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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    i think they look better (sleeker) in stock pics, than they do in real life when being worn
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The facebook angles. Fools us all.
     
  3. SuitedDx

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    Was actually on the fence between the Cottesmore and the Alex. Eventually went with the Cottesmore because the Alex is too refined in my eyes and wanted something that I could dress down a bit. both are excellent shoes and I might still later pick up the Alex sometime soon.
     
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    more than once, im afraid :crazy: :facepalm:
     
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    lol - I went googling to find the boot in stock and came across a thread from last year where we all discussed this very choice!

    Since Patrick essentially ORDERED me to buy them i attempted to oblige him. :nodding: But A Fine Pair of Shoes no longer offers them as RTW. Now I'm gonna have to order them unless someone knows of a RTW source. That's the psychology of RTW - If you snooze you loose.

    :brick:
     
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  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    +1. also considered Trickers, Barker Black. I prefer the look of the Alex (and color) but at the time I was looking to buy, I couldnt find an online stockist that had it in stock.

    Speaking of Jodhpurs, placed an order for this style boot from Meermin:

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    Collection: MTO
    Style: Jodhpur boot
    Last: New rey
    Size: 11UK
    Lasting: Hand lasted
    Upper Leather: Burgundy Shell Cordovan (Argentina)
    Lining Leather: Dark green
    Sole: Full rubber sole
    Welt: Flat
    Edge finishing: Matching the upper
    Construction: GY-2/ Handsewn Goodyear welted
    Buckles: Solid stainless steel
    Custom Text: Y.O.L.O
     
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    Don't get me started with psychology... also, AFPoS had them on their Exclusive selection but they still had to be MTO. So no real loss because you would have had to wait either way.

    I did see some MTO Alex at Leffot and they were definitely impressive. They would take a back seat for my next order: G&G Wigmore with the contrasting pebble-grain shaft. Are you the one with one Gdot? NAMOR?
     
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    ive already screwed up one G&G Wigmore order. ordered a half size too small :(

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    hahaha, like they say where I come from: cada cabeza es un mundo (each head is it's own world). That's why I never post negative comments and always say imo, for my taste etc.

    I'm not a fan of too sleek shoes in general with the exception of wholecuts, suede shoes and maybe a couple of other exceptions. The cottesmore in particular was too pointy for me for a boot, I was feeling like a cowbow, I can only imagine the 348
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    Ralph Lauren Purple Label Suede Jodhpur

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    Are they consistent with EG sizing with Gaziano's relationship with them (i.e., .5 up)? Man, those are next. Were they MTO or stock somewhere?
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    From Nick at Bespoke. They were stocked. Go with your EG size. I sized down one full size when I should have only sized down .5.
     
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    :worship:

    All hail the almighty Wigmore!

    dsmivtr - I don't own a pair of these. Although I'd be happy to. Unfortunately they seem a bit overkill for me. As I'd probably only wear a seriously dressy boot a few times a year. Being a pauper, I reserve my G&G purchases for makeups that I can wear to client presentations. It's not easy being poor - but it's my lot in life! :embar:
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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    i dont get this. i wear a dress boot anytime a dress shoe is required.


    each time i look at the wigmore, i cry a little
     
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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    NAMOR: Thanks dude. Helpful to know who to reach out to when the time comes.


    Once I make my FIRST G&G purchase... we'll talk.
     
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    Most of my clients are in the middle east and india - no boots - no way.

    And even in colder climates most of my clientele are the sorts who admire the most delicate shoes possible. As nothing says 'I'm too rich to worry' than a sleek little loafer made from exotic eather so delicate you can see through it. For this crowd, shoes that look as if they might actually see wet pavement at any point in their lives are considered 'working class'. Not something one wants to portray when selling 'luxury' design.

    It's all just a silly business game - but one I feel compelled to play.
     
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    Like this?, this is my next order but with pin grain instead of croc - MH71

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    Gdot Senior member

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    Those are really swell and yes I'd be more than happy to wear them!

    But here's my current 'Grail Shoe'. I will surely perish into a meaningless pile of dust if I do not possess these. When, and if, I make partner this year these will be my shoe reward to myself.

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    I know, I know they aren't G&G. But I must possess them!
     
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    I got them in brown/oxblood, very nice shoes and soft skins
     

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