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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. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    VR and TK...more beautiful posts. It's quite refreshing to see some exquisite black shoes peacefully coexisting with their brown counterparts. It's especially interesting to see the black versions of shoes we almost always see in brown like the Clifford and Stowe.

    Bravo!!

    Wanna buy some black shoes too now, eh? Eh? [​IMG]

    To be honest, as much as I like brown shoes, the conservative side of me means that I tend to wear black shoes much more often. I think I've got enough black shoes to keep me going for a while, but if I see a pair of Philip IIs at the John Lobb factory shop...

    I do wish that the Aintree was available in dark brown though, but maybe I'll pick up a pair of Stanleys instead:

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  2. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    Yes, indeed. It's very interesting to see the Stowe with 2 different colors side by side, a study of contrast. Unlike many SF members, I don't have an aversion to black shoes, as long as it's not black suede [​IMG] .

    TKD, the Aintree is absolutely gorgeous.

    Does C&J make lasted trees?

    Thanks! Your Cliffords are pretty damn nice too. [​IMG]

    I should add that I've darkened my cognac Stowes with dark brown shoe cream so that they're now more of a chestnut colour - the original cognac was a bit too light for my liking.

    As far as I know, C&J don't make lasted trees - certainly the one pair that I've got aren't lasted. The ones pictured in my shoes are from Shipton & Heneage - it's their varnished beech wood "Albion" trees, which I've found to be a better fit to my shoes than their unvarnished cedar ones. (In fact they're pretty much a perfect fit for all of my shoes, apart from my C&Js on the 238 last which are a bit narrower.)
     
  3. aportnoy

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    Wanna buy some black shoes too now, eh? Eh? [​IMG]


    I do wish that the Aintree was available in dark brown though, but maybe I'll pick up a pair of Stanleys instead:


    I got the Aintree in antique tan, but alas, not in dark oak.
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Love your Aintrees and your Stowes!
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I forgot this poor pair of JL Naseby... all by itself on the photo hosting website while the other shoes were having a blast here with their new good-looking friends [​IMG]

    I love this waist... [​IMG]

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  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful. JL Presitge is where it's at.
     
  7. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    Love your Aintrees and your Stowes!
    And I love your C&J wholecuts! Is that the Mayfair?
     
  8. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

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    Stuart's Choice Pitt (Grenson Masterpiece Rugby):

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  9. coachvu

    coachvu Well-Known Member

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    First time... I wear a size 13, so that limits the brands available to me. Nothing too exciting, just the basics. I've had all three pairs for years, and they've been great. [​IMG] 3 pairs of AE, plus my woodlore shoe shine kit. [​IMG] AE Quincy [​IMG] AE Fairgate [​IMG] AE Holbrook
     
  10. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    Fresh from the Mansion, EG RLPL Mackay Edwardian 888 last, the color and antiqueing are absolutely stunning:

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  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Ungodly gorgeous VR. Edwardian is the new dark oak!
     
  12. skalogre

    skalogre Well-Known Member

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    Oh my word. Those are NICE! Well done, VR, those are in excellent taste!

    I don't have anything exciting to report. I will post pictures of those RL english boots when I receive them. Other than that, I snagged some (*gasp*) J. Crew branded suede brogued boots. Rubber soles, brown with a touch of brown mustard shading. Made in Italy, I think I know the manufacturer but not certain. Easy decision for 24.99 new. I like brogueing, I like boots... easy decision. Wearing them right now with some heavy duty english wool/synthetic thermal socks (wish I remembered the manufacturer) to break them in. Yes, I wear boots and heavy socks in over 90 f weather. What can I say [​IMG] ?
     
  13. whnay.

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    Best Mackay's I've seen, nice VR.
     
  14. von Rothbart

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    Thanks guys. I really like the treatment of the medallions, they were darkened a little bit to make them standout visually. What approach should I use to polish the Mackay Edwardian? I am thinking using the same method gdl used in polishing his 969; I'll polish the whole shoe in neutral cream and then a touch of light brown polish on the toes.

    I really like the new RLPL bi-tubular spring-loaded trees vs. the old hinged ones, except for the fact the trees weren't marked with last # and sizes. So you either you have to pull out the trees one pair at a time or you really know all the trees with their corresponding last # by sight.
     
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    von Rothbart Well-Known Member

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    What size are those and what time did you pick them up? I won't feel so bad if it were another SF'er who got them while I was on the phone with the Mansion requesting them....

    I picked up on Wed. around 6PM and they're US 10.5D.
     
  18. TomW

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    I picked up on Wed. around 6PM and they're US 10.5D.

    Well both the timing and size are off by just a bit. I was on the phone at 4:30 in search of a 10
     
  19. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Side by side Mackay and Carter

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  20. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    The Carter is honestly one of my favorite shoes. And the sole thickness is just perfect.
     
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