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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. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    edit - makes no sense with foxx's picture gone.
     
  2. LabelKing

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    Doesn't St.Crispin also have a banana last?
     
  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Doesn't St.Crispin also have a banana last?
    I don't think so. There RTW and MTO are all on the same "classic" last (apart from the loafers).

    They might make a banana last for bespoke if you request it..

    Didn't think of it before, but Alden's 'Modified last', that's another true banana last.
     
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    Bengal,
    Speaking of Peal lasts, did you get my recent PM (at AAAC) concerning the vintage EG/Peal last? I haven't been able to find any reference to it. I'll ask my contact at EG and let you know. (It's a beauty, by the way)
     
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    Bengal,
    Speaking of Peal lasts, did you get my recent PM (at AAAC) concerning the vintage EG/Peal last? I haven't been able to find any reference to it. I'll ask my contact at EG and let you know. (It's a beauty, by the way)

    One of the EG lasts used in the BB Peal was the 520 -- that's the last in a pair of RTW EG Peal owned by Jun Kuwana. Later EG had a last called the 404 which was supposedly the "trans-Atlantic Peal shape" -- it's sort of bulbous and there are images of it used on certain EG boots like the Halifax (see Shoe Pictorial sticky).
     
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    im really lovin this work boot by Santoni

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    some several new styles out for this fall and this is one of them
     
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    im really lovin this work boot by Santoni

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    some several new styles out for this fall and this is one of them


    Yes, "work" boots.
     
  8. well-kept

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    One of the EG lasts used in the BB Peal was the 520 -- that's the last in a pair of RTW EG Peal owned by Jun Kuwana. Later EG had a last called the 404 which was supposedly the "trans-Atlantic Peal shape" -- it's sort of bulbous and there are images of it used on certain EG boots like the Halifax (see Shoe Pictorial sticky).

    I have a pair of EG/Peals on the 182. They're hand-marked as with normal EGs instead of being stamped like Peals. I haven't found a single reference to the 182 but as they have a 184 and an 82 it may have been created around the same time. As I said, I'll ask my contact at EG and report back.
     
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    I have a pair of EG/Peals on the 182.....I haven't found a single reference to the 182 but as they have a 184 and an 82 it may have been created around the same time.
    EG's last 184 is a loafer last and has been around for some time (these illustration are probably twenty years old).

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    Last 82 is brand-new (designed by Tony G.) and was introduced maybe three years ago.
    I don't know about last 182 (EG lastology is a very complicated science).

    Contact EG, I believe they're very good in answering enquiries such like yours.
     
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    They're hand-marked as with normal EGs instead of being stamped like Peals.
    I think the Peals that are stamped are made by other manufacturers than EG, such as C&J, who normally stamp.
     
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    I think the Peals that are stamped are made by other manufacturers than EG, such as C&J, who normally stamp.

    The original bespoke Peals were stamped inside. I have two pair. When EG began making them for BB they followed the practice, stamping size, last and production number. C&J Peals were, or still are, hand-marked. These EG Peals, hand-marked as normal EGs, are rarer in my experience.
     
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    im really lovin this work boot by Santoni


    You're not Robinson Crusoe!
     
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    Do you two know what a "˜Banana last' looks like?

    For me, Yes.

    Edward Green's 82 is the nearest thing to a banana last north of the Danube.

    Ok(geographical).

    Last 82 is brand-new (designed by Tony G.) and was introduced maybe three years ago.

    Krawuzi Kabuzi, you are kidding me. How can that be "the" banana last?

    (designed by Tony G.) Whom, else?

    So for banana last aficionados, it has to be Ed Meier or EG last 82.

    You are not surprised, that I disagree?

    PS: Krawuzi Kabuzi means something like J e e e e s u s. Translation for the non german speaking crowd.
     
  14. bengal-stripe

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    Do you two know what a "˜Banana last' looks like?
    For me, Yes.....How can that be "the" banana last?
    Do enlighten us! What does a banana last look like?

    I had always presumed, together with Alan Flusser and Ed Meier, the banana last is the one where the toe point moves very much to the inside,
    allowing the outside to curve in a banana-like way.

    Ed Meier provides this visualisation (the right one (Peduform) is the banana, the left one a conventional last.
    http://www.edmeier.de/preise/peduformvorteile.jpg

    Please, provide a description of a "true" banana last, together with some visual images. For once, make a positive contribution,
    instead of hurling abuse at everything that offends your "˜Sound of Music' sensibilities!

    You are not surprised, that I disagree?
    No, it does not surprise me at all.
     
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    For once, make a positive contribution,
    instead of hurling abuse at everything that offends your "˜Sound of Music' sensibilities!

    The hills are alive... with the sound of fritzl?
     
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    Gentlemen ,the only fight around bananas or banana shapes must be at the World Trade Organization......
    Rjman ,my boy ,are you free on friday?
     
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    . . . Didn't think of it before, but Alden's 'Modified last', that's another true banana last.

    A gold star for you, my friend. It is a very comfortable, well designed last. But it is not the most elegant solution out there, and I have yet to see a pair made up in an oxford (rather than Derby) style.
     
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    Bengal,

    What are the supposed virtues of a banana last?

    By your account, I think Carmina's Rain last could also be a banana last. I will try to post a picture.
     
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    Bengal,

    What are the supposed virtues of a banana last?

    By your account, I think Carmina's Rain last could also be a banana last. I will try to post a picture.


    Well, banana lasts are shaped more like an actual foot.
     
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