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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Great leather jacket. Thanks for posting the pictures.
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    How about a picture of the infamous RJ cat?
    The late RJ cat's picture is in my avatar. It's also in the Cat thread in the General Chat Forum.
     


  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i love those ties so classic and elegant!
     


  4. designprofessor

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  5. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Funny you should mention pictures. SF is in acute need of more posts with pictures. It is quite "under nourished" in this regard compared to say Timezone.com.
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I just received these today. Bespoke Gazianos for Green...

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    Yes, they're olive green Greens, but the color is considerably darker than pictured. They've been darkened and antiqued almost to black, which, I recollect, is what I had asked for. Indeed, Tony must have had the patience of a saint to deal with my requests. Note the two symbols which I couldn't get to photograph properly at the inner heel.

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    The design is heavily inspired by one of Jun Kuwana's Henry Maxwell shoes. Tony got the chiseled toe just right -- elegant and sleek.

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    Note the German toe plate. The deeply cambered (or fiddled) bevelled waist is another thing which may not show well in the picture. I made a point of requesting that, too, and Tony came through. I also asked for the convex blacking on the waist, which is neatly done, wheeled too.

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    I haven't yet worn these -- Tony told me to give them a dozen wears before judging the fit. I want to start tomorrow!
     


  7. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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  8. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    RJMan, the shape of those shoes is just spectacular. Well done!
     


  9. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Note the two symbols which I couldn't get to photograph properly at the inner heel.
    What are these symbols, what secret code do they represent: Voodoo, Masonic, iconography from the "˜Golden Legend"˜:
    Where have I seen a ferris wheel and stick-men dancing.

    I know, it's the Wicker Man:
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  10. Virginia Dandy

    Virginia Dandy Senior member

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    Outstanding.

    What's the story with the perfing on the inner heels? As you say - doesn't show up very well and can't quite make it out.
     


  11. pejsek

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    Well, RJman, you seem to be doing bespoke just as it should be done--on the basis of knowledge and taste and with the goal of getting something that won't be had any other way. Those are some of the most beautiful shoes I've ever seen. The color, shape, and brogueing are all spectacular. The Kuwana influence is obvious, right down to, yes, those mysterious symbols. Are toe-plates now de rigeur? The Charvet seven-fold is also a masterpiece.
     


  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    those shoes are lovely, great color different without being strange and vary tasteful! thanks for sharing!
     


  13. countdemoney

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    Bravo!

    Thanks for sharing. Love the shoes!
     


  14. Toiletduck

    Toiletduck Senior member

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    those shoes are just awesome
     


  15. DocHolliday

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    Very nice shoes. What are you planning to pair them with?
     


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