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HOF: Labels, heels and nail patterns - Secrets to ID the maker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Nov 10, 2006.

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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    any idea who makes these John Varvatos Chelsea boots?

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  2. darchmaul

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    Varvatos uses two Italian manufacturers for his boots: Lazzeri & Bendi (Bindi sp?)
     
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    I have a pair of pebble grain Cole Haan with a Dainite sole that I bought for a few bucks off eBay. They say Made in England and are well constructed, goodyear welted, etc.

    I have no idea of the year and no markings on the inside except size. Any idea who made these (purely for personal curiosity)?
     
  4. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    I have a pair of pebble grain Cole Haan with a Dainite sole that I bought for a few bucks off eBay. They say Made in England and are well constructed, goodyear welted, etc.

    I have no idea of the year and no markings on the inside except size. Any idea who made these (purely for personal curiosity)?


    Generally Cheaney. Occasionally EG. Older ones are often some other maker.
     
  5. I. Gentantithesis

    I. Gentantithesis Senior member

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    I have a pair of pebble grain Cole Haan with a Dainite sole that I bought for a few bucks off eBay. They say Made in England and are well constructed, goodyear welted, etc.

    I have no idea of the year and no markings on the inside except size. Any idea who made these (purely for personal curiosity)?


    If there is a printed number sequence along the lines of ###-### near the top of the tongue lining > www.cheaney.co.uk
     
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    i read the discussion in this thread where it was asserted that Stile Latino was no longer made by Attolini. can anyone confirm that? and if this is true, i am wondering who makes these items now? as my contribution, i took label pictures of a recent Stile Latino jacket that i have. i only have passing knowledge of Attolini so i can't really comment, but i would like to know who made this jacket. many thanks!
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  8. AlanC

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    Any thoughts on the English maker of these:

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  9. I. Gentantithesis

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    Any thoughts on the English maker of these:

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    A wild guess, Church?, based primarily on the rather hazy numeral on the sole proximate the heel and various razzmatazz that would bore the casual reader.

    B-S may shred that theory.

    Should that be 'BBQ'?

    Appears to be about a UK 9C/D (US 9.5 B/C), but also exibits the proportions of a 14EEE. Tricky.

    What does one win?
     
  10. l8p2

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    Hi, any idea who made this shoe for Asprey London? Is it EG? Thx! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    Hi, any idea who made this shoe for Asprey London? Is it EG? Thx!

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    Yes. The seller is not lying.
     
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    Any idea who makes these? [​IMG] Inside says Made in England and British Isles Collection
     
  13. I. Gentantithesis

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    British Isles Collection was an '80s Intervale, NH mail order firm specializing in UK made footwear and clothing; Tibbets, Gloverall, Corgi, Alan Paine, Papworth leather goods, etc. Most of the footwear was made by Loake to BIC's specs., which oft included oak bend leather soles and uppers of higher grade calf than typical of contemporary Loake. Obviously not the original heels.

    Jodhpurs?
     
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    British Isles Collection was an '80s Intervale, NH mail order firm specializing in UK made footwear and clothing; Tibbets, Gloverall, Corgi, Alan Paine, Papworth leather goods, etc. Most of the footwear was made by Loake to BIC's specs., which oft included oak bend leather soles and uppers of higher grade calf than typical of contemporary Loake. Obviously not the original heels.

    Jodhpurs?


    Yup Jodhpurs. Thanks for the information [​IMG]
     
  15. Selecta M3

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    I was wondering if anyone can identify this suit maker, if so what level of quality is it? I'm gonna send it back but would still like to know a bit about this suit.

    Blessings and cool runnings.


    ///M3

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    Just won these and was wondering they are actually Grenson Masterpiece or simply Grenson.

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

    Thank you.


    Most likely a sample made to MP standards, thus the hidden channel welt and rose stamp. Another tell will be what's embossed on the inside under where your heel goes.
     
  18. kev777

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    Just won these and was wondering they are actually Grenson Masterpiece or simply Grenson.

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

    Thank you.


    Most likely a sample made to MP standards, thus the hidden channel welt and rose stamp. Another tell will be what's embossed on the inside under where your heel goes.

    Bought a pair off the same seller and they are def Masterpieces and great quality. I nearly bid up against you for those, just hope they fit you as the ones i got off him were very small for a size 6, im wondering if MP's fit very small. [​IMG]
     
  19. rebel222

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    Bought a pair off the same seller and they are def Masterpieces and great quality. I nearly bid up against you for those, just hope they fit you as the ones i got off him were very small for a size 6, im wondering if MP's fit very small. [​IMG]

    They do.
     
  20. SuitProfessor

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    Good thread. The problem is that some factories will change the labels over time. Also, having a different label within the same brands means that they are outsourcing to other factories. I know, because I have seen this with my own eyes.
     

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