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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Deets on those tassle-tie loafers? They look like the notorious pig-skin Cleverleys.
     
  2. OzzyJones

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    Is that a Vass K last austerity in the back left?
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

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    The lacing isn't right for Vass.
     
  4. OzzyJones

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    I'm on a smartfone and can't see the pic any bigger.
     
  5. meister

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    A stunning and unique Fosters thing. The cloudiness of the sun damaged look is what I really like.
     
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  6. sdolina

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    All look like Crispins, but those boxes made me doubt.
     
  7. FosterandSon

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    meister, many thanks, we agree. I will post some more pictures later on, hopefully with a bit more detail. Foster & Son
     
  8. rabiesinfrance

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    Is the fading available on all the RTW? Personally, I don't like the look.
     
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    I am confused as to why you are asking then. To each his/her own.
     
  10. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    I'm thinking of getting the Thornham or Portman.
     
  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It actually makes more sense than the 'antiquing" we see on many other shoes. The heel and toe are areas that would get rubbed or sunburnt or worn more than the quarters or the facings or the joint area of the vamp.

    In natural antiquing, it's those areas, of any object, that are least exposed to the elements that darken most with age.

    Yet common practice is to artificially darken those very areas...sometime garishly...that are most exposed--such as the end of the toe and the heel. In my opinion, and it's opinion only...that's closer to tie-dyeing than antiquing.
     
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  12. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    I prefer to let my shoes take an all over patina. With respect to Foster, it just looks artificial/overdone.
     
  13. MalfordOfLondon

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    Something for the approaching Russian winter...

    Santoni:

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    ^This model will prove popular in Russia, they do love their fur (even though on shoes it becomes like a miniscule sauna while indoors).
     
  15. FosterandSon

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    rabiesinfrance, it's certainly not to everyone's taste but, yes the fading will be available on all of our new shoes and on those that we have on the 337 last. Foster & Son
     
  16. FosterandSon

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    DWFII,

    The fading process was originally developed in our Workshop a long time ago to replicate the patina acquired by our bespoke samples that had been exposed to sunlight in our South facing window in Duke of York Street before we moved to Jermyn Street in 1965. It was developed in response to customer requests and we have had long experience of doing it, though it's still an art not a science and needs to be done very carefully so as not to weaken the shoe.

    Foster & Son
     
  17. RogerP

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    FosterandSon - great job on the fading - the effect is quite beautiful.
     
  18. DWFII

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    I hope you understand that although I'm not a big fan of any "antiquing"...preferring to let the leather age naturally...what I was saying is that your example posted above makes sense to me--far more than "reverse antiquing"--where toes/heels are darkened. Toes and heels darkening up just doesn't happen in the wild.:nodding:

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    I find it interesting that the toes and heels don't naturally darken over time. I would think those areas are getting heavier amounts of polish, therefore getting more and more pigmented over time. Also because of the creasing in the vamp area of the shoe I would expect that area to lighten from wear.
     
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  20. HRoi

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    Mine just get heavily scuffed
     

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