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Shoes With Character

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

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  1. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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


    I'm glad to see the character of worn shoes, too. Although I've seen the pics of Yachtie's worn shell Alden's several times now, I still am thrilled every time I stroll down the thread and see them. The character of the shell creases is a real treat to my eyes.

    With that said, I do enjoy seeing shoes fresh out of the box or very gently and infrequently worn. However, I enjoy seeing the well worn ones, too.
     
  2. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    With that said, I do enjoy seeing shoes fresh out of the box or very gently and infrequently worn. However, I enjoy seeing the well worn ones, too.
    No kidding, I can't remember this happen. Must be over ten years ago. But I really make up my mind occassionally. Some I like and some not. [​IMG] Life is too precious to be bothered either way. [​IMG]
     
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    Edward Green for Cole-Haan (eBay purchase January 07).

    Produced mid-80s (extremely low number: 3955); last 202, size (American) 9½ C

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    Soles still original, but getting a bit thin, due for refurbishment at EG soon.
     
  5. bigbris1

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    Edward Green for Cole-Haan (eBay purchase January 07).

    Produced mid-80s (extremely low number: 3955); last 202, size (American) 9½ C

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    Soles still original, but getting a bit thin, due for refurbishment at EG soon.



    I'd like to stumble upon a pair of these in my searches. Nice!
     
  6. speedster.8

    speedster.8 Well-Known Member

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    I bet thouse would come out pretty nice, after some Creme Alpina & Saphir ...
    Edward Green for Cole-Haan (eBay purchase January 07). Produced mid-80s (extremely low number: 3955); last 202, size (American) 9½ C Soles still original, but getting a bit thin, due for refurbishment at EG soon.
    Would love to see those refurbished, please post if you have some refurbished to. thanks Speed
     
  7. datasupa

    datasupa Well-Known Member

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    this is my new favorite thread.
     
  8. bigbris1

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    Maurizi faux-brogues; antiquing project, not entirely happy so far: [​IMG]
     
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    Interesting 4hole-derby ... More pictures? Who made them?
    Missed this - they're just too old to have any legible markings. They're probably English, though.
     
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    Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan after three years of heavy use:

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  13. billiebob

    billiebob Well-Known Member

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    Paul Stuart shell cordovan
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    Alden cordovan
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    Polo Darlton cordovan
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    EG for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Tough to keep the toe shiny and not have polish crack off the vamp. I may have to strip these and start over.
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    Another of the same thing
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    Lattanzi for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Pretty conservative eh?
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    EG for Asprey city boots
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  14. kolecho

    kolecho Well-Known Member

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    Carmina model 910, mid brown shell cordovan (Rain last)

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    When they were new:
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    Vass model Old English Plain, brown calf (F last)
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  15. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan after three years of heavy use:

    [​IMG]

    Nice Aldens. It's great to see a well-worn pair of Whiskey shells.
     
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    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Paul Stuart shell cordovan
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    Alden cordovan
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    Polo Darlton cordovan
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    EG for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Tough to keep the toe shiny and not have polish crack off the vamp. I may have to strip these and start over.
    [​IMG]
    Another of the same thing
    [​IMG]
    Lattanzi for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Pretty conservative eh?
    [​IMG]
    EG for Asprey city boots
    [​IMG]

    billie, you have a very nice collection of shells. I love to see them with ample wear - the creases fascinate me.
     
  17. datasupa

    datasupa Well-Known Member

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    Maurizi faux-brogues; antiquing project, not entirely happy so far:

    [​IMG]


    umm.....what part of those are you happy with exactly?
     
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    church's brown shell: [​IMG] nicely aged Alden 911s I have. They have wax stains, rain stains, etc. [​IMG]
     
  19. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Tarmac, both pairs of the shoes look great.
     
  20. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to see pictures of well worn shoes. Thanks for posting them.
     

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