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IKEA rug (and this spring's low-cost Loake shoe damage)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by darck, May 12, 2006.

  1. darck

    darck Well-Known Member

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    This spring's low-cost shoe damage, shot with a low-cost digital camera on a low-cost IKEA rug [​IMG]

    The shoes are taken directly from my rotation and I haven't done any extra polishing before the photos so there are a few scuffs around [​IMG] (particularly on the monkstraps as I last used them when playing with the kids outside). Also, I was a bit unsure of the lighting conditions and the use of the camera's flash but decided to go without the flash.

    Anyway, from left to right:
    Loake Trent (Dainite rubber sole), chestnut, seconds purchased from Herring Shoes for 50 GBP.
    Loake Wells, black, purchased at a 70% off sale at a local Stockholm shoe shop (their last pair, and it was my size!).
    [​IMG]

    From left to right:
    Loake Wells, chestnut, seconds from Herring Shoes for 75 GBP.
    Loake Exeter, dark brown, purchased from Pediwear at a slight discount [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Not as impressive or nice as most of the other shoe damage threads here, but hopefully not that bad for a beginner on a budget [​IMG] And yeah, I'll be ordering new shoe trees, probably those Bexley trees, when that budget allows for more shoe-related purchases again...
     


  2. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Distinguished Member

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    What a nice job covering all the bases with four pairs.

    I'm going to do my mid-range post soon too.
     


  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I agree with Mr. Checks. A fantastic basic shoe wardrobe - we should point new members here when they ask what they need! I'd maybe change the brogues or monks to suede, but very nicely done.
     


  4. skalogre

    skalogre Distinguished Member

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    That Exeter is smart. COuld we please see the sole/last shape?
     


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    von Rothbart Distinguished Member

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    Very nicely done! Very smart purchases, that's this forum all about. Very good pictures too. I should learn how to take photo without flash. I am so glad the floodgate has been opened and everybody are posting their shoe damage reports.

    Andrew, you are really a trend setter and an influential poster with your shoe damage reports.
     


  6. aportnoy

    aportnoy Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I also applaud your collection. Now that the foundation has been set, the real fun begins.[​IMG]

    Thanks VR, let the porn flow.[​IMG]
     


  7. Edward Appleby

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    I really like the Wells. Provided it's comfortable, that's a hell of a deal at 75 quid.
     


  8. darck

    darck Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I hadn't expected this overwhelming reaction [​IMG] You have no idea how proud I am right now [​IMG] I really have this forum to thank for everything with regards to shoes!

    The only problem is that I now spend way too much time thinking about shoes and planning my next shoe purchases [​IMG] And from what I gather this kind of behaviour seems to go fram bad to worse around here [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here are a few more shots of the Exeter better showing its last (unfortunately taken with the flash, as the sun has gone down here):
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am really happy with the Wells. They are seconds, but the flaw is really minor. I've drawn an arrow pointing it out here:
    [​IMG]
     


  9. skalogre

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    You call that a flaw? Pah! It is invisible [​IMG]

    I think I may have to look for a pair of Exeter at some point.

    P.s.
    You are doomed. See, you really should have stuck with Kenneth Coles [​IMG]
    Now that you have better shoes, your shoelust will only worsen [​IMG] !
     


  10. darck

    darck Well-Known Member

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    You are doomed. See, you really should have stuck with Kenneth Coles [​IMG]
    Now that you have better shoes, your shoelust will only worsen [​IMG] !

    I have the same funny feeling [​IMG]
     


  11. skalogre

    skalogre Distinguished Member

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    I have the same funny feeling [​IMG]
    Don't ask me how I know that, btw. Suffice to say that my Visa has screamed for mercy ever since I joined SF. Repeatedly. [​IMG]
     


  12. darck

    darck Well-Known Member

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    Don't ask me how I know that, btw. Suffice to say that my Visa has screamed for mercy ever since I joined SF. Repeatedly. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Distinguished Member

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    That "flaw" could easily have happened in normal wear the day you bought them. Totally negligible.
     


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    Nice collection of real world shoes.
     


  15. darck

    darck Well-Known Member

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    That "flaw" could easily have happened in normal wear the day you bought them. Totally negligible.
    Precisely!

    But there is also one nice thing with that flaw: since I know it is there, I basically see it everytime I look down at my shoes (and I do that alot when wearing those shoes, I really do like them [​IMG]) - which reminds me of what a great deal I got [​IMG]
     


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