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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    If a saddle can hold the tooling after decades of hard use...sometimes even a century or more... how does it make sense to expect an insole to relax and "forget" the contours that have been beaten into it?

    i do not expect that, but the insoles AE is using are pure junk. so this guy would have been better of to use his local cobbler.

    just my two cents.
     
  2. DWFII

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    i do not expect that, but the insoles AE is using are pure junk. so this guy would have been better of to use his local cobbler. just my two cents.
    Well, without reference to AE, I agree with you...as I said in my earlier remarks. Everything changes--all expectations and assumptions are moot--if you're talking about fiberboard or very thin and/or poor quality insoles backed by cork (essentially heavy sockliners). That said, $100.00 for a re-crafting isn't much more than the local cobbler would have charged for a full sole and heel and the insole would almost certainly not have been replaced. The whole point of course, is to know what you're getting into when you buy used shoes--incompatibly contoured insole is the least of it.[​IMG] I've got a line on some used mattresses (from hotels in NY) I might want to sell cheap.[​IMG]
     
  3. fritzl

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    1. Well, without reference to AE, I agree with you...as I said in my earlier remarks. Everything changes--all expectations and assumptions are moot--if you're talking about fiberboard or very thin and/or poor quality insoles backed by cork.

    2. That said, $100.00 for a re-crafting isn't much more than the local cobbler would have charged for a full sole and heel and the insole would almost certainly not have been replaced.


    1. this

    2. point is. the soles and the heels are in good condition. all he had needed would have been a skilled guy, who replaces the insoles. i'm not familiar with cobbler prizes in the U.S., but it seems that they are definitely lower in the neck of my woods. not talking hungary. they are really low.
     
  4. jhcam8

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    Just in - Rider Boots from Leffot
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Sander

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    Are those khaki-colored jeans? They look interesting.
     
  6. fritzl

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    what kind of leather?
     
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    [​IMG]
    Nice! EG?
     
  9. jhcam8

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    Are those khaki-colored jeans? They look interesting.

    Levi 501 STF - I think 'tobacco'
     
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    Nice!
    EG?


    Thanks. EG Malvern on the 202 flanked by the bag I made. Click pic for the unboxing.
     
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    What's the colour name of that suede, adagio?

    It's just called dark brown suede on the Bodileys site.
    http://www.shoes.shoppingsection.co....&Category_Code=


    Thanks. It looks much lighter and grayer in your pictures.

    I thought you were going somewhere else with this.
     
  14. ThinkDerm

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    bris - where did you get the shoes from?
     
  15. bigbris1

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    bris - where did you get the shoes from?
    These are the EG Malverns direct order from EG I have been waiting for. Where have you bean?
     
  16. NOBD

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    I thought you were going somewhere else with this.

    Hehe.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

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    Just thought I would share a story from this weekend:

    I met my girlfriend's mother for the first time. She showed me a picture of this horse she just bought. It wasn't a good idea to say, "It looks like it would make a good pair of shoes."

    Just sayin.
     
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    ...

    Is the briefcase the same as the one in your avatar ?
     
  19. fritzl

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    Is the briefcase the same as the one in your avatar ?

    almost, he will reply after his time-out in about a week.
     
  20. aj_del

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    ^^ bigbris is in time out. .. but why? What did he do this time?
     

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