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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    +1

    Of all the things...issues...that a savvy buyer ought to be concerned with, this is probably the least important, if not wholly insignificant.

    There are too many examples of off center medallions, tilted vamps, stitch crowded broguing, etc., associated with really high end, highly touted shoes...all of which has a tendency to go totally unnoticed. Nevermind construction techniques that actually do affect longevity and objective quality.
     
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  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Yup, surprised no one seems to have noticed that before, as those roller marks are quite common on shell shoes, perhaps more visible/obvious with certain makers than others. Imo, not an issue at all and as Ron said, it's sort of to be expected with shell for the reasons he described.


    +1 to that.

    You want fucked up? I give you fucked up, tilted vamp and all.


    You make it sound like it's easy to find a quality NOS shell longwing in a common size (i.e. not a size 12AA or whatever) on ebay...
     
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  3. SpooPoker

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

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    Excellent post, and thank you for the clarification. I didnt know this, as none of my shell shoes have it. Good to know though.
     


  4. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Well, try stating this to the various style forum members interviewed in this article: Fop Culture.

    ...and I thought I had it bad.
     


  5. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Saint Crispins double monks in Russian Reindeer Calf


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  6. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Beyond beautiful and the shiney toe is unbelievable. How long did they spend on doing that? Russian reindeer cals aka NOT Metta Catherina?
     
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  7. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Those have got to be some of the nicest shoes I've seen on here. Simply wonderful.
     


  8. VictorSF

    VictorSF Senior member

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    Great shoes!

    I have a similar pair of SC, but in another block (I have them in the block № 505)

    Your shoe - much nicer!

    What is the basic block was used by you when ordering?

    Or is it a re-designed shoe for you?

    I love it!



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  9. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Yours is on the chiseled, his is on the Riva last. Both fit exactly the same btw. despite the optical differences.
     


  10. kev777

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    Absolutely wonderful pair of monks :slayer:
     
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  11. SpooPoker

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

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    Holy shit, reindeer dub munx FTW :slayer:
     


  12. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Thanks! It doesn't come like that from the factory, a good friend have spent many hours of elbow grease to achieved that finish. The supply of Russian reindeer calf do come from Metta Catherina but it seems there are never ending supplies of this stuff.
    Thanks!
    Victor you have very good taste. Your shoes are on the chiseled last, my are on the classic last, it is exactly the same shoe apart from the toes.
     


  13. T4phage

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    it does not look like the catherina stuff
    which has a crosshatched pattern
    ala cleverley/n&l

    these look more like what santoni uses
    because eg's willow grain pattern is
    a bit 'tighter'
     


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    I like your monks but i'm more of a Santoni fan.

     
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