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I want spectator shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Umm, because they look cool.

    Well, in that case, I suggest that you don't buy any. More for the rest of us.
     


  2. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior Member

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    I must be one of the few people who like spectator shoes, but dislike white (in any material) as the lighter color. Tan linen, as in RIDER's pics or tan twill, looks so much nicer.

    And Adelaide spectators--what a fantastic idea. One more for the wish list.
     


  3. Duveen

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    Can someone please put in a pic of an Adelaide shoe? Is this an E. Green model or a generally-understood term like balmoral? I can't imagine it as a spec if I don't know what it looks like...
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    The shoe I posted on the first page is an adelaide; so is this: [​IMG] Notice that there is no seam between the vamp (front top) and the quarters (rear sides). Â That is all one piece. Â Yet the throat (the little panel where the lace eyelets are) is separate. Â That's what makes an adelaide shoe. It is a generally used term like balmoral. Though balmoral is used loosely to mean any non-blucher lace-up, when really it refers to a shoe with straight seams from laces to rear.
     


  5. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Manton, you ignorant slut. This shoe that you posted has a vamp-quarter seam. It's hard to see because the leather on both sides of it is white, but it's there. And the throat is not properly shaped for it to be an Adelaide. [​IMG] In any event, Adelaide is synonymous with U-throat. JL Paris's Adelaide cap-toe model is called the Adelaide. EG has a number of different Adelaide models: Plymouth (wing-tip), Canterbury (cap-toe half-brogue without toe medallion), Lichfield (similar to Canterbury), Telford (cap-toe half-brogue with toe medallion), Southwold (short wing-tip with funny heel counters), and Pelham (a cap-toe version of the austerity brogue). Edited to negate the "properly" in the first paragraph.
     


  6. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Pedant.
     


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    My absolute favorites are these Vass spectators on their Budapest last: [​IMG]
     


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    (Manton @ Mar. 20 2005,13:39) The shoe I posted on the first page is an adelaide
    Manton, you ignorant slut. This shoe that you posted has a vamp-quarter seam. It's hard to see because the leather on both sides of it is white, but it's there. And the throat is properly shaped for it to be an Adelaide. [​IMG] In any event, Adelaide is synonymous with U-throat. JL Paris's Adelaide cap-toe model is called the Adelaide. EG has a number of different Adelaide models: Plymouth (wing-tip), Canterbury (cap-toe half-brogue without toe medallion), Lichfield (similar to Canterbury), Telford (cap-toe half-brogue with toe medallion), Southwold (short wing-tip with funny heel counters), and Pelham (a cap-toe version of the austerity brogue).
    I think I understood about 3 words in this post, slut being one of them. [​IMG]
     


  9. jcusey

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    Aww. You're so sweet. [​IMG]
     


  10. zjpj83

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    I simply cannot warm up to the Budapest last.
     


  11. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    As with cloud9eleet and spectators, that just leaves more of them for the rest of us.

    I'd like that Budapest spectator better if it had white suede (or even tan suede), but it is quite a striking shoe. Very nice.
     


  12. Looking to improve

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    Jcusey: Since you've brought them up. What is the difference between EG's Canterbury and EG's Lichfield? As an addition to your list of adelaides, I'd propose EG's Weymouth (u-cap). MtB
     


  13. jcusey

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    See, this is what I get for opening my big mouth. After staring at the pictures for some time, the only differences that I can discern are these: 1. The Canterbury has two small perforations stacked vertically between each larger perforation on the rows of brogueing at the seams. The Lichfield does not have these small perforations. 2. The perforations on the Lichfield appear to be smaller in diameter than the larger perforations on the Canterbury.
    Thanks. I learn something new every day. Do you happen to have a picture of Weymouth?
     


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    As an addition to your list of adelaides, I'd propose EG's Weymouth (u-cap).
    Thanks. I learn something new every day. Do you happen to have a picture of Weymouth?
    LookingtoImprove posted pics of his lovely EG Weymouths here.
     


  15. jcusey

    jcusey Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks, TR.

    LtI, you're right. That would make a heck of a spectator. I dare say that you'd be the only one on your block with that.
     


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