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

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  1. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    So this is a Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoe, made in England, cursive script... all of which I thought would be EG or GG, but it doesn't appear that it's made by either. Any ideas?

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    I think that this shoe was made by C&J and the sock liner piece had the cursive maybe during the period where they weren't solid on which firm they would use for the PL shoes and what the criteria was.
     
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    It's C&J. Also, it's Polo not RLPL.
     
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    Found a pair of Jodhpur boots today. They are English made, but have been resoled recently, so I can't make out who made them the the sole. All it says is "Last 1978" and "Shoe No. R9843T". Any ideas who made them? The quality is exceptional.
     
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    Cheaney, the only English shoemaker that has both "last" and "shoe no." in the inner markings.
     
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    Thanks! :)
     
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    Anyone know this coat label? and if it matters, it's wool, polyammide, cashmere, viscose, respectively.

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    Found this tag in a sport coat for Carroll & Co. (high end mens store in LA) Is this just a store tag? Or can someone ID the maker?

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    And Loake, or older models at least. Not sure if they qualify as an "English shoemaker" these days, though...

    An example here.
     
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    I know this is Corneliani, but ..never seen this size tag efore... Measures out to about a 42R, but a 27C (short) wtf? Any help would be great?

    Chest 24.25"
    Shoulders 19.75"
    Sleeve 24.5"
    Length BOC 29.5"

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    Those measurements are more like a 46 Short.
     
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  14. mexicutioner

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    this is the tag to a thrift store sport coat i found a few months ago. tagged brand is "Caleffi Roma" which a little internet sleuthing turns out to be this shop: http://www.caleffi.net/english/index.htm.

    is any idea who the maker is, based on the tag?

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    It is just a different sizing method, sometimes used in Europe. The 27 means it's a short. Suit Supply uses the same method if I am not mistaken.
     

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