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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    My latest, modest pair from Magnoli Clothiers. I'll be getting a brown, brogued pair from Magnoli soon.

    What's with the 1990s/70s blunt fronts?
     


  2. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    Cross posted from the other shoe porn thread: Bespoke three-eyelet derbies in black calf.

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  3. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Special make up from Allen Edmonds, Byron is discontinued, the Fifth Ave. is close but not quite the same.

    If you do a special order it will run ~$450, make sure you request wheeling detail on the welt as it is no longer standard.

    They look good in that blue.
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    C&J for RL - Marlow in dark brown cordovan

    For me, it is the perfect shoe for 90% of all occasions.

    Very nice Moo. I think my resistance to Cordovan has pretty much evaporated. Just shoot me if I start liking tasselled loafers though [​IMG]
    It's called "Tobacco Chamois". They'd be great with tweed! Maybe even a whole donegal suit. [​IMG]
    Lovely (and the Dover's).
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    Nice - lovely colour.
    Here are some pictures of the shoes which Cravate Noire was kind enough to photograph in process. No complaints on the fit and these are my second pair. Some of the finishing may be a bit "rustic" for some, but I think it gives the shoes a certain amount of character.
    I really like the finishing.
    Cross posted from the other shoe porn thread: Bespoke three-eyelet derbies in black calf.
    These look very sleek for a derby. Does the heel shape have any value beyond the aesthetic?
     


  4. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Noice!!
    S.W.?

    Cross posted from the other shoe porn thread: Bespoke three-eyelet derbies in black calf.

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  5. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Thanks for the nice comments. The shoes I posted above are from Roberto Ugolini in Florence. If you look closely at Cravate Noire's original picture, you can see the shoe is fitted with a size 42 last, which is about right.

    Any reason why he used a predefined last, that confuses me a bit?
    All the other lasts werent sized or anything if IIRC.

    So my apologies go to ThinkDerm here[​IMG] .
     


  6. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Mine does not have a name. How old are yours?

    They were second-hand off eBay, so I have no idea. And oops, they're actually made for Gordon Scott (of Bond Street), not Gordon Rush.
     


  7. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Very nice Moo. I think my resistance to Cordovan has pretty much evaporated. Just shoot me if I start liking tasselled loafers though [​IMG]

    Tasseled loafers are awesome ... give it time MoK [​IMG] And yes, we will be waiting to shoot you with a camera.
     


  8. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    Cross posted from the other shoe porn thread: Bespoke three-eyelet derbies in black calf.

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    Neid.
     


  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Any reason why he used a predefined last, that confuses me a bit?

    it happens that the lastmaker stamps them with the size. that's not unusual.
     


  10. fritzl

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    Does the heel shape have any value beyond the aesthetic?

    it's for orthopedic reasons. very common in the austro-hungarian bespoke tradition...
     


  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    These look very sleek for a derby. Does the heel shape have any value beyond the aesthetic?
    That's what's known as a Thomas heel. It is supposed to prevent pronation--walking the shoe to the inside (medial side). It doesn't always have that severe a "corner" on the lateral side. That seems a bit unstable to me but I could be wrong.
     


  12. ld111134

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    Very handsome, MoK![​IMG]
     


  13. fritzl

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    That's what's known as a Thomas heel. It is supposed to prevent pronation--walking the shoe to the inside (medial side).

    i have two pairs with the "TH" and i'm very happy with them. btw, from one of the makers of the cooperation the op's shoe is coming from...
     


  14. Cravate_Noire

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    it happens that the lastmaker stamps them with the size. that's not unusual.

    Ah, OK...thanks.
     


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