Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    J how about a balmoral/ galosh group shot?
     


  2. Ich_Dien

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    I wish I was a baller who had 9 pairs of ADELAIDES that I hadn't even gotten around to wearing yet.

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  3. Roy

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    Great purchases JJL! Many comparisons have been made between the AS Handgrade line and G&G RTW/MTO.......what is your opinion on overall quality and finishing when they are side by side?

    It is hard to call and both are excellent. Some of the soles on my 2nd generation G&Gs (I think we are now 3rd or poss. 4th gen) look sloppy compared to their most recent brothers or to the AS HG line.

    The AS are really very impressive and appear every bit as good as the current crop of G&G's. I'd say G&G still has the contemporary edge when it comes to their lasts and proportions. I'll let you decide whether that is positive or negative as it is clearly a matter of personal preference.

    I always liked G&G's finishing with the fancy soles etc. but preferred EG's classic proportions (think lower facing and shorter toe caps). It would appear AS is arguably the best of both worlds.


    I like how none of them have been worn.

    Me too!


    J how about a balmoral/ galosh group shot?

    But i'll have to run them all around the block first so they look worn [​IMG]


    FTFY

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    *Edit* jjl, could you edit your post and id the shoes, for educational purposes?

    Starting at approx. 12 o'clock and working clockwise...

    G&G Hughes (modified) in Rosewood - MH71
    G&G Hughes (modified) in Vintage Rioja - MH71
    EG Walcot in Midnight - 888
    EG Canterbury in black - 888
    EG Lichfield in black - 82
    AS HG Moore in Burnished Chestnut - 19
    EG Pelham (modified) in Bauxite - 606
    EG Telford (modified) in Chestnut - 888
    AS HG Moore in Vintage Cherry - 48

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  6. jjl5000

    jjl5000 Senior member

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    I'd love to see a aportnoy - jjl shoe-off

    I would certainly like to see Andrew's shoe collection but I am certainly not in a position to compete. There are other members with many more shoes (worn & unworn) than I have.
     


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    Simply beautiful. Are those initials on the facing?
     


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    Roy Senior member

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    Simply beautiful. Are those initials on the facing?
    Thank you, it's my 3rd pair with Riccardo Bestetti. I have a pair on the way now that will be a bit more classic.

    Yes those are initials, actually just the initial of my first name. 'R'

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    Thank you, it's my 3rd pair with Riccardo Bestetti. I have a pair on the way now that will be a bit more classic.

    Yes those are initials, actually just the initial of my first name. 'R'


    If you haven't already posted pics of your other shoes, I should very much like to see them.
     


  10. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    If you haven't already posted pics of your other shoes, I should very much like to see them.

    Sure, i'll take some pictures when I get home. Riccardo also sent me some pictures of how he's putting the wooden pegs into place and the colouring. Is this the right topic to post those pictures or is this for finished shoes only?
     


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    Sure, i'll take some pictures when I get home. Riccardo also sent me some pictures of how he's putting the wooden pegs into place and the colouring. Is this the right topic to post those pictures or is this for finished shoes only?

    Post them all. All of them!
     


  12. Roy

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    Post them all. All of them!
    You've seen them!!

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  14. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Fantastic! Great pics and clearly a skilled shoemaker [​IMG]

    I have to confess I hadn't heard of Riccardo Bestetti before. The website certainly has some interesting designs...

    http://www.frecciabestetti.com/eng/home.html


    His website is very outdated. He has some fantastic new designs. Some are a bit more 'flashy', others are very classic. In about a month or so my new shoes by Riccardo are coming in. They're very different in appearance. You'd probably even think it was a different shoemaker [​IMG]
     


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    His website is very outdated. He has some fantastic new designs. Some are a bit more 'flashy', others are very classic. In about a month or so my new shoes by Riccardo are coming in. They're very different in appearance. You'd probably even think it was a different shoemaker [​IMG]

    Looking forward to seeing the pics Roy.
     


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