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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Distinguished Member

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    Isshy what's your take on the olive "Walpole"?
    Your shoes went out in the post yesterday by the way.... ;)
     


  2. isshinryu101

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    Although the color is something relatively out of the ordinary, AGAIN, they're pretty darn "vanilla" style-wise. They look similar to some Tramezza's I got bored with & sold a year ago.

    I would be interested to see what G&G's take on the same shoe would be. I BET they'd find at least 1 unique detail to add to separate their offering from the "everyday single monk".

    I can't wait to receive the world's ugliest shoes! Thanks my friend.
     


  3. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Distinguished Member

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    Don't hold your breath. They may get held up in quarantine....
     


  4. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Distinguished Member

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    I was just putting my spring/ summer shoes away to hibernate, so I took a coupla quick snapshots...

    1950's Ventilated Spectators by Rand Shoe Company.

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  5. Slewfoot

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    ^ Love the shape of that last from Rand. Very cool stuff.
     


  6. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    exactly. imo, they are very rustic for an oxford. the change over from the half sock liner to the real insole is half-assed.

    all in all, i would wear them. although, i don't care for oxfords.
     


  7. countbaron

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    I don't usually post about shoes I bought but I decided to make an exception on two recent acquisitions -for different reasons.

    First off, since I have assumed the unpaid position of Church's promoter in SF :slayer: I enclose some pics of the Lamport (expresso) one of their new £650 range. A big step up in price from the previous top range at £485. Are they worth it ? well time will tell. They definitely have greater leather and the antiquing is on the verge of Berlutism which I personally appreciate

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    Second, a pleasant surprise: a pair of shoes I just picked up while on holiday in Portugal. I liked them so much that I broke the first rule of SF, i.e, never pay full retail. Put them to some good use while there and they are holding up great. It is difficult to capture how nice the antiquing is specially since my wife 'kidnapped' my camera (she is traveling with it) so I am temporarily reduced to mobile phone pics


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    What do you guys think? Looks like that there some makers capable of nice things over there. Price was OK too (170 euros)
     


  8. kev777

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    Those Church's look very very nice indeed, at that price point they're in the Edward Green league. As you have them in your hand any first thoughts on if they compete well? They certainly look the part and are a lovely shape. I've never been part of the Church bashing society here and my few pairs are among the nicest hardest wearing shoes i have although i didnt pay retail for any of them. I can see me trying those and may see if their Leeds store stocks them.

    As regards the others in the pics they certainly look OK for the money you paid , pics dont really do them justice.

    Wear them both in good health.
     


  9. countbaron

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    I bought them (the Lamports) at half price so I can't complain. I like the last, the antiquing and the leather is very nice. I would imagine that the sole will be the main sticking point for many people here.

    Yes- they are not channeled and they do not have a pornographically bevelled waist. Instead they have a nice discreet 'convex angled' waist

    Funny you mention EG as I have been wondering if I should buy another pair of the 'Top Draw' :) Church's at £325 or get a another £400 pounder from the EG factory this coming week

    What would you guys do? (I think I know the answer)
     


  10. VRaivio

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    This pair goes out to all vintage porn enthusiasts: NOS Johnston&Murphy shell cordovan tassel loafers. Slim soles, hand-sewn apron, aggressively chiseled toe and a plump heel cup. Around 30 years old and kicking.

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    Whats your take on the EG factory ? Is there much choice there etc etc worth a visit ?
     


  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    You should get some Alfred Sargents.
     


  13. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    out of this options, definitely the churchs. something from a viennese maker otherwise. better fit for me and woodpegged - so no sole issue either.
     
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  14. countbaron

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    Patrick are you trying to get me banned?

    On the other hand if you have a pair of AS handgrades at half price I will consider it :D
     


  15. countbaron

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    yes it is.

    there are plenty of models/sizes there so unless you are very unlucky you will leave with something
     


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