Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Too bad about that stiff, laterally inflexible pegged waist. I bet it's gemmed too--gonna blow up on you any minute now.
    Just want to go on record and say that this was intended for laughs, not for serious criticism. And it certainly wasn't intended to stir up the commotion it did. All the same, it was a cheap shot, and I admit I shouldn't have gone there. I've apologized to DW by PM, and he's graciously accepted. It's the last time I'm going to mention either of the controversial issues. While I may still, very much as a layman, disagree with DW on some of the opinions he's posted here about shoe construction, I nonetheless respect him very much as a craftsman who has a degree of skill matched by few people in the world. We're all better off for his participation here at SF and, even if we disagree with him on some things, he ought to get at least an occasional break from the relentless snark.
     


  2. youngScholar

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    Wow, I see some fancy Christmas shoes there in the center.[​IMG]

    What is the sole material of the shoes in the back row? Some kind of thick crepe?

    Navy bal boot = [​IMG]
     


  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Just want to go on record and say that this was intended for laughs, not for serious criticism. And it certainly wasn't intended to stir up the commotion it did. All the same, it was a cheap shot, and I admit I shouldn't have gone there. I've apologized to DW by PM, and he's graciously accepted. It's the last time I'm going to mention either of the controversial issues. While I may still, very much as a layman, disagree with DW on some of the opinions he's posted here about shoe construction, I nonetheless respect him very much as a craftsman who has a degree of skill matched by few people in the world. We're all better off for his participation here at SF and, even if we disagree with him on some things, he ought to get at least an occasional break from the relentless snark.
    I want to express my deepest appreciation and my heartfelt thanks for this post. It is people like Orgetorix that renew my faith and keep me posting on StyleForum. [​IMG] As for agreeing with me...it's not required nor expected. Even shoemakers will disagree among themselves on occasion. All I would require...if it were up to me...is reasoned discourse that occasionally rises above the level of a twitter-feed. Thank you again, Orgetorix...and all the others who have offered words of support.
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Wow, I see some fancy Christmas shoes there in the center.[​IMG] What is the sole material of the shoes in the back row? Some kind of thick crepe? Navy bal boot = [​IMG]
    It's hard to tell but with the limited amount of information provided by the photo, I would say it is some sort of injection molded rubber.
     


  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Im kind of loving the Xmas wingtips in a funny way.
     


  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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  7. Slewfoot

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    Nice Moo...AE black shell?
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Nice Moo...AE black shell?

    Thank you.

    Not quite. I'll let a few others guess and then reveal. [​IMG]
     


  9. ramuman

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    Thank you.

    Not quite. I'll let a few others guess and then reveal. [​IMG]


    AE Park Ave black calf?
     


  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    AE Park Ave black calf?

    You guys are on the right track, but no. Not AE.
     


  11. Poshak Man

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    You guys are on the right track, but no. Not AE.

    These look a lot like Johnston and Murphy balmorals.
     


  12. mr monty

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    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.

    " to insecure to think objectively"

    Grammer was not my point. I just wanted highlight the thought. Many guys here are too insecure to think objectively. After all, this is a style forum for men.
     


  13. Horatio

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    [​IMG] Love the greenish longwings, and he's got side laces, too [​IMG]
    Some other stuff from http://imaihiroki.com/

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    One buckle too much for my liking...

    Cheers
     


  14. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    " to insecure to think objectively" Grammer was not my point. I just wanted highlight the thought. Many guys here are too insecure to think objectively. After all, this is a style forum for men.
    My apologies. I guess that's why my posts tend to be longer...I understand the limitations of 140 characters and am reluctant to contribute to the almost inevitable confusion that may result. BTW, I agree with you.
     


  15. Wes Bourne

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    You guys are on the right track, but no. Not AE.

    These look a lot like Johnston and Murphy balmorals.

    +1.
     


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