Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew,
    looking forward to your posts
     
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    I'm no AE fan in general - but those Tresanas looks pretty good!
     
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    G, Im going to be brutally honest and say that these are not my 2 favorite shoe choices for you. The wing dubmunk is interesting, but I would have preferred it in a much darker tone.. seems like 1 too many tricks on the shoe to make it easily wearable. The shell monk is nice.. but at a likely $900 ish price point (I could be off), I think that for a single monk you might have been better waiting for a Vale or if you had your heart set on shell, I think there would have been something from LeatherSoul (PG got the vale in shell actually from them) or Alden that might have been better here. These are of course based upon my own personal preferences, so don't take it to heart - if you can wear them, rock the balls off them - just my .02 of advice from someone who has made shoe mistakes in the past.

    PS - I love the blackwatch pants. :)


    BLASPHEMY!!
     
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    Grenson's Masterpiece
     
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    Not much of a porn but my stash,all carminas and are up for sale now

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    The Seven line was manufactured for AE in Italy. They stopped doing these for the right reason--they are an American shoe company and there are plenty of good Italian shoe manufactuters. That said, AE should have continued with the look of these shoes. The Tresana was a really nice looking (sophisticated looking) shoe. AE needs to come out with a top end line with all leather liners and the look of these shoes.
     
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    Gdot Senior member

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    Spoo,

    You could well be right regarding the wearability of the wingtip dubmonk in pebble. It was a total lark in terms of a selection. Both of these selections were to fill a specific place in my collection in that I felt a need for a few pairs that were more oriented to semi casual ensembles ranging from sport coats and trou to cords and khaki with sweaters etc. etc. So I can see how they stand out to you in terms of their comparison to my normal choices. Regarding price the shell were around $700. I loved PGs Vale in shell as a shoe in and of itself. But it is too formal to fill the place in my wardrobe intended for these two shoes. And I'm guessing it would run about twice the price? In any case my main goal is to have a few pairs from every major maker for evaluation/comparison purposes and now I can see for myself how the famous Carmina shell shoes compare to my one pair of Alden's in shell.

    Anyhoo - I greatly appreciate your input and don't mean to sound ''defensive' here. I'm always glad to have your responses!
     
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    Here is comparison photo of G&G TG73 8.5E & Carmina Forest 7.5E.
    I could have taken 8E in Carmina, but heel slippage was too much.
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    Haha, well I dont buy shoes every day It has grown by the years. And I think C&J are very expensive shoes, not everyday I can buy them. I have a pair of black double monks, but I am starting to fall in love with the dark brown. So I will wait with the suedes ones and go with this pair:
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    And it's raining so mutch here I dont think its the right time to buy suedes shoes. Maybe in summer!
     
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    Not at all.... as long as you are happy with them, that is the only thing that counts.... as I said, just my op.
     
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    I can't say that I like either of the shoes, but may the tartan trousers rule for one thousand years!



     
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    Thanks! I love these trousers - and they get all kinds of great comments when i wear them. They are from Epaulet.
     
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    :slayer:

    Man that bites for you! Not a one of them fit you right? That would make me very sad.

    Those are some beautiful suede shoes!

    Kop them quickly gentlemen - they won't last long at those prices! Carmina makes great suede!
     

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