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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Well-Known Member

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    No way, man! He's a good friend and I would never dream of doing such a thing! NEVER!

    Also, they're two and a half sizes too small for me [​IMG]
     
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  2. mimo

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  4. mimo

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    Good it's that way around - turtles wearing alligator shoes is fine; alligators wearing turtle shoes would be a CITES violation.
     
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  5. Staffer18283

    Staffer18283 Well-Known Member

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    Got some shoes

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  6. Cleav

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    You sure did Staffer, very nice indeed :slayer:
     
  7. VRaivio

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    Here's a little something I have never seen before: wholecuts painted as spectators. Can you guess the maker?

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  8. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    I've seen these before (maybe in a shop) and I can't say I was particular keen. I thought they might have been Prada, but 'google image search' identified them as Ferragamo.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALVATORE-F...L-EDITION-SPECTATOR-9-5EE-ITALY-/351383503300

    Here is 'Dandy Shoe Care' (Alexander Nurulaeff) doing the same sort of thing (at least painting on a false toe cap) on a pair of Justin FitzPatrick:

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    http://dandyshoecare.tumblr.com/
     
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  9. DWFII

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    :cheers:
     
  10. mimo

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    I think Mr Nurulaeff does remarkable things with his talents, especially in restoring, reviving and re-inventing older and less-loved shoes. The example above is not my thing at all, and in general I don't like the trend of "patinating" toe caps and the like, that seems to have become so mainstream. But there's an appreciable art form there in imagining and executing a dye-on-crust or re-dyed project, for which I have every respect nevertheless.
     
  11. benhour

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    Totally agree
     
  12. meister

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  13. rabiesinfrance

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    Well, it's good and bad. Good for them, of course. Bad for (most of) the customers. You don't get much bang for your buck. Far too expensive, and out of the reach of many people. And at the lower end, upper one hundreds or low two hundreds you're not going to get something of quality that will last for years. You have to factor in re-soling etc which doesn't come cheap, and it's difficult to find a good cobbler on the high street. Many of them have pushed their prices up massively over the last few years. At the very top end, the prices have skyrocketed. Bespoke is absurdly expensive, and re-soling will cost half again of an original pair. It's a great pity that you can't get a really decent quality pair of shoes for £200 quid. So all in all they are luxury brands. At least the shoe industry is still going, though. For the average bloke, he's better off getting a good pair of walking boots for day to day use. Less expensive and he'd get more use out of them.
     
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  14. Zapasman

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    For the first time in many, many years and after much research and study here about shoes, I "only"spent 260 € in a pair of spanish shoes, my last adquisition. Yes, it is not the same quality , but I think I took a wise decisión. I hope asian consumers enjoy their babys and take care of them[​IMG]
     
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  15. meister

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    Pair of 1950s Australian Raoul Mertons

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    A famous 1960s comic used to advertise them by saying:

    "You know they're hurtin' when you wearin' Raoul Merton.

    In fact, they are so comfortable I had them on all day.
     
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  17. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Some pics of my current collection:

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    First row from left: Crockett & Jones Chelsea 5, Bexley Enfield, Yanko Chelsea, Carmina Jumper boot, J. FitzPatrick Wedgwood.
    Second row: Carmina 905 chukka, Wildsmith Sloane, Loake Aldwych, Italigente Venezia, Melker Shoes Plain cap toe oxford.
    Third row: Gaziano & Girling Hove, Cheaney Holyrood, Riccardo Bestetti Novecento Special oxford, Vass Double monk, Gaziano & Girling Cambridge.
    Forth row: Maftei Seamless wholecut, Antonio Meccariello Punched wholecut, Vass London 3-eyelet, Maftei 3-eyelet derby, Jan Kielman Quarter brogue.
    Fifth row: Italigente for Shoegazing Napoli, Alfred Sargent Hunt, Yanko Rawley, Riccardo Bestetti Novecento Maverick, John Lobb Towcester.

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  18. benhour

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    Jesper really beautiful collection and all pairs the one more beautiful than the other!! The thing i like is that they are all well cared! [​IMG]
     
  19. meister

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    This... but the Italian/EUR stuff is just miles ahead of even the top British stuff for elegance and wow factor when seen en masse like this. Thanks for going to so much trouble.
     
  20. manasdirge

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    I have seen this on ebay, said it was ferragamo special edition, this series supposed to be made by paola scafora, I actually own a pair(split toe derby norvegese), best leather(and veg-tanned) I have seen.
     
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