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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Aldehyde

    Aldehyde Senior member

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    Ya. No. These do not look like they have fine loving patina. They look like a shoe tree has never been used and they are about 2 sizes too big.
     
  2. rabiesinfrance

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    Is that the "Auden" model?
     
  3. Son Of Saphir

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    More of the others, please.

    OK. Here are the Aldens. All are cordovan.
    Boots are #8, and black
    Shoes are black, whiskey/mahogony, cigar, and whiskey.
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  5. pebblegrain

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    Horrible! I hate the faux 'distressed' look, especially in quality shoes. Wear a pair in!

    So you only buy raw tan Aldens? Practically every pair of shoes from Edward Green to Gaziano to Lobb to Crockett to AE has built-in faux antiquing nowadays.

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    Ya. No. These do not look like they have fine loving patina. They look like a shoe tree has never been used and they are about 2 sizes too big.


    They don't look that bad. n.d.c. used the pre-curled sole almost 5 years ago and those reportedly were just fine. Using the name "Shabby Chic" is a bad move though.
     
  6. economiayocio

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    Some porn on Alden half-brogue Oxfords reviewed on my blog. Here an appetizer:

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  7. Srynerson

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    Some nice shoes on the top row with a briefcase inscribed with God knows what.

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    Looks like another document from Louis XV. On the left-hand panel it has what appears to be the same signature and seal on it as the Alessandro III shoe, which I know was etched with a letter from Louis XV to Madame de Pomapdour.

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  8. earthdragon

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    Anniversary Edition - EG 'Sandhurst' in Dark Oak on the 888 (shitty cell pics). [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    These are killer!
     
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    These are killer!

    +1 - sweet!
     
  11. gdl203

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    Anniversary Edition - EG 'Sandhurst' in Dark Oak on the 888 (shitty cell pics).
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    They're nice but I can't help thinking that they're missing the toe stitching. Looks unfinished.
     
  12. earthdragon

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    They're nice but I can't help thinking that they're missing the toe stitching. Looks unfinished.

    I know what you mean gdl. I spent about 45 minutes in EG today - couldn't decide between these or the Dover (606). The 888 was calling. I may order the Dover on the 888 anyway, though they are quoting 16 weeks!
    Is it just me, or have shoe prices increased considerably in the last 12 months. C&J, Foster etc all seem much higher than my last london visit.
     
  13. fritzl

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    They're nice but I can't help thinking that they're missing the toe stitching. Looks unfinished.

    your vass norweger blow them out of the water...
     
  14. gdl203

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    your vass norweger blow them out of the water...

    Well I also have a pair of EG Dover (on 888) - which I actually wore today btw - and they both have their place. The Vass are awesome but more casual than the Dover (especially with the double sole). Dovers' apron and stitching is a bit more subtle. I guess some could say that a split toe shouldn't be too subtle - that's a valid argument.
     
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  16. srivats

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    Good to see you around here [​IMG]

    G, he's not even trying to hide :p
     
  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    G, he's not even trying to hide :p

    I guess not - but I missed the other 136 posts
     
  18. Wes Bourne

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    Anniversary Edition - EG 'Sandhurst' in Dark Oak on the 888 (shitty cell pics).
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    ditto [​IMG]

    Anniversary Ed. EG shoebox and shopping bag? Bris would've loved those. [​IMG]
     
  19. fritzl

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    Well I also have a pair of EG Dover (on 888) - which I actually wore today btw - and they both have their place. The Vass are awesome but more casual than the Dover (especially with the double sole). Dovers' apron and stitching is a bit more subtle. I guess some could say that a split toe shouldn't be too subtle - that's a valid argument.

    i agree. iirc, your vass have a goyser welt, too.

    the sandhurst above also sports a double sole. the leather on yours look more delicate. i'm not a fan of the apron stitching pattern of the eg's. more subtle? imo, this depends on the pov.

    the dover has been very popular on sf. also the ecton and there have been last comparisons and what not. eg more or less "disappeared" from sf, thinking a few years back.

    honestly, the best norweger are "not" available from rtw. vass is pretty close to a authentic last shape.

    but like in fashion also the last shapes follow certain trends. subtle, but they do. mr. berta has settled on four basic last shapes for now. depending on your measurments, little adjustements are realized. etc., etc.
     
  20. Harrydog

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    C&J Albany in Russian Calf.

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