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Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, May 12, 2006.

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  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    I hope he hasn't cut off the toe again.

    Aren't bespoke supposed to follow your natural anatomy?
     
  2. RJman

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    Aren't bespoke supposed to follow your natural anatomy?

    See Iammatt v. Sysdoc...
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    See Iammatt v. Sysdoc...

    Clash of the Titans II...

    The only troubling question is who Harry Hamlin will play.
     
  4. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Clash of the Titans II...

    The only troubling question is who Harry Hamlin will play.


    As long as Ray Harryhausen (or his ghost) does the special effects, I will be happy. Mechanical owl, anyone?
     
  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    As long as Ray Harryhausen (or his ghost) does the special effects, I will be happy. Mechanical owl, anyone?

    Paging Sinbad.

    Unleash the Carcken...
     
  6. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    See Iammatt v. Sysdoc...
    My feet, where are they? [​IMG]
     
  7. well-kept

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    Aren't bespoke supposed to follow your natural anatomy?

    Then bespoke shoes would all look like those kids' socks made like gloves, a little sheath for each toe. Elegant.
     
  8. well-kept

    well-kept Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^^^^^
    Man, nothing like getting towered over!
     
  9. DocHolliday

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    As long as Ray Harryhausen (or his ghost) does the special effects, I will be happy. Mechanical owl, anyone?

    I just want to seize this excuse to post a picture of Bubo:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. DunninLA

    DunninLA Well-Known Member

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    Aren't bespoke supposed to follow your natural anatomy?
    I'll have to look up that battle of the titans reference.

    The last 2" of the shoe is all art, and not particularly functional. For example, on a size 10 US shoe, the first 9.5" follows the outside contour of the foot, another inch follows the inside contour (big toe), accounting for 10.5" of usable shoe. The last 1.25' - 2.0" is all art. A shorter, fat front (whether gently curved or squared off) which would make the shoe 11.75" in length, vs. a more sharply pointed and elongated toe which would make the shoe 12.5" in length. And an average toe would yield a shoe measuring 12" - 12.2".

    The first 9.5-10.5 inches has to fit perfectly. The last 1.5 - 2" is purely art.
     
  11. grimslade

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    I get a frist glimpse of mny second pair of Scafora bespokes next Friday.[​IMG]

    Is Scafora coming to NY then?
     
  12. Manton

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    The owl of Minerva flies at dusk.
     
  13. grimslade

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    The owl of Minerva flies at dusk.

    How helpful. [​IMG]
     
  14. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask where you got those from?

    I got them at Needless Markup. It seems they're the same as the ones STP is selling but without the antique finish.

    Nice, but I prefer your JL Borders...

    ... from the very first post on this thread! (How time flies... [​IMG])


    I also prefer the JL Bordor. I like the cleaner look and the hand-sewn apron front. But the Norwegian welt is pretty cool on the Mantellassi. It has been 1 year and 4 months.. [​IMG]

    nice santonis but these are not the bairds but the 9627?

    I have no idea... [​IMG] I thought Baird was their name

    They're FAM and look very much like the SM above IMO


    Who are we to argue Santoni with our resident Santoniologist!? [​IMG]

    shoes desired i have yet to see in person:

    scafora, st. crispins, corthay, materna, and berluti.

    not including a whole list of bespoke makers.


    You can see Berluti in person at Beverly Hills Barneys and St. Crispins at Ian's in Santa Monica.

    I'll have to look up that battle of the titans reference.


    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=42266&page=5

    Start with post #66. [​IMG]
     
  15. Salsalocust

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    Thought I'd show these off here rather than in B & S as I won't be inviting pre listing offers.

    Both have their qualities that might invite critical response.

    The first is a Crockett & Jones "Gilbert" UK 9 E in tan It is on the 348 last (no surprises there, then [​IMG] )

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    While the second is a Crockett & Jones "Hardwick" UK 9 E in tan It is on the 341 last and comes with a 'Dainite' rubber sole.

    [​IMG][/IMG]

    Even though the Hardwick is 'benchgrade', I think it is a stand out shoe.

    Your opinions?
     
  16. jsherman02

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    I like the looks of the Gilbert...now if C&J would only make a narrower shoe.
     
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    I like the looks of the Gilbert...now if C&J would only make a narrower shoe.

    Narrower? I think you meant "wider."
     
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    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    How helpful. [​IMG]

    I think it means something like hindsight is 20/20.
     
  20. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Well-Known Member

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    Is Scafora coming to NY then?

    Sept. 23 - 28th at the Helmsley Carlton
     
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