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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Those are GMP. The 8000 series (e.g., 8125, 8181) were used for PSC/GMP and the window writing style and nail patterns are consistent with my all of my PSC/GMP.

    Nice shoes. Almost picks up a pair of those in brown some time ago.
     
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  2. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    ravello wt
    argyles otc
     
  3. goodlensboy

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    Nice socks!
     
  4. mcarthur

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    thank you
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Mcarthur, I love all of your argyles.
     
  6. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    it is an art to match colorful socks with shoes. Our friend, McArthur has mastered it.
     
  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Whether you Love Vintage Shoes (like me), or hate 'em, I think you've gotta admit... these are some BAD-A@@ SHOES!!!

    1930's- 1940's NOS Handmade Art Deco style Wingtips

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  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    thank you
     
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  9. mcarthur

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    thank you
    i take no credit for this and the credit belongs to the person who has very good taste and a sharp eye, my wife
     
  10. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    You DO deserve credit for choosing her... or maybe allowing her to choose you!
     
  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    Whether you Love Vintage Shoes (like me), or hate 'em, I think you've gotta admit... these are some BAD-A@@ SHOES!!!
    1930's- 1940's NOS Handmade Art Deco style Wingtips
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    nephew,
    a very good spit shine might change the opinion
     
  12. isshinryu101

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    I only touch up NOS shoes if they are somewhat dry... and these aren't. I like to leave the first polishing up to the new owner. I DO condition, however.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just going to throw out another friendly opinion. I don't like argyles.
     
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  14. Gdot

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    Ridiculous and wonderful.

    I can see that angled wingtip idea being repurposed on a sleek pair of G&Gs to great effect. (Totally different vibe, of course).
     
  15. isshinryu101

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    Thanks.

    I was thinking the same thing. To have the same uppers on a sleeker and more streamlined sole/ welt would make them radically different... and elegant.
     
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  16. SuitedDx

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    [​IMG] Just minor damage here: Crockett & Jones Cottesmore in Chestnut
     
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  17. rikod

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    I agree, why they insisted on the massive soles and welts back then?, also agree that a nice shine would look good.
     
  18. isshinryu101

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    See, here's where I think some on this forum are mistaken.

    Sure, there WERE SOME massive soles and welts in the 40's- 50's. However, that's nowhere near a clear view of what was available. The shoes from the 30's- 50's were about VARIETY, if nothing else. Large makers... even while hand-lasting and hand-stitching (the ones that did) offered literally HUNDREDS of various styles of shoes. Around HALF of them were more elegant & streamlined.

    However, I LIKE the massive welts and soles. That is the main reason why most of what I post is just that... it's what I buy mostly.
     
  19. rikod

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    Oh I see, thank you for the clarification, good to know. I'm rather ignorant about and not interested in vintage things in general. I do agree that those in particular would look better with a more streamlined welt, I like the double sole.

    Cheers
     
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    funny you mention that. look at your alden's. pretty much the same exaggeration and they are current.

    good news: a cobbler can take away from the frame.

    shine: i agreed to disagree that they look good as they are.
     

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