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Pix of most desired pair of shoes at the moment?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AJL, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    WTF? Grensons are nice but are you pulling my leg? After the Paul Stuart sale and the Bennies shoes they're gonna be very expensive at Old England. Don't play with my mind, it's early.

    If you still want Frog-made shoes also look at La Cordonnerie Anglaise -- some of their own-brand shoes are made in France.
     
  2. tgfny

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    (alchimiste @ April 25 2005,10:25) Does Hermes make the shoes? If not, who makes them?
    I thought it was Lobb
    I think it was in 1975 that Hermes bought Lobb Paris.
     
  3. johnapril

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    I'm, uh, not a frequent visitor to NYC. Bennie's carries no Grensons that appeal to me. Regardless, the main concerns for me are fit and longevity. I have not had the opportunity to try on any of the English and French shoes, nor inspect their quality. Hopefully this trip to France will give me the opportunity to make notes and, perhaps, buy a couple choice pairs. The Grensons I simply want to make note of, in case Bennie's ever has something for sale that appeals to me. Or I happen to be in NYC during a sale. [​IMG]
     
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    RJMan, Are you sure that Old England carry Grensons? Last time I was there (latest fall), they sold EG, Lobb Paris and Church's but no trace of Grenson. Maybe I get labelblind... [​IMG]
     
  5. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Saw a Grenson sign when I was there in September. Maybe no longer? Dunno.
     
  6. Fabienne

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    (johnapril @ April 25 2005,10:32) RJ, Is the creasing problem due to inferior skins? Â And does that generally occur across the toe?
    From our froggy friends (I keed because I lurv) at souliers.net: http://www.souliers.net/php/dossier/...g/DSCN1342.jpg Note that the shoe has apparently been treed and still looks like the San Andreas Fault. Â I believe they were selling that olive wholecut for 1100 euros last year. Green and Vass will make the more presentable styles found at Berluti or Aubercy (the wholecut, the sleek loafer) and they'll be more durable. Â If you want Frankenshoes, go to Berluti. Â Given Olga's fixation with disfiguration (scarified and tattooed shoes, now the Frankenshoes) perhaps she should offer "shoe facelifts" for her existing shoe owners whose purchases have gone all lined and pouchy.
    This is so very disappointing. It would stem from the quality of the leather, and perhaps the montage to some extent? I haven't received an answer from Xavier Aubercy yet. Wouldn't they use better leathers for the grande mesure, though? Je m'acharne, but I just can't believe it. I had such high hopes.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I far as wearing those, I'd say Deion Sanders.
     
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    were those meant to double as a weapon or to strictly be worn?
     
  11. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    they were meant to be worn, strictly. [​IMG] it's the hornback from the alligator. i've seen briefcases made with it...rather klingon looking. i think a jacket would be cool.
     
  12. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Can you imagine riding on an elevator with a lot of people while wearing those shoes?
     
  13. thinman

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    LOL. My reaction exactly: I could wear them to my karate class. [​IMG]
     

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