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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. jhcam8

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    love that combo, uncle.
     


  2. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    thank you
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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  4. meister

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    Guys anyone know who makes Dolce and Gabbana shoes? BTW belated Happy New Year!
     
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  5. isshinryu101

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    Carmina Double Monk on Inca Last.

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  8. worldrunner

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    Anyone know where I can get a shoe last done in the bay area? I work in Silicon Valley and want to get some bespoke shoes. Thanks for any help or recommendations.
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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  10. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I am TIRED of the "Traditional Longwing Gunboat". The design is very similar in almost all its incantations. I searched for something different & found these...

    1940's Longwing OXFORD Gunboats in Burgundy Shell.

    Ultra thick sole & a very nice storm welt.

    I am not sure what's different about old & new shell (DWFII). HOWEVER, The good old stuff (like here) does seem much thicker & more robust. There is actually a gash along the broguing on one of the shoes in these, but the shell is so tough that I am sure the gash is safe from getting any larger. I even pulled at it with some tools to see if it there was any weakness in the area, and there is none.

    As the 1st photo shoes, they came to me "dusty", which indicated they were in need of conditioning to prevent them from becoming overdry. After a couple of hours of shell cream (and re-aggravating my elbow tendinitis), they are to the point I am satisfied.

    Not sure of the maker of these, but the footbed stamp can still be read to see "400 Madison Avenue, New York". I tried to find out which mens' boutiques were located at this address in the 40's & 50's, but could find none. Not really an issue because they were obviously made by someone else for stocking & sale at this location.

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  11. hkpm

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    Nice Long Wing !
    They look so good after conditioning!
     


  12. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    it possible it one of few hand welted longwing you ever see.
    me wonder if early 40s or late 40s.
    It very good.
     
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  14. isshinryu101

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    Glad to hear from you, my friend. Most likely late 40's, based on the shape.
     


  15. isshinryu101

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    A coupla Special Items I picked up SPECIFICALLY to post photos on SF. I still have to size them, as they are bespoke & unmarked size-wise, but I'm sure they're too big for my 8- 8.5's.

    John Lobb 1940's Penny Loafers

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    John Lobb 1940's Chukka Monks

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