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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Hosted the event Shoegazing Super Trunk Show in Stockholm for the third time this past Saturday (doing this voluntarily, don't make any money on it at all), with the brands Meermin, Yanko, Vass, Hiro Yanagimachi, Roberto Ugolini, Gaziano & Girling and Italigente, plus other exhibitors and participants, and stuff like the Swedish Championship in Shoe Shining etc. 900 visitors, 170 pairs of shoes sold or purchased at a value of around €63 000 (plus many more upcoming orders), and a bunch of bags, accessories and shoe care products to add to that. Below a bunch of pics from the event (lots more on my blog, but can't post all here):


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    Swedish Championship in Shoe Shining:

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    Anders Ericson's winning shoe and its unpolished sibling. They have 20 minutes to polish a new Loake 1880 shoe as beautiful as possible:

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    Panel answering questions from the crowd, from the left Daniel Wegan, Gaziano & Girling, Patrik Löf, Skoaktiebolaget, Janne Melkersson, Melker Shoes:

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    Women's bespoke by Skomakeri Framåt:

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  2. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a good day was had by all. You put a lot of fun into it for Viking shoe tragics
     
  3. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Is dis love... is dis love dat your feelin'? The colour is superb.
     
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  4. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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  5. Nikola

    Nikola Well-Known Member

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    Does Vass acquire their museum leather from the same source as John Lobb? This new Walnut Museum looks spectacular, though I remember John Lobb had them for the past 10 years.

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  6. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    No, but from the same place that Lobb got them from in the beginning. Most of Vass' museum calf nowadays is from the Italian tannery Ilcea (for example Walnut), some still from Zonta and Haas I believe. John Lobb Paris used the Ilcea leather (it's called Ilcea Radica, just everyone says museum about this type of leather now because of Lobb) from the beginning but when they started to get into some troubles Lobb swithed to the French tannery Haas for their Museum calf (and Misty) some year's back. Ilcea went bankrupt like two years ago or something like that, but the tannery group Vecchia Toscana both up the bankruptcy estate and have got Ilcea back on its feet again.
     
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  7. vmss

    vmss Well-Known Member

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    It seems that Carmina uses different leather insole nowadays. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah looks like that, at least the stamp is different. And the one in that pic does for certain not have too much of the grain left.
     
  9. vmss

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    Haven't notice any grain left on my 8 Carminas. The leather insole is smooth and very nice to wear.
     
  10. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Received a pair from the new French brand Orban's, and was very impressed with what you get for just €150 (€125/$140 excl. VAT for non-EU customers). Below some pics of them (also started an Orban's thread here since there was none to be found with more info on the brand and my shoes):

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  11. ThinkDerm

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    Very cool!
     
  12. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Cheers!
     
  13. stevent

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    Some shades of green:
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  14. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Fifth from right what brand is that?
     
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  15. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    Crockett & Jones Pembroke from Barneys in green grain
     
  16. meister

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    me want in your next sell off! :inlove:
     
  17. sd2002

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    Myself (wearing my new Meccariello slip on)and fellow SF @ThinkDermmember (wearing 8 years old Grenson for Paul Stuart) in Vienna . Great to meet fellow member in real life :)
     
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  18. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    That's the "museum suede" right? How noticeably different does it look from standard reverse calf IRL?
     
  19. sd2002

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    I think the different is enough for any SF member to notice. For most other probably notice something if you point it out .
     
  20. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    very nice collection!!! I also like those C&Js
     
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