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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. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    The Bordor is a phenomenal shoe. [​IMG]
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Wait, don't we already have a consolidated shoe pr0n thread? No matter, I don't think you can ever have enough. Here's what I could dig up for the cause...

    McAfee "bespoke" alligator loafers - 1960s? 70s?:
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    Tyrwhitt/Loake Chelsea boots:
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    1984 Edward Green for Nordstrom 202 Malvern in Russia calf leather:
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    Random Tie porn:
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    And a "Safe for Work" pic:
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  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Here are some contributions to this thread.

    First of all, apologies for (a) my poor polishing skills (where is that magic mirror polishing article again? [​IMG]), and (b) my very poor photographic skills...

    Now here are some shoes (none of them are brand new)

    EG Newbury on 888
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    JL Nader on 8695
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    Sutor Mantellassi wholecuts 969
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    EG model? on 606
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    JL Heddon on 8000 (museum gold)
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    EG Malvern on 202
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    Sutor Mantellassi
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    JL Norway on 8695
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  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    just a few more... [​IMG]

    Santoni FAM split-toes
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    Grenson MP / PS on 8100
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    Grenson MP / PS on 8109
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    Sutor Mantellassi wingtip sneakers
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    Sergio Rossi monkstraps 0175
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    Sutor Mantellasi suede monkstraps 158
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  5. tiger02

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    And a "Safe for Work" pic:

    LOL [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Stelios, don't be shy man. Mid-range shoes have been coming on strong lately. Don't let the man keep you down!
     
  6. skalogre

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    LOL [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Stelios, don't be shy man. Mid-range shoes have been coming on strong lately. Don't let the man keep you down!
    Oh dear. [​IMG] I guess I'll have to put some things up soon! This will have to do for now, Monday I will put up some more "near-working class" shoes [​IMG] Loding Milan (several hours worth of antiquing on them). They looked strikingly similar in colour to the Sutor Mantellassi wholecuts 969 above prior to that. This is amateur grade, hence the spartan, haphazard background (no carpet either!) [​IMG] P.s. I really want to take some good shots of my Grenson country boots, I am completely enamoured with them. I have to polish them, first, wore them yesterday and are dusty. Then again, I understand there are such fetishes, maybe I should take the "natural" shots [​IMG]
     
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    j,

    what are the shoes on your "Safe for Work" pic - the "uncensored" parts look very nice!

    May be you can post the hardcore version for the weekend?


    Wait, don't we already have a consolidated shoe pr0n thread? No matter, I don't think you can ever have enough. Here's what I could dig up for the cause...

    And a "Safe for Work" pic:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    G and J...

    An excellent display of porn, my eyes are still burning.[​IMG]

    J...Love the antique Russian calf Edward Green, are you sure it's not too small for you?[​IMG]

    G...There's so much cross over in our collections that it's frightening. I'm espeecially taken with the Grenson semi-brouges.
     
  9. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    And a "Safe for Work" pic:
    [​IMG]

    It's always nice when there's a little left to the imagination.
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    j,

    what are the shoes on your "Safe for Work" pic - the "uncensored" parts look very nice!

    May be you can post the hardcore version for the weekend?


    would that be a Vacca or Kiton window?
     
  11. whnay.

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    That was hilarious j.
     
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    gdl, big fan of all your sutor's, nice collection you've amassed.
     
  13. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    would that be a Vacca or Kiton window?
    Vacca. I don't have the original image - it may have been from the Sartorialist.
     
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    I am a new poster and hope these Lobb's will qualify.
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  15. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    gdl, big fan of all your sutor's, nice collection you've amassed.

    Thanks - every single one of these Mantellassi came from Lance - I wish he had access to JL or EG's, I would be totally fine spending 100% of my shoe budget with him [​IMG]
     
  16. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I am a new poster and hope these Lobb's will qualify.
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    Most definitely! what's the name of the black split-toe model? [​IMG]
     
  17. Thracozaag

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    I am a new poster and hope these Lobb's will qualify.
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    I'd say you're over-qualified[​IMG]

    koji
     
  18. Roger

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    gdl203, re your Grenson butterfly loafers, have you had to put some padding in them for fit? It might just be the lighting, but the pictures seem to suggest some sort of heel-grip sort of pad, and also something along the sides. Also, the color looks darker and a little redder than the ones I got very recently from Chris (but again, it might just be the picture and the lighting). Have you tried some darker polish with them? FWIW, I had to tape in some padding on my right shoe--at the heel and along one side--to make the fit snug enough and prevent heel slipping. Otherwise--and overall--I've been very pleased with these shoes. [​IMG]

    Re the Mantellassi suede monkstraps you got from Lance, I've been looking at the same shoe on his website. I'm assuming they're Blake-stitched, but with channeled sole. Is this correct? Also, if they're like a pair of Mantellassi suede bluchers I have (Blake-stitched), they are very light on your feet, with the uppers not providing a great deal of support.
     
  19. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    gdl203, re your Grenson butterfly loafers, have you had to put some padding in them for fit? It might just be the lighting, but the pictures seem to suggest some sort of heel-grip sort of pad, and also something along the sides. Also, the color looks darker and a little redder than the ones I got very recently from Chris (but again, it might just be the picture and the lighting). Have you tried some darker polish with them? FWIW, I had to tape in some padding on my right shoe--at the heel and along one side--to make the fit snug enough and prevent heel slipping. Otherwise--and overall--I've been very pleased with these shoes. [​IMG]

    No padding or anything in the butterfly loafers. I did polish them with a darker brown polish (I confess I was inspired by Andrew's pics and did the same [​IMG] )

    Re the Mantellassi suede monkstraps you got from Lance, I've been looking at the same shoe on his website. I'm assuming they're Blake-stitched, but with channeled sole. Is this correct? Also, if they're like a pair of Mantellassi suede bluchers I have (Blake-stitched), they are very light on your feet, with the uppers not providing a great deal of support.

    Yes - they're very light and the soles are channeled. I have no idea how to tell if they're Blake or Goodyear welted though. .. [​IMG]
     
  20. Roger

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    Yes - they're very light and the soles are channeled. I have no idea how to tell if they're Blake or Goodyear welted though. .. [​IMG]
    If you look inside up front on the insole, can you see stitching? If so, they're Blake-constructed. That's the single line of stitching that holds the upper, insole and outsole together. I strongly suspect they're Blake-stitched. If they were welted, you'd see stitching on the top of the sole (actually the welt) outside the upper.
     
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