Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

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  1. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Had these for a bit, had a free moment and decided to, well, share:

    Dimitri "Bottier" Gomez water buffalo 2-eyelet derbies:

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    As he suggested, one side of the waist is bevelled, the other square:

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    Green Harrows patinated by Anthony Delos (OK, I need to give them a quick shine as I wore them after):

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    Shagreen folding travel picture frame from Aubercy:

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    Russia Calf belt -- from a Canadian website which has some Russia Calf accessories. I had a silver buckle put on it from buckleandhide.co.uk:

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    Interesting shoes RJ - are those green in color or is my monitor screwing up again? What do you plan to wear these with?
     
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    They are dark green. I wear them with whatever I like, generally casual clothes.
     
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    Interesting shoes RJ - are those green in color or is my monitor screwing up again? What do you plan to wear these with?

    I agree and have something of the elephant hide nature/tough look without the ugliness.
     
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    They are dark green. I wear them with whatever I like, generally casual clothes.

    Thanks - can you please comment on the leather. How tough and heavy is it? I'm assuming its used primarily in country shoes?
     
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    Thanks - can you please comment on the leather. How tough and heavy is it? I'm assuming its used primarily in country shoes?

    It seems pretty tough. According to a New Yorker article years ago, a certain luggage maker in the early part of the 20th century used to make trunks out of it for durability.

    It doesn't seem much heavier than a comparable country calfskin. I don't know if there's a "primary" use for water buffalo shoes as it's not that frequently seen in shoes, but I suppose it would be for casual or country wear.
     
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    It seems pretty tough. According to a New Yorker article years ago, a certain luggage maker in the early part of the 20th century used to make trunks out of it for durability.

    It doesn't seem much heavier than a comparable country calfskin. I don't know if there's a "primary" use for water buffalo shoes as it's not that frequently seen in shoes, but I suppose it would be for casual or country wear.


    Thank you - enjoy them. I visited Dimitri just once and was very impressed with what I saw.
     
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    Russia Calf belt -- from a Canadian website which has some Russia Calf accessories. I had a silver buckle put on it from buckleandhide.co.uk:

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    Which website is that? I like the buckle as well.
     
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    Is this belt made of some special leather available only in Russia? It looks to me like a fairly regular leather belt...puzzled.
     
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    Is this belt made of some special leather available only in Russia? It looks to me like a fairly regular leather belt...puzzled.

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    Is this belt made of some special leather available only in Russia? It looks to me like a fairly regular leather belt...puzzled.

    I think its the famous 1786 Russian Reindeer. I am having a pair of shoes made with the same.
     
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    I think its the famous 1786 Russian Reindeer. I have a pair of shoes made with the same.

    Pic? I've only seen the catalogue pictures at New & Lingwood.
     
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    Which website is that?

    +1, Free the web [​IMG]
     
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    Pic? I've only seen the catalogue pictures at New & Lingwood.

    Sorry - correction made. I am having a pair made with the reindeer leather - eta is January 2008.
     
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    Why do you need a shagreen frame?

    A shagreen clock would be more useful.
     
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