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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Is that a new form of nailing on the heels than the C&J normal pattern? Is this the 21st century change?


    Definitely one of your best so far. Sublime. :fistbump:
     
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  2. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's the mid-20th centuy standard: cheap shoes had all rubber heels, premium ranges all leather (reinforced with lots and lots of nails). By the mid/late 1960s (or so), all-leather heels were being replaced by leather and rubber combination heels, although EG did produce in the early 2000s the RLPL hoes with all-leather heels (presumably on RL's request, as at this point in time, EG did not produce their own range with this type of heel).

    Someone asked about the age of the shoes, I would place them into the mid-60s as "elastic on instep" shoes (also available as a bootie-version) was quite a popular style which has almost disappeared (JLP had a museum calf version, maybe three years ago).

    Here is JL (London) with their bespoke version:

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  3. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Gasoline and a match.
     
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  4. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Gracias, my friend. This is after 3 months of rehab.... of course with the "Top Secret" supplies you introduced me to!
     
  5. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I assume you are quoting the UK standard for heel history. The US history differs quite a bit.
     
  6. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The question concerned Crockett & Jones. The last time I looked, they were a UK company. :D
     
  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    This quote, "It's the mid-20th centuy standard: cheap shoes had all rubber heels, premium ranges all leather (reinforced with lots and lots of nails)."

    referred to the "20th century standard" and not the "C&J standard". Maybe i just misinterpreted.
     
  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello lhs
    argyles otc
     
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  9. meister

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    Bettanin and Venturi Norvegese size US11D/EUR10 arriving soon. Might add a little more tan to the colour while they are fresh.

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    People have died for less.
     
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  10. eye_lip

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    Thanks for the info. I didn't thought they are so old. Great part of history for 125 bucks :)
     
  11. ex8mast

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    Whats wrong with them?
     
  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Everything.
     
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  13. NORE

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    I would have agreed with the gas X match collabo but based on some of the non-pronographic shoe pics in this thread as of late yours should fit in just fine.
     
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  14. Sir F

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    I'm laughing real bad right now! 10/10 comments right there!!
     
  15. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Great shoes!! Chernin's shoes (in Chicago) was still selling lizard shoes by Howard & Foster in the late 60s. They were $30 or $35 and came in 5 or 6 colors. Those were my first 'pimp" shoes.
     
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    + ∞

    At least they match the car in the avatar pic.
     
  17. Xenon

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    How much are these?

    Is it just me or is AS getting more refined? I think they really have their act together.
     
  18. Gdot

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    AS Exclusives run from about 320 pounds up to almost 400 pounds.

    And yes - the exclusive grade is looking pretty good since they relaunched last year. I've not worn this pair yet - but the leather looks as if it will be pretty full and supple.
     
  19. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    One could say, this particular style is a poor mans Corthay.
     
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  20. Xenon

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    That is alot of shoe for 400lbs. Agree about the look of the leather and the waists look particularly well done. Also look how close cut the welt is. I guess they have really benefitted from their association with G&G way back.
     

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