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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. william

    william Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Those worn shoes patina look amazing. After I finish the current backlog of new shoes to post, I'll post the worn ones.

    I'll be looking forward to this!!
     
  2. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Well-Known Member

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    I'll be looking forward to this!!

    +1. Now hurry up and post the backlog [​IMG]
     
  3. EL72

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  4. Artisan Fan

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    Sure thing. [​IMG]

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    Looks like the Florence model...?
     
  5. Omega Man

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    Wow EL72, nice shoes. A bit too busy from the side IMHO, with a swan neck (Edward Green)?[​IMG]
     
  6. Merckx

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    Looks like the Florence model...?

    It is the Santoni FAM 6930. Though, it is the same last, same style as the Florence model.
     
  7. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    The eyelets are the giveaway.
     
  8. Merckx

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    The eyelets are the giveaway.

    Yep. [​IMG]

    Easily one of my favorite pairs of shoes. I have 4 new pair that I need to post, I just need to take some pictures.
     
  9. Merckx

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    Nice Testonis EL72. Something a bit different from the usual fare posted on this thread. [​IMG]
     
  10. speedster.8

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    Sure thing. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Thanks, this somehow went below my radar... I like FAM's and to be frank I'm not all that impressed with the way a EG 888E fits me. (But thats me, to used to Italian shoes [​IMG]) But I must say I was dissapointed when I saw their Limited editions @1200-1800E this xmas. IMO they were not worth that ... Thanks again, I post my wholecut. Speed
     
  11. RJman

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    EG TD Falkirks... photos to come...
     
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    whnay. Well-Known Member

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    EG TD Falkirks... photos to come...

    You son of a bitch!!!!
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Well-Known Member

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    I just bought these Grenson monk straps on sale at Bergdorf for $260. They are my first pair of Grensons. I thought I would try a pair based upon the positive comments about the brand from SF members and the price. Best of all they fit perfectly. They are marked 34174 inside and 10 1/2 D. I assume that is the last number and the US size? Does anyone know? I wear between a 10.5 and 11 normally.

    They have a porous finish and not a hard waxed finish. I was planning on just using a natural cream polish on them and not tan or neutral wax. Will the cream polish give it enough protection even though they are rather light tan?
     
  14. EL72

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    Nice Testonis EL72. Something a bit different from the usual fare posted on this thread. [​IMG]

    Thanks! Haven't worn them yet but I really like them.

    Wow EL72, nice shoes. A bit too busy from the side IMHO, with a swan neck (Edward Green)?[​IMG]

    Thanks. I agree with it looking a bit busy from the side and I probably wouldn't have designed the shoe exactly that way but I think the lack of medallion on the toe gives the shoe a nice clean look and compensates somewhat for the busy sides.

    I just love wingtips with no medallion and they are surprisingly difficult to buy without spending big bucks.
     
  15. RJman

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    You son of a bitch!!!!
    Thanks Mom.

    Falkirk, TD... Edwardian, 82 last. I like the waist; I forget why some here say it's a fake bevel but to my eye it's nicer than Lobb Prestige by a long shot. I don't particularly like the current Falkirk incarnation in the Green catalog -- a two-tone job without the nifty thistle punching on the sides. I asked for a TD-spec Falkirk with all of the punching they'd historically put on it, as well as a medallion change...

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    ... and my initials in the sole...

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    ... burgundy interior.

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    The antiquing is good, the shoe has a warm glow. Is TD worth it? Depends how you look at it. On one hand, it's the only way to get a pattern change with EG now on a special order. On the other hand, it's a significant charge if all you want is the waist bevelling. Certain commentators have said it's a swindle compared to, say , Dimitri Gomez's wonderful Ligne Bottier MTO line. That's comparing apples to oranges. Ordering from Dimitri would require physically going to Paris, both to order the shoe and to pick it up. Dimitri won't make certain styles or designs in Ligne Bottier, depending on how difficult a fit you are. Top Drawer offers the consistency of stock lasts on which you can know your fit. Obviously, there are Vass and St Crispin. But again, it's a large leap of faith to order those shoes without being able to try them on. And Green's styles and designs truly are the best realizations of classic English shoe styles available, IMHO.

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    TrÃ[​IMG]s bien, chapeau, chapeau...
     
  17. RJman

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    I'm just following the trawler SS Portnoy (thar she blows!)...
     
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    I'm just following the trawler SS Portnoy (thar she blows!)...

    You do much better... ...and I will not change the signature [​IMG]
     
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    You do much better... ...and I will not change the signature [​IMG]
    "I am from Austria" -- Reinhard Fendrich
     
  20. A Harris

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    Those are pretty sweet RJ!
     
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