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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. skalogre

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    Fixed the links, switched to Photobucket... Ok, more mid-grade (and even lower [​IMG] ) boots... The Polo & the Addisson's were very recent acquisitions. The rest are just joining in the naughtines [​IMG] [​IMG] In front, Grenson Ilkley boots. In back from the left: Polo dark brown 'Tarlton II' ankle boots, J. Crew Men's Addison suede brogue boots (caught them new on eBay for 30.00, very soft), Facconable suede chukka boots. Do note that the small pointed shoe on the right is my wife's [​IMG] ; the seed courtesy of my Monk parrot. [​IMG]I love these Grensons, their colour is spectacular and keeps getting better... [​IMG] The Polo beasts... [​IMG] Facconable chukka boots. Wow,I need to clean these [​IMG] [​IMG] These were interesting: certainly not worth J. Crew's 230.00 asking price but at 35.00 shipped they are perfect! [​IMG] Charles Tyrwhitt/Loake chukkas. In most likelihood corrected grain but not bad. Quite dressy actually. [​IMG]
     
  3. mussel

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    Skalogre, some kick-ass boots you've get there. They look like a rugged version of the ones produced by EG for Asprey. I like the tile flooring, is tile more popular than hardwood floor in the Southwest? I'd imagine tile must be very easy to maintain.
     
  4. skalogre

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    Skalogre, some kick-ass boots you've get there. They look like a rugged version of the ones produced by EG for Asprey. I like the tile flooring, is tile more popular than hardwood floor in the Southwest? I'd imagine tile must be very easy to maintain.
    You are right, it is rather popular; I believe it is usually referred to as spanish tile. It actually can be difficult to clean due to its uneven surface. And discolouration happens really fast. Vacuum cleaners don't work that well, a problem with two messy birds. Thanks for the compliments, btw, those Polo boots are definitely rugged looking [​IMG]
     
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    JL Chambord in black 8695 last:

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    VR, I will be at your house soon to rob you. Thanks.
     
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    Are these the ones from Korshak, IIRC, we got them at the same time.[​IMG]
     
  8. von Rothbart

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    VR, I will be at your house soon to rob you. Thanks.

    Don't waste your time, they're stored in air-tight steel-reinforced 12-inch-thick concrete vault with motion and heat-differential detectors.


    Are these the ones from Korshak, IIRC, we got them at the same time.[​IMG]

    Yup, same place same time. It's JL rendition of EG's iconic Dover. Construction wise JL Chambord and EG Dover are indistinguishable from each other but I can't put on my fingers on it, somehow I find EG Dover more pleasing to my eyes. Does JL produce Chambord on lasts other than 8695?
     
  9. zjpj83

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    I think EG's split-toe is more pleasing. The leather kind of pulls along the seam, and I find it better looking than the JL version.
     
  10. mussel

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    I think EG's split-toe is more pleasing. The leather kind of pulls along the seam, and I find it better looking than the JL version.

    I agree that the Dover is more pleasing. But between EG Ecton and JL Portman I think I'd pick the Portman. Can anyone post a side-by-side comparison between Ecton and Portman? Does EG make an equivalent of JL Bordor, a split-toe with short apron and long split?
     
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    Can anyone post a side-by-side comparison between Ecton and Portman?

    I can, I can. Will post when I get home from work tonight.
     
  12. von Rothbart

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    I can, I can. Will post when I get home from work tonight.

    We know we can always count on you. Portman is one stunning shoe, it's going to be interesting to see how it stacks up against the Ecton.

    Round 1: Chambord vs. Dover
    EG 1 JL 0

    Round 2: Portman vs. Ecton
    ??
     
  13. zjpj83

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    Portman beats Ecton. --> Beveled waist beats non-beveled waist.
    Ecton with beveled waist, however - now that would be the ultimate challenger. Don King would be all over that.
     
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    And in this corner!!!
     
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    Andrew, you are Da Man. They are both stunning.

    If I have to pick one, I'd pick Portman. Look at that waist, that suppressed waist is simply sublime, pure elegance. Also I find the shorter apron and longer split more pleasing to my eyes.
     
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    1 for Portman - gorgeous. [​IMG]
     
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    Andrew, you are Da Man. They are both stunning.

    If I have to pick one, I'd pick Portman. Look at that waist, that suppressed waist is simply sublime, pure elegance. Also I find the shorter apron and longer split more pleasing to my eyes.


    I agree on all counts.
    The only thing I like better in the Ecton is the toe shape
     
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    Hi Andrew,

    How about the RLPL Carter vs. JL Portman? The Carter's longer split and shorter apron would compare favorably against the Portman, I'd think.

    Thanks for the pics btw.
     
  20. zjpj83

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    The Portman OWNS [​IMG]
     
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