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Top 10 Most "Iconic" Shoes According to SF

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about this just now. The shoes that have captured the SF community's imagination over the years.

    The first one that popped into my head was the Edward Green Dover.

    Leffot calls it EG's "signature shoe."

    Here's Another Leffot post favoring the Dover over Alden Norwegian Split Toe.

    The Dover is on aportnoy's top 5 list.

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    Other shoes in this hype category:


    Vass U Last Auserity Brogue:

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    John Lobb 2010 St Crepin

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    Alden Leydon Last flex welt chukka (tons of threads on this one)

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    What else is a part of this category?

    Criteria: Welted only. Nothing bespoke.These aren't necessarily "staple" shoes.
     
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  2. theyare

    theyare Well-Known Member

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    Hasn't gotten as much attention recently, but up until a year or two ago, THE SF shoe was the EG / RLPL Mackay / Asquith in Dark Oak 888 last

    Best image I could quickly find -there are many more out there - the top right of this pic.
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  3. A Guy from Shanghai

    A Guy from Shanghai Well-Known Member

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    Ralph Lauren Marlow cordovan wintip by C&J

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    emptym Well-Known Member

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    The FooShoe is the obvious first. Also on the list, C&J Tetbury, Quoddy/Rancourt mocs, and Sator's SF special from RM Williams.

    I agree w/ pretty much all of the ones mentioned. Don't personally own any of the ones mentioned so far.
     
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    Cool thread. I haven't been here long enough to comment on what might qualify as a SF classic, but I'm keen to see what others think. Very nice stuff so far.
     
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  8. dddrees

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    Do you have any pictures?
     
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    E Strands in walnut...perfection

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    Is that the Dover and the Vass Austerity brogue in the top row (middle two)?

    What's that monk in the bottom row? Reminds me of the John Lobb Jermyn,

    Jermyn might be John Lobb's "signature shoe." Especially in "Museum Calf"

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    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    So far I have three of the shoes that have made the thread (and returned a pair like the one I posted above).
     
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    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Marlows are a good call
     
  15. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

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    Not my cup of tea, but there's a large contingent here that goes apeshit for Corthay Arca

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    I love my Darltons/Marlows, but this pic gets posted a lot, and I've got to say, it is easily the least representative photo of the last that I've ever seen. Them shoes is bulky IRL. This is like the shoe porn equivalent of the ambiguously-thick-girl-with-big-boobs shot from every social networking site ever.
     
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    C&J Weymouths should be up there. Totally agree with RLPL Mackays nomination.
     
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    Make and model? :puzzled: Are those the CJ RL boots? Not giving us much info to go off of...
     
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    Yep, those are the C&J Cordovan Lindricks for RL.

    You can tell by the tell tale sign of the brogue on the side of the boot.
     
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