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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. hendrix

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    Would you mind taking some pics of how they've worn in?
     
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    Wow, no fittings prior to delivery? How is the fit?
     
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    would you mind doing a side by side? many thanks.
     
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    you didn't know that?
     
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    No, it seems risky. For my first two pair of Cleverleys they REQUIRED it....

    Kai, your JL St James are great looking shoes though. They come to Boston so I'm thinking about trying them out.
     
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    was made in jest. had been discussed to death, though.

    must have missed out your clevs?
     
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    Thank you for sharing. I visited their store last July but I am satisfied with G&G.
     
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    ;)

    I posted a pair of russian calfs a couple of months ago. I'll get off my ass and post some pics later this week. What time is it over there? You up early?
     
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    it's 5.40 am. i'm not up, just browsing the interweb after i couldn't sleep.

    looking forward to the russian reindeer pics. this leather attracts me a lot. congrats.

    ps: i might have something for you. will pm you, when i'm up in a few hours.
     
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    Give me a few days and I will do it for you!
    btw how did your new trees from Mr Berta turn out? any pics..?
     
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    you do it for all the shoe lovers in the world... :) take your time.

    well, i haven't met him yet. his mother died recently. i didn't know her. i just could express my condolences on the phone. i'll give him and his family some rest. visit is scheduled in the near future, though. i let you know.
     
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    Well I had thought of getting out my camera and take few good closeups over the week'nd. I still plan to do so but managed to click a few this morning.Pls excuse the picture quality and my naive photography skills..

    Feel free to comment...somehow the sole, welt stitching sole finish and uniformity appeals more to me...


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    i should have thought of this. it makes more sense to wait for the 270 goyserer welt. actually, i prefer the transparent sole edges on the piergiacomos. although, i dunno if this is an option at vass. it can be done diy, though.
     
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    Fit was/is fine. I'd call it a "comfortable" fit, not a close fit. I tend to wear thicker dress socks than most folks, so it is a good fit for me.
     
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    For some reason, when I opened this thread, this was the first pair of shoes I saw. My eyes thank you!!

     
  16. Kai

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    They look pretty close to how they did when new. Some differences, but the camera probably wouldn't capture them.

    I have so many pairs of dress shoes that none of them get much wear, even with a regular rotation on my feet.

    This is more true now than ever, as my current job is extremely informal and I wear dress shoes maybe once a week at most.
     
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    Yep lets wait. I do much prefer the transparent soles and not sure why Vass uses a paint which I have seen if scratched will be difficult to fill...
     
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    Thanks, however your shoes and sstomcat shoes are not 100% bespoke, in my opinion 100% is only if you create your shape with your measurements, you create your design, and you can decide all particolar; but for that you and I need to meet...

    Thanks for your congratulations.

    Emanuel
     
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    yes, i thought so. Thanks for clarifying
     
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