Shoe Damage Report & Porn Central - Part I

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

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  1. hbb1283

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    Thanks for the compliments. I think the patina, after it develops naturally over time, will look spectacular. I am thinking of mirror shine the toe to create some contrast. I wasn't too crazy about the "Northstar" medallion at the beginning, but without it, it'd make the design too austere. Replacing it with a more tradition medallion, don't think it'll fit in with the streamline design.

    Z, your welt does look bigger, don't know if it's the photo angle. I like the welt cutting closer to the upper, it's more elegant. What color is yours? It looks great in that color.


    Did you get these from NM? I just bought a pair, but am waiting on my size as they were out at my NM. They were "cheap" by Lobb standards. [​IMG]
     


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    If I recall correctly, the easiest way to find Ludwig Reiter is to stand in the doorway where the cat found Harry Lime and look to the right. Classic location for a classic shoe.
     


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    I really like these but am not sure if that asterisk design on the toe is too playful looking for business purposes.
    guy...almost every statement of you makes me [​IMG]
     


  4. The_Foxx

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    yep-- asterisk pattern on the toe cap is a little wild.

    I can just see the conflict now, at a prestigious firm in Manhattan or London:

    "I say, those are some nice antiqued brown shoes you've got there, and....wait!!
    Is that some sort of newfangled pattern on the toecap? An asterisk, maybe?
    I THINK IT IS!! My good man, THIS is not a firm based on footnotes, or notes placed later in text!! PACK UP YOUR THINGS-- I BID YOU GOOD DAY!!"

    Now, a skull and crossbones by barker black, or a girl in lingerie on the soles from paul smith would definitely be too much for most business environs....but an asterisk? [*I have a pair of the suttons in parisian brown]
     


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    Z, I notice yours have the old-style shoe trees while mine have the current ones, so I wonder if the difference in the welting have anything to do with production dates. I much prefer the old trees, the ones without the metal knobs.

    Did you get these from NM? I just bought a pair, but am waiting on my size as they were out at my NM. They were "cheap" by Lobb standards. [​IMG]

    I got mine from the John Lobb store on Madison Ave. during its semi-annual sale last December. I don't think any of the NM in the NYC area carries JL.
     


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    Just bought these on ebay. Hope they fit.
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    Just bought these on ebay. Hope they fit.
    Wow, that's a high price they were charging. Good luck.
     


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    My miniscule collection [​IMG] -
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    My personal shoes, some older Bostonians in need of a polish. I think I will do that tonight!
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    I wear these occasionally, some Allen Edmonds that belong to my dad. I love these shoes.
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    Berninis, my dad's personal favorite.

    Not much there (I only have 1 pair of my own) but at least I have my dad's if I need them!

    Brian
     


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    Plus cowboy boots which are uniquely America. I guess I may have a better understanding of your perspective. If I grew up (I didn't) wearing Weejuns or cowboy boots, I'd develop some kind of emotional bonds with that kind of styles of shoes like you did with Haferlschuhe.

    Thanks, von Rothbart.

    I have to excuse. Have been screwed up from some annoying things during the day and that was one of the results.

    But to be true. It is really a traditional footwear in the Alps regions of Austria(Salzburg, The Tyrol, Styria, Salzkammergut) and Bavaria.
    Have you ever heard of this? The Goiserer: www.goiserer.at
    Site is in German, but there are really nice pictures, from where you get a good impression of the heritage.

    Next time I am in Vienna, I'll take you up with your offer.

    Would be nice. Looking forward to it.

    Greetings from Austria
     


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    If I recall correctly, the easiest way to find Ludwig Reiter is to stand in the doorway where the cat found Harry Lime and look to the right. Classic location for a classic shoe.

    "The third man", great movie. A must see. http://www.thethirdman.net/
     


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    Wow, that's a high price they were charging. Good luck.

    Did not pay that high of a price though! made an email offer and accepted it
     


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    Brian, I know you're only 15, but get your dad some shoe trees!


    My miniscule collection [​IMG] -
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    My personal shoes, some older Bostonians in need of a polish. I think I will do that tonight!
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    I wear these occasionally, some Allen Edmonds that belong to my dad. I love these shoes.
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    Berninis, my dad's personal favorite.

    Not much there (I only have 1 pair of my own) but at least I have my dad's if I need them!

    Brian
     


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    I have to second the call for shoe trees.
     


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    I know, I really should. I'll probably throw them in as a birthday gift or something. Anyone know where I can buy some?

    Thanks
    Brian
     


  15. Artisan Fan

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    +3 on the trees. You won't believe how they will help.

    Also, shine those puppies up. [​IMG]
     


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