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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Sorry, I have to agree with Baron, Son of Saphir and fritzl. The sole is beautiful but as a whole, it looks awkward.

    +100
     


  2. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    The nearer shoe is the EG Telford;


    I wonder what causes the "crease" running straight across the side of the shoe. Too strong trees?
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Sorry, I have to agree with Baron, Son of Saphir and fritzl. The sole is beautiful...

    you are welcome.

    +1
     


  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    I'm not crazy about that split toe design either. The top panel looks too flat - the shape doesn't seem as organic as it should..

    I thought the same thing.
    It looks very boxy.
     


  5. Harrydog

    Harrydog Senior member

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    I wonder what causes the "crease" running straight across the side of the shoe. Too strong trees?

    There isn't really a crease there; it just a slight curve that caught the light.
     


  6. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    I wonder what causes the "crease" running straight across the side of the shoe. Too strong trees?

    Bad tree fit yes,
     


  7. Mr. Walter Trent

    Mr. Walter Trent Well-Known Member

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    Had a nice surprise today...

    These:

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    I have no idea how cordovan ages (since I don't own any), but those will look stunning in about 5 years.

    Right now they are begging for patina, but that will come with time. Congrats on the great shoes.
     


  8. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Nice project though, from leather to shoe.
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I'm not crazy about how the split is done (I find that very few makers make a really good split toe) and they do look square from the top but I think that has to do with them not being worn and shaped by the foot. Once worn, I think these will look very nice and take a very nice shape. Not crazy about the sole edges either.
     


  10. Mr. Walter Trent

    Mr. Walter Trent Well-Known Member

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    I'm not crazy about how the split is done (I find that very few makers make a really good split toe) and they do look square from the top but I think that has to do with them not being worn and shaped by the foot. Once worn, I think these will look very nice and take a very nice shape. Not crazy about the sole edges either.

    Cross your eyes and then squint a little. Also, if you can, dim your monitor a little.

    See what I see yet? Beauties, aren't they?
     


  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I'm fine with this version of the split toe. It seems more modern than most, but it's always nice to shake things up a bit. I especially like the contrast stitching and I agree that it will look great as it ages.
     


  12. Mr. Walter Trent

    Mr. Walter Trent Well-Known Member

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    I agree that it will look great as it ages.


    Trust this man, he knows of what he speaks [​IMG]
     


  13. ThinkDerm

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    I'm not crazy about how the split is done (I find that very few makers make a really good split toe) and they do look square from the top but I think that has to do with them not being worn and shaped by the foot. Once worn, I think these will look very nice and take a very nice shape. Not crazy about the sole edges either.

    am I the only one who does not like the laces and thinks that they are awful?
     


  14. fritzl

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    am I the only one who does not like the laces and thinks that they are awful?

    the laces itself are not awful, imo

    they are a bit dark, but hmmh.
     


  15. bigbris1

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    am I the only one who does not like the laces and thinks that they are awful?

    The laces were the one area of concern for me. I would have went with a lighter colored flat lace, which can still easily be done if he so chooses.
     


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