Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    +100 Thank you.

    I don't know that anyone took it seriously...although that's within the realm of possibility, for sure. But it was a jab. [​IMG][And if that's a bit of paranoia coming out, well, "perfect paranoia is perfect perception."]

    And we've been there time and again. Occasionally one has to step in and correct the record, if nothing else. If you poke a hornet's nest...the better part of wisdom is to expect some sort of reaction.

    What's more it ...along with the "lateral stiffness" comment...it was baseless and ignorant. Nothing I've ever said would lead to that kind of assumption.

    Worse, in the end, it simply plays to the "group think"/mob-mentality that prevails here among those too lazy or to insecure to think objectively.


    " to insecure to think objectively" [​IMG]
     


  2. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Given that this is first and foremost meant to be a picture thread, am I the only one who wonders why we never see DWFII's master pieces here? I'd love to see what the only authoritative figure on shoe making actually makes and just how mind-blowing these shoes may be. thx ^^ I realize this was a bit long. I meant: less blah blah, more pics.
    You just haven't been paying any attention. There are several threads that I started with photos of my work. Another entirely devoted to a pair of chukkas that I was working on/making; and at least one customer from the Style Forum has posted the bespoke shoes he commissioned from me in several (three) different threads. Not to mention more than a few of techniques in detail. Frankly, I suspect that a lot of the carping...whether its directed at my remarks regarding the relative merits of various shoemaking techniques or directed at someone else because they don't subscribe to SF-approved doctrines...begins with a lack of attention. Beyond that... A) I am not an advertiser on the Style Forum. I feel a little uncomfortable promoting my business more than incidentally. B) I am old. I am semi-retired. Until several years ago, I had a four year waiting list for my boots. I am fascinated by high quality shoes but I'm not trolling for business. Just curious...how many "authoritative figures on" tailoring have joined this forum and are still present? Or if present, still dare to offer insights on their Trade in the face of an implacable wall of "don't confuse me with the facts?" I am what I am; it is what it is. But believe it or not, I get enough private mail (and email) thanking me for my willingness to explain, my willingness to take the time...a piece of my life and myself...to offer something more than displaced tweets, that I feel sufficiently appreciated to mostly ignore them as don't like it. Mostly.
     


  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Again, too many words. Pics please. This is what this thread is for. I believe you created other threads about how awesome and knowledgeable you are. Pics here.
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    " to insecure to think objectively" [​IMG]
    I'm a shoemaker not an English teacher. But your point is well taken. If one is going to try to communicate with other people, the starting position ought to be respect enough to proof read. And edit.
     


  5. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Again, too many words. Pics please. This is what this thread is for. I believe you created other threads about how awesome and knowledgeable you are. Pics here.
    Maybe what you need is a fortune cookie.
     


  6. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    [​IMG]

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    not mine, but i'm tempted by the colour...
     


  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    not mine, but i'm tempted by the colour...

    I see what you're doing here.... [​IMG]
     


  8. Schweino

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  9. EnglishLapel

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    not mine, but i'm tempted by the colour...

    That is some very hefty baby poo.
     


  10. imatlas

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    That is some very hefty baby poo.

    ...or a very large band-aid.

    Might be good candidates for Ron Ryder's special touch.
     


  11. EnglishLapel

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    ...or a very large band-aid.

    Might be good candidates for Ron Ryder's special touch.


    But.. but he is not Eastern European so would NOT get love from Fritzl. They will have to remain in their blissfully shit like tone.
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    But.. but he is not Eastern European so would NOT get love from Fritzl. They will have to remain in their blissfully shit like tone.

    plain wrong. they are for the U.S. market, so it's likely they will come to i.e. Ron or Nick V.

    fwiw, i'm not from Eastern Europe...
     


  13. EnglishLapel

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    plain wrong. they are for the U.S. market, so it's likely they will come to i.e. Ron or Nick V.

    fwiw, i'm not from Eastern Europe...


    I was clearly joking but apoligies for the Eastern European thing.
     


  14. fritzl

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    I was clearly joking but apoligies for the Eastern European thing.

    accepted, no worries
     


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