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Shoe question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jcusey, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. jcusey

    jcusey Well-Known Member

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    What do you call it when the throat of the shoe runs all the way back to the heel? For an example, take a look at shoe #1 in this picture from the GJ Cleverley website: [​IMG]
     
  2. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    deep throat...? [​IMG]
     
  3. shoefan

    shoefan Well-Known Member

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    I don't know that it has a specific name, per se. Most names seem to apply to the toe treatment. I've seen and own a pair of "long-wing tips" from BB/Alden which has a somewhat similar look, except that the perfing extends all the way along the shoe from a wing-tip toe, rather than from the front of the throat, i.e. similar to the styling of the old double-soled, heavy (battleship weight) oxfords and bluchers from the 50's and 60's. Since there are many ways to decorate the quarters, they don't seem to have separate names that I know of.
     
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    I call it "gorgeous".

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  5. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Well-Known Member

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    Here in England, it's either called a "Balmoral" or a "Galoshes Oxford". (I know in the States a "Balmoral" is what you call in English an "Oxford"). Samples by John Lobb: [​IMG] or Edward Green's "Gladstone": [​IMG] or the boot version "Shannon" [​IMG]
     
  6. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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    I particularly like the EG model (big surprise).

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    T4phage Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Bengal-Stripe. If you have the current Cleverley catalogue, look at shoe #17, which is described as a Balmoral.
     

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