Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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    To me, there's no comparison between these two - those St. Crispins are so much more refined it's not even close. Looking at the EG sued monks by themselves I would not have a problem wearing them with business attire, but when compared like this to the Crispins they almost look like shoes deserving of only denim.

    Those St. Crispins are stunningly beautiful.
     


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    I'd love to have either one of these.
     


  3. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Looks like the tide of public opinion is shifting...
     


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    The (apparent) lack of toe spring on the Saint Crispins in this pic really makes a big difference. I like how they've done the double taper to single sole.
     
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    on the one hand crispins:
    hand welted
    some nicer finishing
    but:
    some rather clumsy designs
    some rather ugly lasts

    vs.
    eg
    who has a weath of nice lasts
    a wealth of nice designs
    but:
    machine welted
    and does not have the equivalent finishing
     


  6. Newcomer

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    I guess with Saint Crispins you just need to be wary of the last you are ordering the shoe on and the style. I have seen some very elegant lasts from SC though.
     


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    WOW. THis is a blow to the EG fans self included. The SCs look so much better.

    BTW, WTF gets a double sole on Oundles?????



    :)
     


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    i have been to the showroom with medtech expat and i was really impressed with their collection of standard lasts. iirc, they had nine at that time(end of february).

    not sure what this eg comparison is good for. imo, this is apples to oranges.
     


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    HORNS Senior member

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    You're right to a degree, assuming that the whole intention of the EG posted in comparison was intended to look more full, chunky, "toothsome". To me, the St. Crispin posted has a more elegant shoe-to-heel ratio and the bevelling and narrowing of the waist is something that can be done by EG as well.
     


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    i would like to see this... probably in the good old days, not recently, imo.
     


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    This doenst make too much sense, hand welted and nicer finish is quite objectively better while the clumsiness of the lasts/designs is pretty personal .
    That said, I find the finish of most EGs I have seen to be equal.
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I don't know how much difference it would make at this heel height but the shoe with less toe-spring (up to a point) will crease more and more heavily than the shoe with toe spring. I've always liked a last with a small toe spring--it makes a very nice looking shoe. But there is a reason for toe spring.
     


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    I'm not familiar with EG enough, so my opinion is really limited to the few I've seen/held in person (not worn) and what I've seen on here and online, like LeatherSoul. That being said, I don't remember any particular EG shoe that reaches the level of refinement that is shown in the St. Crispins at hand.
     


  14. T4phage

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    to you

    this is true
    such as the loveliness of thier 'screwdriver' last
    very reminiscent of santoni's snounts
     


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    Hey guys, I'm wearing shoes today.
     


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