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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. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    The country calf and heather gorse actually have a slightly different texture from each other, the former not quite as three-dimensional, its high points a bit less densely spaced.

    Did you use a microscope?

    Btw, great information.
     


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    jjl5000 Senior member

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    These arrived this morning and just in time for Christmas. My wife ordered these for me with my monogram (DCW) from Shipton & Heneage.

    Slipper porn!

    Here are mine:

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  3. Thorn Proof

    Thorn Proof Senior member

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    Slipper porn!

    Here are mine:

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    Dude, those are simply spectacular. Sizing good? Shipton and Heneage? British?
     


  4. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior member

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    Tricker's.

    You can order directly from the Jermyn St. store. When I tried them on, I was advised they run a little small and I should go up a half size on my normal UK size. I did and they are a great fit.
     


  5. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Wondering off a beaten path near the base of Conduit Street, I came upon this cobblestone side alley:

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    And found a shoemaker, Petrocchi, alas it's closed:

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    Here's an example of his work:

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  6. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    That Jodhpur in the background looks interesting.
     


  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    ^ those look familiar, brother. [​IMG]
     


  9. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    those santoni's are nice but they would look better with a wing tio than a toe cap IMO!
     


  10. Eustace Tilley

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    Nice FAMs - whats the color on those?
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    these are the same ones as yours brother. just different color.

    the color is 'dark brown' according to the label.

    but it is not dark brown per se, upon close inspection it is a mix of dark red/burgundy and black colors not consistently blended but sort of kept apart but from afar gives it a purply/brown effect. really unique and cool color. i had a pair of these last year if you find my old thread on these.


    these would definitely look swell in a wingtip as well. but these are definitely hot looking too.
     


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    I've been on the lookout for some reasonable quality "winter beater" brown ankle boots for the last week or so and came across these, which I decided to take a punt on. It seems George Webb closed as a maker in 1980 so they are either very old shoes (sold to me brand new from a shop) or he's back!

    I thought as they are made in Northampton they can't be that bad so gave them a go. I've been wearing them today and I'm pretty happy with them. I won't compare them to my Lobbs after the kicking I got over Bexley! [​IMG]

    Cheers,

    TB

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  13. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wondering off a beaten path near the base of Conduit Street, I came upon this cobblestone side alley:
    Gosh, Conduit Street is in London, it must have been a long walk to end up in Via dell'Orso, 25 in Rome.
    You must have been wearing really good shoes,[​IMG]

    Birgit Nilsson (1918 - 2005), asked by an interviewer what advice she had for a singer attempting Isolde for the first time
    (Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde", is generally considered the Mount Everest of operatic performances):

    "Get yourself a pair of really comfortable shoes!"
     


  14. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    santoni fam...

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    fritzl Senior member

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    Gosh, Conduit Street is in London, it must have been a long walk to end up in Via dell'Orso, 25 in Rome.
    You must have been wearing really good shoes,


    probably the same shoes, who could stand Berlin-Moscow. they are now in the Ed. Meier museum...
     


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