Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Ah, I see you belong to the "Tintin" school of monk strap philosophy.
    In which case you won't approve of my recent purchases. I think I'm becoming a prima donna lately. [​IMG]


    Tintin (Kuifje) is great.

    What did you get?
     


  2. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    My favorite Pebble Grain Wingtips.

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    Funny cuz I threw up a bit

    Can someone pass me a tissue? I just ejaculated. [​IMG]

    ^ I like these shoes as well, despite my snarkiness before.

    the world of shoes is full of secrets - one is called patina.

    Love 'em or hate 'em, thanks for posting & sharing your opinions. Fritzl, you hit it JUST right, I think. I wish I could bottle up "patina" and sell it like sun-tan lotion. These were SPF 60, as they were made around 1950. Don't know what they looked like new, but natural aging does some wonderful stuff, i think.


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  3. fritzl

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    Makes sense. I don't think these are overly affected, like the Chapel, which I really don't like.

    this

    I am a monk fan and i like them simple and single.

    not a fan. if it has to be a monk, then this. imo, the redmire qualifies for that, though.

    hey c. mine are dark brown suede with single sole, similar to spoo's. [​IMG]
     


  4. NOBD

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    hey c. mine are dark brown suede with single sole, similar to spoo's. [​IMG]

    Good boy.
     


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    Those are incredibly nice, even though I personally prefer round toes. The medallion and the broguing complement each other very well. I can only imagine what some polish would do to that beauty!
     


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    Sole shot kills it for me. I know JR must be like steel but they just look so...unlickable. Like most RHM chicks.
     


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  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Really Hairy Manly

    Spoon congratulations. Very nice.
     


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  12. DWFII

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    Sole shot kills it for me. I know JR must be like steel ....
    I've used JR soles a lot. They are tanned with Valona (acorn caps)and are a good outsole although I am not convinced that they are any better than the Baker or the Belgium outsole I am using currently. They tend to be brittle in my experience. Personal opinion alert! But I can't stand...and can't understand why any self-respecting shoemaker would allow...the logo left visible. It's like wearing a shirt with "Acme Cleaning" or "Gant Shirtmakers" embroidered on the back. Except that it is really hard to finish a JR outsole to the point where the logo can be eliminated. I lobbied for and for a short time was able to buy JR outsoles with the logo stamped on the flesh side. But no more. JR didn't like the bother.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't G&G and EG use JR's? Do they just sand them down or something? Or are they just some other oak bark tanned soles?
     


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    I've JR soles a lot. They are tanned with Valona (acorn caps)and are a good outsole although I am not convinced that they are any better than the Baker or the Belgium outsole I am using currently. They tend to be brittle in my experience. Personal opinion alert! But I can't stand...and can't understand why any self-respecting shoemaker would allow...the logo left visible. It's like wearing a shirt with "Acme Cleaning" or "Gant Shirtmakers" embroidered on the back. Except that it is really hard to finish a JR outsole to the point where the logo can be eliminated. I lobbied for and for a short time was able to buy JR outsoles with the logo stamped on the flesh side. But no more. JR didn't like the bother.
    I find the JR logo to fade away after just one or two wearings. It's definitely not heavily imprinted on my pairs of Vass.
     


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