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

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  1. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    Lloyd and Haig branded shoes. any idea who made them in England?

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  2. I. Gentantithesis

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    Can anyone identify this heel pattern?

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    the shoes labeled "Bench made for McDuffie by Lotus of London, England"

    Thanks.


    Oddly enough, the heel pattern is that of Lotus Footwear, late of Northampton (1835) and previously of Stafford (1814). Lotus also made high quality country footwear - Veldtschoen. Its major U.S. account may have been the defunct, lamented French Creek Sheep & Wool Company (PA) www.frenchcreeksw.com catalogue.

    The brand lives on as Lotus Ltd. of India www.lotusfootwear.com but the quality of their footwear does not approach that in your photo. One suspects the current Lotus footwear private-labels for a variety of brands, perhaps Cole-Haan.

    http://footweartoday.co.uk/news/full..._Footwear.html

    They now emphasize it being a "250" year old British brand (2010-1814=196) and fail to mention the current crop is made in India http://footweartoday.co.uk/news/full...d_at_Moda.html
     


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    Lloyd and Haig branded shoes. any idea who made them in England?

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    Dunno, but they're about the quality of a mid-range Cheaney - refer to posts 230 and 235 - and could have been from a dozen or more Northampton makers. L&H had a few shops in Manhattan (one near Old Trinity on lower Broadway in the vicinity of a Brooks location?) selling domestic and imported shoes. For a while The Andover Shop (Andover, MA) stocked a few styles of English made L&H. Excluding the L&H name, that sole/heel pattern could also be found on the less expensive Cole-Haan English line. All this references the '80s.
     


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    Lloyd and Haig branded shoes. any idea who made them in England?

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    Look like Cheaney to me
     


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    Pretty sure these are Cheaney. The "Hand Lasted" writing on the soles is exactly the same as on a pair of Cheaney's Royal Tweed I used to wear. Probably 90s dead stock.
     


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    I have a question about Corneiliani (for Ralph Lauren) labels. When did the style of label change (see first and second pic under Corneliani). I know the first label is Corneliani proper but I have seen similar labels for Ralph Lauren and would like to know how old they are...
     


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    Corneliani initiated their PRL circa 1999. Fuzzy on Corn. production label change - guess 2004.
     


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    Is this label an Isaia made label? [​IMG]
     


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    Is this label an Isaia made label?


    It is.
     


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    It is.

    Thanks, Reb.
     


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    Thanks, Reb.

    Just out of interest: In which garment did you find this?
     


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    Just out of interest: In which garment did you find this?

    Coming up for sale shortly in B&S -a Valentino by Isaia suit, gorgeous chocolate brown pinstripe with peak lapels!
     


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    Recent Lardini tag

    wonder what the CMI tag suppose to mean, cerfitication?
     


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    Anyone know who made these shell longwings? The footbed is faded - all that I can make out is "Executives" on the bottom of the seal.

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    Anyone know who made these shell longwings? The footbed is faded - all that I can make out is "Executives" on the bottom of the seal.

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    No but -

    are they a 9.5/10
    are they for sale
    do you have more pics
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