Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.
This thread is like a roller coaster sometimes.
At rear from left:
Stetson Spades c1930s/40s
Crosby Square Coronet Spades c1930s/40s
At front from left:
Winthrop spade spectators c1940s ex Liberty House HNL
City Club Captoe Brogue Spades circa late 1940s (as advertised by Marilyn Monroe)
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Dude, that is awesome. Really liking it .
Nifty, great collection. I like the Branchinis... Ill have to look into them further. Those navy lizards are sweet too.
Too many Italian shoes.
Nifty, I'm sure this penile pair is SL's homage to the late dandy-poet-fascist-pervert Gabriele d'Annunzio, who had bespoke loafers made with prickish aprons and nightshirts with pre-cut holes for his phallus.
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Crosby Square Coronet Spades c1930s/40s these are really cool!
Great posts everyone, you all have amazing taste. Nifty, there is nothing humble about your collection.
Nifty - I see you bought out the Branchinis from yoox 2 years ago... how do you love them / and how's the fit? the lasts are slightly pointy in appearance to me.
How do you like the three colored pair? I thought about the yoox Branchini clearout from 2 years ago recently...
I REALLY enjoyed looking at this collection! The Branchini's are very daring and must be a LOT of fun to wear. The snake skins are just too cool. I recently bought my father some Farragamo snakeskins & he gets quite a few compliments from the Cowboy Boot guys in AZ. By the way, what are those Santoni FAM ankle boots made of? Some kind of exotic, or a great grain calf? Yeah, I almost forgot... the navy lizards are great too. Congrats & thanks for sharing!
Those Lattanzi's are appalling!
I've been WAITING for these photos! Those spades give me chills.
good memory, indeed i bought 3 pairs at the time of the yoox branchini clearout. I find they fit a bit large and it is probably advisable to size down have a size. But that said the leather is of good quality and is not showing its age at all. The pair of branchini boots get worn every week - fortnight and are going strong 4-5 years later on the original soles. The leather is much more crease resistant than my vass, which i have to say creased up quicker than any other shoes in my collection.
The santonis are just a really large pebble grain i believe. I am a big fan of FAMs and i would highly recommend them if you can find them in a nice last with conservative patterning.
Thanks for all the positive comments, i am trying to stop buying too many pairs, i am only 26 and should focus on the mortgage, but I blame SF and the shoe porn thread in particular for adding more "must-haves" to the list. I still need to scratch the EG itch. And the russian reindeer Crispin's monks of a few pages ago are giving me ideas.....
Italian shoes all the way.
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