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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. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    what does it mean?
     


  2. PL92106

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    Just wanted to confirm my suspicions that this label is from the lower line Gianluca versus a mainline Isaia.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Bump :)
     


  4. jlconley

    jlconley Well-Known Member

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    well you might be right about the lovely poses but I'm not an ebay seller very often, only when the closet gets cleaned out.

    But hey thanks for your brilliant insight into the question, these shoes have never seen feebay.
     


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    You're welcome. I can't stand the way that chick posed shoes for pics. Scroll down this page and see what I mean.

    My guess is that your shoes were a custom order/special run.

    Excerpt from here:

    Almost all Florsheim’s shoes were ready made, however their flagship stores in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles had each at certain times one fitter on duty for the custom trade. Measurements were taken, styles decided upon, leather chosen and the order sent to the central workshop where the shoes were hand made by selected shoemakers according to the client’s specifications, using specific lasts. These Florsheim Custom Ordered shoes, scarce even in their day, are hardly to be found today. More even than the collectors item that they certainly are, they are museum pieces, were there such a museum to assemble the sumptuary and sartorial masterpieces of the 20th Century.
     
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  6. AnGeLiCbOrIs

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    Hugo Boss
     


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    Before new owners took over the business.
     


  8. hmmurdock

    hmmurdock Senior member

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    Anyone by any chance recognize this lettering for an identification of the maker?

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    Soles and heels have been replaced and no other markings on the inside of the shoes.
     


  9. bengal-stripe

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    Edward Green (the company) changed ownership twice within a few years.

    After Edward Green (the man), the company was run by the second generation of the Green family who sold the business (which might have been in difficulties by then) in 1977 to the American entrepreneur Marley Hodgson. Hodgson (Ashley Lloyd-Jennings the co-founder of Hackett was also involved somehow) did not manage to turn the company around. (The 70s and 80s was the time when the majority of Northampton shoe manufacturers went under.)

    The company was virtually bankrupt, when John Hlustik acquired them in 1982 as a going concern (including all the debts) for a sum of
    one English Pound.
     
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  10. onix

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    Church's.
     


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    Can anyone ID the maker of these Lloyd and Haig "Custom Built" English-made shoes? The text under the outsole might be hard to read: it simply reads "Lloyd & Haig" with "made in England" underneath. I understand that Lloyd and Haig used various Northampton makers. These are a bit unusual as the width marking is split to indicate the heel size, as in Aldens. I have not seen this in other English shoes. Are these well enough made that they're worth resoling? Any information would be appreciated!

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  12. jlconley

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    Thanks, much appreciated.

    I looked everywhere I could think and couldn't turn up much of anything, I guess I didn't consider looking from that angle.

    What the hell should I do with them? They are size 12AA ,but I knew there was something different when I saw them!
     


  13. Mox C

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    Hello all. I'm enjoying reading the threads here and all the information I'm learning.

    I was wondering if anyone could help me identify the makers of these shoes:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/280892362918?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    Based on my limited knowledge, I'm guessing they aren't Church's. I'm leaning towards C&J, but remain unsure.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    --edit

    After much digging on Google and eBay, I feel fairly confident that they are actually Cheaney, which I guess brings it back around to Church's.
     
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    Are these Brooks English / Peal are made by C&J?

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    Indeed, they are.
     


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