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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

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

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    I have a pair of navy unlined penny's from Alden, and I am tempted to pick these ones up now. Too bad I am taking a break from shoes :(
     


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    Ishi, you addict, where do you keep finding these rare vintage pieces?
     


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    wonder if he is as lucky with red wines :D
     


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    You answered your own question, friend. Addicts seem to ALWAYS find a way to get their of drugs of choice.
     


  7. isshinryu101

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    Trial and error on that one.
     


  8. isshinryu101

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    Some Vintage Boots. Very nice closed channel sole, I think. 1930's.

    The Kangaroo Kraze was in full swing during the 30's. I recently got a 1936 Weyenberg catalog, and nearly half of their top-line models were offered in Kangaroo as well as Calf.

    I don't understand why Kangaroo has fallen out of favor with modern shoemakers for the most part. It's VERY lightweight & just refuses to dry out & crack.

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  9. PipersSon

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    That is a great looking boot.
     


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    These are lovely. Enough to make me forget my hatred of tassles.

    I think it's the wonderful color and visible striation of the soles in combination with the color of the suede that separates these from being 'just another blue loafer'.

    :slayer:
     


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    And I thought I was the only one here who loathed tassles.

    High Five.
     


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    Ishi, my frien', what I tried to ask was about your sources. I do my share of 'Baying, but most times the rare vintage pieces are just not there -- perhaps because of you. Do you trift, 'Bay or shop at vintage stores?
     


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    I hate them with a PASSION! Haven't owned a tassle shoe in at least 25 years.

    Now I'm not one of those who thinks just because I don't like something someone else shouldn't wear it. Nor am I unable to appreciate a fine pair of shoes with tassles on them. Cravate recently had some made that were just wonderful.

    But I'm not gonna wear 'em!

    I WON'T I WON'T I WON'T :slapfight:
     


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    Not every shoemaker...I like it a lot. I've been thinking about a nice bone and cognac spectator for a while. That's said, it is not easy to find a source for really good 'roo.
     


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    I wonder how human skin would work tanned? You think I could donate my body to Horween? Just think the 1000 mile Ed Gein boot.
     
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