Anglo-American shoe damage

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I've been on a bit of a shoe spree this month, so I figured I'd share as this represents a significant increase in my shoe holdings.

    First, Made in England shoes:

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    (l to r, Grenson, C&J for Polo, Grenson)

    Next, Made in the USA shoes:

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    (vintage Florsheim Kenmoor longwings, vintage Nettleton Bedford model, Allen Edmonds Bradley in chili)

    These Nettletons are interesting to me. A different color than is usual, a burnt umber. Also note the hint of shovel sole a la the J&M Hand Mades, though not as pronounced:

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    The captoes together:

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    (l to r, Polo, Nettleton, Grenson)
     


  2. Patrick Bateman

    Patrick Bateman Senior member

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    This is like the budget version of aportnoy's shoe damage threads, and I mean that in the best sense of the word. Truly inspirational! [​IMG]
     


  3. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Yes, very much a budget version (I certainly take no offense), but all are high quality Goodyear welted shoes.
     


  4. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You have been busy! Excellent additions, all. I'm especially fond of the C&J for Polo, a big shock, I know.
     


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    josepidal Senior member

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    Are those Polo shoes the Benton captoes in the "burnished tan" color? I thought they looked light in the photos, not a different shade.

    Very nice; glad to see vintage Florsheims instead of the current ones.
     


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    Isak Bengtsbo Well-Known Member

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    Now, the only thing I miss is the red carpet... I wish!

    They're great looking shoes!
     


  7. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Are those Polo shoes the Benton captoes in the "burnished tan" color? I thought they looked light in the photos, not a different shade.

    I think these are old enough to predate the current Polo models. They are a true tan shade, which Polo expert extraordinaire jamgood calls "Polo tan". I don't know that I would call them "burnished" as there really isn't much if any antiquing on them.
     


  8. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    A Monday morning bump.
     


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    Those Polo cap-toes are still my favorite. That color is just beautiful. What more could you want in a shoe? Nice to see the ribbon laces once again ensconced in their proper place.
     


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    Very nice collection! I especially like your eye for diverse colors. Each of your captoes is a different shade and can therefore serve a different purpose. I've recently become sensitive to this after realizing that most of my brown shoes appear to be 1-2 different shades.
     


  11. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Those Polo cap-toes are still my favorite. That color is just beautiful. What more could you want in a shoe? Nice to see the ribbon laces once again ensconced in their proper place.

    Yes, you were convincing. They brought the formality level down a bit on them, and with the color and brogueing, I hope to dress them down with cords, etc.

    Thinman, yes, I was pleased with the diversity of color, too. They each bring something a little different to the table. I also have a pair of pretty straight forward dark brown AE Fifth Avenues if the occasion calls for it.
     


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    For my point of view the laces do not fit to the Polo's.
    Why flat laces on an oxford? And the colours seems to have a different tone than the shoes.
     


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