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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. polar-lemon

    polar-lemon Senior member

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    So what do you think - are the made to regular AS specs or closer to handmade quality?. They cost USD545.

    The sole confused me with the font ...I should have stuck with nail pattern as always..


    You can tell they're AS both from the nail pattern on the heel, as well as those two arcs of dotted perforations--those have been on every AS I've seen/handled.

    It's hard to tell the quality level without handling them, but those don't look quite as nice as what AS does for BB (channeled sole), and the latter retails for under $500 and can be had on sale easily. Not really a great value, by that measure. As rebel points out, they also say "bench made." I have a pair of the AS for Lands' End shoes (retail 295, went on sale for much less), and these look to be about comparable quality.
     
  2. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    You can tell they're AS both from the nail pattern on the heel, as well as those two arcs of dotted perforations--those have been on every AS I've seen/handled.

    It's hard to tell the quality level without handling them, but those don't look quite as nice as what AS does for BB (channeled sole), and the latter retails for under $500 and can be had on sale easily. Not really a great value, by that measure. As rebel points out, they also say "bench made." I have a pair of the AS for Lands' End shoes (retail 295, went on sale for much less), and these look to be about comparable quality.


    I agree with much of what is here. I don't believe they are a "great value" but certainly a very good shoe--even for the money. I have not seen that style in any other AS shoes, so I would bet they are a collaboration of some kind. That's just a bet, but my hunch is they are SM style and AS make. To me that is probably worth paying for them if you like them. I saw the pics and thought they were pretty cool--to each his own.
     
  3. Trifon

    Trifon Well-Known Member

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    Check out AS model Ramsey, they have exactly the same straps.
     
  4. Vortex

    Vortex Member

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    I changed the patina of my Loding shoes (french).

    From this:

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    To:

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    Let me know if you guys like it!
     
  5. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    I changed the patina of my Loding shoes (french).

    From this:

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    To:

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    Let me know if you guys like it!


    Those look great! Mind sharing how you did it?
     
  6. Vortex

    Vortex Member

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    I changed the patina of my Loding shoes (french). From this: [​IMG] To: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Let me know if you guys like it!
    A lot of aceton, paint and wax. It takes a lot of practice.
     
  7. artoftime

    artoftime Senior member

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    I did the same with some Lobb double monks...turned out great.
    These look great.
     
  8. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Can anyone help with Cheaney sizing? I am told that F is their standard width. How does the Cheaney sizing in F compares to other Uk brands ? Thanks a lot guys
     
  9. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    ...

    how low are you willing to go?
     
  10. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior member

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    S Moore (to handgrade spec) on the 19 last in burnished chestnut...

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    and the same again in vintage cherry on the 48 last...

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    and finally, latest MTO boots from EG in olive / loden suede / chestnut...

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  11. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior member

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    Some Cleverley slipper damage in navy cashmere for good measure [​IMG]

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  12. pebblegrain

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  13. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    AS Moore (to handgrade spec) on the 19 last in burnished chestnut...

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    and the same again in vintage cherry on the 48 last...

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    and finally, latest MTO boots from EG in olive / loden suede / chestnut...

    [​IMG]

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    Reposted in full just for sheer f**king awesomeness. Thats some serious sexy footwear there [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    AS Moore (to handgrade spec) on the 19 last in burnished chestnut...

    [​IMG]

    and the same again in vintage cherry on the 48 last...

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    I can't tell the difference between the 19 and 48 lasts. [​IMG]
     
  15. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I can't tell the difference between the 19 and 48 lasts. [​IMG]


    The 19 is more pointed and is similar to say the EG 82, where as the 48 is more soft square - perhaps somewhere between a 202 and 606. IMO, the welt on the 48 has not been trimmed to follow the contours of the toe shape very accurately. It appears overly rounded with little to no evidence of the soft square last on which it was made.

    Pic of AS HG last below:

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    Far left = 48, middle = 19
     
  16. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    Wow. reinforces how much of a small timer i am! Fantastic stuff.
     
  17. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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  18. SpooPoker

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

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    Fuckin a. Those all showed up the same day? I would have overloaded.
     
  19. brax

    brax Senior member

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    All are awesome but the vintage cherry is a step above.
     

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