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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. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Well-Known Member

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    How does one polish shoes like these? Neutral cream?

    have NO idea at all! prob as carefully as my other specs.
     
  2. Dmax

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    I guess they are the same model as these:

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  3. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap! The President's shoes are missing!
     
  4. distinctive

    distinctive Well-Known Member

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    Ah, from the Hitch N Post...saw them going quite high. What was the final price?
     
  5. klav

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    My new JL 2007 in blue museum and in amber: [​IMG] [​IMG]
    these are great, do you have any pics showing how you combine them?
     
  6. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    John Lobb Langley 7000 last Chocolate August Calf:

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    Laser etching detail:
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  7. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    New Dimitri "Bottier" Gomez shoes... He really nailed the toe shape on these. I've never liked a pair of black shoes so much. They remind me of the new Arnys shoes made by Corthay... which, come to think of it, are almost the same price for RTW. The Arnys shoes by Corthay have a much more elegant chiselled toe and are much better balanced than the arguably overdesigned pieces put out under Corthay's own name. I was not trying to copy the new Arnys shoes, but Dimitri's gone from strength to strength with the slightly squared, chiselled toe he's used on my last. My actual inspiration was another Arnys shoe, made 20 years ago by Edward Green back in the day, which was shown to me by the French Alan Flusser, Marc Guyot. I also really like balmoral (aka "golosh") models, and there aren't many available RTW. I consulted with EG (the real EG, not the forum-haunting weirdo) about a possible special order, but gave up when it was clear they were very hesitant about advising me of a fitting on a last I couldn't try in person, the 88. I don't think I lost out by going back to Dimitri...

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  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Those are seriously sweet. Is that a third Bottier last?
     
  9. RJman

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    ^^^ Those are seriously sweet. Is that a third Bottier last?
    A third Ligne Bottier; AFAIK same last, just refined a bit for dealing with a lace-up oxford instead of a monk or a derby and based on my fit in my last pair. It's turned out that I go to Dimitri for my chiseled-toe shoes with relatively classic inspiration and to Delos for round-toed crazy stuff... poor devil.
     
  10. whnay.

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    Holy shit those are awesome!



    My 4,000th post!
     
  11. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    My 4,000th post!
    "Whaddaya want, a cookie?"
    -- Chris Rock

    j/k, congratulations!
     
  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    A third Ligne Bottier; AFAIK same last, just refined a bit for dealing with a lace-up oxford instead of a monk or a derby and based on my fit in my last pair. It's turned out that I go to Dimitri for my chiseled-toe shoes with relatively classic inspiration and to Delos for round-toed crazy stuff... poor devil.
    They are really great. I agree that they are the best looking black shoes you, or I, have seen.
     
  13. Tarmac

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    They look great.

    But am I blind? They look exactly like 888 to me.
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    They look great.

    But am I blind? They look exactly like 888 to me.

    They resemble 888, but I think there's more of a chisel to the toe (i.e., that there's more of an incline to the toe than on the 888, which can have sort of a snub-nosed look to it sometimes).
     
  15. EL72

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    Maybe it's the pics but I find the holes in the brogueing look too big and I'm not crazy about the small perfing on the throat either. I guess in general, I'm not a big fan of galosh-type oxfords. Other than that, great shoes - enjoy!
     
  16. bengal-stripe

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    Those shoes are really cute! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My actual inspiration was another Arnys shoe, made 20 years ago by Edward Green......advising me of a fitting on a last I couldn't try in person, the 88.

    They resemble 888, but I think there's more of a chisel to the toe

    At least in the pictures, I cannot see the chisel bit. To me the last looks exactly like EG's 88;
    that metro-sexual last, that cannot make up it's mind, whether it's round- or square toed.

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    I think, you've come full-circle to the 88 (on a somewhat unconventional route).
     
  17. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    That's one spectacular Gomez!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Is this pair your second Gomez? Would you post pictures of the soles?

    But am I blind? They look exactly like 888 to me.

    It's not as square as 888.
     
  18. RJman

    RJman Well-Known Member

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    Is this pair your second Gomez?
    Third.
    Maybe tomorrow.

    EL: I asked for the broguing to be that big. Ah well.

    bengal: The 33 could not make up its mind. The 88 knows what it is...
     
  19. The_Foxx

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    rothbart, those are some sweet lobbs! a great shoe from the prestige line, really like the color.
     
  20. Eustace Tilley

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    That's a sweet pair of DGs. What made you go for black?
     
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