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HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. SeaJen

    SeaJen Well-Known Member

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    It does, but not exactly. The heel pad looks similar to Alden too (not shown), but the toe pattern isnt the same as any Alden LWB I've seen.
     
  2. capnwes

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    Those are Mason all the way. Union Made. Proabably sold by a door to door salesman, back in the day. You might see them also sub-branded as Executive Imperials. You will usually see them with O'Sullivan Heels.


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  3. capnwes

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    Thanks, Wes.
     
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    My instinct says C&J, seeing that. Does there appear to be another number below that one (or are my eyes deceiving me)?
     
  6. AndroFan

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    Are they opera pumps, perchance? If so, I had a pair of Brooks English opera pumps, that I later confirmed were, indeed, Church's, that look pretty much identical to that.

     
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    No one to answer? :(.
     
  8. capnwes

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    Anyone recognize this shoe logo? I only can see a couple parts. It is drawn pretty close to scale as far as proximity of text and graphic and is in the correct shape.

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    Some similarities to Belvest....anyone know who?

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    are you sure those aren't lady shoes? 9 1/2 B. women's shoes are usually B width...
     
  11. capnwes

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    While I can't speak for the shoes in question, I can say that I see B width mens shoes quite often.
     
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    I didn't see any other markings. I'll check again when I have a chance and post a picture if I find anything.



    They're definitely men's shoes. That's my size and they fit me.

    Back in the day, Polo sold narrow-width shoes, along with mediums. So did Church's, pre-Prada. Now, it's very hard to find narrow English shoes, other than vintage pairs, like these. From time to time, I'll see Brooks' C&J Peals in a B width, but otherwise, the pickings are slim.
     
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    Grenson? Dunno why I'm unsure, but my mind has gone blank with these shoes, made for New & Lingwood:

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    Picked up these shell longwings recently, but I have no idea who makes them - any thoughts? Capnwes has already ruled out Hanover for Bostonian.

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    Notice the white contrast stitching:

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    These are the only markings, inside or out:

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    Here's the heel:

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    I know it's a longshot, any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    Hey team,

    A little help please. Spotted this label in a consignment store and thought it was nice but not 100% on the maker.

    The only visible label was one identical to this link. So i know it's made in Naples and got excited when i saw the red dot over the "i" but not sure if this indicates Kiton or does that mean nothing at all?

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/HARRY-ROSEN-...eC16F,!zQE9s3sqJcwBQvRE82mI!~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc

    Anyone recognize the fabric tag that was in said jacket?

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    Thanks
     
  16. othertravel

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    If it's recent, it might be Tombolini. They've been making alot of the HRosen 'Made in Italy' pieces.
     
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    I'm completely blanking on this one...any help?

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  18. othertravel

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    That's an Armani Collezioni tag (relatively recent).

    You can tell by the Di Matalica inscription on the side. Newer Collezioni pieces use a generica GAO tag now.

    I think the actual manufacturer of the suit in your tag pic is called 'fasci' or something; they have their own suits on yoox once in a while.
     
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    double post
     
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    Anyone know the maker of these Ralph Lauren Barnstable boots? The only UK makes I know that RL has used are C&J and EG...

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    Thanks!
     
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