Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lynch Bages, Oct 5, 2004.
Like Manton, I was quite surprised how "banana-shaped" the new last 82 I; could it be that all preaching Â by Mr Alan Flusser has had some effect?
Those who have wondered about reference to that particular fruit; the picture demonstrate the difference quite clearly. On the 82 last the highest toe point has shifted more to the inside, thus giving the outside a greater curvature. At it's most extreme the banana last has an inner line that is dead straight while the outside curves over with great gusto.
That last is supposed to update (and possibly replace) the last 202. It's a round-toed, not chisel-toed and is not supposed to be square. The "new" (although it's been around for 12 or 18 months) chisel-toed last is 888.
In addition, that's what Alan Flusser says about lasts and some samples of his shoe range. http://www.alanflussercustom.com/customshoes.html The shoes are made by EG and I believe the last used is 72. It might be interesting to compare 72 and 82, what elements they have in common and in what respects they differ.
Haven't heard about this one.
One needs a higher doctorate in EG lastology to anwer that question. I haven't come that far, but I'm working on it.
My mistake, I got the numbers muddeld up.
Maybe 72 does not exist at all, I only knew the "Flusser-Last" was something with 7.
Thanks for posting the photos of the 82. Does anyone happen to have similar photos comparing side-by-side the various shades of leathers that EG uses? I realize that you can look at the different photos on the various shoe porn sites but you never get a good frame of reference given that each photo is taken with different lighting. For example, I have seen photos of Chestnut shoes that range the spectrum of tans and browns. It would be really helpful to have all of the colors lined up in a single photo. Maybe the newer catalogs do this (I am stuck with a 10 year old catalog at the moment and am waiting for a new one to arrive). Thanks in advance for any photos that are posted.
According to the Japanese magazine "Men's Ex vol. 2" (pg. 53 for those who have it) the 88 last gave rise to the 808, which then led to the 89 and 888. The 82 is an offshoot of the 888, and Tony Gaziano says that it has the same fitting characteristics of the 888 albiet with a rounder toe.
Do you remember how much the Flusser EGs were. Are they the famed "top drawer" EGs?
anyone know the name of the elastic side model that is shown in the above reply? the black one, looks like a whole cut, with a toe medallion?
Those pictures nicely illustrate that a banana shape last looks much more slim and elegant when the shoe is plain, with no toe cap. Vass' new P2 last is the same way (though not quite as svelte as the new 82.)
Could it be that you were thinking of Maxwells?
The model name is Ringwood.
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