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Comprehensive List of Links to High-End Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was going to say it....but I didn't want to offend you.
    No worries, Olga Boy...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    No worries, Olga Boy...[​IMG] [​IMG]

    No creases 4 u!!!

    KEKEKEKEKE
     
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    Nice, never seen those "˜Cricket shoes' before.
    One of them (Paul Stuart) came up on eBay recently and people questioned whether this was an EG shoe.


    added 'Cricket Green '
    http://centipede.web.fc2.com/
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Superb UK maker based in London but shoes made in Northampton, UK


    http://www.timlittle.com/


    Not a maker, a designer. FYI. Worked with Alfred Sargent and others. Now designing shoes for Grenson.
     
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    Superb is a bit of an hyperbole.
     
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    WOW. I am a fan of long nose designs, but this is one is making me change my style choice [​IMG]

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    This one is special.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned Oliver Sweeney? Some of the best. Check it out at www.oliversweeney.com.
    www.refinedrogue.com


    I have just taken delivery of a pair I won on British Ebay. They are very comfortable, have a suspicious looking leather grain and are 'Made in Belgium'.
     
  11. Owan

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    Can't attest to the suspicious leather phenomenon, except that you never quite know with ebay. Oliver Sweeney's are made by hand in Britain, and of the finest Italian leather. You may want to double check, but hey, at least they're comfortable. Take a look at the Sweeney website - their's are great looking.
     
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    Can't attest to the suspicious leather phenomenon, except that you never quite know with ebay. Oliver Sweeney's are made by hand in Britain, and of the finest Italian leather. You may want to double check, but hey, at least they're comfortable. Take a look at the Sweeney website - their's are great looking.

    Their website is hard to reach at the moment, but everywhere else suggests they are made in Italy eg

    http://freespace.virgin.net/sue.a.h/osbrandM.html
     
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    They are very comfortable, have a suspicious looking leather grain and are 'Made in Belgium'.
    In the last twenty or so years, Oliver Sweeney (formerly of Alan McAfee) has had his shoes produced about everywhere. He started off with classic English styles, made in England, then by Ambiorix in Belgium, moved to South Africa (and probably a few more countries).

    In the last eight or so years, he has abandoned welted footwear for (almost) gentleman in favour of Blake-stitched Italian stuff for chavs.
     
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    In the last twenty or so years, Oliver Sweeney (formerly of Alan McAfee) has had his shoes produced about everywhere. He started off with classic English styles, made in England, then by Ambiorix in Belgium, moved to South Africa (and probably a few more countries).

    In the last eight or so years, he has abandoned welted footwear for (almost) gentleman in favour of Blake-stitched Italian stuff for chavs.


    My new from Ebay pair are marked 'Oliver Sweeney for Harrods' and, as I said, 'Made in Belgium'. I have been wearing them all day and they are dashed comfortable. I imagine they are several years old (though unworn until today) and so I escape charges of chaviness and remain almost a gentleman.
     
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    and so I escape charges of chaviness and remain almost a gentleman.
    I think those Belgium-made shoes for Harrods were still gentlemen's shoes.

    The "˜almost' begun when Mr Sweeney had to show his oh-so-trendy credentials and named the styles after film stars: you had the "˜Bogart', "˜Newman', "˜Dean' etc. (That must have been his South African period.)
     
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    what about the following shoebrands ?

    LIDFORD (italy)
    NDC made by hand (belgium)
    LUDWIG REITER (austria)
     
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    NDC made by hand (belgium)


    This is a HIGH-END shoe thread

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  19. acidboy

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    what about the following shoebrands ?

    LIDFORD (italy)
    NDC made by hand (belgium)
    LUDWIG REITER (austria)


    Its Lidfort. And from the Lidfort I have, its not so high-end, imho.
     
  20. mr.carlitos

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    looking at the quality of leathers, constructional know how and all the small details , to me n.d.c. is very high end .....

    but maybe you know more than me ... what would make the difference to classify n.d.c. made by hand a non high end shoe against others ?

    what i would define high end is: alden, santoni, lidfort, ndc, edward green etc.

    what i would define second class is: paul smith, officine creative, premiata, john varvatos, trickers... and in terms of qualtity also gucci, prada and miu miu etc.

    anyone disagree ?
     

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