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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    [​IMG] (except the last pic)
     
  2. onix

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  3. Newcomer

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    Start off with a little warmup... [​IMG] Alden Tassel Loafers on the Aberdeen last in #8 Now, onto the good stuff. I checked my phone and saw that my roommate signed off on a packed. Hmmm. I wonder what that could be. I look inside, and I see this: [​IMG] How nice, a lovely green box. [​IMG] With a thank you note and some Saphir polish! But that is not all... [​IMG] Is dat some dover? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] First EG's, very excited. Now, if only the rain would stop! Also, thanks to the Shoe Mart and Leather Soul for the excellent customer service, fast shipping, etc. Leather Soul especially really went the extra mile with some delicious coffee candies, a thank you note, and a bit of Saphir polish. Will definitely order from both companies again.
     
  4. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    Can you comment on the sizing of the dovers at all? I've been eyeing those for a long time

    888 last, right?
     
  5. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Start off with a little warmup...

    [​IMG]

    Alden Tassel Loafers on the Aberdeen last in #8

    Now, onto the good stuff.

    I checked my phone and saw that my roommate signed off on a packed. Hmmm. I wonder what that could be. I look inside, and I see this:

    [​IMG]

    How nice, a lovely green box.

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    With a thank you note and some Saphir polish! But that is not all...

    [​IMG]

    Is dat some dover?

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    First EG's, very excited. Now, if only the rain would stop!


    Am I the only one who cant stand the look of the Dover? Everyone raves about it, but I don't get it. It looks retarded, if shoes could be retarded. And I like most EG designs.
     
  6. Redwoood

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    Am I the only one who cant stand the look of the Dover? Everyone raves about it, but I don't get it. It looks retarded, if shoes could be retarded. And I like most EG designs.

    I don't like it either because I simply don't like split toes.
    But everybody has their own taste, live and let live.
     
  7. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Am I the only one who cant stand the look of the Dover? Everyone raves about it, but I don't get it. It looks retarded, if shoes could be retarded. And I like most EG designs.

    It's weird.

    The dover is on the top of my wish list at the moment - but any time I show a photo of the dover to any non SF person or comment on it when I walk past the EG shoppe window - they look at me as if I'm mad.
     
  8. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I cant get into them either. I bought two pairs mainly because of the SF love and ended up selling both of them because I just never felt like wearing them. Ironically, I sold my second pair to theyare, who put pics of them on his very thread and they look jaw droppingly beautiful in the pics. Go figure [​IMG]
     
  9. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    I cant get into them either. I bought two pairs mainly because of the SF love and ended up selling both of them because I just never felt like wearing them.

    Ironically, I sold my second pair to theyare, who put pics of them on his very thread and they look jaw droppingly beautiful in the pics. Go figure [​IMG]


    They look better when not worn maybe?!
     
  10. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Can you comment on the sizing of the dovers at all? I've been eyeing those for a long time

    888 last, right?


    606 last. And if you give me your sizes in other brands I may be able to help you out with sizing issues.
     
  11. laufer

    laufer Senior member

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    I don't like it either because I simply don't like split toes.
    But everybody has their own taste, live and let live.


    You are not. I would not use such a strong language. I just do not understand the devotion to Dover. I do not dislike split toe shoes. I would rather have G&G Isham. To each its own I guess.
     
  12. Pliny

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    They look better when not worn maybe?!

    Hey if it's good enough for Cusey. [​IMG]

    Yep there's def a bit of group-think about it. and it's hard to get past 'second most sublime RTW shoe' and 'EG flagship' - but if in some horrible nightmare i had to choose only 2 pairs of shoes, a Dover on the 82 in dark oak antiqued willow calf would be one of them, and not just because in the 82 last it's the equal (with Vass F) most comfortable RTW shoe for me.

    It's got great balance - if you look side on, the seamless counter compliments the stitched vamp - the Vass Norweger e.g. doesn't have that. The higher toe-box means it doesn't pinch and the shoe look more substantial. The square waist and double sole gives it weight and dignity - is there a Lobb that has the Dover's gravitas and 'manliness'? (The Chambord is inferior).

    It's unpretentious, not flashy, so it's easier to love over a long time. It's a derby that goes great with suits.
    etc etc

    and there's the pig bristle artisanal stitching[​IMG]
     
  13. SpooPoker

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

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    From the Armoury's tumblr:



    And specially for Spoo:

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    [​IMG] What is that green one? Looks almost like my EG Farrington...

    And someone (YFYF!) needs to tell me moar 'bout these...

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  14. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    606 last. And if you give me your sizes in other brands I may be able to help you out with sizing issues.

    Hm - i wear a 43 EU in vass F last and a 10D on the alden plaza last. 9.5 UK on the C+J 325 last,

    Any experience with any of those?

    -Geoff
     
  15. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Hm - i wear a 43 EU in vass F last and a 10D on the alden plaza last. 9.5 UK on the C+J 325 last,

    Any experience with any of those?

    -Geoff


    It's funny how different lasts fit you,I wear 11D on the alden plaza last and they fit me perfectly but I take 44.5 on Vass F last.
     
  16. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I love the Dover.
     
  17. pebblegrain

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    Am I the only one who cant stand the look of the Dover? Everyone raves about it, but I don't get it. It looks retarded, if shoes could be retarded. And I like most EG designs.

    they are the ultimate split toes. period.

    if you dont like split toes, you aren't going to like the dover, obviously.

    its not really that complicated [​IMG]
     
  18. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Hey if it's good enough for Cusey. [​IMG]

    Yep there's def a bit of group-think about it. and it's hard to get past 'second most sublime RTW shoe' and 'EG flagship' - but if in some horrible nightmare i had to choose only 2 pairs of shoes, a Dover on the 82 in dark oak antiqued willow calf would be one of them, and not just because in the 82 last it's the equal (with Vass F) most comfortable RTW shoe for me.

    It's got great balance - if you look side on, the seamless counter compliments the stitched vamp - the Vass Norweger e.g. doesn't have that. The higher toe-box means it doesn't pinch and the shoe look more substantial. The square waist and double sole gives it weight and dignity - is there a Lobb that has the Dover's gravitas and 'manliness'? (The Chambord is inferior).

    It's unpretentious, not flashy, so it's easier to love over a long time. It's a derby that goes great with suits.
    etc etc

    and there's the pig bristle artisanal stitching[​IMG]


    I love the Dover.

    they are the ultimate split toes. period.

    if you dont like split toes, you aren't going to like the dover, obviously.

    its not really that complicated [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Hm - i wear a 43 EU in vass F last and a 10D on the alden plaza last. 9.5 UK on the C+J 325 last,

    Any experience with any of those?

    -Geoff


    Well, I wear 43 EU in the F last, 9E UK on the 348 in C&J, 9.5E in G&G, US 10D in AE, 10D in Alden Aberdeen, etc. I would recommend trying them of if you are going to drop a bunch of money on a pair of shoes, personally [​IMG]
     
  19. meister

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    Am I the only one who cant stand the look of the Dover? Everyone raves about it, but I don't get it. It looks retarded, if shoes could be retarded. And I like most EG designs.

    +100 especially with that godawful undersewing thing like Sutor does.
     
  20. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    +100 especially with that godawful undersewing thing like Sutor does.

    I love the undersewing [​IMG] - It's what it's allllll about

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