find it very hard to believe.
post #1003 of 14986
Well these ain't $125 RL Anton's but $219 for C&J's is a nice deal

http://cgi.ebay.com/595-00-brand-new...QQcmdZViewItem

And for you classy types, vintage BB opera pumps with trees (possibly EG?) for the price of lunch.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MENS-BRO...QQcmdZViewItem
post #1004 of 14986
Those Alton's look like they may have been on display for a while in a window as the suede on the toe cap seems lightened.

I bought a pair from GVH a couple of weeks ago and they are by far my most comfortable C&Js. Must be a roomier last or the 3 eyelet style allows more movement where my other C&Js don't.

Perry
post #1005 of 14986
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Originally Posted by pkincy
Those Alton's look like they may have been on display for a while in a window as the suede on the toe cap seems lightened.

I bought a pair from GVH a couple of weeks ago and they are by far my most comfortable C&Js. Must be a roomier last or the 3 eyelet style allows more movement where my other C&Js don't.

Perry


I agree. I just got mine last week from GVH, and am wearing them today. So incredibly comfortable

Gene
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