Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. well-kept

    well-kept Senior member

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    can you explain? I don't understand your comments on first reading.

    I'm guessing he meant to say "This is NOT working at all." Just a guess because "This is working at all" is not a sentence and doesn't mean anything in English.

    As to the advice to consider carefully before posting... those shoes are perhaps in line with your personal aesthetic and that of your friends. But the sense of design, texture, color and overall style they exhibit is at odds with the consensual sense of style possessed by members here and they will not be kind in expressing their distaste. I personally do not find them very attractive. I do repect your right to enjoy what you like.
     
  2. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    They look great, Bris. Chay is so helpful. I ordered two pairs at the intro price last year. One (a simple pair of their standard wingtips made to handgrade standards) is apparently waiting at my office, and the other (a balmoral boot) is being designed. Chay tells me the boot will become a regular offering and bear my name too!
     
  3. SpooPoker

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

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    I missed it - out of curiosity, what was the intro price?
     
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    BigBris - great stuff! Glad yours came out well. Very cool design. Congrats!
     
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    That last is so snouty, it's comical. I wonder how anyone manages not to trip over a mile and a half of toebox.
     
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    That last is so snouty, it's comical. I wonder how anyone manages not to trip over a mile and a half of toebox.

    Nonsense, they look perfectly normal for a 15 B.
     
  7. ThinkDerm

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    bris - nice shoe. would have looked great in cordovan
     
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    Seated outside the cafe.. [​IMG] Seated & ready for SQ Goodness.. [​IMG]

    What are some models that resemble these? This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. Not too clunky and I love the design. I found the Edward Green Beaulieu to be very identical but $1000 is out of my price range. Looking for <$600.
     
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    Let's get this back on track. I came home to these today, made & sent to me by my friend Chay Cooper at Alfred Sargent (particulate matter on polishing cloth due to my trying them on atop said cloth on my dirty floors):

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    What a great contrast of textures, colors, and formality/informality. It's the best of both worlds. Great job bigbris.
     
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    They fit great. I was measured by Chay when he visited NYC and could swear he incorporated that into these to ensure fit. This style will be added to their line and named for me [​IMG]

    that sounds terrific. i have the word from a maker for a modell name, too though we didn't work it out yet. that's really a nice gesture. enjoy

    The last & sole were my choosing. Sure I could have went with a "softer" sole, but why? I specified the last shape of the three they offer. I wanted a "structured" and one-off saddle shoe apart from the norm.

    i can understand you well. my current project is a variation of the traditional "Austrian Haferlschuh". a so called "Salon Haferl". probably not this year anymore. let's see.

    wear them in good health.
     
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    Saddlebacks are not quite my cup of tea but these are an example for stunning craftsmanship [​IMG] Enjoy!
    I'm thinking of some light grey suede wholecuts though... [​IMG]
    Cheers
     
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    those are probably the best lookin' sargents i ever saw. good pair!

    Chay tells me the boot will become a regular offering and bear my name too!

    the "emptym"? [​IMG]
     
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    They look great, Bris. Chay is so helpful. I ordered two pairs at the intro price last year. One (a simple pair of their standard wingtips made to handgrade standards) is apparently waiting at my office, and the other (a balmoral boot) is being designed. Chay tells me the boot will become a regular offering and bear my name too!

    I'm sure you will enjoy them!

    BigBris - great stuff! Glad yours came out well. Very cool design. Congrats!

    bris - nice shoe. would have looked great in cordovan

    What a great contrast of textures, colors, and formality/informality. It's the best of both worlds. Great job bigbris.

    Saddlebacks are not quite my cup of tea but these are an example for stunning craftsmanship [​IMG] Enjoy!
    I'm thinking of some light grey suede wholecuts though... [​IMG]
    Cheers


    those are probably the best lookin' sargents i ever saw. good pair!

    Thanks all for the kind words. If you haven't already done so, I strongly urge you to see Chay about a pair when he's next in NYC in October, or just ring him up and put something together.

    In all fairness this saddle shoe is very similar to one they used to offer in the Premier line. Chay had one on display when I met with him and that was the springboard for this shoe. I've been wanting a saddle shoe for some time and have finally scratched that itch. Fabulously.
     
  14. aeglus

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    At first glance, didn't like those saddle shoes. Second glance, loved them. Third glance, figured they'd look a little better being more informal but where's the fun in that? Nice shoe.
     
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    Let's get this back on track. I came home to these today, made & sent to me by my friend Chay Cooper at Alfred Sargent (particulate matter on polishing cloth due to my trying them on atop said cloth on my dirty floors):


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    Vox would write : OOOOOPS

    I think they are sexy, and the mix of stlyes adds to the appeal IMO.

    Congrats,

    Adrian
     

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