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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. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm afraid, I have no idea what Asprey will be doing.
    I think they have a long climb to reach a profit (if only a single Dollar or Pound).
     
  2. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Well-Known Member

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    Any tips for lighting shoes for these shots? I find it hard to get a good picture.

    This may be what you are looking for:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7622217695

    The departed sysdoc might have used the same setup for his studio quality pictures he posted here.
     
  3. Kid609

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    I came in this thread expecting some real porn, and instead I get a bunch of shoe pictures.
     
  4. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I came in this thread expecting some real porn, and instead I get a bunch of shoe pictures.

    whatever get their kicks, man. at least there are lots of leathers involved. [​IMG]
     
  5. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    EG RLPL Carter in dark oak 89 last and double sole, instantly one of my favorites:

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  6. zjpj83

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    Yup, the Carter rocks
     
  7. johnapril

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    It's John Lobb Paris. Best.
    Canonbury on the 7000 last
     
  8. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    [​IMG][/quote] gee... i never tried THAT position before.... [​IMG] nice shoes!
     
  9. von Rothbart

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    C&J Handgrade Balmuir in chestnut 337 last:

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  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    C&J Handgrade Balmuir in chestnut 337 last:


    Oooooh, baby. MMmmmmmm!

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    I love how clean the lines are on these!
     
  11. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Oooooh, baby. MMmmmmmm!

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  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    OMIGOD! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Crap! Forgot to use my inside posting voice!

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  13. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Beautiful VR! I have the Balmuir in burgundy which I got through C&J, Paris. Where did you get the tan, I want one.
     
  14. von Rothbart

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    Thanks, Andrew. I got them from Barneys, pretty much I got every single pair of my C&J from Barneys. I also got the same pair in black.
     
  15. von Rothbart

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    It seems to me that everyone who have both the old and new EG RLPL trees prefer the new ones. I guess I am the exception. I agree the new ones are structurally improved over the old. The one on the left is the old hinged while the new spring-loaded is on the right. Both of them are pulled from shoes of the same size and last (888). As you can see, the old one is very trueful to the 888 form while the new one seems like a distilled version of the old one. The old one fills almost every single cubic inch of the shoe cavity as I can feel the "backing" of the shoe trees throughout the entire shoe. Not so with the new ones, I can only feel the "backing" at certain parts. At first I suspected all the new trees were crafted on the same last, so I pulled out another new trees from the Carter on 89 last and compared with the one on 888, and they are definitely crafted from different lasts.

    It may have been EG or RL put the wrong trees into my new 888 shoes but I have no way of knowing. Unlike the old ones, the new olds are not labeled with sizes and last number.



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  16. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Luciano Barbera Suede shoes...Made by whom, your guess is as good as mine.

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  17. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When and where did you find those???
     
  18. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew-

    When and where did you find those???



    Matt...the dark brown suede bluchers came via Louis, Boston's ill-fated NYC shop (defunct for almost 10 years). And the maple suede semi-brogues came from Bergdorf's circa the same timeframe.
     
  19. von Rothbart

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    Luciano Barbera Suede shoes...Made by whom, your guess is as good as mine.

    They are very English-looking, understated and elegant. 10 years and still in mint shape. I like them very much.
     
  20. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    I'll bet you say that to all the girls . . .

    probably why i'm not getting any. [​IMG]
     
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