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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

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

  1. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    The Dunhill bridle briefcase on RJman's list is exceptional. Tempting too.

    Steven
     
  2. MalfordOfLondon

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    The Dunhill bridle briefcase on RJman's list is exceptional. Tempting too.

    Steven


    That's from their tradition range. Made in England to a very high standard. Over priced at the BIN but good if you can pick it up at opening bid.
     
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    shoddy resole job too

    Actually not. They have been professionally resoled by a cobbler I have been frequenting for years. He uses Rendenbach soles and does a good job. The reason why you might call this a "shoddy resole job" may be that I had only half the sole replaced and not a whole. To replace the whole sole is not really necessary every time you have worn the front part down.

    As for the condition - the shoes have been returned by a forum member who bought them and wasn't happy with the them. I refunded his whole payment. Still, I think that these are beautiful shoes and that they are worth the $.
     
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    Hmmm.. thats not a bad price for those silk panels, right? I wonder what I could do with them? I do have a few things that need to be reupholstered...

    Just robokopped the brown marinella for some panta ties. Might kop the others. RJ, you gets a free tie when they are done, thx.
     
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    They are very nice shoes, and as it turns out just my size on that last, but I think priced much too high for used shoes with this level of wear. PM me if they don't sell for your asking and you are considering a significant price cut.

    Actually not. They have been professionally resoled by a cobbler I have been frequenting for years. He uses Rendenbach soles and does a good job. The reason why you might call this a "shoddy resole job" may be that I had only half the sole replaced and not a whole. To replace the whole sole is not really necessary every time you have worn the front part down.

    As for the condition - the shoes have been returned by a forum member who bought them and wasn't happy with the them. I refunded his whole payment. Still, I think that these are beautiful shoes and that they are worth the $.
     
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    As for the condition - the shoes have been returned by a forum member who bought them and wasn't happy with the them. I refunded his whole payment. Still, I think that these are beautiful shoes and that they are worth the $.
    FWIW, Pretty sure it was bigbris (disguised as "The Gooch") who bought this, and returned: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=208822&page=3
     
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    gorgeous Edward Greens 12.5 from stilmacher
    gorgeous but overpriced imo. It's hard to understand how he can call them "perfect" and then detail the damage.
    They are very nice shoes, and as it turns out just my size on that last, but I think priced much too high for used shoes with this level of wear. PM me if they don't sell for your asking and you are considering a significant price cut.
    Zach, check your PM. I actually bought these shoes and sent them back. They are in deplorable condition, water stains, sand, bent out of shape, etc. Those pics make them look serviceable, but IRL is a different story. I don't know how anyone selling on the level could label those perfect.
     
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    They are in deplorable condition, water stains, sand, bent out of shape, etc. Those pics make them look serviceable, but IRL is a different story.

    I don't think the photos are doing them any favours either. I wouldn't pay $200 for those, let alone $429.
     
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    Sick green Berluti's US 10.5 [​IMG]
    just click your heels three times and say "there's no place like home"
     
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    Alden model 900 in 9.5C. Nothing really special about them, except that the seller states that they're shell cordovan, and implies that they're whiskey SC. I'm not sure what's "custom" about them.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Twenty-two bids so far.

    I sent the seller a message last week, telling him/her that the model 900 is made of calfskin, not shell cordovan. I included a link to the shoe on Sky Valet's site. (http://www.skyvalet1.com/AldenDressOxfords.aspx). I also mentioned that, in my judgment, the wrinkling in the shoe was more consistent with calkskin than it was with shell.

    No reply, and no change to the listing.

    Assuming I'm right (am I?), per the seller's feedback, he/she has made the same "mistake" regarding shell/calfskin. (Feedback dated 9/15/09) Beware.
     
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    That's funny. I sent the seller a very similar message yesterday. She probably thinks there's an Atlanta conspiracy against her.
     
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    That's funny. I sent the seller a very similar message yesterday. She probably thinks there's an Atlanta conspiracy against her.

    Shhh! You weren't supposed to mention that!
     
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    Shhh! You weren't supposed to mention that!

    [​IMG]
     

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