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Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, May 12, 2006.

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  1. LARon

    LARon Senior member

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    What is most satisfying about these, my first experince with bespoke, is how well they fit right out of the box. I don't think I've ever had any shoe fit this well; and that, in fact, is the point. And its true.

    I've already commissioned my next pair, a pair of monks.
     
  2. LARon

    LARon Senior member

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    Nice shoes. How did you get the bespoke box and trees with mto shoes?

    EDIT: Also, what color are the Hayes?


    They're both bespoke, not MTM.
     
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    They're both bespoke, not MTM.


    LAron, those are very nice looking shoes.
     
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    Ooops, enlighten me, please.
    +1. Seems like a partial refund is in order here.
     
  5. Artisan Fan

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    Those look great Ron. The Hayes is my favorite.

    Looks like G&G are doing the slightly tapered "Cuban" heel that Jason does.
     
  6. LARon

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    Thanks LSeca.

    Ironically, I was inspired to get them after seeing both in last year's "best looking shoe in the world" thread (I'd also seen the V-front derby in Gaziano's portfolio when I first joined SF).

    Its an incredible feeling to actually have them in my line up.
     
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    Ron, great shoes . finally the wait is over but very worth i t i believe
     
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    Three eye V-front derby

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    I'm a bit disappointed that the quarters of the derbies aren't made from a single piece of leather and so giving a seamless heel (see Manton's bespoke G&Gs here).

    Minor detail perhaps, but if Jobb Lobb can do it on their Prestige Line shoes, I would've expected no less from bespoke.

    Having said that, the shoes are lovely. Enjoy wearing them. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm a bit disappointed that the quarters of the derbies aren't made from a single piece of leather and so giving a seamless heel (see Manton's bespoke G&Gs here).

    Minor detail perhaps, but if Jobb Lobb can do it on their Prestige Line shoes, I would've expected no less from bespoke.

    Having said that, the shoes are lovely. Enjoy wearing them. [​IMG]


    It's a feature (the seemless heal) that Tony will gladly do if asked. Indeed, he says it's a very popular feature in Japan. But if not asked, it is not his standard design.
     
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    But:

    Note the lack of a seam at the upper heel. Tony says he prefers this, and has made it something of a G&G house style.
     
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    Not what he told me, but who knows. The fact is he can and does do it when asked. I'd be more curious about the wonky seam that's there.
     
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    Not what he told me, but who knows. The fact is he can and does do it when asked. I'd be more curious about the wonky seam that's there.

    Not as wonky, as on the Hayes.
     
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    Not what he told me, but who knows. The fact is he can and does do it when asked. I'd be more curious about the wonky seam that's there.
    I think the shoes are nice overall, and the wonky seam doesn't really bother me. I do prefer a seamless back, but it s not a deal killer for me. My main complaint would be that the toe cap looks kind of out of proportion to my eyes. The shoes are really long and I would like to see a straighter cap to balance them out. Perhaps it would cut down on the appearance of length. On the other hand the shape of the cap matches the v front. Overall they are very nice though.
    Not as wonky, as on the Hayes.
    Yeah, that much wonk would start to bother me.
     
  14. LARon

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    The beauty of going bespoke is that you can set whatever specifications you like. For example, had I wanted them without seams, i.e., as wholecuts, I could have asked for that. But, I didn't. My preference was to have the front of the derby be made from a single piece of calfskin, rather than two pieces stitched together; and that's what I got.
     
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    Matt, they looked long to me too when I first took them out of the box. But, when I put them on they fit like a dream and look perfectly balanced under a pants leg. So, the long appearance is just an illusion.
     
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    Matt, they looked long to me too when I first took them out of the box. But, when I put them on they fit like a dream and look perfectly balanced under a pants leg. So, the long appearance is just an illusion.
    I think that happens a lot when there are no legs attached to them to balance anything out. Anytime somebody has shoes that are bigger than mine they automatically look long to my eyes.

    Nice shoes, Hoff [​IMG]
     
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    I think that happens a lot when there are no legs attached to them to balance anything out. Anytime somebody has shoes that are bigger than mine they automatically look long to my eyes.

    Nice shoes, Hoff [​IMG]


    Matt - Who makes Rubinacci's shoes - Lattanzi?
     
  19. Artisan Fan

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    I really like bespoke for this reason. It's also great fun to design the shoe and the variety of leathers is astounding. I also like trees built just like my last. It makes the difference in foot size issue go away completely. [​IMG]
     
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    Matt - Who makes Rubinacci's shoes - Lattanzi?
    I believe that it is Mercellaio (or something like that). He makes to a similar standard as Scafora.
     
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