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

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  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    CARUSO, 100% SURE.

    I'm not saying it isn't, but it doesn't look like my Caruso labels.
     


  2. aj_del

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    ^^ Really ? IIRC the label looks just like the label on your Caruso stuff. Anyways, it is the same as the ones on my Carusos
     


  3. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    ^^ Really ? IIRC the label looks just like the label on your Caruso stuff. Anyways, it is the same as the ones on my Carusos

    Mine look like this:

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    Hey,
    this is my first post here but i was wondering what brand this is?

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    Hey, this is my first post here but i was wondering what brand this is? thanks in advance to anyone that helps [​IMG]
    Grenson. Most probably Rushden Collection.
     


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    Adidas original's !!! BEST Clothes i've ever had... [​IMG]
     


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    Thanks guys - off to Northamptonshire they go.....

    I don't mean to spoil the party but C&J would have every right to refuse to re-craft those, they've evidently had a lot of work done on them.
     


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    Trying again to see if anyone has any ideas on the brand/manufacturer of a pair of English shoes I picked up at a local thrift shop. They're 'Country' brogues with Itshide Commando soles/heels. Took a few new pictures. Label impossible to read. Seems to be a name - possible John ?????. Name is over a logo which is either a large inverted triangle or a large V with possible writing inside. Hoped someone might recognize the writing on the inside which includes "Shoe No 7693".
    Perhaps someone knows of a shoe manufacturer that numbers their shoes that way.

    Any help appreciated.
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  9. onix

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    Trying again to see if anyone has any ideas on the brand/manufacturer of a pair of English shoes I picked up at a local thrift shop. They're 'Country' brogues with Itshide Commando soles/heels. Took a few new pictures. Label impossible to read. Seems to be a name - possible John ?????. Name is over a logo which is either a large inverted triangle or a large V with possible writing inside. Hoped someone might recognize the writing on the inside which includes "Shoe No 7693".
    Perhaps someone knows of a shoe manufacturer that numbers their shoes that way.

    Any help appreciated.


    Whenever there is a "Shoe No" written inside the lining, that's older Cheaney. The Itshide commando may or may not be the original sold (most likely not).
     


  10. twosaabs

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    Thanks, Onix,

    Appreciate you're I.D. of the shoes as old Cheaneys. Hadn't occurred to me that the soles/heels may be replacements. Actually the Commandos don't show much wear. One curiousity - would replacements have been sewn on? Are Itshide Commandos always sewn on (as opposed to Vibram which is often cemented on)? My recollection of shoemakers in the NY area - even going back as a kid - was that replacement soles were cemented on. Is the fact that these are sewn on still consistent with them likely being replacement heel/soles?

    Thanks again for your help identifying these.
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  11. onix

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    Thanks, Onix, Appreciate you're I.D. of the shoes as old Cheaneys. Hadn't occurred to me that the soles/heels may be replacements. Actually the Commandos don't show much wear. One curiousity - would replacements have been sewn on? Are Itshide Commandos always sewn on (as opposed to Vibram which is often cemented on)? My recollection of shoemakers in the NY area - even going back as a kid - was that replacement soles were cemented on. Is the fact that these are sewn on still consistent with them likely being replacement heel/soles? Thanks again for your help identifying these.
    Replacement can be sewn on. In fact, all Itshide soles I have seen are sewn on. Here is a pair of C&J I had (now sold) that have Itshide replacement sole. C&J never had Itshide soles on this model (Westminster). [​IMG] [​IMG] To see if it's original sole or replacement sole, pay attention to the welt stitching (on top of the sole), if they're uneven and have additional holes that should not have been there, then they're most likely to be replacement soles.
     


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    The stitching on top of the welt actually looks even and original. Curious! Great information, I would never have thought to look closely at the stitching on top of the welt.

    Thanks, again. Onix.
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  13. Jonathan Mills

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    Adidas original's !!! BEST Clothes i've ever had... [​IMG]

    You are right. Me too

    In fact I get myself a new Adidas every year
     


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    [​IMG] Hey there. I'm hoping someone can identify the maker/year of these vintage English longwings. They appear to be made for Vaughn at Sather Gate, a Berkeley store known for providing shoes for many famous noir films. The numbers inside read as follows: 8 1/2 D......45087 4 UK............6776 B Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.
     


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    Does anyone know who manufactured shoes sold as 'David and Joan Couture' - made in Italy and /or anything about they're relative quality.

    I have a never been worn pair that I purchased new some time ago - not sure what I was thinking since they're too narrow for my feet. They're quite nice. I want to list them for sale - Hoping to get more info. about them to put in my listing.

    I do know that Joan and David (Halpern) were the original owners and, I believe, designers of their company which was eventually sold. Any info. would be appreciated
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