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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. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    As a slight aside, I visited the Church's and Trickers factory shops in Northampton today. There was no-one in the Trickers shop (including a sales assistant!) so I just wandered round by myself for about 10 minutes then let myself out.

    The Church's shop was packed with people as they have a 10% sale on. To be honest I was wholly underwhelmed by both. The finishing on all the shoes I handled was poor, the leather wasn't great (quite a few of the Church's were polished binder, which to me looks awful and plasticky) and although they were priced OK (between 150-200GBP), I didn't even consider buying any. Contrast this with my JL shop visit where I bought seven pairs and had to restrain myself from more (they were 235GBP).

    I guess I have been spoiled by my Lobbs, but while I have the podium I'd like to reiterate that I'm really impressed with the quality of Bexley (I've since bought another pair). The construction really is better than anything I saw today. Don't let the low price put you off if you're thinking of a pair, they're really very good.

    I'll try to get to the C&J shop in the next few weeks, unfortunately it's only open on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
     
  2. well-kept

    well-kept Senior member

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    I'm really impressed with the quality of Bexley (I've since bought another pair). The construction really is better than anything I saw today. Don't let the low price put you off if you're thinking of a pair, they're really very good.

    Interesting quirk of psychology that someone can be detered by low price, but of course it's true, as is the inverse. To be able to gauge true quality and value is a gift. Please share your Bexleys.
     
  3. Tidybeard

    Tidybeard Senior member

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    Hi,

    My first pair are on page 253 of this thread (my Lobbs are on page 247). I haven't taken any pics of the second pair, as you can see there wasn't much love for Bexley over the following few pages!.

    I'm not connected to them in any way, merely voicing an opinion.

    Cheers,

    TB
     
  4. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Thanks all. Yep.

    Ed,

    Those Kitons are gorgeous[​IMG]
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    my up-to-date, superlative collection. not alot, remember i sold alot of my stuff last august.
    i am slowly trying to build up my collection again, lot due to cost, but also due to i am very finicky on the design, leather quality, and disparity of my shoes:

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    photos are flash, so of course, the shoes are lot more in-depth and richer in the flesh. cant say how rich the bentivegna fam is in words. [​IMG]

    soon to add: Vass U black polish Londoner derby. EG MTO Lichfield in burgundy antique 82 HAF sole, EG MTO Galway black pebble/midnight antique medway boot 606. also if i can pick up any more fams along the way.
    also,
    G&G Gable Dark oak smart square and a EG MTO coffee suede/dark oak Sandringham storm welt 606. these two after careful observation will most likely be sold.
     
  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Do you even wear your great shoes Shoe!?
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    Do you even wear your great shoes Shoe!?

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    if i were to get a nickel everytime i hear that.
    even my wife asked me that several times.
     
  8. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Wow, you are really down to these 3 shoes? I have show more restraint and get rid of the ones I don't wear.
     
  9. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Quality over quantity eh, Brian? [​IMG] Brother, post your shoes again at the end of 2008- It'd be interesting to see what you'll get in the next 12 months.
     
  10. jpeirpont

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    my up-to-date, superlative collection. not alot, remember i sold alot of my stuff last august.
    i am slowly trying to build up my collection again, lot due to cost, but also due to i am very finicky on the design, leather quality, and disparity of my shoes:

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    photos are flash, so of course, the shoes are lot more in-depth and richer in the flesh. cant say how rich the bentivegna fam is in words. [​IMG]

    soon to add: Vass U black polish Londoner derby. EG MTO Lichfield in burgundy antique 82 HAF sole, EG MTO Galway black pebble/midnight antique medway boot 606. also if i can pick up any more fams along the way.
    also,
    G&G Gable Dark oak smart square and a EG MTO coffee suede/dark oak Sandringham storm welt 606. these two after careful observation will most likely be sold.


    Are those Macays(sp?)?
     
  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    None of the above are Mackays.
    Mackay is a semibrogue bal by Edward Green Polo RLPL.


    I do have more shoes that I wear during the normal course of the week like my ferragamo, AEs, and santoni classic. But I did not picture them here.


    I am only picturing my superlative shoes. In that respect, I am more interested in quality over quantity, also lack of money as well, because if i had all the money , i would buy everything in sight. [​IMG]

    It is kind of fun for me always trying to chase down that ever elusive shoe that I need to fill in my shoe jigsaw puzzle so to speak.
     
  12. hangten

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    Are the FAMs, model 5425? How do they fit? Half a size larger?

    Thanks!
    Duane
     
  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    the 5425 run half size large.

    they are very nice. this is my favorite shoe by far so far. i love the aggressive looking round last on this. it comes in a slightly peanut shaped round toe last and it is a bit corny sounding and perhaps corny looking in the photo, but in person it is very cutting uniqe.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shoe, I love that Santoni double monk. What a shoe! Does Santoni still make them? I'm going to be in NYC Feb 1st and thought I might drop by their store on Madison unless you know of a better place?
     
  16. sho'nuff

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    that is the butler and unfortunately it is discontinued for already over a year.
    you can still see if you can get it at harrold at heights? i see it on their website still but not sure if it is updated and it is at retail price at over 700.

    let me know if the nyc santoni boutique carries them but i dont think so



    let me just say the 5425 split toe model is much higher on the decadent scale than the butler.
     
  17. daniele6

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    sorry, wrong post....
     
  18. daniele6

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    My new JL 2007 in blue museum and in amber:
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    JL Jermyn II in redwood calf:
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    JL Vale in khaki museum:
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    Edward Green for RLPL Barksdale in burnt pine:
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    They are my Jan. purchases only.....[​IMG]
     
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