Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,415
    Likes Received:
    286
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    

    HA! I love your response. You are a gentleman as well as a wonderful cordwainer. However, consider the essence of what art is. Which details should be on display and which should be hidden? "Refinement" is an issue to be dealt with in the heart of the end-user. The finest detail is one that MAY be characterized as one which is no longer even noticeable. Doesn't that defeat the point of creating art in the first place?

    Rembrandt was a master in the use of light. He knew well how light acted in the natural world. However, he often played with it and added an "unnatural" element to his works. A truly "refined" masterpiece MAY be argued to be one which 100% represents "perfection". However, in viewing his works, it is sometimes the "Flaws" (intentional?) that make them true masterpieces.

    For me, perfection can only be achieved thru mastering "imperfection" and then learning how to properly use it.

    I sometimes post in all caps... when i accidentally hit the caps lock & don't feel like re-typing.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2011


  2. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    8,141
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    

    +1 the Vass bumper car sole isn't to everyone's taste, but after a couple of years of banging, tripping, kicking etc it's almost flush with the (undamaged) vamp. part of the craft
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    

    exactly. imo, it's important, with whom you work.
     


  4. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    8,141
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    

    sure it's deliberate- like the aniline calf, better patina in the long run - and comes from long experience
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    

    btw nick, i appreciate your opinion, if you please. not all uploaded yet, though.
     


  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    12,195
    Likes Received:
    621
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008

    photos of the used vass?
     




  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    12,195
    Likes Received:
    621
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008


  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    

    oops, i overlooked that. not sure, what you mean. care to explain?
     


  9. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

    Messages:
    4,207
    Likes Received:
    2,709
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Location:
    In Hedonic Decline
    ^ He's just confused, as in the pic it seems like you're wearing your watch around your ankle. Sans socks and all :D
     


  10. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    

    :cheers:
     


  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,586
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    ravello full strap
    argyles otc
     


  12. uniesse

    uniesse Senior member

    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    

    These are very nice.
     


  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    12,195
    Likes Received:
    621
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    

    grails
     


  14. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    275
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    

    These look like they are going to patina beautifully.

    Can you tell us anything about the maker and the leather?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by