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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Distinguished Member

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    this is what I meant by American- chunky, derby wing-tip (and this is cordo too- but that's optional) ...... not a bauxite in two grains (nice shoe BTW)
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    Edit: not piling on F here, but...
    Damn this Dover is a nice shoe. It's all about balance.
    the counter is the piece de resistance. not split - rare in a traditional English shoe - and from the rear gives the counter weight. The double stitch arabesque is the lateral balance the shoe needs.
    The double sole's consistent with the overall 'heaviness' of the shoe.


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    I really hate to see 3 fonts on a page, but the stitching thing is part of the charm- the pie crust is awsm craft, and functional on the vamp, and only there, because of the nature of the join; the stitch at the facing has to be single- wouldn't work as double because the function of the double stitching at the counter is to visually balance the vamp.
     
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  2. dandie

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    Mine is Eileen
     


  3. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    i've been a little harsh. sorry for that... :cheers:
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    not quite. it's the bb/EG connection which drives me sort of insane. look at his latest entry in the vass string.

    jerry has found a good match with EG 202. he's looking out for a pair of materna and if i can help him, i'm a happy camper. things are more simple than they prolly look like...
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    pudding post? :slayer:
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    exactly. it's not that difficult... many thanks.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    orly, i cannot remember that someone ever made such a strong commitement for a shoe model. iirc, they didn't fit mr. moo, did they?

    in other words: the nicest shoe is useless, when the fit is not right. amirite.
     
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  8. SpooPoker

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

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    NAMOR Stylish Dinosaur

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    ^ are you just getting up?
     


  10. SpooPoker

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

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    :lol: check the shoe WAYWRN thread, I asked you if you were getting home. LOL. (yes)
     


  11. Pliny

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    thems the breaks
     


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    In real life I'm "PC", the person that put in the original MTO for the crup Sandringham at LS. I was specifically going for the "American wing-tip" look. The best way to get that look in an EG was to pick the right last (202), sole (danite or double leather), welt (fudge), and material (crup). I know this shoe is a bit controversial, but they are one of my favorites. Regardless, I actually think that most EG wingtips look distinct from American wing-tips. EG lasts are generally too sleek to look like gunboats.
     
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    snap!

    yeah best of both worlds- the American styling with an awsm last. love this shoe - great choice
     


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    +1 No more Dovers please!
     


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    Perhaps I'm partially to blame for frtiz' sweeping hatred of teh EG, but then again look at what he likes:
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    c'mon son.*

    *pB's head just exploded.
     


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