Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by von Rothbart, May 12, 2006.

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  1. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    ^^^

    I now hate you!

    Gorgeous shoes, man! Congrats!
     
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    speedster.8 Senior member

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    Talk amongst yourselves
    the two in the pics are definitely different. The EG has at least one fake faux brogue seam - on the main wing. The RLPL has no fake seams that I can see Also the RLPL appears to have serrated pinking on all seams, whereas the EG has straight pinking. you can see it on the tongue
    and the medallions are different
    If its a RLPL it is natural they made some changes. They do after all make a "smal" batch ... I just thought it was the closest I could find in EG RTW.
    http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=5030 [​IMG] Barend 888 in Chestnut, RLPL. Same medalion as other RLPL btw.
     
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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    UPS arrived today [​IMG]

    They are G&G Fairmont on TG73 in vintage pine, bought from the eBay "sale".
    It's the softest leather I have ever found on rtw shoes and the fit is perfect.
    Unfortunately shoe trees are currently out of stock for my size....I have to wait until mid september to order them.


    Great color, biltiful. I understand the eBay sale was to get rid of the old stock, but the waist treatment on yours seems to be current, better than the ones I saw 2 years ago at the first NYC trunk show.
     
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    Just ordered a pair of black suede slippers with a bow @ Shipton & Heneage.co.uk
    I will wear them in house (student appartment only has one fireplace, no central heating) with a smoking jacket or chamber robe (I don't know the right word) and at some of my black and white tie parties.

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    Barend 888 in Chestnut, RLPL. Same medalion as other RLPL btw.


    Of course! Nice work. [​IMG]
     
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    UPS arrived today [​IMG] :

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    under natural light, no flash:

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    They are G&G Fairmont on TG73 in vintage pine, bought from the eBay "sale".
    It's the softest leather I have ever found on rtw shoes and the fit is perfect.
    Unfortunately shoe trees are currently out of stock for my size....I have to wait until mid september to order them.


    +1....i love those shoes!!!
     
  8. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I never knew Rotterdam was so glamorous.
     
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    Lord Gladstone Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm working hard to make it as glamorous as it can get!

    Sadly I am the exception to the rule...[​IMG]
     
  10. Mildly Consumptive

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    UPS arrived today [​IMG] :

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    Unfortunately shoe trees are currently out of stock for my size....


    What are you - like, a size 15? Sorry, I'm drunk.


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    What are you - like, a size 15? Sorry, I'm drunk.

    Consumptive and drunk? You're infringing on my shtick.
     
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    the box looks like it says 9E.

    I'm a little underwhelmed by just the overall shape of them. Like the previous post suggested, they are somewhat misshaped into looking like a giant's shoes. I'm sure the quality is tops
     
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    Consumptive and drunk? You're infringing on my shtick.

    [​IMG] I liked it better when you had Val in your avatar, I have to say.
     
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    My second post to the big board here.

    These are my vintage NOS Florsheim Kenmoors. A bit more rare than the painted sole V-cleat Kenmoors that are often encountered.

    Construction, or at least quality of leather is by far and away highest for any non-cordovan Kenmoor I have seen. Full leather insole and insole liner. Leather lined counters and heal with canvas lined vamp and toe. Marked Union Made on the insole. I guess they did not need five nails in the waist back then, note the tight stitching on the soles. Enjoy.

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    [​IMG] I liked it better when you had Val in your avatar, I have to say.

    You don't like Doc's piercing gaze? (If it is Doc -- there's some uncertainty.)

    Val may rotate back in, eventually.
     
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