Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

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  1. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    The Stowa Antea is actually a copy of the watch that Stowa had been manufacturing around the 1930's actually. No association with Nomos.
    http://www.stowa.com/Museum/STOWA_1938/stowa_1938.html
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    More info on the Antea KS

    The Tangente is nice too - am I right in saying the standard strap is cordovan? I'm tempted to replace the strap on my watch with a cordovan one, or maybe Russian reindeer...
     


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    More info on the Antea KS

    The Tangente is nice too - am I right in saying the standard strap is cordovan? I'm tempted to replace the strap on my watch with a cordovan one, or maybe Russian reindeer...


    I think you are right regarding the cordovan. Found a source for nice cordovan/reindeer straps?
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Gdl, OM, you two got some fantastic collections!! Thanks for helping me achieving multiple shogansm [​IMG] .

    Gdl, do you polish the 969 with different color of polish on the toe and the rest of the shoe?

    Skalogre, the Loding Milan is one great looking shoe with great price to match. I couldn't figure how to order online neither. If Andrew is pimping for EG, you could pimp Loding to us.

    Edward Green for Asprey brogue boots in tan 202 last, double soles, extended welt:

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  4. gdl203

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    Gdl, OM, you two got some fantastic collections!! Thanks for helping me achieving multiple shogansm [​IMG] .

    Gdl, do you polish the 969 with different color of polish on the toe and the rest of the shoe?


    Thanks! [​IMG]

    I'm so afraid I will lose the great antiquing that I use a very light brown polish on the toe and neutral cream (no polish) on the rest of the shoe
     


  5. skalogre

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    Gdl, OM, you two got some fantastic collections!! Thanks for helping me achieving multiple shogansm [​IMG] .

    Gdl, do you polish the 969 with different color of polish on the toe and the rest of the shoe?

    Skalogre, the Loding Milan is one great looking shoe with great price to match. I couldn't figure how to order online neither. If Andrew is pimping for EG, you could pimp Loding to us.

    Edward Green for Asprey brogue boots in tan 202 last, double soles, extended welt:

    http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/8420/p10002716af.jpg[/IMG]

    http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/1036/p10002770la.jpg[/IMG]

    http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/7397/p10002755hd.jpg[/IMG]

    http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/8202/p10002804kb.jpg[/IMG]


    Those boots are spectacular!
    As far as the Loding are concerned, when you go to teh site and click the second link, you can add them to your cart and check out... in French [​IMG]
    I will go have a look at the site again.
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    I'm so afraid I will lose the great antiquing that I use a very light brown polish on the toe and neutral cream (no polish) on the rest of the shoe

    So you first apply neutral cream to the whole shoe (including the toe) and then apply light brown polish to the toe?

    Skalogre, I'll try the Loding site again, thanks.
     


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    vR, Those are NICE! That's it I'm hawkin' the furniture!
     


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    Beautiful VR! Thanks for reminding me that I should have picked these up at the Asprey extravaganza. These are the ones that got away.[​IMG]
     


  9. skalogre

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    So you first apply neutral cream to the whole shoe (including the toe) and then apply light brown polish to the toe? Skalogre, I'll try the Loding site again, thanks.
    The shoes were not that colour. They looked almost exactly like the Marteganis, ie a dry mocha brown with a richer reddish brown on the toe. Thing is, Loding never responded to any of my emails (even when I haphazardly put one together in french) but I received the shoes without too much delay. Try http://www.loding.fr/boutique/modele/ Edit: I have here pictures of the first pair that was a little large. Their sizing is rather weird. http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...38&postcount=2 Edit 2: I have to say it again. Those boots are just plain gorgeous!
     


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    I think you are right regarding the cordovan. Found a source for nice cordovan/reindeer straps?
    Cordovan's easy:

    Jardin d'Eden (Nomos straps, heh)

    Cool Watch Straps

    Russian reindeer's trickier; was thinking of asking about it here or here. There's also supposed to be a vintage watch shop in London which might have some (expensive though).

    von Rothbart - love the boots. [​IMG]
     


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    Andrew, I got them from the Asprey London store right after you called them and you were the first to call. Are you sure you didn't get one of those tan borgue boots? I don't remember if they were available at the Asprey NY sample sale.
     


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    Andrew, I got them from the Asprey London store right after you called them and you were the first to call. Are you sure you didn't get one of those tan borgue boots? I don't remember if they were available at the Asprey NY sample sale.

    The sad story is that I wasn't able to visualize them well enough over the phone to pull the trigger. They were offered up and I declined in favor of the brogues and the city boot. [​IMG]
     


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    So you first apply neutral cream to the whole shoe (including the toe) and then apply light brown polish to the toe?

    Skalogre, I'll try the Loding site again, thanks.


    Yes - that's what I do
     


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    Russian reindeer's trickier;
    They might not offer reindeer, but every other leather.
    http://www.abp-paris.com/

    Just take the Eurostar to Paris.
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Shoes = A+ really nice split-toe, great shape. I am jealous.

    Flooring = C+ monotone background, not enough texture. Not so jealous.


    Um, that background is birdseye maple. Not too shabby. I'd give it an A+
     


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