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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

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    awesome shoes....are you familar with cj shoes?

    closer to the belgrave 337 or 348?


    Closer to 337 - not as long as 348, more balanced proportions.
     
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    Is there a reason the toes are so square?
    Comfort last in likelihood. Also Andrew W are those patterned wholecuts in your second upload a commissioned work? They'd look amazing if you ever decide to sell any more like that pair.
     
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    Definitely the bomb. They look immaculate. Details of last, style and price plz? thanx

    Price from The Armoury (HK based store run by fellow SF'ers yfyf and toiletduck) is approx $500 + shipping from HK. See the link to the Armoury at the top of this page.

    Last is called the Simpson last, it's a chiseled toe last, similar in shape to the C&J 337 last - not as elongated as the C&J 348 last. It has very balanced proportions which I like. Seems to be a last of average width, not particularly narrow or wide (they have an Inca last which I'm told is wider and an Alcudia last which I'm told is narrower although it's not obvious from the pics.)

    Style as you can see is the classic semi-brogue - this is the type of shoe that goes with anything.
     
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    A lot of text and no pics recently.


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    deets on these?
     
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    ravello wt


    Who is the maker of these?
     
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    Who is the maker of these?

    Alden by the looks of thing
     
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    Alden by the looks of thing

    Maybe, but they have a flat welt, and it doesn't look like the Barrie last. I feel like you don't often see Alden's with flat welts. I guess just the short wing on some sort of other last.
     
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    A pair of Saint Crispins to start off the New Year. These are by far the best shoes that I have ever own, including Edward Greens and John Lobbs.

    Nice! They look gorgeous. Out of curiosity, what separates them from JL and EG? The fit? The construction?
     
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    Nice! They look gorgeous. Out of curiosity, what separates them from JL and EG? The fit? The construction?

    Thanks David, I have to say both. My feet are good candidate for bespoke shoes but living in Sydney is logiscally impossible. I am what are typical Asian feet wider at the forefeet and narrow heels and the left is wider than the right. Through a very competent fitter, I was able to use a stock last and add fitting pieces to the forefeet and also making the left shoe slightly wider. The outcome was exceptional to me a close to bespoke shoe without the price and all this took eight weeks. I have a pair of EG on order since June and still don't have them.

    As for constructions to my untrained eye. The leather SC uses are slightly better than EG and JL. The way they make the shoe the arch has a stiffer support than other English makers. For me this stops the arch from collapsing after prolong use through the years. The antiques finish is also exceptional.

    You can say I am pretty thrilled with the SC shoes. Have to say the people at SC and the agent here in Sydney has been fantastic. They will bend over backwards to try to accommodate you on getting a better fitting shoes
     
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    On my St Crispins, the arch is really the star of the show
     
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    Price from The Armoury (HK based store run by fellow SF'ers yfyf and toiletduck) is approx $500 + shipping from HK. See the link to the Armoury at the top of this page.

    Last is called the Simpson last, it's a chiseled toe last, similar in shape to the C&J 337 last - not as elongated as the C&J 348 last. It has very balanced proportions which I like. Seems to be a last of average width, not particularly narrow or wide (they have an Inca last which I'm told is wider and an Alcudia last which I'm told is narrower although it's not obvious from the pics.)

    Style as you can see is the classic semi-brogue - this is the type of shoe that goes with anything.


    Thnks Fidel - this is good news. I contacted Carmina directly and was quoted a much higher price. The shoes look great and that last suits this oxford style.
     
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    Who is the maker of these?

    alden
     
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    color 4 and black saddle
     
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    color 4 and black saddle


    Dual colored shoes (or whatever they're called) ain't my thang but those are spectacular.
     
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