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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    From Sanders's Diplomat series; model Paris. The factory has been around since 1873, but I've seen pairs from on SF rarely. The French calf is exquisite, but quality control is not at all up to date. The broguing on left pair is crooked and on right pair uneven. This is sad as the maker has real potential.

    Anyone have the scoop on Sanders?

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  2. meister

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    Those are very nice and what the Thousand Mile boot should have looked like with the vamp stitching.
     
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  3. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    The sleeker toe box looks so much more attractive than the 1000 mile version's.
     
  4. mimo

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    Great boots - is that the "antique cognac" cordovan? New Peter last?

    Dingus - thanks for the message: Add911 is right if you're feet are grown - quality is quality. I don't know anything about Sanders though - but see below!


    That's a great classic-looking pair of shoes - pity about the finer details you mentioned. I would also be interested to know more. The lasts look quite accommodating; how's the fit?
     
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  5. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    mimio, this KENT last is snug on the ankle and roomy on the instep. Width on ball of foot is regular.
     
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  6. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Marshall's SUCKS now. The mens' shoe department is total crap... but some years ago, TRUE treasures could be discovered!
     
  7. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Late '90's? Old?
     
  8. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    Herringshoes still sells 73 last shoes (though it appears that they are being discontinued) so I think Church's continued to make them for certain retailers throughout the last decade (or maybe just Herringshoes?)

    Church's 73 Last Shoes on Herringshoes
     
  9. kungapa

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    Got some Meermin MTOs. Next to some C&J shell for RL for color comparison.

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  10. SHS

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    Nothing compared to yours, I know!



    Thank you, yes, perhaps I should consider this instead. Still thinking about it...
     
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  11. mimo

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    I notice that some of those are marked inside "London New York Paris" i.e. no "Milan". I know Herring ordered some on the 73 last as an extra run at some point, but I'm wondering if some were actually old stock: some of them are not marked "Custom Grade" either, which is a good thing as far as I can tell - "Custom Grade" seems to be a cynical Prada-era affectation for their regular line.
     
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  12. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    They made the popular (east coast mostly) "Playboy" line of shoes and chukkas doing the late 60s

    still around
    http://www.sidmashburn.com/sanders-playboy-chukka-boot.html

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  13. saint

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  14. kashmir

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    i am really curious about sanders diplomat range, namely the luxembourg and berlin but there aren't any pictures available online. any photograph would be appreciated...
     
  15. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Those Playboy boots are one naughty creation.

    kashmir, the French calf uppers Sanders uses are wonderful. They have a strong shine even without any added polish or cream. At this price-range, 250£, the factory would need to work on their lasts and quality control a bit, but after that they'd be a stong competitor for the likes of Church's et al.
     
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  17. alexSF

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    I own and have handled many pairs of Sanders shoes, and they are really nice shoes, especially in the Casual and Country collection.
    They do their work pretty well and are built with good materials, I have found them fairly better in quality and comfort than any Loake 1880 I have tried.

    I think that they should work with details as VRaivio still said, for example I found that the stitches lenght in the uppers should be smaller and more refined in the Diplomat range instead using the same setting for all lines.
     
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  18. kashmir

    kashmir Senior member

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    oops. luxembourg was barker's.
     
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