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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Second or not, that's a nice-looking pair of shoes. It's a pity if the quality control has slipped these days, but I'm very happy with my post-Prada Church's so far. A bit of TLC and a solid pair of trees, and I'm sure these will turn out to be a good buy for you. It was certainly a good price.
     
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  2. isshinryu101

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    A bit more subdued than many of Maurizi's offerings... which is a Good Thing (IMO)! Congrats, look very nice.
     
  3. isshinryu101

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    I agree, they do look like pretty nice shoes. That issue on the side of the shoe looks like an improper lasting issue to me. Welt stitched to upper was just a bit off. Shouldn't cause any real problems, though. Congrats.
     
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  4. SHS

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    Thank you guys. I feel like I can't send them back again. :)
     
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  5. ljrcustom

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    Then they would be the EG Galway, which I would love to get. Hopefully Leffot stocks my size this season.
     
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  7. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    several years ago Marshall's had many of these in this color and some in black on sale for less than $70. I wish I had brought at least one pair:(
     
  8. SHS

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    Answer from Church's regarding the model "Auckland":

    "This style was produced over the 73 last in the late 1990s, it is now discontinnnued. We have a similar styles called Lancaster, you can see this on the web site under ‘Heavy Soles’."

    My shoes are old!
     
  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Received my JL Brooklands today...Crappy photos, great boots. X-post

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  10. meister

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    Cape Buck = good.

    Milan = Prada era = bad/not Church traditional quality.
     
  11. SHS

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    Hmm. I am getting a bad vibe with the shoes apparently more than a decade old too. I haven't decided what to do yet...
     
  12. Dingusberry

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    Are the shoes too formal for everyday use at high school? I dress usually in OCBDs, cardigans, crewnecks in cotton, jeans, chinos and corduroy pants.
     
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  14. kashmir

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    good enough, but the maker (Sanders) sells a variety of shoes at almost half a price though none exactly the same with this particular design- you might want to check it out
     
  15. mimo

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    No, they're not too formal, but Kashmir is right: they're unnecessarily expensive. Judging by your other stated sizes, you're still growing too - this is ridiculous for a pair you might not fit in a year's time.

    Normally I'd suggest buying shoes from a more traditional shoemaker for quality, especially in this price range. And if your feet are fully grown, that's what you should do: you can get great shoes from Cheaney or Barker for less than this, or Church's or Tricker's in the sales. Take a look at discounted Grensons too - made in India at the cheaper end, but still properly welted etc. You can find clearance shoes from them for £100 now and then, in trendy chunky styles and interesting colours.

    If your feet are still growing, though, then enjoy the frivolity of youth: buy something for under £50 that will last you six months by which time you'll be bored of it even if it isn't already too small.
     
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  16. pikachoo

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    better pics as promised!

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  17. add911_11

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    I don't think one's feet grows after a certain period, a pair of C&J brought 5 years ago, when I was in GCSE, still fits well now.
    Even if you don't like it, make sure you treat it well all the time so it could be sold at a reasonable price.
     
  18. Gdot

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    Beautiful pics!
     
  19. VRaivio

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    Damn, Vass knows their cordovans very well. Great boots, pika.
     
  20. gyasih

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    Vass boots look great
     

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