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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Thanks. I have one pair of C&J that are just a touch too long. When knew they had a little heel slip. I put the tongue pad in and it went away completely--not sure it would be there now that they are broken in but the tongue pad worked.

    Rule on two pairs of shoes is good for everything. I don't buy anything but shirts in quantity.
     
  2. fritzl

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    i didn't say it doesn't work. :nodding:
     
  3. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Yes. I know. I think it is a very inelegant solution and that bothers me. Other than it's lack of elegance, it does work if there is a slight miss-fit. I am very curiosu about other solutions to fix small fit issues.
     
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  4. Cravate_Noire

    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Upper part of the fun sole


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  5. fritzl

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    scafora trees in a g&g shoe. didn't know they have a collaboration?
     
  6. gyasih

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    Nice, I am looking at more suede.
     
  7. mcarthur

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  8. Cravate_Noire

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    These trees are from Romaligno who provide trees and raw lasts to loads of bespoke and rtw shoemakers, Lattanzi is probably their best known client.
     
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  9. cwh812

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    Just took delivery on a pair of MTO JLP Vales in Plum Museum. I am partial to Edward Greens, but I have a few JLP's to supplement my shoe wardrobe.
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  10. Xiaogou

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    Stunning. :slayer:
     
  11. fritzl

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    ah ok. would like to have one...
     
  12. Gdot

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    Are they G&G? I don't recall that Cravate mentioned the maker.

    In case the suede uppers are indeed a beautiful and subtle contrast to the elaborate undercarriage.
     
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  15. fritzl

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    fwiw, the black painted sole edge is not very sparkling. this kind of finish is a bit to desire, imo.
     
  16. VRaivio

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    There was not enough suede to click the balmoral part as one whole piece? A beautiful shoe, but I feel the seam should have been placed behind.
     
  17. bengal-stripe

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    The Balmoral section is a single ‘whole-cut’ piece. Unless you go for a seamless whole-cut, there must be at least one seam somewhere. Whether you place that seam on the side, the heel (or all along the vamp centre line) is a question of design-choice. Side-closing with a (less visible) skin-stitch has a long tradition in shoemaking. One of those aesthetic things the customer can decide.

    A seamless whole-cut can only be done in certain leathers, as it involves soaking and extremely rigorous blocking (crimping). I doubt it somehow, that suede is a suitable candidate for this technique.
     
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    really like the natural edge treatment -- beautiful
     
  20. goodlensboy

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    wow

    the shoe looks complete in all respects

    what polish you are goin to use
     

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