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Shoe Damage Part #10...Just a Taste

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by aportnoy, May 7, 2006.

  1. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's great to be back....[​IMG]

    John Lobb Seymour with double leather sole in dark oak on the 8695
    John Lobb Chambord in dark oak buffalo calf w/ storm sole on the 8695
    C&J Handgrade Cleveland in dark oak on the 337
    [​IMG]

    Edward Green Berkeley in clove suede on the 202 last
    John Lobb Prestiege Line Portman in dark oak on the 8000 last
    Edward Green (for RLPL) Cardiff in edwardian on the 89 last
    [​IMG]
     
  2. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    Welcome back. Just curious, do you have insurance on your shoe collection?
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yup, and I save receipts else who'd believe me.[​IMG]

    Please also let me know if you guys prefer the photo with the flash, better detail, real color distorted or no flash with less detail and truer color.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I particularly like the Cardiff and the Cleveland. Maybe it's because I'm in the market for some new bluchers.

    Welcome back, Aportnoy.
     
  5. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    Welcome back, Aportnoy!

    To your question:
    I prefer the real color, no flash. Curious what others think...
     
  6. Demeter

    Demeter Senior member

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    Andrew, I'm away for a couple of weeks and you've left and returned, all the while involving yourself in a forum-wide manhunt. I do respect a man that lives life in the fast lane.

    Gorgeous shoes, as usual, and I think I prefer the photo without the flash. I'm guessing more lighting is asking a bit much, but maybe you can play around with the camera settings to find the aperture, and increase that by just a bit. It should let more light in, and if you've got a steady hand, it won't blur the photo.

    Oh, and welcome back.
     
  7. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Love the Portman and Cleveland, thanks A.
     
  8. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Love the Portman and Cleveland, thanks A.
    Ditto. [​IMG]
     
  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Flash is better. Thanks AP.
     
  10. visionology

    visionology Senior member

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    You can also take the non flash photo, adjust the levels in photoshop and it will improve the brightness significantly without affecting the quality. Takes < 5 minutes.
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Welcome back Andrew! I just love that Cleveland [​IMG]

    I personally prefer the shots with flash
     
  12. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Insurance?

    What about insurance on a second house to store all the shoes in???

    Great shoes, as always...
     
  13. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    YAAAAAAY!

    Aportnoy, how does that new Lobb last fit on you? Do these wider Lobb lasts fit you just as well as those RLPLs only in width D?
     
  14. montmorency

    montmorency Senior member

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    Welcome back

    The Clevelands are the nicest C&J's I've seen so far.

    How much does the flash distort the true color? I can see the shoes much better in the pictures taken with the flash, but I am wondering how much does it throw the color off.
     
  15. minimal

    minimal Senior member

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    Outstanding! How nice to see the words "Shoe Damage..." in the first page of threads. And what eye candy!

    On my monitor, the photos with the flash look a lot better. You know, like the way they look when all the paparazzi are upon us...[​IMG] But really, I think in the low light there's a bit too much noise in the image for my taste.
     
  16. kcgreg

    kcgreg Senior member

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    Welcome back aportnoy!!!! Good to have you back and fantastic pics as always!!![​IMG]
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Welcome back!
    I really missed the carpet.
     
  18. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    DELETED: In retrospect, perhaps I shouldn't say that...
     
  19. seok

    seok Senior member

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    i'm curious about the insurance.

    where do u get insurance for shoes--is it some kind of a comprehensive property insurance? under what circumstances would you be covered--fire? theft? mugging by SF members?

    Yup, and I save receipts else who'd believe me.[​IMG]

    Please also let me know if you guys prefer the photo with the flash, better detail, real color distorted or no flash with less detail and truer color.
     
  20. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do you remember that three-headed dog form the first Harry Potter movie? I have his big brother guarding my shoe closet.[​IMG]

    i'm curious about the insurance.

    where do u get insurance for shoes--is it some kind of a comprehensive property insurance? under what circumstances would you be covered--fire? theft? mugging by SF members?
     

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