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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Phew, I was getting worried I'd offended you!

    Not about the 'looking after the pennies' but more about how some might use the word weejie. Spent a year in Edinburgh you see.

    Anyway, great shoes and a great steer to Ed' happy days :nodding:
     
  2. OzzyJones

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    Ahh an adoptive Edinbugger? Lovely place.
     
  3. Cleav

    Cleav Well-Known Member

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    Missionary work! Now home...
     
  4. VRaivio

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    Are you sure? $900 for a pair of shell Budays from Panta is around 660 euros and this will get hit by VAT and customs duties once a pair arrives in EU. Shuus like these directly from Hungary should be around 600€ + shipping.

    Still, your pair looks clean, stitches tight, shell smooth and nice'n'oily. They should serve well for the next, oh, thirty years or so. Ain't no place like Hungary for great shoes for great prices.
     
  5. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    WOW! They look to be an exact duplicate of the Dinkelacker model. Even soles are the same... down to the nail patterns. Only difference I can see is medallion design.
     
  6. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot! Really pleased with them.
     
  7. MightnMagic

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    Hello guys, it is possible to resole a pair of Blake into Blake-rapid?(ie. an extra sole)
     
  8. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Well-Known Member

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    I would imagine so. The original outsole would just have to be replaced with a larger piece of leather that would become the midsole. Then a new outsole would be stitched around the perimeter.
     
  9. PCK1

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    x-post from the Saint Crispin's thread where I have written a full review...

    The first of many MTO/Bespoke orders for 2014.

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  10. TheWraith

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    Wow!! @PCK1 They look like an amazing MTO,I've not seen it before but really liking it!!Really slick looking last there my friend
     
  12. gyasih

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    PCK1, those are simply amazing, I look forward to seeing how they break in.
     
  13. wurger

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    Vass in Museum Calf

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  14. meister

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    Love the spade soles... magnificent artisanship!
     
  15. dddrees

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    Nice!!!

    I've given some thought from time to time about getting a pair of these myself.
     
  16. isshinryu101

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    Very nice, of course. I am surprised with the extra long norwegian stitch. VERY Italian in styling... and I have seen it criticized roundly on older SF threads when done by Italian makers.
     
  17. VRaivio

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    ^Allow me to refresh those old critiques: I've never liked lengthened Norwegian aprons, they're much too flashy and make any vamp look disproportionately tiny. Coupled with a sculpted last, these form a shoe that's too flashy for suit wear and too dressy for jeans and such. Like the pair wouldn't know what it's trying to be. Still, I'm torn between St. C. and Bontoni on the finest, tightest apron sewers. Both are exceptional.
     
  18. bengal-stripe

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    I think there is a difference whether someone asks a general question "Do you like this style?" or he shows a particular item he has just bought. In the first case, I might voice an opinion, in the second case, if I have nothing nice to say, I hold my council.

    Everyone is free to spend his money as he pleases, whether I (or anyone else) agrees or disagrees is totally irrelevant. 'PCK1' is free to spend his money on whatever he pleases.

    Silence does not have to mean approval!
     
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  19. DWFII

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    Nor does flattery and/or ingratiating praise.

    No harm, no foul, I suppose, except that after awhile it's just meaningless blather.

    (not saying you're wrong, because you're not)

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  20. mimo

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    I suspect that you have this catchphrase embroidered onto your pyjamas. :)

    (You're not wrong)
     

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