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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    agree it is a shame when these like this happen, such a waste of the skin, shoes like this need tobe plain fronted
     




  2. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    better than your sf-shoes, kidding.

    that's how it's done. actually, the norweger is very flattering for exotics. no pun intended.
     


  3. noobie

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    Hi Guys,

    Is there a good thread or a guide for polishing your shoes? i have seen some youtube videos but i want some more info and knowledge. Iam using saphire products (creme and pata de lux)

    Thank you
     


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  5. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I think so. I'm not sure which shoes belong to who.

    The original penny loafers seem to work even although it is a style that is necessarily constructed of pieces. Mostly because it looks like it was cut as a whole cut and then divided into the pieces required to make a loafer--the tile patterns and sizes look like the pieces were were cut right next to each other.

    The oxfords (by the same maker?) posted on the blog and then here illustrate my point. The toe cap on the only shoe shown--the right--is mis-matched to the vamp and the quarters are cut so far away on the skin from where the vamp and toe cap is cut as to almost be a different animal. It becomes a hodge-podge.

    The cognac coloured shoes are what prompted my comments. If nothing else, the maker could have taken more time for matching the pieces used in the pair.

    Again, all these shoes, with the exception of the loafers, look like patchwork quilts to my eye.

    Oh...and I kind of admire the derbies posted by Mr. Monty...but they only support my remarks. Look at the tile patterns, the sizes of the tiles, etc. It works because it matches--it was done with care.

    The best use for alligator or croc in my opinion is as a whole cut or a very understated plain toe oxford.
     
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  6. isshinryu101

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  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    So DWF - you don't like the captoe gator pair?
     


  8. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks everyone, I did not mention the brand as to not taint the feedback. I would never consider insulting our grumpy uncle fritzl by ordering chukkas from him :), I do need to get some Materna's from him as I love the look of those (Gshen's shoes are very nice). These are Trickers, they are obviously english and not as refined as EG but they fit me great, are very comfortable and I love their suede quality and colors. These were MTO'd through Richard at Shoehealer, a lot of the SW&D guys order Trickers boots from him and he was equally adept at helping me with these dressier options. The flush metal plate was done by him (trickers does not offer it), the chukkas have trickers version of a HAF sole.

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  9. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    ThinkDerm,

    What makes you think that? :lol:

    You still convinced they're pure sugar?
     
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  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Ed - why not the edward green versions of the above? do they not fit as well?
     


  11. isshinryu101

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  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

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    Isshy, that shoe you posted is quite busy, short wing captoe, saddle shoe, and heel counter?
     


  13. isshinryu101

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    I could've done without the lizard on the heel. The 60's were turbulant times for footwear. I do enjoy the colors, though.
     


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    More suede shoes.
     


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