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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. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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  2. Cantabrigian

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    I like the look of the Hardwicks quite abit.

    The Gilbert really does nothing for me but I'm willing to bet that I'll be in the monority here on that point.
     
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    I like the look of the Hardwicks quite abit.

    The Gilbert really does nothing for me but I'm willing to bet that I'll be in the monority here on that point.


    The Gilbert makes me think of EG's Kingsway, which I liked better in person than in pics.
     
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    For me 1-3 eyelet derbies have to have a plain toe. It's not that I decided that beforehand but each and every time I've seen any sort of toe decoration on a shoe like that, it just ruins it for me.

    Though if I ever got myself to try on a pair, it would probably look fine since you can't see the laces anyway.
     
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    The Gilbert makes me think of EG's Kingsway, which I liked better in person than in pics.

    Kingsway...[​IMG]

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    Mantellassi

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    How do sizes run in this shoe?

    If I am a 10.5 in AE and a 9.5UK in EG and C&J and a 9UK in Lobb 8000, any advice on sizing in this Sutor?

    Thanks.
     
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    Narrower? I think you meant "wider."

    no, I mean narrower. Their shoes always run too wide.
     
  8. Swann

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    no, I mean narrower. Their shoes always run too wide.

    I have the same problem. It is a pity that they don`t offer narrow widths. [​IMG]
     
  9. SoCal2NYC

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    Not really porn worthy (in pics quality and prestige); but, figure easier to get the question answered here than a new thread.

    What is the "Custom Grade" thing on the inside label about on the Church's I just bought?
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  10. dopey

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    Not really porn worthy (in pics quality and prestige); but, figure easier to get the question answered here than a new thread.

    What is the "Custom Grade" thing on the inside label about on the Church's I just bought?. . .

    In the old days (pre-prada), "custom grade" was merely the designation Church's gave to the higher-end line of its shoes. It didn't really mean a whole lot specifically, as, for example, some shoes in the line had linen linings in the toe and some had full leather linings. Per fashion industry SOP, it is basically a couple of words signifying nothing. If it influenced you to make a purchase or pay more, it did its job.
     
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    If it influenced you to make a purchase or pay more, it did its job.

    Nope. Just an after-thought.
     
  12. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nope. Just an after-thought.

    BTW, aren't these more or less the same as your Thom Browne/Trickers (except for the pebble grain)? If so, when would you wear these instead of the others or are they interchangeable?
     
  13. SoCal2NYC

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    BTW, aren't these more or less the same as your Thom Browne/Trickers (except for the pebble grain)? If so, when would you wear these instead of the others or are they interchangeable?

    Good eye. That's why I bought them.
    My Thom Browne's are brown. I bought these for 1/2 of what I would for the black Thom Browne ones.
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    Good eye. That's why I bought them.
    My Thom Browne's are brown. I bought these for 1/2 of what I would for the black Thom Browne ones.


    Does this mean you learned something from Style Forum?[​IMG]
     
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    Stupid question: is Shannon an MTO shoe only or is there even the slightest chance that I may one day get it from the EG semi-annual sales?

    MTO only.
     
  16. SoCal2NYC

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    Does this mean you learned something from Style Forum?[​IMG]

    Not at all. Half the floors at my job are marble/tile and the clank clank of the heel and taps can get annoying.
     
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    I bought these for 1/2 of what I would for the black Thom Browne ones.
    But...but...the Church's don't have a little pull-tab on the back of the shoes! HOW WILL ANYONE KNOW WHO MADE THEM?! AHHHHHHHHH
     
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    But...but...the Church's don't have a little pull-tab on the back of the shoes! HOW WILL ANYONE KNOW WHO MADE THEM?!

    AHHHHHHHHH


    Do your parents know you're gay?
     
  19. dopey

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    Good eye. That's why I bought them.
    My Thom Browne's are brown. I bought these for 1/2 of what I would for the black Thom Browne ones. . .

    I get the point of having these in both brown and black. I have a pair of Carmina Longwings in brown shell (with a triple sole), which is the functional equivalent of your brown pebble grain. But I could still use a pair of black longwings for some chunkier finish suits. Either that or a double soled wholecut derby in black.

    Are the shapes of the lasts pretty similar. I won't try to judge from the single head on photo of each that you took, so what do you think? Is one nicer than the other?
     
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    Not at all. Half the floors at my job are marble/tile and the clank clank of the heel and taps can get annoying.

    That's how you assert authority.
     
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