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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    It would be much appreciated if someone could answer my question about shoe leather texture (post 5221, above). It may be a really stupid question, but I'd still like to know the answer!
     


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    Can you add brand name and sole photos?
     


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    [ATTACHMENT=1039]roundorsquare.jpg (276k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

    Didn't know where else to ask this, but just wondering if the toes on the shoes attached are too square or acceptable? I've never really had anything aside from rounded toes. So this is a small leap. Just wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing.
     


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    It's called pebble grain (or scotch grain), an effect made by embossing the texture onto the leather. It doesn't really tell you about the quality of the leather since it can be applied to any type.
     


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    I remember these from Thom Browne

    [​IMG]
     


  7. FlyingMonkey

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    They were made more than 40 years ago by a now-defunct US shoe manufacturer, and a forgotten designer, for an also long-gone US department store. I am not going to reveal names because I would rather not publicise the sale location to the world and thereby have some sniper come in and grab them if they do turn out to be worth getting! Here's the soles anyway...

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. FlyingMonkey

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    Thank-you.
     


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    I went to pick my order up on Friday. Unsurprisingly the seller says it's going out the door as fast as he can get it from Saphir in France. I just wanted to let members know he's got more Saphir items in the store - I picked up a big jar (250ml) of neutral Renovateur for £11.95 / ~$20, and I've asked for some Reptile cream in the next order.
     


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    250ml of saphir? Nice. All I see is the avel brand
     


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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Oooh. Reptile cream - keep me posted on that.

    I got one of my two orders yesterday, could not be happier. That stuff smells so good :)
     


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    You do know you're supposed to use it on your shoes, don't you? [​IMG]
     


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