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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. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior Member

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    Most Barbour-branded shoes are a crock of shite these days, but they had a few models from back in the day that had those markings. Specifically, I handled a couple of pairs of veldtschoen country boots which have only ever been made by a handful of Northampton makers. I contacted Barbour, who were fairly coy but confirmed the Northants origin.

    For the boots, I was pretty certain that they were Tricker's although not using the standard handwritten markings. That was based on the pattern of the boot design as it was essentially using the 'super boot' pattern normally made on the 4497S last.

    Whoever the shoes are actually made by, the markings are the same as those boots.
     


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    I have no ideas. Older Belvest? It's for LV Uniformes
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    Found these for $3.99 at a flea market, asked the guy to hold them until i could check the maker. Are these John Lobb? Have some condition issues, can a cobbles re sew the broging back to the vamp?
     


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    I'm just curious why you think this is Lobb.
     


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    I thought perhaps looked similar to the first page post that says lobb but is extremely dark. These could be some no brand POS for all I know, i just thought they looked similar. I have yet to pay anything for them so i don't really care what comes of it. These are the only identifying marks though I'm afraid.
     


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    Maybe it's just me, but I don't think I've ever seen JL do an exposed channel...
     


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    Then any idea who? Or just a waste of my time?
     


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    If your only indicator that these might be JL, is that they look like the heels of Lobbs on page 1...I'd pass for sure. Fact is they don't even remotely resemble any of those Lobb heels.

    Agree with Fishy, never seen Lobbs stitched aloft.
     
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    Are these an identifiable maker, or just some nameless English maker? [​IMG] Came from these by TBNY: [​IMG] EDIT: And here are the heels. No nail pattern, which is why I was asking about the writing. [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone with more expertise familiar with this label by Kiton? The fabric tag for the trousers seems more like Isaia to me, so I have concerns.


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    Alfred Sargent or C&J. I can't keep those two straight.
     


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    Who's the maker of this Alan McAfee shoes? Did they make shoes with rubber soles or these were resoled?

    Thanks
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    Looks like Alfred Sargent. Anyone disagree? (I won't lie, I'm surprised that TBNY would have been made by AS.)
     


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    Anyone familiar with this label? it's for LBCS.
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    I searched the GRILUX S.p.A and it seems to be the holding company for LB, not the maker.
     
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