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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. antirabbit

    antirabbit Senior member

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    Who said you don;t mix blue & green?
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    Some quick & dirty shots from last night after a bit of spit & polish..
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    Totally fucking awesome, with lust...way to go PG.

    I WANT.
     
  2. Trojanman74

    Trojanman74 Senior member

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    I got kicked out of the NPC for March because of these but IMHO it was well worth it, especially with Sargent going down the tubes:

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    did you darken the toe? and howd the conditioner work?
     
  3. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    did you darken the toe? and howd the conditioner work?
    Cura conditioner on the parts that flex (parts that were thirsty), then medium brown creme polish all over, followed by black & dark brown polish on the toe & outer quarters, then a little brown wax polish on the antiqued areas & a little brushing. Cleaned up nicely, didn't they? Quarter: [​IMG] After wearings & a few subsequent polishings with just medium brown creme polish they should turn out nice. Thanks
     
  4. pabloj

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    Totally fucking awesome, with lust...way to go PG.

    I WANT.


    +1 I'm considering an olive green full brogue to go with a grey flannel suit.
     
  5. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    I picked up these over the weekend. They are Dinkelacker boots in antique calf.

    Ugh! What an ugly bastard!
     
  6. culverwood

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    Does any one else use darker polish on the instep. My theory is that it creates a shadowed appearance thereby making the shoes look slimmer.
     
  7. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does any one else use darker polish on the instep. My theory is that it creates a shadowed appearance thereby making the shoes look slimmer.

    I think it's just the opposite. If you use darker polish along the sides, but not on the top (instep),
    it will make the feet look narrower.

    It is just the old trick of film stars, their make-up artists and lightening technicians:
    darken the sides with make-up and shadows, they will fall away and slim the face.

    With a bit of luck, your feet might resemble Marlene:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    Sorry that's what I meant
     
  9. GuidoWongolini

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    I'm unsure about these. I like how the classic looks of C&J fit your overall style.

    I'm afraid that the flashy pointy-toe bluchers look is just too Hong Kong-ese, i.e. you're average lanky office dude with the overly tight black suit with the long pop-star hair.

    - I know where you are coming from, I do love my C&J HG 337 last, but thought a change is good to keep people on their ties (so to speak)

    It has that 'Paul Smith' factor [not in a good way]
    - really?

    I think PG was pushed over the brink by lust for green Corthays? These are sliiiiiightly reminiscent.
    - you know me too well.. Also the price, 70% off!

    I like those Santonis, but I'm surprised PG bought a pair.... never thought he's the type to buy that brand.
    - learning to be a GUIDO

    I have 2 santonis i'd like to get rid of... 2 size 40's...

    hehe

    - email me pics Biatch!

    Hmmm... a good alternative to the Corthay's I suppose. The green and blue combo looks interesting.
    Gaz

    - coming from you, I'm touched..

    I think your usually faultless taste in shoes somewhat got confused there PhatGuido!
    - wow I can't believe how polarizing these shoes have been

    No, PG has entered the realm of where you can rock anything & make it work, a place many of you have or will never see. PG just make sure your arm candy is wearing these when you rock 'em.

    <---------

    - will do buddy.. Also green goes well with Red! But alas I did not pack them for this trip!

    other than the green though, those shoes by PG are pretty damn awesome.....i definitely would rock these in another color
    - I'd like them in navy!

    Totally fucking awesome, with lust...way to go PG.

    I WANT.

    - thanks

    +1 I'm considering an olive green full brogue to go with a grey flannel suit.
    - sweet
     
  10. Kuro

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    New Lobb rtw; the Woodcote. Basically Becketts as an austerity brogue.

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    and from Crispin's

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  11. zalb916

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    With a bit of luck, your feet might resemble Marlene:

    [​IMG]


    There was a fun article about Marlene in Vanity Fair recently. In addition to being bi, she slept with both JFK and his dad. Impressive. She was quite the little slut. From the article:

    When her daughter asked her later in life why she had had so many sexual partners, Marlene responded with a shrug and said, "They asked." She clearly thrived on pleasing her partners and didn't believe in condoms, finding men "so grateful when you tell them they don't have to wear it." Once she discovered diaphragms, she called them "the greatest invention since Pan-Cake makeup." Until then, she had sworn by her secret weapon against pregnancy: douching with ice-cold water and wine vinegar, which she carried with her by the case everywhere she went. (Decades later another of her co-stars and grand amours, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., warmly recalled their "lovely liaison," adding, "You know, sometimes when I am in a restaurant and a waiter walks by with a salad vinaigrette, I'll find myself thinking fond thoughts of Marlene.")
     
  12. sf_esq

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    There was a fun article about Marlene in Vanity Fair recently. In addition to being bi, she slept with both JFK and his dad. Impressive. She was quite the little slut. From the article:

    When her daughter asked her later in life why she had had so many sexual partners, Marlene responded with a shrug and said, “They asked.” She clearly thrived on pleasing her partners and didn’t believe in condoms, finding men “so grateful when you tell them they don’t have to wear it.” Once she discovered diaphragms, she called them “the greatest invention since Pan-Cake makeup.” Until then, she had sworn by her secret weapon against pregnancy: douching with ice-cold water and wine vinegar, which she carried with her by the case everywhere she went. (Decades later another of her co-stars and grand amours, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., warmly recalled their “lovely liaison,” adding, “You know, sometimes when I am in a restaurant and a waiter walks by with a salad vinaigrette, I’ll find myself thinking fond thoughts of Marlene.”)


    This must be the "porn central" part of this thread. Interesting tidbits. Were condoms even around back then? I thought they were a relatively new (meaning the last 30 years or so) thing, but maybe it's because I was too young to know what they were back then.
     
  13. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    New Lobb rtw; the Woodcote. Basically Becketts as an austerity brogue.

    [​IMG]

    The seam around the throat of the rear shoe is completely different from that of the shoe in the foreground (the seams on which look very odd).

    I'm thoroughly confused. [​IMG]
     
  14. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    The cat has sharp eyes...i am waiting to snag an austerity brogue. Any recs?

    Regards.
     
  15. pledge

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    The seam around the throat of the rear shoe is completely different from that of the shoe in the foreground (the seams on which look very odd).

    I'm thoroughly confused. [​IMG]


    I actually own the Woodcote as pictured. If I understand you correctly, the difference is owing to the variable stitching on the inside (the rear shoe) and the outside (the front shoe) of the throat. The Becketts are stitched in the same manner, sans the austerity brogue, as Kuro pointed out. Is this what you were asking?
     
  16. Dewey

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    This must be the "porn central" part of this thread. Interesting tidbits. Were condoms even around back then? I thought they were a relatively new (meaning the last 30 years or so) thing, but maybe it's because I was too young to know what they were back then.

    Oh yeah they were around. They were first mass-produced in the 1920s, during the rubber boom that went with the automobile boom, but had been around (animal intestine, linen, hand-dipped rubber) for like centuries before that.
     
  17. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They used to be tied on with ribbons. Wash after use.
     
  18. HRoi

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    the reason i didn't attempt to join the No Purchase Club for march: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I actually own the Woodcote as pictured. If I understand you correctly, the difference is owing to the variable stitching on the inside (the rear shoe) and the outside (the front shoe) of the throat. The Becketts are stitched in the same manner, sans the austerity brogue, as Kuro pointed out. Is this what you were asking?

    Yes, that's what I was asking. Thanks.
     
  20. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

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    the reason i didn't attempt to join the No Purchase Club for march:

    Two reasons as good as any I can think of!
     
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