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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Srynerson

    Srynerson Senior member

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    I like everything about the Oundle. I like saying Oundle. I wish I could use it more.

    Pronounced "undle," "oondle," or "wundle"?
     


  2. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

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    Oundles are plain toe usually

    Yup. I just know that in my case, when going MTO I start having thoughts about customizing a bit (helps me to justify the upcharge - does this happen to anyone else??). I'm glad David stayed pure to the design.
     


  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't think I ever posted these on here: MTO Edward Green Oundle in Edwardian on the 888 last. I specified light antiquing and burnishing with metal toe taps and a 1.5 sole tapering to a single. I like the way they turned out the in-real-life color is a touch more tan. The middle photo probably gives off the best impression of the actual color.

    They've been a pain (no pun intended) to break in which is odd since I have two other shoes in this style (suede Oundles and black Grants). They finally seem to be getting there after numerous days around the house.

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    these are one of my fave EG's and seeing your suede ones it was start of my suede fix
     


  4. meister

    meister Senior member

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    http://www.styleforum.net/attachment...1&d=1296351383

    Those wholecuts are nice. Bally Scribes are the most underrated shoes posted on SF. They are as good as EG and better CJ or Aldens.


    The "handmade" ones I have seen in Australia are incredible and sell for AUD1250 I believe.
     


  5. kev777

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    Inspired by Myke's C&J Tetburys & Loake Pimlico's i went to Retailtherapy4All and bought these Alfred Sargent Mendips in Walnut Grain and i have to say i'm more than chuffed to bits. I did have a look (in person) at the Tetburys and Brecon's and these Mendips are as good both in leather quality and construction IMHO. I have to say i wasn't that keen on the Tetbury leather (Nubuck) it seemed to scratch to hell just trying them on. Each to his/her own i suppose.

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  6. NOBD

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    Inspired by Myke's C&J Tetburys & Loake Pimlico's i went to Retailtherapy4All and bought these Alfred Sargent Mendips in Walnut Grain and i have to say i'm more than chuffed to bits. I did have a look (in person) at the Tetburys and Brecon's and these Mendips are as good both in leather quality and construction IMHO. I have to say i wasn't that keen on the Tetbury leather (Nubuck) it seemed to scratch to hell just trying them on. Each to his/her own i suppose.

    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...entMendip2.jpg
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    Nice to see these. I'm thinking about having some winter chukka's made next year (MTM). I was thinking about something like these, but with commando soles. Is this type of grain leather the most 'suitable' for winter weather"”do you think it can handle some snow and salt?
     


  7. kev777

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    Nice to see these. I'm thinking about having some winter chukka's made next year (MTM). I was thinking about something like these, but with commando soles. Is this type of grain leather the most 'suitable' for winter weather—do you think it can handle some snow and salt?

    I wouldnt have thought it was any better against the elements than normal calf leather as , if im not mistaken, it is just calf leather but "grained!" Others may know better.

    The reason i bought them is exactly for as you have said ie winter weather. I hope they fair well but i have to say i dont treat my shoes like shelf queens [​IMG] I use them, abuse them,resole them, treat them, shine them and ditch them when they eventually expire !!!!!
     


  8. NOBD

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    I wouldnt have thought it was any better against the elements that normal calf leather as , if im not mistaken, it is just calf leather but "grained!" Others may know better.

    The reason i bought them is exactly for as you have said ie winter weather. I hope they fair well but i have to say i dont treat my shoes like shelf queens [​IMG] I use them, abuse them,resole them, treat them, shine them and ditch them when they eventually expire !!!!!


    Hehe. Thanks. I intend to do exactly the same, just want the most suitable leather to start with.
     


  9. gusvs

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    My newly arrived (and first pair of) Saint Crispin's:
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    I can really testify to what others have said about Mr. Car; he has been a true gentleman and a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole process.
     


  10. MalfordOfLondon

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    Congrats ^^ those are stunning - and that shoe box! :p
     


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    Christsakes they are wonderful !!! Have they been bloody varnished [​IMG]
     


  12. medtech_expat

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    Wow... just beautiful. Enjoy and wear them in good health!
     


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    Very nice, congrats! Wear them in good health.
     


  14. worth

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    I have the cheapest quality new boots on the face of the planet in these Ritano Wingtip boots. I knew for $70 they would be cheap, but I needed something for the sloppy days that I didn't care about getting messed up. Most people can't tell the difference anyway, and i've had compliments on them.

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    After two wears, the stitching is popping out on the crease where the foot bends.

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    I don't want to take it to a cobbler, because I want to spend the least amount on them as possible. I don't want to spend $50 or $100 in repairs to a $5 boot.

    I could return them, but I would have to cover shipping costs to the US from Canada, so if I could fix them for cheap, i'd rather do that.

    Any suggestions other than throwing them out? Because I know that is the first thing that came to everyone's mind.

    In addition, i'm a firm believer in quality now. Why spend $70 on a pair of boots that lasted 2 wears when you can spend more but get 10 years out of them? It was a wasted $70 I know.
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    Thanks guys! Glad you like them.

    gusvs - killer Saint Crispin's!

    Yup. I just know that in my case, when going MTO I start having thoughts about customizing a bit (helps me to justify the upcharge - does this happen to anyone else??). I'm glad David stayed pure to the design.

    I used to feel this urge as well. Lately I've been leaning towards simplicity with little to no brogueing or medallions anywhere. Keeps it simple and versatile.
     


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