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Identity of shoemaker - AB?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chobochobo, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I just received a pair of used shoes from ebay. My first wholecuts. I have no idea who the maker is - initially I thought it was 'Arthur Barker' because on the insole there is a motif which consists of a cursive AB in capitals, in a circle that is topped by a crown. However the sole says 'Lavorazione Originale' which suggests it's an Italian brand, and here I'm lost. Anyone any ideas please? Thanks

    PS the shoes are nice.
     


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    NoVaguy Distinguished Member

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    you need to post the link or pictures, otherwise this is a waste of time.
     


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    Yes, I agree, please post pictures so that the various shoe aficionados who frequent this forum can more than likely point you to the maker of your new shoes.
     


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    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    rnoldh Stylish Dinosaur

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    Hey ChoboChobo,
    I'm no expert. I defer to Jcusey and others. But I've got a feeling they might be Bespoke. Do they have a size marking?

    I like them better than the EG's you lost out on. Enjoy them!
     


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    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yes, as I said I was quite excited about getting my first pair of wholecuts. I hadn't thought of them being bespoke but the lack of any other markings suggests that you may indeed be correct. Luckily they fit me perfectly [​IMG]

    Ref the EGs, I quite liked the look of them - a little different from the usual brogue/wingtips. I'm not sure if the sale went through in the end; if they have to be relisted then I don't think the price will go as high.
     


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