Bespoke shoes on L&O

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Did anyone see the bespoke shoe shop on Law & Order tonight? I don't recall the name they used, but the shop the detectives visited looked dead on the pictures you see on the John Lobb website. The suspect wore a pair of their $6000 bespoke boots while murdering his mistress. The story's error was that he had brought them in for a hurried resole, which would, of course, have taken weeks if not months, not an afternoon. In fact, as it was supposed to be an England based maker they would have been sent across the pond for such service.

    Despite the error, it was nice to see it in the story. Since the Fontana character joined the cast there has been a lot more focus on things sartorial.
     


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    Fashionslave Senior member

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    I saw that. Pretty funny when the detectives asked,"If they were thrown away,they're still in the trash,right?The clerk replies,"Yes,but it would take all day to go through the trashbin.To which the detective replies,"We have all day." [​IMG]
     


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    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    What kind of crazy person spends $6000 on a pair of boots?

    ....

    Oh.
     


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    A very wealthy crazy person.

    Jon.
     


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    Or a crazy person with a credit card.

    Oh.

    Oh.
     


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    That was the clear sign that he's a crazed criminal. [​IMG]
     


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    How many overcoats does Detective Fontana have anyway?

    My wife laughs at me as I comment on his clothes as we watch. I enjoy the new character but no one can replace Jerry O.
     


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    Ha. My wife laughed at me too when I pointed out he'd worn three overcoats in the space of 15 minutes on the show.
     


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    And how will we be able to replace Dennis Franz satorically?
    It is hard to determine whether he was dressed worse as Andy Sipowicz in "NYPD Blue," with his [usually] brown clothing, his short sleeve shirts and polyester ties, or long ago, as detective Norman Buntz, in "Hill Street Blues," with his plaid or pastel polyester suits.
    Anyone find any prejudices here against those of us of eastern European descent? Remember the expression:"the full Cleveland"?
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    Jerry O's character was sloppily dressed, that's for sure. My reference to missing the character and Orbach's acting had nothing to do with what he wore.
     
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    I remember some ebay auctions a while ago that were selling "extra" suits from L & O that Orbach wore. They were all Hickey Freeman.
     


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    It was the way his character wore it (which fit perfectly with his character). He usually had the tie loose, that sort of thing.  The new guy is more flashy Italian (maybe flashy stereotypically Italian?).
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Fontana is flashy, but his character is knowledgable. In one episode he asked a guy if his shirt was a Paul Smith. It was. In the one last night he identified the dead woman's coat as Prada from a distance. When his lieutenant was incredulous at $6000 bespoke shoes Fontana said, "They're custom. They fit like a glove." You've got to love him.
     


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    Yep, Fontana is flashy. The real question is whether the character is dirty. The stories are dancing around issue.

    I didn't notice his frequent clothing changes. (I have an excuse, though. I was ironing my shirts at the same). The shoemaker shop was an interesting stop.
     


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