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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    not a crack on the insole. A crack in the heel pad which was placed over the insole. Like many vintage shoes, the insole pad covered only the heel portion. The maker often put their company stamp on this pad. Also like many vintage shoes, the pad has dried out. Proper conditioning will most likely re-moisturize the shoe leather (inside and out- though this process may take months depending on the level of dryness), though that pad is likely finished.
     
  2. isshinryu101

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    agreed about the spade sole. Something about the spade which adds a bit of masculinity to an elegantly designed shoe (which can be a bit feminine, IMO)
     
  3. lexmann

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    Sorry SF, they are Church's.
     
  4. Sir F

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    Shoe damage as this thread calls, what actually is the meaning, real damage on the shoes? Or like ''it costs, damage'' ?
     
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  5. Gdot

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    Like cost damage.

    Didn't you pass out after three drinks hours ago?

    :)
     
  6. Northampton Novice

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    :lol:
     
  7. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    But some people here post shoes that costs like nothing :p? Well yeah I did... little hangover now in the office [​IMG]
     
  8. isshinryu101

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    ???
     
  9. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Ye? Damage cost, but what cost really? Many of the shoes people post here dont really cost that much $100-$200?

    Some old and dusty shoes.
     
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  10. VRaivio

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    Dear Sir,

    this is, after all, a shoe porn thread and damage thread. Any douche with enough cash can buy a rack full of Edward Greens and John Lobbs or bespoke shoes. For collectors, NOS pairs, samples and vintage shoes are more inspiring -- like livings examples from the past, things you cannot buy or have made in the same way anymore.
     
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  11. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    We all have diffrent taste, I like the douchebags more then [​IMG]
     
  12. meister

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    Well put.
     
  13. isshinryu101

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    How do you come up with this "$100- $200" cost? It's simply not true and a very muddled process to figure out.

    What are your variables? Moo has posted some very nice shoes over the last year plus. Some of them were purchased used, though. SO, is it RETAIL cost new or is it the price the poster paid if they were used?

    What about gifts? What if the poster paid nothing because they were a gift?

    What if they were bought on a clearance sale? Retail or Sale cost?

    So, unless we disqualify any used, sale, or gifted shoes... For Vintage shoes, it would seem to make the most sense to translate their original cost to current dollars. ALSO, one would have to consider what the shoe market is today vs what it was when the shoes were manufactured. What percentage of the average person's income was spent on a pair of shoes and so on.

    After, we assign a cut-off point on price (ie: all shoes posted here MUST have cost over $X), we should require a photo be posted of the receipt for the shoes to be absolutely sure!

    OR, we could just drop this as a silly requirement and/ or point of argument and spend more time posting!
     
  14. isshinryu101

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    as is your right... although that's a fetish you should probably keep to yourself.
     
  15. Sir F

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    Easy now tiger...
     
  16. PhiloVance

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    I think the battle over the original meaning of the term "damage" in this thread has already been fought, won, lost, reenacted, and analyzed by e-historians. NORE retired from the field of the battle, his supply lines cut, cavalry lost in the wilderness, reserves exhausted.
     
  17. Sir F

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    And that's why I dont go deep in the discussion, i'm to lazy to write that much.
     
  18. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    just playin' with ya, my friend.
     
  19. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Friends again [​IMG] So you know i'm not talking about your posts. I really enjoy watching your shoe collection (something new for me) I think it's fun because I learn something here everyday about shoes from the past that impresses me. I need to learn more about shoe-history [​IMG]
     
  20. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I ALWAYS disagree with my friends. People you agree with 100% are boring and un-challenging. I have always found respectful banter to be quite enjoyable and stimulating. Thank you sincerely for your postings, my friend!
     

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