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Shoe Damage Part #10...Just a Taste

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

  1. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart 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?


    Lloyd's of London, dude.

    Andrew, I am so glad to have you back.[​IMG]
     
  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    Nice to see you back to posting, all is right in SF now.
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice to see you back to posting, all is right in SF now.

    Thanks GS, it's good to be back in the fold.

    VR...Lloyd's turned me down after they got so badly burned on the Lachey/Simpson marriage.[​IMG]
     
  4. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew, where did you get the Clevelands? Shyam does not show them on his site. Were they an ebay purchase or did you find a German source [​IMG]
     
  5. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew, where did you get the Clevelands? Shyam does not show them on his site. Were they an ebay purchase or did you find a German source [​IMG]
    Also, what last are they on?


    Nothing so insidious Ed... though the Clevelands were not easy to obtain. As you mentioned, Plal and Pediwear don't carry them. I tried the C&J boutiques in London and Paris and no luck there either. I finally tracked them down on this French shoe store's website:

    http://www.la-botte.com/4DCGI/voir_u...0Jones/Homme/1

    And the rest is history. Though they did get lost in the mail and took over 6 weeks to finally arrive.[​IMG]

    Edit: Sorry I forgot to answer your question re: the last. They are on the 337.
     
  6. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew,

    You are a better man than me. I have a tough time now paying retail prices for shoes given PLAL, VirtualClothesHorse, ebay etc. They are very nice though and definitely worth it but that extra three bills over PLAL's price is a hurdle that I just can overcome [​IMG]
     
  7. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew,

    You are a better man than me. I have a tough time now paying retail prices for shoes given PLAL, VirtualClothesHorse, ebay etc. They are very nice though and definitely worth it but that extra three bills over PLAL's price is a hurdle that I just can overcome [​IMG]


    These were definitely on the pricey side Ed, no doubt. But I did get the VAT taken off and I really couldn't find anything locally that move me.
     
  8. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    Edit: Sorry I forgot to answer your question re: the last. They are on the 337.
    I thought the Clevelands were on the 350?

    Great shoes by the way, and good to see you back. [​IMG]
     
  9. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    I thought the Clevelands were on the 350?

    Great shoes by the way, and good to see you back. [​IMG]


    Me three - when I was in Paris I was told that they (and a couple of other pairs) were on the 350.

    The 348 is apparently already passe in Paris...
     
  10. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Me three - when I was in Paris I was told that they (and a couple of other pairs) were on the 350.

    The 348 is apparently already passe in Paris...


    Yikes! I'll have to check the box/shoe. I could have sworn it said 337, but it sounds like I'm mistaken.[​IMG]

    I also have the Balmuir II which is on the 350 as is the Portman.
     
  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I thought the Clevelands were on the 350?

    Great shoes by the way, and good to see you back. [​IMG]



    Thanks TK, it's great to be back.
     
  12. Patrick Bateman

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    Andrew, so great to have you back. Your taste is impeccable, as always.
     
  13. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew, so great to have you back. Your taste is impeccable, as always.

    Thanks PB, I really appreciate your kind words and it's great to be back in the fold!
     
  14. benecios

    benecios Senior member

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    Great to have you back Andrew,now for that group shot you were promising us.You will need one hell of a wide lens.
     
  15. Ambulance Chaser

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    Great to have you back, Andrew. Are the EGs special orders? When can we expect to see the other EGs you have incoming?
     
  16. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Great to have you back, Andrew. Are the EGs special orders? When can we expect to see the other EGs you have incoming?

    Thanks AC, much appreciated! These particular EGs were not special orders.

    Here are the details on EG special orders in the piepline:

    Fulham (double monk version of the Dover) burnt pine 888 last due this month
    RLPL Markham (double monk) burnished burnt pine 89 last due this month
    Beaulieu dark oak 606 last due early June
    Lichfield burnt pine 888 last due early June
    Holcot edwardian 888 last due end of June
    Rye maple 888 last due end of June
    Kingsway antique dark burgundy 888 last due August
    Falkirk nutmeg suede 82 last due August

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. mussel

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    Absolutely love the Portman and the Edwardian Cardiff. [​IMG] Is Edwardian about 2 shades lighter than dark oak?

    May I make a suggestion? Do you think it's better to update your damage report in one thread in stead of starting new thread for each report? I prefer putting all damage reports in one thread, so that all the pictures are in one place in stead of looking for pictures from one thread to another. It's easier to satisfy my porn craving.

    P.S. I always put both of my hands visible on the desk when I am looking at porns.
     
  18. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Absolutely love the Portman and the Edwardian Cardiff. [​IMG] Is Edwardian about 2 shades lighter than dark oak?

    May I make a suggestion? Do you think it's better to update your damage report in one thread in stead of starting new thread for each report? I prefer putting all damage reports in one thread, so that all the pictures are in one place in stead of looking for pictures from one thread to another. It's easier to satisfy my porn craving.

    P.S. I always put both of my hands visible on the desk when I am looking at porns.



    Thanks mussell, much appreciated! Edwardian lands in between chestnut and burnt pine, so yes, about two shades lighter than dark oak on the EG scale.

    I do have all the previous posts in a file so I can drop them into a single thread. I'm also planning on doing some shots of the full collection this weekend.
     
  19. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I'm also planning on doing some shots of the full collection this weekend.
    <-------- Baited breath.
     
  20. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    <-------- Baited breath.
    Seriously.

    I tried this once. It was actually a real pain in the rear. Taking them all out of the shoe bags, then trying to remember where I had them all before I took them out - it was quite a task. Not that I'm trying to discourage you or anything.

    I await the impending shoegasm.
     

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