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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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    I saw the same combo in old shot of a Stefano Bemer (RIP) photo shoot in his store - bottom front shoes.

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  2. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Those look superb! Personally I don't like the laces, but a part from that just perfect. How do you experience the quality?
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Hi J,

    The laces are a bit festive, no doubt. I initially planned to replace them with black, but they have been growing on me. I think they kind of bring out the eggplant tones in the shoe - which themselves are a very interesting and hard-to-peg colour. An easy fix if I tire of that extra splash of colour.

    All of 2 wearings so far, but I am very impressed with the quality. Excellent finish and very soft and supple calf - the break-in period was essentially the first wearing.

    You know I'm a big fan of Vass. I claim no expertise beyond that of a reasonably informed consumer when it comes to judging leather quality, but when I compare, say, Vass and St. Crispin's side by side, the latter impresses as better quality calfskin. I would put these a notch below St. C's but above Vass when comparing standard calf.

    The fit is VERY close to my Vass U-last, but perhaps just a smidge narrower through the waist. Almost spooky similarity, actually.

    Overall, I'm very pleased.

    Roger
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Very sharp.
     
  5. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your answer Roger! Been eyeing a pair myself, and heard many good things about them. What's the price at, around £900 or somethin right? We'll se if and when I pull the trigger.
     
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  6. RogerP

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    Yes, they seem to retail around US$1600 - $1700 at Leather Soul.. Pretty steep, but having them in hand I do understand about the good comments I had heard from a few people about them. I still think St. Crispin's is very tough to beat at this price point, but the ACs if anything are even harder to come by. I'm happy to have these.
     
  7. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Virgin on the Ridiculous...3 x American 1940s Girls who haven't been able to get a date so far...

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    It's not that they are unattractive...maybe they have been locked 'indoors' too long?

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  8. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    FANTASTIC!
     
  9. sdolina

    sdolina Well-Known Member

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    Today I made some shoe care and took few shots of weared shooz/boots,
    they got their real character only with age.

    Vass
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    Alfres Sargent
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    Saint Crispin's
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  10. sdelorenza

    sdelorenza New Member

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    I love a nice pair of bucks!
     
  11. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    Do not like monks normally, but those monks are great!
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    Ok, weird question. If I am a 9 in St. Crispins and 9.5 in G&G what size would I be in Converse sneakers?
     
  13. OzzyJones

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    Lol! Most likely 9. Are you regular width?
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

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    I guess? I need sneaks to walk to yoga in. #yuppie
     
  15. OzzyJones

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    Converse are brutal on the arches.
    (Tho great to deadlift in! #meathead!)
     
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  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, I am just walking down the street. I haven't worn sneakers since high school.
     
  17. OzzyJones

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    Go 10-10.5 US and you should be ok
     
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  18. patrickBOOTH

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    They have been Goodyear welting for a long time
     
  19. MoneyWellSpent

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    Off and on, I think. They are a fairly old company, and are an example of a brand that was once decent but is now outsourced and gone to crap like many others. I haven't seen a Goodyear-welted shoe from them in the last several years, though. Perhaps I just overlooked it since I don't follow them, but I don't think so.
     

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