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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    add911_11, if you enjoy that special foamy feeling, you should definitely give a go to Tempur's molding foam pillows. They've a neck support like an arch support.
     
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    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    My beddings are exactly that. However I prefer a harder standard pillow. Save me from stiff neck in the morning.
     
  3. PCK1

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    Question...

    G&G is coming to NYC in about 20 days and I'm debating weather I want to get some MTO's or go for my first pair of bespoke.

    What is the pricing like for G&G bespoke calf? Do they require 100% up-front or is there a deposit? Are trees extra? How long is the process from start to finish? Do they do trial pairs?

    Thanks!
     
  4. chogall

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    ~£3,000. 50% deposit. Trees included. With trial shoes but they don cut trial shoes up like all JL Paris or others. Wait time depends on how frequently they visits your city.
     
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    The other thing I will add about bespoke is that you aren't just paying for the shoes but also the service. IMO the adjustments and fixes after your shoes have been completed are part of the price. After all, hitting the bull's eye on the first attempt ain't easy.
     
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  6. jerrybrowne

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    Anyone visiting Fosters for their US visit? Going to be my first time coming up this week. Interested to see what they are like.
     
  7. joeninety

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    Cleverley, early 1990's
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    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    It is a very nice pair of shoes but I doubt it is bespoke.
     
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    they were made for a guy I work with in 1990, by George Cleverley while he was at New and Lingwood, definitely bespoke.

    he has kindly offered half a dozen more pairs to me as they are a pretty decent fit for me and he doesn't really wear them much now (semi retired)
     
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    Why would you doubt they are bespoke? The heel cup alone is pretty telling.
     
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    prob as the original fitted trees are missing
     
  12. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    I think the outsole is not cut as close as a bespoke will.

    Nor the heel cup has the typical Cleverley finish.

    Anyway in the absence of better pcitures, I may be wrong.
     
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    How could you even comment on the outsole with those crappy pictures? Plus, we know that they are, in fact, bespoke.
     
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    Can't comment on the heel stiffener and whether it is typical or not, but for a welted shoe, I don't know how you could trim the outsole any closer.
     
  15. chogall

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    G&G

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  16. Stirling

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    Very nice Chogall.
     
  17. Burton

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    Did you get these for free? You know, because of your blog? Poorly constructed with that seam. I think people have been afraid to tell you that these are a fail. Sorry.
     
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    The fact that it's leather outsole is a fail. Totally useless for an active global businesses owner.
     

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