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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Well-Known Member

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    What model/last is this? I'm thinking of doing a G&G order in the near future and this looks pretty nice.
     
  2. Gdot

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    Sculptural art for the foot.
     
  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    color 8 monk
    argyles otc
     
  4. poorsod

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    To me, it looks like it might be bespoke.
     
  5. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    This was a bespoke commission for Medwards (who sadly does not post as often as he use to)

    Gorgeous wing tip adelaide brogue. G&G has an MTO version...but their slightly shorter winged Deco version will be a future spectator commission for me as I find this version to look elegant
     
  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Medwards is one lucky fellow...
     
  7. hendrix

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    their bespoke is so much better than their MTO IMO. Dunno why, seeing as the differences should only be fit and internal construction. Certainly the proportions and balance of that shoe is top notch.
     
  8. fritzl

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    it was, like michael said.

    didn't get it at the time as medwards had some outstanding but conservative cleverley numbers on the grid.
     
  9. fritzl

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    wouldn't be kiwi or some american brand more authentic?
     
  10. fritzl

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    orly?
     
  11. NORE

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    Hey, I'm a shoe guy, what can I say. To me a shoe that is pron worthy has to be elegant and striking from any and every angle inclusive of the sole.

    With my picture comparison I was addressing this statement:


    FYI, I don't own any G&G shoes and don't plan to. But from the pics you posted, I was liking them until it got to the profile pic.
     
  12. hendrix

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    Personally, I prefer a thicker sole, and I also don't often have reason to wear shoes so sleek, but I appreciate the waist and heel area of this shoe. It looks so much better than their MTO and RTW to me, which often seem over-sleek, too elongated and with messed up heel areas... I think they got it right with this one.
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  13. culverwood

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    If that is an Medwards shoe the design excellence is probably as much due to the client as the maker. You are talking about a bespoke client with a great deal of experience with a number of makers who knows what he wants, what bespoke makers are capable of and who has a connoisseur's tastes.
     
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  14. NORE

    NORE Well-Known Member

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    Truth^. Here is Aportnoy's shoe from the same angle:

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    And Jamaican's:

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  15. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    I miss aportnoy. Where is the little bar steward? He had such good taste and excess.
     
  16. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    glad you posted them. Gorgeous design. I personally believe the angle of the eyelets adds a very luxurious and elegant aspect to the overall design of the shoes.

    Interestingly enough, that feature is actually founded in the transition period between boots and high heels for men to the more "masculine" shoe designs we see now...

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    These are all from 1907 thru 1911.

    Note that the angle of the G&G eyelets creates a similar effect to the above shoes, but does it without the high heel.
     
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  17. NORE

    NORE Well-Known Member

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    I doubt the real shoes looked as extreme as those illustrations.
     
  18. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    you are a funny little man.
     
  19. NORE

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    @someone who has met me in person, please school this man.
     
  20. goodlensboy

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    since ven
     

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