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

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  1. Stissius

    Stissius Well-Known Member

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    +1, I've seen some of their stuff. Really nice, although not very well known. On a side note, did you find those Senns at the thrift store? If so, that's dope.
     
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    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Anyone have info on confirming the below said statement or any other info on these. Pretty cool shoes!

    "One way to tell the age of a French Shriner shoe is whether the full name is French Shriner & Urner or just French Shriner. The "Urner" was dropped I believe sometime in the 1950s after Samual Urner died." - from a styleforum member. (going to x-post in the shoe thread)

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  3. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    I've found this picture at the milstil tumblr and am now looking for the maker of the shoe shown.
    To me it is the most elegant punch captoe I have seen with a perfect balance of a moderately sleek last with a lovely round toe and a toe cap that is neither too long nor too short.
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    The picture is an 1985 ad of Jockey-Club Paris for their English footwear collection.
    http://milstil.tumblr.com/post/58058912260/black-darkness-green-grass-english-oxfords-a
     
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    According to the script at the bottom, they are Church's. Brooks Brothers has a model with the brogue straight cap toe by Church's just like that.
     
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    If you can see the stitching on the sole, it probably isn't EG.
     
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    This tag has popped up several times on this thread (I read the entire thing last night trying to find the answer), but has never been identified. It's a rare beast, only appearing on jackets made by Fendi, and Redaelli. I can't find anything on either of these brands anywhere. This picture is from a Redaelli jacket I picked up the other day from a thrift store. Tons of handwork, fully canvassed, etc. This is KILLING me. Thanks in advance!
     
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    I have ID'd it several times. It is Redaelli S.p.A. Hence the R logo.
     
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    Ha, alright. Sorry for the necro then, and thank you very much for quick response!
     
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    No worries, that one has been elusive to say the least.
     
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    Seriously! Do you know anything about Redalli or their quality? If not no worries, I'm just curious.
     
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    hooker4186 Senior member

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    Does Redalli = Reda? If so decent quality. I had a pretty great Reda blazer once I shrank out of. Nice stuff.
     
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    I was wondering that too. The above referenced "R" on the tag looks very similar to the "R" in Reda. All I know about Reda is that they are a nice Italian mill, I don't know if they make suits or not.
     
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    That was my impression as well that they were just a mill. I figured it was similar to a suit made from Loro Piana or Zegna clothe but not necessarily by LP or Zegna?
     
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    Exactly, that's what I've always believed. Maybe Redaelli is their tailoring department or something. The fabric on the jacket I picked was really nice 120s wool, very soft.
     

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