Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. luk-cha

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    Carmina does suede and cordovan extremely well.
     


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    Now I've owned dozens of shoes and most of them I've sold when my taste and demand for quality have changed. While some lizard skin pairs have been just plain naughty, this pair is the first one I count as a real go-to-hell model. An eBay grab from France to go with corduroy trousers.

    Ralph Lauren Purple Label city hiking boots, model Jadon. At first I expected to receive a truly Gargantuan piece, but in reality the last is actually suprisingly delicate and without the hefty rubber soles and Norvegese construction these could almost go with dress trous. The red piping alone would have won me over, but for some joyful reason the designer(s) have decided to add bright red leather straps for added go-to-hell benefit. While the heel is structured and padded for comfort, the front tips have nothing besides the uppers and lining. A lot of whimsy in one pair. Does anyone have further info on Purple Label's shoe models?

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    Cheers B-S. The finish on the leathers of those button boots seems beyond anything we get to see now- except maybe in John Lobb St James pics. Like lacquered wood. Is this because of a decline in leather quality?

    Don't care for the man himself tho.
     
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    Dover is handstitched, maybe with prepunched holes: Vass looks handsitched too C&J is surely machine stitched, and that knot looks like a repair of a cutted thread
     
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    the apron stitch is not my concern on the dover...
     


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    it must be. several makers told me. the sole leather is rather constant, though

    e.g. a friend of mine has a pair of lobb st. james made of a leather scored on an auction in austria. amazing stuff.
     


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    then the shoe laces ;-) ??
     


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    ...yes, I owned that C&J Onslow once. It's machine-stitched and once you've owned a hand-stitched Norwegian, those machinized versions won't tempt at all.
     


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    The C&J Clarendon (NST Derby) & Bury (slip on) are both advertised as hand-stitched.
     


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    1 and 3 just don't do anything for me. I think they are quite ugly IMO. The length of stitching of the toe on #3 is enourmous and doesn't look right to me. Number 1 is just a bulbous shoe and is not elegant at all. I think EG does it the best when it comes to split toes.
     


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    AMEN!
     


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    Does that tab bother the back of your heel?
     


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