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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    Namor - awsm stuff

    Thought of going bespoke or kick-ass MTO?

    would slow down the accumulation and up the quality.

    Just a thought.


     


  2. NAMOR

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    Pliny, I thought about that and eventually ill go MTO. All this kopping has given me a broad understanding and appreciation of various styles, materials, quality, etc. 2011 was a steep learning curve.
     


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    Couldn't agree more with your strategy. Leaves me wondering though if you have considered Carmina and Vass yet. They both do a good deal of work in shell, which I know you are fond of.
     


  4. chogall

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    Did you get new legs this year as well?

    Time for a shoe circle shot!
     


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    Looked into Vass but sizing was an issue. I love what I have seen from Carmina. Funny your bring uo Carmina because up until today I was in a Carmina MTO for a shell Balmoral boot and a Navy Shell Jodphur. but no longer. At this point I just need to wear the shoes I have and not even think about any more pairs, lest I see a psychiatrist. After all, Ive only got 2 legs
     
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    The thought of my feet vanishing has crossed my mind. Headline: man with 35+ pairs of shoes loses feet. oh the irony
     
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  7. Pliny

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    Hey legless guys still need shoes once the prosthetics are in situ.

    I like yo strategy to hang for a bit tho- every now and then it's good to take stock. I've found my tastes have changed over time and some early kops I wouldn't even consider now. Only certain thing is that as my collection builds my taste for decent construction and fine leather gets more demanding.
     


  8. Sixth_Sense

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    To the average man, I have "so many" shoes but compared to Styleforum I feel inadequate :laugh:
     


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    Shoe trees must have cost a fortune :tounge:
     
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  10. isshinryu101

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    this isn't even a joke!
     


  11. isshinryu101

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    Vintage US Made Norwegians by Edwin Clapp, circa early 1950's.

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  12. Burton

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    Come on SOS, there is a pair of Gordon Rush in all of our pasts.
     


  13. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    for me, it was Kenneth Cole... and their glued soles lasted for 15 years... In rain & all sortsof bad weather. Much respect to their memory.
     


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    definitely too much random sh.t, imo. just a thought...
     


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    dunno, how far you went back in history. it's for sure when you start with custom made shoes, either mto or bespoke, you save this regrets hence the relationship is different.
     


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