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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior Member

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    jjl5000, forgot to ask: are those on the 606 or 888?

    888 which is probably my favorite of the EG lasts.
     


  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Agreed! [​IMG]

    Several of my MTOs have been influenced by your bespoke creations [​IMG]


    cool i will be looking forward to seeing the rest of them[​IMG]
     


  3. Horatio

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    I just couldn't resist the Markowski summer sale, recent arrivals:

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    Cheers
     


  4. Aaron01

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    I just couldn't resist the Markowski summer sale, recent arrivals:

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    I like the look of these, how's the construction?
     


  5. Horatio

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    I like the look of these, how's the construction?
    They are goodyear-welted, other colours are also available Markowski Richelieu Bout Golf Ã[​IMG][​IMG]
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Stylish Dinosaur

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    They are goodyear-welted, other colours are also available Markowski Richelieu Bout Golf Ã[​IMG][​IMG]
    I like the greenish color. The shoes look really good and would be great with linen this time of year.
     


  7. pabloj

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    I just couldn't resist the Markowski summer sale, recent arrivals:

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    Cheers


    Love the one with side laces and pegged waist, is it available in shop in Paris or online?
    Thanks
     


  8. HORNS

    HORNS Stylish Dinosaur

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    It makes me very happy to see Mannina get some love in this thread. I bought a pair a couple of years ago and they were 415 Euros at that time - Goodyear welted and entirely handmade. There weren't any pieces of machinery in his workshop, if I remember correctly.
     


  9. Knowledge is King

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    How do the Markowski shoes fit? Similar to any other well know lasts?
     


  10. Wes Bourne

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    888 which is probably my favorite of the EG lasts.

    Got it, must be my D width pair that's messing with my perception of the toe shape on yours.

    [​IMG]

    Just realized: that's not their current nail pattern is it? Is the lining very light blue or grey?
     


  11. whnay.

    whnay. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    We need to start a boring shoe thread. These shoes are giving me a headache.
     


  12. Wes Bourne

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    We need to start a boring shoe thread. These shoes are giving me a headache.

    Hope it continues, just enough for you to start another thread in which you go apeshit. Please booze up and start rant.
     


  13. onix

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    We need to start a boring shoe thread. These shoes are giving me a headache.

    I thought that's what WAYWRN is for?
     


  14. whnay.

    whnay. Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Hope it continues, just enough for you to start another thread in which you go apeshit. Please booze up and start rant.

    Well my “shoe people” thread was a targeted strike at the issue but I guess it did not have the potency that I thought.

    Here is my issue. Expensive shoes are an affordable luxury – they sit around a price point that given a certain level of income are accessible to just about everyone. The problem is instead of investing in expensive quality shoes that will withstand trends or fads people go apeshit and buy things with buttons, side laces, butterfly fronts, two-or-three tone, green, blue, purple suede, etc. In other words, I see a lot of it as throwing good money away. And I’m not speaking about this from an ivory tower, I’ve done it myself with regret.

    My advice is this – next time your faced with a “great” buying opportunity for a pair of purple suede shoes - stop, think and step away. Do this three or four times in a row and then use the combined money to buy a pair of Lobb City II or EG Westminsters. You’ll thank me in the long run.
     


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    Here is my issue. Expensive shoes are an affordable luxury - they sit around a price point that given a certain level of income are accessible to just about everyone. The problem is instead of investing in expensive quality shoes that will withstand trends or fads people go apeshit and buy things with buttons, side laces, butterfly fronts, two-or-three tone, green, blue, purple suede, etc. In other words, I see a lot of it as throwing good money away. And I'm not speaking about this from an ivory tower, I've done it myself with regret.

    Very well put. People do the same thing with suits, shirts, ties etc. They will, on a limited budget, commission lots of seasonal stuff or stuff with super bold patterns or delicate fabrics before establishing a foundation of basics in their wardrobe.
     


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