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Shoes With Character

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbris1, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. paper clip

    paper clip Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad someone's standing up to the no-crease mafia around here.

    Let's hear it for well-loved shoes!


    agree. These are some of the best shoe pics I've seen on here.

    Well worn, well cared for leather is art!
     
  2. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    So keep 'em coming! [​IMG]
     
  3. yachtie

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    All Aldens ( of varying ages)- and a Florsheim

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    the Old ones

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  4. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful, Yachtie. Love the wavey shell-toes [​IMG]
     
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    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful, Yachtie. Love the wavey shell-toes [​IMG]
    Yes, stunning! I LOVE the shell creases.
     
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    My I ask which Aldens are these? And do you happen to know which last they are on? [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  7. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    All Aldens ( of varying ages)- and a Florsheim

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    the Old ones

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    These are my favs...
     
  8. bigbris1

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    My I ask which Aldens are these? And do you happen to know which last they are on?

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    Thanks!


    Alden Perforated Cap Toe. Hampton last
     
  9. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    I think ig go for different laces though ...

    Never liked flats for dress, they belong to cassuals & sneakers imo.

    (l post some shoes ive just had resoled by the weekend)


    A brown fullbrogue is "not" a dress shoe, imho [​IMG]
     
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    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    It is more casual traditionally, but I make it work & always get a ton of compliments on the shoes.
     
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    It is more casual traditionally, but I make it work & always get a ton of compliments on the shoes.

    I wear them, too [​IMG]

    As you can see here.
     
  12. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Bally Prato, Bally France had thic ca20years, resoled twice. Like a glove realy liket the Madalions on Bally's. Looking for a replacement, will have a look at the new Scribes when they come after the summer ... [​IMG] [​IMG] Bally Sporty, Bally swiss aboout 18years old. A nice wet weather shoe with crepesole, just resoled heel.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Lotusse balmoral plaintoe, resoled with a full Vibram sole. Has served me well for the last 15 or so winters. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Lottusse simple plaincap, served me well for close to 20years. Resoled once. Have a Church Consul as a replacement, but stil wear this on occation. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Lottusse undestitch loafer around 10years now i think. Just resoled in France, quite pleased with the work.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Moreschi Gold Line, slightly less than 10years. Pollished binder, resoled twice. I realy like this shoe (even if its PB), have been past several brand carying stores & the factory at occations but no more ...
     
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    speedster.8: [​IMG]

    A persuasive argument for well constructed, resole-able shoes as any I've seen. I mean, being 10-20 year old yet they all still look great. Damn.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] BRUNATE shoes are relabled Dario Doldoni. But to different an more traditional styling imo. These are quite reminicent of my santoniFAM, these are about 8years where as the santoni are no more than 3. Pondering wether I schoud resole these... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I stil enjoy wearing these slightly more than 10years now. Get a lott of compliments to [​IMG] resoled once.
     
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    Nice speedster.8, thanks. Is that a 360 welt on the Lottusse plain caps?
     
  18. redcaimen

    redcaimen Well-Known Member

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    How about these...........bespoke Peter Limmer hiking boots circa 1978, on the second pair of soles, easily 5,000 miles, trod on 3 continents......still going strong.

    Thanks for the picture. I had never actually seen a pair before. Those things are legends.
     
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    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    I wear them, too [​IMG]

    As you can see here.


    That, sir, is an understatement [​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
  20. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the topic. You gave me a good laugh with your answer this morning. [​IMG]

    I am glad to see, that people start to move away from the sterile world of new out of the box shoes. [​IMG]

    No offense to portnoy's and VR's shopping competition, but I am missing something... At least some passion.

    Lately I started thrifting "again". I bought around half a dozen shoes which were in different stages and some of them would not meet my standard in their construction.
    But, who cares. At an average price of 10 bucks and the same amount to "recraft" them I am happy to say: Variety counts [​IMG]

    I'll post some pictures here within two weeks.

    PS: Hey Speed, nice collection. Soul to sole [​IMG]
     

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