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Comprehensive List of Links to High-End Shoes

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

  1. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree. Deal!!
     
  2. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree. Deal!!

    Isn't there that whole "I need to be in Japan" thing to get measured?
     
  3. centipede

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    Isn't there that whole "I need to be in Japan" thing to get measured?

    It seems to have received the order only with Tailor DMG (Osaka Japan).
    http://www.bespoke-tailor-dmg.com/
    http://konylog.com/archives/pigola/
    The pattern order shoes is only the out bottom is machine-made.

    Order process
     Last type select
     Design pattern select
     Sample Fiting(size 38-43)
     Leather select
     
  4. centipede

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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I got strange shoes.
    http://centipede.web.fc2.com/
    808E LONDON? E.G new model?[​IMG]
    Transcendence waist![​IMG]


    That looks like a hand-welted shoe to me, made and finished to West End bespoke standards. What's the story on these?
     
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    Well, I agree, it’s a bit strange. The shoes are definite handmade but on a stock last (808 = Edward Green?) and in a stock size (7E). Maybe it is an apprentice’s examination piece. Or a show piece by someone who wants to get commissions as a “maker”.

    If the last is indeed EG’s 808, that narrows the time frame somewhat. I believe the 808 was a development of the 88 and was created to be used exclusively for “top drawer” (first time round); dating back to late 80s.

    You might want to contact Alex B. at EG who has been working for the company all his working life. If “John Cambridge” had any connections with EG, Alex ought to know.There is an old photograph, (probably from the late 70s) that New & Lingwood has blown up to an enormous size and uses for display sometimes. That is taken in the old EG factory, showing Alex as a bright-eyed and bushy-haired youngster of seventeen or so (they knew how to use blow dryers), working together with an old shoemaker.
     
  9. centipede

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    Sorry! Jcusey, bengal-stripe.
    The EG new model is a light joke. It is April Fool today. [​IMG]

    This shoes is made by Young genius Japanese shoemaker.
    He was working as an out worker with Cleverley, Foster & Son, EG and G&G.
    It seems to be a point where it returns to Japan, and it will try to make his
    shoes in the future now.
    This shoes are samples made when he lives in Britain.
    It's samples that put on the E.G 808 last type and are made.
    I am expecting it of his activity in the future.
     
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    Wow, centipede, those Maxwell boots are a real find! I've never seen the Dover St + Paris stamp. Where did they come from (if I may be so bold as to ask)? Any idea how old they may be? Thanks for keeping us posted!
     
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    The shoes is my friend's (vintage mania) properties.
    It is imagined that it is a reason as address in Paris, and abnormally exquisite stitch, etc. , and the shoes are things before prewar days/30's.

    I've never seen the Dover St + Paris stamp. Where did they come from (if I may be so bold as to ask)? Any idea how old they may be?
     
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    Prior to the second world war a good number of British shops had outposts in Paris -- Poole, Washington Tremlett, and of course Lobb as well as Hilditch & Key.
     
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    This is what Mr. Gomez' shoes would look like if he did acid...



    repeatedly.
     
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    Anyone know this shoemaker? He's crazy!!! [​IMG] I hear johnapril and aportnoy have cleaned him out!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    http://www.bottier-portejoie.com/


    WOW. I am a fan of long nose designs, but this is one is making me change my style choice [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is what Mr. Gomez' shoes would look like if he did acid...



    repeatedly.

    How do you know he doesn't????[​IMG]
     
  20. whnay.

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    How do you know he doesn't????[​IMG]

    I was going to say it....but I didn't want to offend you.
     

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