My RTW shoe "Pyramid"

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by billiebob, May 18, 2006.

  1. billiebob

    billiebob Senior member

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    Let's take a pictorial view of the RTW shoe pyramid, shall we?

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    Most of you will note with horror that the "Reaction" line from the brand which shall not be named is at the top. This pyramid inversion represents the influence of this forum, which has skewed my collection to quality.

    I'll begin from the "top" down:
    Center: KC's take on the Norwegian toe
    Right: Rockport DressSport
    Left: Bass captoe
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    Next up (front row) we have some Italian pebble grain captoes from Asprey on the left, Tyrwhitt's suede semi-brogues, and some venetian loafers ,also CT. In the back row are Brooks Brothers cordovans, Polo Darltons in black and cordovan, and Tyrwhitt's version of the Loake Wells, from the "calfskin" line.

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    Finally on the left are Lattanzi brown plaintoes for Asprey, EG black plaintoes for Asprey...
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    Here are the EG acorn brogues for Asprey, the same shoes in black, and the burgundy city boots!
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  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    SOme nice shoes there. Nice thread idea, although if Andrew does this the pyramid may be to scale to Kheop's one [​IMG] Edit: those burgundy city boots look just bloody gorgeous. Could we see more images pleeeeeease?
     


  3. billiebob

    billiebob Senior member

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    Though I do have a range of quality in my shoes sufficient for a pyramid shape, I suspect others' pyramids would be even more quality heavy.

    Here's another pic of the boots. I'm trying to keep them a little less polished
    than dress shoes, so I don't always look like the shiny shoe dude.

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  4. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Very nice boots! Love the colour.
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    Here's another pic of the boots. I'm trying to keep them a little less polished
    than dress shoes, so I don't always look like the shiny shoe dude.

    There's nothing wrong with being the shiny shoe dude. [​IMG]
     


  6. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm in the extreme minority in that I love boots but don't understand the affection for the EG City Boot - looks a bit clunky to me.

    That acorn Asprey brogue, on the other hand, is dreamy.
     


  7. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I'm in the extreme minority in that I love boots but don't understand the affection for the EG City Boot - looks a bit clunky to me.

    That acorn Asprey brogue, on the other hand, is dreamy.


    I like them both. Quite a bit [​IMG]
     


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    whoopee Senior member

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    The boots would look better on a different last. Part of the lust, I think, is for the sheer amount of beautiful burgundy leather in a vaguely burlesque design.
     


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    Boots! Acorn Asprey caught my eye. Handsome, these two in particular.
     


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  11. billiebob

    billiebob Senior member

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    Shoe trees always reside in my shoes for at least several days after wearing. Most of my shoes crease badly, and these Lattanzis most so, because my foot doesn't fill out the leather between the lowest lace and the toe. I have a high arch, and this creates dead space in shoes between the lacing and the toe.

    The most exasperating creasing is in the cordovan shoes, which have some serious hummocks.

    Would you argue that keeping shoe trees in the shoes after they've dried has a benefit with regard to creasing? I have several Brooks gift cards I'll put to use once the trees go $18.00 again (sale).
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Being a shiny shoe dude is where it's at.
     


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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  14. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I believe the phrase 'RTW Shoe Pyramid' is Â[​IMG] Jcusey. He may ask you to remove this as I believe he does have his own team of shoe lawyers...
     


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    I believe the phrase 'RTW Shoe Pyramid' is Â[​IMG] Jcusey. He may ask you to remove this as I believe he does have his own team of shoe lawyers...
    He wouldn't be the first.
     


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