Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Granted Maftei shoes are not going to win Style Forum beauty contest against EG...

    you're kidding, right?

    but IMHO comfort and fit should come first. The reason I like bespoke shoes is comfort.

    this adds to the value. fully agree.
     


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    yes do so as it would be an interesting project

    i am not keen on how EG do HAF i would rather have the plain double but if they could finish it similar to this Delos pair then i would really consider it


    Talking of HAF & Dover....

    http://blog.leffot.com/2011/02/09/edward-green-dover/
     


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    The reason I like bespoke shoes is comfort. There is no break in period they fit perfectly straight from the box.

    If (that's a big "if") the bespoke shoes go right (even then, the first pair won't fit "perfectly").
    If they go wrong, they can be an expensive shipwreck!

    P.S. I believe there is an error in the quote. "a fit that lasts" should be "a last that fits".
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    you're kidding, right?

    I am afraid not. Some Style Forum members find even John Lobb (London) blobby.


    Bengal-stripe

    you are right, indeed it takes time for the bespoke to get it right.
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    I am afraid not. Some Style Forum members find even John Lobb (London) blobby.

    what do they know, seriously?

    80% of the shoes displayed on their site are rather gaudy. that's a fact.

    also most of the bashers haven't come close to any workshop in the world, let alone budapest or vienna.

    or how would you explain e.g. the "thousands" size and colour comparing threads...
     


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

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    ^ Nice AJ. Whats the dubble munx? Lowndes?
     




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    ^ Nice AJ. Whats the dubble munx? Lowndes?

    Yup

    @aj_del

    Details on the tassel?

    Thanks


    Ralph Lauren ( I think Redways is the model name)
     




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    For some reason, my intuition tells me that Spoo is in the market for a pair of double monks.
     


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    what do they know, seriously?

    80% of the shoes displayed on their site are rather gaudy. that's a fact.

    also most of the bashers haven't come close to any workshop in the world, let alone budapest or vienna.

    or how would you explain e.g. the "thousands" size and colour comparing threads...



    You are preaching to the choir Fritzl. Anyways while EG shoes indeed are beautiful, they are overpriced in my opinion. If somebody is really hell bent on getting english shoes I think Alfred Sargent is better value.
     


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