Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    +2

    Im on the anti norgovese clunky bastard team. Also on the vintage Isshy shoe AND NORE AS sleek lasted team. :slayer:
     


  2. ltontheqt

    ltontheqt Senior member

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    I feel compelled to join the fray. We are by no means best buddies but I have gotten to know Issh a little bit. He has a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for vintage shoes. Where's the harm? I am puzzled by the antipathy. I find it puzzling that the same guys who probably get wet at the sight of Apparel Arts illustrations are reacting this way. I thought people on this forum were interested in craftsmanship. The guy who makes shoes for a living thinks some of these are pretty nice. I've seen some in person and they are. I confess that I prefer new shoes to vintage, but I did, to answer one guy's question, purchase a few that were in very good shape - NOS in two instances. They hardly looked like they were moldering in a closet. The price was very reasonable and I thought it was fun to buy a product from the American heyday of shoemaking. Guys like Baron (not to drag him in, 'cause he seems like a very decent fellow) show pics of vintage sweaters and there are hosannas. What's the difference here?
     


  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I like to look at shoes and especially examples of skill and dedication. I see that in many of the vintage shoes. I see that in some contemporary shoes. For me there is no other reason to look at shoes simply because I'm not interested in superficialities such as splotchy antiquing. (It looks amateurish...to my eyes.)

    That said, I suspect that many of the fashion forward shoes actually incorporate more room beyond the toe of the foot than classic vintage shoes. As Bengal said, three full sizes or roughly an inch was once considered the standard. But contemporary shoes may be as much as four full sizes longer than the stick on the foot.

    As for the rest, it's a tempest in a teapot. Vintage shoes, when made beautifully are "shoe porn," if you want to call it that. It's irrefutably eye candy...for those who will look. Even in my time, however, styles have come and gone. Fashions that seemed almost an epiphany in one decade become anathema in another.

    All one can say is "hoo hum."

    One needs to look past all that to really appreciate shoes--past, present or future. Someday you will wear square toes shoes...again.
     
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  4. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    They're just shoes, guys. Plenty of people in the world not wearing any. Let's move on.
     


  5. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    Originally Posted by Burton

    I am with Nore. I have no interest in most of these shoes. A '64 Impala wasn't a good car in '64 and it is nothing more than a curio today. Most of the shoes iss posts aren't particularly attractive and today they are primarily props. Not to say they are all bad--but none make me want to wear something worn by someone else and dug from a dusty closet. That said, people here seem to like them and there are forum tools that allow you to eliminate most of those pics from view.


    Meister -- what did I right that makes me look like the forum police???? Come on. Silly post. Look at what I wrote and I stand by it. I don't like the shoes - my opinion. I acknowledge people here seem to like them. Then - if you don't like them --you can use the forum tools so you don't have to view them. Ehhh - I am not one who is for a whole lot of policing and in clothing forums policing really is unnecessary. Again, I think it is my right to say I am not a fan of most of the pics Issh posts.
     


  6. Burton

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    Agree. Just shoes. Just clothes.
     
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    +1, wtf
     


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    blocked nore. long overdue. ty for the encouragement.
     


  9. GusW

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    Then why are you even here?
     


  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    If you're too stupid to understand the difference between what I said and total apathy, I'll explain at the 10 year anniversary event in person.
     


  11. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I must be too stupid. Please don't waste your time with me. Share your bountiful charm with others.
     


  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Hey bud, you came in with the fucking attitude, not me. I'm telling people to relax since it's just shoes, and you come out of left field with the accusatory bullshit. You have something you want to get off your chest, PM me. Otherwise, move along.
     


  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe you should take your own advice.
     


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  15. Burton

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    Well that was just a suggestion--not a mandate. Everyone is acting as if we are headed into a new financial crisis. That or an Egyptian football match--where is the Marley when you need it? Bob Marley that is.
     
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