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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. SoGent

    SoGent Distinguished Member

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    nut, as your attorney i suggest you not answer that question. we need to determine the Superflous
    intent here
     
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  2. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Well good! :devil: Actually I'm not overly concerned about terminology as long as I know what you're talking about. I'm sure no one else is either. It just makes it easier to communicate.

    That said, saying "heel counter" is like saying "nose nostril." It's redundant.

    The correct term is "counter", no more no less--the counter will always be at the heel, just as the nostril will always be on a nose.

    For those who don't have access, "The piece of of leather, usually stiffened, forming the back of the shoe, running from the heel upwards. According to OED the term derives from counterfort, a projecting piece of masonry to support or strengthen a wall." (Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools c. 1700-1950, R.A. Salaman, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1986)
     


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    So what are MTO fee free models this month?

    On my wish list is Isham on DG70 last in dark brown pin grain dainite sole.
     


  4. Gauss17

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    Wait, this is a thing?
     


  5. laufer

    laufer Distinguished Member

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    Well sort of. Nick has been offering two models without usual MTO fee each month and this is supposed to continue until the end of this year. Feel free to tell us what is on your wish list.
     


  6. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Give us some st. James action pleez
     


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    Hi, I forgot to take pictures when they were completely new, but here they are after 1 wear:

    Buccleugh dark oak MH71

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    Wish list for mto? I still want St James II in black suede. :)
     


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    Count me out of that one!
     


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    How about Gable ?
     


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Rikod - those are lovely.
     


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    Thank you so much, I always been a fan of semi brogue derbies and I like these very much. It's also nice to purchase a pair in stock and wait only one week for a change :)
     


  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    nephew,

    wear in good health
     


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    MTO Wish: Antibes loafer in Racing Green or Chestnut Pin Grain or Espresso Hatch Grain.
     


  15. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    that is noice. wear them in good health.
     


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