Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

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  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    a few new Santoni FAMs to come this Fall/Winter :
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    I really wish I were cool enough to wear those







    even though I don't have a Land Rover.
     


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    NOS AE Fifth Avenues purchased from SF Buying & Selling. I suspect corrected grain, but I really like them. I don't think AE does anything in the same league as the Fifth Avenue these days.

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    these are probably the best EGs i have ever seen:

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    just lovely. perfect shoe shape,color,sheen,everything

    taken from LeatherSoul's website.


    Those are the most Berluti looking Ed Greens I have ever seen - in a nice way.
     


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    You mean Happy Troller?

    I think you shouldn't be too hard on HappyStroller. He's obviously out of his mind, and so not responsible for his actions.
     


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    NOS AE Fifth Avenues purchased from SF Buying & Selling. I suspect corrected grain, but I really like them. I don't think AE does anything in the same league as the Fifth Avenue these days.

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    Those are sharp looking shoes. IMO, this is what AE should be striving for--classic designs with conservative aesthetics. Not the double-capped oxfords, the weird blind brogues and so on. They don't do fashion-forward with any conviction, and their lasts aren't up to it.
     


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    Those are sharp looking shoes. IMO, this is what AE should be striving for--classic designs with conservative aesthetics. Not the double-capped oxfords, the weird blind brogues and so on. They don't do fashion-forward with any conviction, and their lasts aren't up to it.
    +1

    Well posted.
     


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    Alan, those AEs look GREAT!

    The color is awesome, and i like the contrast stitching and overall style/shape. In the pics, it does look to be CG leather, which is surprising. I thought AE only used CG leather on the Shelton saddleshoe. If AE made that shoe today in full grain leather I'd be all over them

    Do you know what era these shoes are from?
     


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    Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure how old they are, but the insole information is in an older style and the font on the sole is older, too. I have another pair of Fifth Avenues in brown that are not corrected grain, btw. For some reason burgundy seems to invite corrected grain. I don't know why. Perhaps they're trying to go for a shell cordovan look.

    I believe the Fifth Avenue was replaced by the Byron, another punch cap also now defunct. IMO, the Fifth Avenue ought to enter the pantheon of shoes that are never changed at AE like its sister shoe the Park Avenue.
     


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    yes, Alan, those Aes are definitely sweet and as they say,.. "kick the a$$"
     


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    One of the nicest looking AEs I have seen.
     


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    Alan, what last are they on?
     


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    I really wish I were cool enough to wear those







    even though I don't have a Land Rover.


    Interesting boots. I have to admit that I kinda like them.
     


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    Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure how old they are, but the insole information is in an older style and the font on the sole is older, too. I have another pair of Fifth Avenues in brown that are not corrected grain, btw. For some reason burgundy seems to invite corrected grain. I don't know why. Perhaps they're trying to go for a shell cordovan look.

    I believe the Fifth Avenue was replaced by the Byron, another punch cap also now defunct. IMO, the Fifth Avenue ought to enter the pantheon of shoes that are never changed at AE like its sister shoe the Park Avenue.


    I have a pair of Sanford I for sure thought were CG so I called up AE and they confirmed they were Merlot calf.
     


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    English-made brown Oxford shoes, made/retailed by "City Craft" of whom I have never heard. Does anyone know them? I would guess that the shoes are new old stock, perhaps 1960s?

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