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Shoe Damage & Porn Central HOF (no ugly vintage shoos need apply)

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Since the SD&PC thread went to crap I decided to do a HOF thread highlighting some of the shoos that actually constitute porn. This thread is not for pics of the McMethod, vintage crap etc. so please respect. Starting with Pt2 and hopefully will be able to extract some pieces from the original thread. Ppp 1&2:
Originally Posted by guster
Those are nice Oyaji.

Thanks, they are my favorite one.

Here another pair of mine, G&G St James (from Bespoke-England), always showing left foot pics as it is my "worst" foot:



Another purchase this week...

Originally Posted by bigbris1
Nice! I'm hesitant to place an order because I can't get a good sense of their colors from web pics. Is this vintage rioja, rosewood or cherry on the TG73?

Originally Posted by Slewfoot
It seems like more of a Chestnut color to me. Also, I'm guessing that's the MH71 last as it seems to be more of a soft square toe. I personally prefer the MH71 much more than the TG73 which appears too elongated. I have yet to pull the trigger on a pair of G&G's. Not sure I ever will to be honest.

MH71 in Vintage Cherry. I also prefer them to TG73, here are my TG73 (Gable in Vintage Oak):



Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Your black Barker Blacks dont deserve shoe trees?


Very nice collection. The Barker Black Archdale in Antique Chestnut is one sweet looking pairs of shoes.


The Archdale Spectator in Brown/Suede is also very very nice......
Originally Posted by Amar ezzahi
Are you crazy? It might fall!
Thank you for asking. I think I am on Style forum average.
Originally Posted by Sterling Gillette
"Those G&G shoes which fell onto my head were so beautifull that I died the very moment they hit me."
Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
It’s fun to die, if you are hit by the right footwear:
Couldnt happen (sorry for Goethe): I took small risk on that shot (Japan is rather famous for earthquake), I put some tape on the sole during the picture.

Originally Posted by zjpj83
Awesome shine!
Actually G&G leather is really easy to polish.

Here my brown EG Cadogan (my favorite)




Cross posted from Balmoral Boots:

My 2c (and counting).




All feedback welcome.
Still finding gaps in my shoe wardrobe. This weeks arrival...

Today, my favorite shoes: G&G Harrow (GG06-Expresso Calf):
Naked:





With lace:


Work in progress...



Don't believe I've shared these:





 

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pp 3&4: [
CJ Drummond

J.Lobb Spectator (Off course those are my favorite)

Here my EG Chelsea in 202, a classic (& my favorite)



just been having a play around with my album



Hi Guys

Here is my most recent damage:
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Noticed the disussion on Corthay and just wanted to chime in. I purchased these Arca's in July of 08 and have had zero issues with them construction wise. They were a touch snug on purchase (but not uncomfortable) and after a wear or two the fit was perfect. What I have found remarkable is the almost total lack of creasing. No other shoes I have owned (C&J, Grenson, Heschung - sorry no Lobb's, EG's or Vass to compare to) have come close in this category. My Corthay's are the only shoes I own that have lasted trees so I assume that has a lot to do with it - but I remain impressed and assume that quality construction and leather must play a role as well. (FWIW I clean and condition once a month with mostly Allen Edmonds conditioners and creams - same as all my other shoes.) This is the first time I have ever attempted to post pictures (to any site) so hopefully they appear and are decent.
My new aquisition:









First shoe by a French maker.

Personally I am kind of impressed by the shoes, at least for the price I was paying. I wouldn't have expected the channeled soles, as the pics on the website indicate that they usually have not...

Not sure about the leather quality though. My untrained eye can't spot any differences to my other shoes, but we will see.
 
