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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. tonylumpkin

    tonylumpkin Senior member

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    Really? The writing didn't look right for them, and I never knew that they had made shoes for BB... I'm assuming they're pre-prada? What's the build quality like on them then?
     
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    Any idea? Brooks Bros made in the USA. Doesn't look like alden to me.
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    EDIT: I think it's alden. Due to the three nails in the top center of the heel. The stamp in the footbed must have worn off.
     
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    Does anyone know what the "Stuntman A Bond 4 "F"" refers to on the Brioni Jacket tag?
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    Loake I think, mate.
     
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    Varies. I've had two pairs of NOS Church's for Brooks. One pair similar to today's run-of-the-mill Church's Custom Grade (i.e. fine, on a par with C&J benchgrade IMO); the other pair, just absolutely fantastic.

    And yes, they will be pre-Prada. Not really a watershed, quality-wise.
     
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    I assume it is a MTM Jacket for a stuntman, maybe for a bond movie? That is normally the area where Brioni puts a name on a MTM garment.
     
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    I recently picked up these Polo penny loafers at a thrift shop and I couldn't find any markings indicating the country of manufacture. Maybe somebody could shed some light on it?

    The only readable markings on the inside are the size (91/2 D) and a number M5169.

    There is a very faint Polo label on the sole, but no other writing that I can read, the soles are pretty worn.

    I wouldn't have thought much of these when I saw them if not for the nail pattern on the bottom, I was hoping somebody might have some ideas, Thanks!




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    What size?
     
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    Thanks. That's what I was hoping, but I didn't want to look like a fool presuming it. It was found in Hollywood, so it makes sense. I think this is the jacket that the stuntman is matching:

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    Dude, that's awesome!
    I asked a similar question recently about what seem to be similar vintage PRLs. Here are my pictures. I was told the heels are not original, which I suppose is possible, but note the "polo" in the arch, how the life in the heel matches the life in the sole. Anyone know who made these? [​IMG]
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    Does anyone have any idea about these Alan Mcafee plaintoe Oxfords?

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    Alan McAfee is now owned and made by Church's, but these look to be from before the acquisition.
     
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    Yes, I didn't think they looked like Church's.

    But they reference numbers suggest that they are not bespoke. Hopefully someone will know who made them. :)
     
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    Well as far as I know, if it was before Church's, they would have been made by McAfee.
     
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    Before Church's, their RTW stuff was made by just about everyone in Northampton, including C&J, EG, Cheaney and Church's.
     
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    These are really lovely. I'm not sure Cheaney would have been up to making this kind of thing in pre-Church's Mcafee era. Who knows, though. Here are a couple of photos:

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    Dude, those ARE really lovely.

    (What size are they?)
     
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    They are a narrow UK size 9. :)
     
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    Can anyone tell me the maker? This is the inside of a Barrie Made in England shoe



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