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

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  1. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    When AngelicBoris went to Martin Greenfield for his wedding suit a few years back and told him no linen in the collar,etc. because he was Orthodox, Mr. Greenfield scrawled Kosher on the ticket. :happy:
     


  2. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

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    Any ideas on this heel pattern from a Bench Made in England for Lord & Taylor:

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  3. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    Does it say "MADE IN LEATHER INSOLE ENGLAND" on the insole?
     


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    AlterEgo Well-Known Member

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    No, that 'giveaway' stamp is missing.

    Does the white script and insole color suggest something ? I have seen similar script and style/size representation from Grenson but never those soles.
     


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    I have three labels I can't figure out. Any ideas?

    First is on a Salvatore Ferragamo SC

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    Second is on a Donna Karen Sartoriale SC. I realize DKNY stuff is usually nothing notable, but the jacket is fully canvassed and appears to be great quality.

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    Last is on a Luciano Barbera mainline SC (not sartoriale)

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  7. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

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    About to pull the trigger on these, CJ, or Cheaney?

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  8. jreigen

    jreigen Senior member

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    C&J
     


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    CTBrummie Senior member

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    As are these, no? Branded for the pre-Church's Alan McAfee label, heels replaced so just going by inner markings:

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  10. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Take this for what it's worth, but most C&Js I have seen have handwritten writing on the interior. This is mostly with recent C&Js, but as you can see from the above, the Polo shoes also have handwritten markings.
     


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    CTBrummie Senior member

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    Cheers for that, however these shoes are of some age and, even now, most standard C&J models still have printed markings inside - with the obvious exceptions of most (if not all) handgrade models, and some boots (my Skye and Snowdon, for example)...
     


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    I think those are Cheaney. Does the footbed say "Made in Leather Sole England?"
     


  13. CTBrummie

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    Nope, they have Alan McAfee-branded sock liners partially covering what looks like the size above what is presumably the width in numerical form, in this case 11½ over 3.

    The soles don't 'look' Cheaney, either. They have a stamp that I've only seen on other C&J-made McAfee models, but with different inner markings and a less common sock liner:

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    The only shoes I've seen with a similar picture stamped on the sole are Grensons.

    However, C&J do use the size/width stamp on the footbed, but I don't know how long they've been doing that. And, C&J doesn't do half sizes on the stamp on the footbed.

    That sizing writing is nothing like any C&J I've seen, and I've see a lot.
     
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    CTBrummie Senior member

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    Interesting, and thanks! I'll pop into the C&J shop in town at the weekend and see if they can shed any light on this.

    The only other pics I have to hand of anything with that stamp are these:

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