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pp 5&6:
These might send some to sleep or repel others, but I finally got a decent Dainite sole black shoe:
Ebayed NIB for a very reasonable price. My commute involves walking 4 miles a day on a mixture of tarmac, unmade roads and gravel paths - not so bad when it's dry, but in wet weather it can eat leather, and these will do when I want to spare the EG chelseas with a suit, but are casual enough for a sportscoat.
Originally Posted by Sebastian
My new aquisition:
First shoe by a French maker. Personally I am kind of impressed by the shoes, at least for the price I was paying. I wouldn't have expected the channeled soles, as the pics on the website indicate that they usually have not... Not sure about the leather quality though. My untrained eye can't spot any differences to my other shoes, but we will see.

I'm surprised by the lack of comments on these. These are very cool shoes!
I just picked up these Brooks English, which, after consultation in the maker's thread, appear to be made by Cheaney. I've been wanting a good pair of black punch caps, and these are exactly the sort of thing I wanted. I'm not sure how old they are. I've included a picture of the shoe box label, which has detached from the box. That isn't the original price (it's the top of a stack of price tags).
New Acquisition: a whole cut in summer color
Church's Sidford Wingtips, X-post from B&S
My first English made shoes.. Joseph Cheaney for Lane Crawford. I was supposed to buy c&j westbourne but I need a pair of dark brown captoes. Hope I made the right decision. What can you say about the quality of these shoes?
St. Crispin's
I am not really a fan of black shoes but these are ridiculously good looking. I wish EG was within my pay grade. Picture is from blog.leffot.com
I got these very cheap from E-bay, 92 pounds including new cedar shoe trees and shipping to Sweden. They are Alfred Sargent Dulwich, from the classic collection (rubber heel and not fully leather lined). I can't feel the difference in suede quality between these and the AS Thin Red Line suede brogues though, it looks to be exactly the same:
Possibly more suitable for Streetwear: Received these NDC wingtips today (ordered from Yoox). Comparable to Paul Smith Miller
Stefano Branchini boots bought from Venice, Italy during the Easter weekend.
I was familiar with the StefanoBi brand, I was not sure that is the same guy starting both brands. Obviously these are the lower-end Branchini. I paid 210 euros on sale (350 euro full price). There were a few other models on sale, but either not my size or too fancy (e.g blue and grey suede). I have not seen any good-year or norwegese Branchini and the styles were hit or miss, I was surprised to find that here on SF that hey are highly regarded.
Picked up two pairs of new dark brown shoes in the last month. Borrelli by Sutor in dark brown and my must have shoe that I've been eyeing since I joined SF - the EG Asquith in Dark Oak.
My new Bally Scribe Aken in tan (have them in black too but haven't gotten around to taking pics of them yet). Both the leather the construction are fantastic. I could not be happier with them.
And my new Bally Scribe Alban in tan:
Full disclosure: I have some of the same shoes for sale in the B&S forum.
Bottom line: Silvestro Shoes are highly recommended. Guys, Many months ago, Paolo from Silvestro introduced his company to this thread. Impressed by the way he handled questions and by the website (see link below), I ordered a pair"”Goldoni in the 30711 last in Antique 113. My verdict: elegant last, beautiful leather and finish, meticulous workmanship. Excellent service, too. I'm eagerly awaiting two more pair, Machiavelli 2 and Pavese. On sizing: I recommend consulting the third "male" row (Italian flag) of the chart linked below. I'm a fairly consistent 10½ US, and since most charts convert that size to a 43.5 or 44 Euro, I originally ordered a 44"”which were too big. No problems exchanging, and my new pair of 43 fit perfectly. Paolo's email and phone are on the website. Feel free to pm me if I'm not responding to thread questions. (Notes: pictures were taken after wearing them a day and in varied lighting; and I have no relationship with Silvestro...just an average SF dude.) Best, ETB http://www.calzoleriasilvestro.com/c...=26&idLingua=2 http://www.runtheplanet.com/resource...conversion.asp
 

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Ok, will these qualify?, not mine but they are maybe the only pair in the U last that I desire

 

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Your shoes are lovely Namor. I take it you wear them to work.
 

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Thanks for creating this thread. This makes me just want to buy a pair to post up here--let's make sure it does not become polluted with crud.
 

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