"Since it was the weekend, I tried to dress down. It isn't easy for me. I wore a camel-hair turtleneck, tweed blazer, and jeans. And a pair of handmade cordovans by Edward Green. This particular style is called the Dundee. They look dressy until you notice the Vibram soles. The leather is of a double thickness. The Dundee is a shoe designed for touring the landed estates, for tromping through mud while wearing a tie, with your spaniels trailing behind. I had to wait four months for these shoes. On the shoebox it says: "Edward Green: Master Shoemakers to the Few." That's me exactly. The few." Middlesex, pg. 232. I dunno about cordovan or the Dundee, yet I still thought it was a cool passage. Does EG even offer a Vibram sole? I thought the country shoes were Dainite, Commando, or Ridgeway... bah. I'll just have to wait for Jcusey or Bengal Stripe to chime in... Btw, whatever happened to shoefan?
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4/2/05 at 3:15pm