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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    ME GUSTAN ESTOS ZAPATOS.
     
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  2. --Jonas--

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    Great refreshing shoes, thanks for posting
     
  4. meister

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    And sooo unnecessary....
     
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  5. mr monty

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    Anyone know who in Italy made the Werner for Cole Haan? There was also a lovely split-toe and a captoe (Willem) with spaded shovel shaped soles.

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  6. hendrix

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    woah that's awesome.
     
  7. meister

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    It was done back in the 90s. I remember driving across from Siena to Florence in the early 90s and seeing a small but prominent roadside sign directing people to an Italian Cole-Haan factory outlet.

    Talk to isshi about these. I warned him about buying a pair.Trouble was they were beautifully hand finsished but an early foray into corrected grain which has killed their resale when the odd pair pops up.
     
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    If not for denial I would find it impossible to get out of bed in the morning. To quote a therapist friend of mine, 'Denial is a beautiful thing'.
     
  9. isshinryu101

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    The soles were fantastic. One of the meanest shapes and coolest finishes I've seen (even compared to some of today). The interior markings looked like no others I've seen, so it was probably some relatively unknown maker.. As Meister said, the leather was CRAP, though. Pure CG, and the thick stuff. Lotsa plastic in it. Those creases in the pics are while they are still NOS. what a shame!!!
     
  10. speedster.8

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    [​IMG][​IMG] A couple of additions, not much time to post anymore :-( You could call them variations on a theme ... oh and on a side note: [​IMG] speed
     
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  11. mimo

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    Or you could call them Sutor Mantellassi awesomeness. Beautiful.
     
  12. SuitedDx

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    I think I am more than qualified to facilitate this. :teach:


    Sounds more like contemplation (if I may use a different model) instead of denial. :D

    Wow, haven't been on here for a while!
     
  13. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    Contact Ron Rider at Rider boot as he knows the italian shoe manufacturing better than anyone

    I had the grained leather version which use to sell in the US for retail at $670

    The bottom sole was unique and have never seen anyone else do it.

    The quality of the leather was disappointing, as it stayed as hard and uncomfortable as a rock...never adjusting/stretching to my foot.
     
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  14. hendrix

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    if that's corrected grain, it looks to be a very nice corrected grain.

    I also love the big broguing and gimping and metal eyelets.
     
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  15. gyasih

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    I really like the suede version.
     
  16. mr monty

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    these are mine and they have been ok (just ok)
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    this a great version of a nice casual brogue, great for jean wear!
     
  19. isshinryu101

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    had lotsa nice casual brogues in the 1940's!
     
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    John Lobb Chambord II Boots in Meleze Buffalo with a Dainite sole on the 8695 last.
     
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