Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    The positive feedback is MUCH appreciated, friends. As there are always amazing shoes posted on this thread, I'm glad to have something just a little "different" to contribute.
     


  2. meister

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    That wing stitching along the quarters seen in most US gunboats = my term. The wing of the wingtip so to speak.
     


  3. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    While some prefer the "softer & more supple" leathers, I have a soft spot for tougher ones that may look great, but ALSO last a lifetime. I believe that regular conditioning is nice to do, but should not be a necessity to avoid cracking. Vintage grain leathers are a favorite.
     


  4. isshinryu101

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    I've become a big fan of 1950's US shoes. You can always tell a 50's shoe, as they were in LOVE with the exposed edge of the topsole. Those Boyd's Mammoth Boats above made 'em big & thick. Other makers & styles featured more subtle details.

    One popular style was to place a contrasting (usually white or cream) stitch in the top-sole edge. For some reason, that single stitch set the shoes off, I think.

    Anyway, I recently sent my Father a box with 2 pairs of '50's Florsheims. Both pairs featured closed channelling on the soles, which is a good indication of the level of care that went into construction (as is the case today). He called me last night & said I should post them, so here goes.

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    Again, certainly NOT the level elegance seen in today's Top Makers' offerings, but then again, the 1950's weren't such an elegant time for footwear.
     


  5. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    ...while on the subject of vintage shoes: NOS Johnston&Murphy Aristocraft toe-capless oxfords, slim leather soles, rubber heels and a very contoured, low-instep (there must be a better word) last with delicately chiseled toes. Dark brown laces add a hint of colour only visible in bright days (indoors these look black).

    Someone knows the date of origin for this pair. 70s, 80s?

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  6. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    The soles know. They look to be 70's or 80's. I'm SURE Meister could answer this authoritatively
     


  7. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Might have found the maker of those: these vtg Winthrop wingtips have the same styling, incl. the medallion.
     


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  9. meister

    meister Senior member

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    I think 90s but notice how they use that treatment on the sides that is reminiscent of the 50s Florsheims. Updated of course. They also look like a pair of French shoes I have.


    These are very elegant but notice the throw back to the 70s style large monk buckle. Everything changes...everything remains the same.
     
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  10. Slewfoot

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    Very cool. I can't recall a better proportioned American made classic round toe last.
     


  11. Achillus

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    Looking really good, a mix between loafers and monkstraps.
     


  12. NiFTY

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    my humble collection.( with poor photo's)
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    The blacks - Artioli, Paul Smith (preSF), Ted Baker (preSF), Church's
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    Top Row - Riderboot shell, C+ J, C+J
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    C+J, Santoni FAM, Branchini
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    Branchini, Calzoleria toscana, Church's
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    Darlton, Sutor, Bruno Magli (pre-SF)
    Branchini, Branchini, Santoni
     
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  13. NiFTY

    NiFTY Senior member

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    so i saw these lattanzi's in a shop is Brisbane Australia
     
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  14. Gdot

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    um............errr.............a............... :crackup:

    yes.....but are they appropriate for a suit or just sport coat..............:crackup:

    what color trousers go best with peen........................:crackup:

    I'll stop before I start making any size jokes.....................:crackup:
     


  15. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Not elegant? Have a look at these 1950s WalkOvers. They were bought NOS BTW.

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