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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    One way to look at it, but why keep cranking it to 8 when u can take it up to 11 and really blow yr mind,



    [​IMG] I don't think u'd regret
     
  2. fritzl

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    good advise for a beginner. well done.
     
  3. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Sir F,

    at some point your shoe collection will grow to a point where you'll have this unpleasant thought: 'Maybe I have too many shoes...'

    At this point you must decide whether to keep hoarding and buy more and more, or downsize. Fewer shoes, but of better quality.

    C&J makes great shoes for a resonable price. G&G makes art in wearable form, they provide the stuff that dreams are made of.
     
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  4. Gdot

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    Since you already have several pairs of C&J this seems a good choice. Although if it's a double monk you crave why not do the G&G Oakham?

    You won't regret the extra money for G&G. They don't seem so very different from other english shoes until you put them on your foot and look at them in the mirror. Then the difference in the shape REALLY comes out.
     
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  5. Kaplan

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    By Finsbury methinks you mean Westfield :)
     
  6. Sir F

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    God damn, now I really must get the G&G! I think by the year I started as many writes low. In the beginning I bought OK shoes, then C&J (which i'm happy with now)
    But from close friends and internet searching G&G is something i'm missing out. That's why I want to buy them and see...

    For a beginner I think I have alot of shoes from cheap ones to expensive ones. Now I want to step to the next level :)

    Thank you all for the help, if there is something i'm missing and should know please let me know!
     
  7. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Sounds really good, thanks!
     
  8. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    You are correct, sir. Sometimes it is difficult to keep track :)
     
  9. Gdot

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    You don't keep an 'adoption certificate' for each shoe? Nor provide them with beds to rest in that are clearly labeled by their name?

    Poor, neglected shoes. You are a cruel parent who should have his shoe children removed from the home. :D
     
  10. Burton

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    I keep all of my boxes etc, but keep them in the basement. Shoes get stored in a shoe rack--I have been told it is very shoe store like. :)

    I didn't want to go down and look at the box and did them from memory. I guess my subconcious is telling me I need another pair of C&J. :D
     
  11. Gdot

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    I keep the boxes as well. Although for the life of me I don't quite know why. OCD?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't have the space, but I do keep two or three of them for shoe bags.
     
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  13. Gdot

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    Shoe bags are great for transporting liquor bottles to and from the boat. Each bottle in a separate bag prevents clanking and diminishes possible breakage. :teach:

    Unlike Vox I don't have a porter for this.
     
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  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Do you have a stout for it?
     
  15. Burton

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    Definitely OCD.
     
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    Not sure if you meet criteria :)
     
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    I was going to reply earlier... and then I saw this. I agree 100%. NOT traditional English last shapes. It appears as if they STARTED with the "same old" English last styles... then added their own flair to it. It may be blasphemy (on SF at least), but there seems to be a bit of Italian influence. They also have no problem using exotic leathers and creating stylistic details that are most unusual in the "elegant UK shoe" realm... also Italian traits.
     
  20. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    You may well end up losing the love for many of your current shoes... when your new ones arrive. A DANGER of exploring the upgrade in any hobby/ addiction (at least in my case).
     
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