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$6,000 shoe budget

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., Aug 8, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Corthay bespoke

    3300 for the first pair
    the rest on the rest (but no fucking black dress casual shoes)

    I agree-get something that has the color of fruit.
     
  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    Does Taryn Rose belong in that sentence? I have a pair of loafers my wife bought for me and I think they're pretty much crap. (Admittedly, it's probably their low-end stuff, so probably not fair to judge by.) Not that I've paid much attention, but I haven't really seen anything particularly interesting by TR.
    While some consider Taryn Roses to be Eye-talian glue jobs, I find them to be as comfortable as any shoes/boots I own. They have a place in a shoe collection, though they are not the equal of John Lobbs.
     
  3. pejsek

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    I agree-get something that has the color of fruit.
    Strawberry galuchat?
     
  4. LabelKing

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    Strawberry galuchat?
    That would perfect.

    Or perhaps plum.
     
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    I'm not sure plum gets any better than Marc Guyot's Violet Marbre. Myself, I think I'd stick with the Vert Amande (but only if I could get something done up in one of those amazing tweeds):

    http://www.marcguyot.com/5.aspx
     
  6. johnapril

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    That would perfect.

    Or perhaps plum.


    I have seen the plum finish. I almost quit my job to become an apprentice.
     
  7. lakewolf

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    I would buy a pair of AEs and spend the rest on hookers....

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was in Prague and Budapest last year.

    There are no hookers!Why just get on the internet and you will see. And the Hookers that are not there are incredibly beautiful!


    Well I have been there and not looking for hookers... the standard decent girls are simply delicious and with $6000 to blow on the trip you can get some!!!

    I'd buy some shoes with the money left when back home [​IMG]
     
  9. lakewolf

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    I'm not sure plum gets any better than Marc Guyot's Violet Marbre. Myself, I think I'd stick with the Vert Amande (but only if I could get something done up in one of those amazing tweeds):

    http://www.marcguyot.com/5.aspx


    J'ai Ã[​IMG][​IMG] sur le site et c'est magnifique !

    Oh excuse me... In English :

    I was on the web site and it is wonderful ! The editor notes ( sorry they are in french only ) are excellent ! [​IMG]
     
  10. designprofessor

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    Even if I had to borrow money to extend the budget, i'd make sure I had these by Gaziano.
     
  11. johnapril

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    I'm not sure plum gets any better than Marc Guyot's Violet Marbre. Myself, I think I'd stick with the Vert Amande (but only if I could get something done up in one of those amazing tweeds):

    http://www.marcguyot.com/5.aspx


    Guyot builds with blake stitch, I heard, so i never considered his work.
     
  12. pejsek

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    Yes, that may be true. But he sure wields a mean color palette!
     
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    I still think Saint Crispin are the best RTW shoes in the world, bar none. Mine are exquisite, and the waist is out of control...
    I think that they are nice shoes, but not the best rtw out there, there are a few Italians that make better. Value for money it is pretty bad. In Europe, those run you about Euro 900 - for Romanian made shoes??? Vass is a much better value at Euro 500.
     
  14. LabelKing

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    I think that they are nice shoes, but not the best rtw out there, there are a few Italians that make better. Value for money it is pretty bad. In Europe, those run you about Euro 900 - for Romanian made shoes??? Vass is a much better value at Euro 500.
    I've always understoof St.Crispin to be Austrian instead of Rumanian.
     
  15. LabelKing

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    I have seen the plum finish. I almost quit my job to become an apprentice.
    We all need some happiness.
     
  16. Luc-Emmanuel

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    Guyot builds with blake stitch, I heard, so i never considered his work.
    Yes, all blake stitched. Altan makes goodyear welted. !luc
     
  17. LabelKing

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    Yes, all blake stitched. Altan makes goodyear welted.

    !luc

    I have heard Altan is a good value.
     
  18. zjpj83

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    I think that they are nice shoes, but not the best rtw out there, there are a few Italians that make better. Value for money it is pretty bad. In Europe, those run you about Euro 900 - for Romanian made shoes??? Vass is a much better value at Euro 500.
    I don't care where they are made, the quality is outstanding
     
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    I've always understoof St.Crispin to be Austrian instead of Rumanian.

    Though styled a Viennese marque, the workshops are in Romania.
     
  20. LabelKing

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    Though styled a Viennese marque, the workshops are in Romania.
    Those Rumanians are rather deceptive.
     

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