Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    You are welcome. I'm happy that you found them worthwhile.

    The more I look at these the more of a 1970s vibe I get from them. A particular teacher I had in school keeps coming to mind, would have been about 1974. Although I'm sure they would have had a higher heal in those days.

    In any case - they definitely have a certain rustic vibe to them that I'm totally digging. If the fit works well I think these will be long term keepers.
     
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    Typical "internet cajones" jack-ass post. Haven't seen one in a while, so this is quite amusing. The "thread policemen" who make value judgments on what's "proper to post" and what "POLLUTES (mis-spelled of course) this thread" are truly a sad breed. Research shows they are often cuckolded husbands looking for an anger outlet.

    This is why I enjoy Fritzl's posts so much. They skate the line of what is respectful in criticism. The man's ALWAYS ready to criticize a shoe's styling, brutally at times. HOWEVER, he NEVER questions someone's right to own, enjoy & post those same shoes.

    A certain level of courtesy for each other should be maintained (in my opinion), as we are all adults and clearly wish to maintain a generally friendly & respectful atmosphere on this site (or at least on this thread).

    One need not LIKE everything posted here, but it is foolish to question the poster's right to post them.
     
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    From my very limited wearing experience, the Robert last (which is officially the same as the Simpson, according to the armoury thread) is best for a medium instep. and the Forest last is best for a very low instep. I have a somewhat low instep and both lasts are comfortable for me, but I can totally see someone with anything more than a medium instep experiencing gyasih's issues.
     
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    me happy you teach children young.
    very very good. :fistbump:
     
  5. PipersSon

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    Classy as always, Isshy.


    I loved your other monks (and said so), but I don't get the shell cordovan style for these. I guess I would want t know more about how they would 'roll' after use. IMO there are a few styles that can display the cordovan roll gracefully and I am not sure if this is one of them. But I am a noob in the world of shoes and happy to be corrected.
     
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    It's a valid concern. I presume that they will roll similarly to a cordo loafer - as the apron with stitching is similar. It is my plan for these shoes that they become my fall/winter 'go to' shoe for jeans,cords and more casual flannels. So if they get a little bit wonky that will be fine with me - as it will add character.

    I notice that Camina offers quite a few wholecuts and monks with unseemed aprons in Cordovan. These really scare me from a rolling perspective. Does anyone have examples of these to share?

    And thank you for your compliments on the pebble grained monks.
     
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    Got it. It makes sense from that perspective.


    For me, whole cuts particularly.


    You're entirely welcome.
     
  8. mcarthur

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    [​IMG]
    ravello lhs
    argyles otc
     
  9. bullswin

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    My first time posting shoes here... Kiton's purchased from an ebay seller. They're used, but have fairly light wear (judging both by what the seller said and the heel condition, I'd guess they've been worn something like 20-40 times, but I could be off). Seller is based in Germany, sells a high quantity of Kiton clothing, and has 100% feedback rating, so I thought my risk was somewhat minimized. I gave them a bath in saphir renovateur upon arrival. Sorry for the not so great phone camera pics... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    who makes Kiton shoes? The finish looks very nice.
     
  12. Cravate_Noire

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    Economically they moved it in house (the more formal shoes) and were consulted by a German bespoke shoemaker on the production, the causals and most mocs are made by Di Mella, a Naples based shoemaker who also produces for about any other high end brand that adds casual or lighter shoes in its portfolio.
    Kiton shoes are right now almost as hawt for overstock deals like the quadrillion Borrelli shirts floating around btw.
     
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    posh?
     
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    Shoes #2 for today... A new pair of Carmina captoes (Robert last) from The Armoury... [​IMG]
     
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    how do you protect/care for the soles?
     

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