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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    pin grain is fantastic stuff. it ages so gracefully.

    i saw a fantastic make up at materna in black. something to die for.
     
  2. fritzl

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    this is not exaxctly the truth. i'm not a die hard u-tip afficionado, though.

    when i look at a pair of EG, independent of their decade, i have somewhat high expectations. this also comes from the way people talk about them.

    tbh, i wasn't aware of this rule as i see the big picture, when looking at shoes.
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    anecdote from three years ago:
    i was with two friends. one was running a small mto operation for suits and shirts, also organizing complimentary shoes for special clients at that time. one guy received a pair, he had ordered and i was given them to make a comment. the "seller" asked me: do you see the fault? hmmh, which fault is he talking..., dang. well, the curve of the wingtip, he replied. gosh, i never looked at this, but you're right...

    actually, i took a short look at my own shoes at home. i have only a few wingtips, though. no fault, as i expected.
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    back to our little story. looking at the old catalogue pic, you can see the curve on the sandringham is "correct", while the windsor is a little off. burton's shoes also do not have this issue. iirc, the few vass u-tips posted a while ago, didn't have it either, while the LL special edition has it. crazy world, imo.

    so, maybe a real expert like e.g. mr. frommer or somebody with more historical background on english shoe styles and their development like e.g. bengal, can chime in and show us the light.
     
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  3. Burton

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    PV,

    I believe it was your refurb pics which inspired my discussion with Chay. I love the model and I am going to ask him to make me a pair in black and burgundy.
     
  4. PhiloVance

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    ^^^Burton, that is great to hear! Glad you liked the style - Chay really outdid himself with those.
     
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    love the this thistle broguing. the finishing on that pair is drool worthy
     
  6. Burton

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    Kolecho different strokes. I chose the last and hence the shape of the toe is mine. As a fan of both EG and AS shoes (and an owner of multiple pairs of each) I see little difference, if any, between the EGs and AS handgrades and like EG there are a number of things in a MTO handgrade which can be changed to suit you personally.
     
  7. Burton

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    I own the EG Sandringham as well and love that. Would like a pair of the Cardiff--I know, I have a problem.
     
  8. PhiloVance

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    That's a nice collection you've got going - Sandringham is a lovely shoe. What color?

    I recently picked up a pair of Braylons for RL by EG in dark oak, which I think is similar to the Cardiff - minus the medallion:

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  9. Burton

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    ^^ Nice. I may like it better without the medallion. Mine are actually a spectator like version of the Sandringham. They are bauxite calf and a tan country calf.

    I posted pics a while ago and caused a little uproar.

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  10. fritzl

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    i almost forgot, that i have a picture of mine. hanjoy.

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  11. PhiloVance

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    Very nice! What was the uproar about?

    Speaking of spectators, I think these are actually Cardiffs - RLPL Whitaker by EG:

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  12. PhiloVance

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    Fritzl - those look beautiful but what did you do to them? Those cuts along the front look painful :cry:
     
  13. fritzl

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    well, they have toned down meanwhile. i didn't watch my steps carefully... :D

    glad you like them.
     
  14. fritzl

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    guess? the curve... :hide:
     
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    [​IMG]
    ravello nst chukkas
    argyles otc
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  16. Burton

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    LOL. PV it was a similar discussion and we don't need to live through that again. Suffice it to say that gemming discussions tend to bring out the worst in people.
     
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    Burton, not sure if its been asked or answered, but how much did both pairs set you back? and what was the turn around time?
     
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    Edit: When I got home I checked pricing shoes are 795 GBP including vat which is less 20%. The trees were 100 GBP again less the 20%. Anyway, I thought it was a real deal since Chay was making me a shoe that he had to basically cut from scratch.
     
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    +1
    I love this leather.
     
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    Looks like you've been out getting drunk in those once or thrice.
     

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