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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Is it just me, or is the leather reminiscent to the famous sunken reindeer hides?

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  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I recommend Lobb St. James to anyone who is passionate about English Bespoke...

    hmmh, only english, not bespoke shoes in general?

    though, i have the whole palette of great craftsmen right in front of me in Vienna, i have a sentimental connection to Lobb since i saw a documentary about them. i have been there and you got it to the point with your description of the old world charme. i couldn't afford to place an order back than, but i exactly knew, i will return to this place...
     
  3. forex

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    Thanks for posting the Lobb St. James! They are beautiful. Wish we could see more of them but that is what happens when a shop is bespoke only.

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    Did you not place an order as well?
    Artoftime,terrific looking shoes,I'd go with a different design but that's only because I am not much into monks.
     
  4. pat bateman

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    Sure I could pay someone to do it for me but there is something to be said about a man that shines his own shoes.

    Take care of the things you own and they will.......

    Nikon d90 50mm ISO 800 1/40-F3.2

    sharpness +10/brightness-12

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  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Got these EG's in green suede from SF B&S. It's funny because I almost bought them when on sale last year but I hesitated and missed out on my size. Now they have a happy home.

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  6. SpooPoker

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

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    ^Are those the Kurt Geiger ones? I wished those were in my size.
     
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  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^Are those the Kurt Geiger ones? I wished those were in my size.

    Yes they are. Just showed them to Mrs Pocketsquare who gave them two thumbs up and a "they look so British" seal of approval (being a Brit she gets to say that [​IMG] ).

    The only downside is that I can't see myself wearing them until Oct. They just have a Fall and Winter look about them. But when the leaves fall I will know doubt be wearing these with a chunky knit sweater or corduroy suit.
     
  9. meister

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    Bespoke Lobb Monks - needed them in a durable leather that had a nice warm patina and could withstand Town & Country. Looking forward to breaking them in!

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    Loving the leather and the light spade sole to boot...
     
  10. Newcomer

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    Loving the leather and the light spade sole to boot...

    I could not agree more. And there is just something awesome about austerity brogues.
     
  11. Cravate_Noire

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    Newcomer Senior member

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    Ugolini

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    That adelaide is pretty much exactly what I hope to commission from Ugolini when I make the trip to Firenze. Except in black and without the medallion (I got to get a black shoe some day [​IMG])

    Mine would probably have a brogued captoe though.
     
  13. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Did you not place an order as well?
    Artoftime,terrific looking shoes,I'd go with a different design but that's only because I am not much into monks.


    I ended up going with JLP bespoke. I was measured in NYC.
     
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    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    MysteryJapaneseShoemaker in Hong Kong:

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    He has already registered on the forum and I hope he will start posting and unravel the mystery himself!
     
  16. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    MysteryJapaneseShoemaker in Hong Kong:

    He has already registered on the forum and I hope he will start posting and unravel the mystery himself!


    The certificate on the wall is a bit difficult to read, but his name is Masuro Okuyama
    and he was awarded a Gold Medal at the Wiesbaden shoemaker's competition (held every three years).

    As he is quite a young men, I presume he won earlier this year and not three years ago.
     
  17. onix

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    The certificate on the wall is a bit difficult to read, but his name is Masuro Okuyama
    and he was awarded a Gold Medal at the Wiesbaden shoemaker's competition (held every three years).

    As he is quite a young men, I presume he won earlier this year and not three years ago.


    +1. This is his website: http://masaruokuyama.com/ some nice shoe-making-in-progress slides.

    At the bottom of the second to last page, he mentioned this gold medal, and it is indeed 2010.
     
  18. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Well done gents. The Style Forvm knows all!
     
  19. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    +1. This is his website: http://masaruokuyama.com/ some nice shoe-making-in-progress slides..

    Nice site and beautiful shoes! [​IMG]
     
  20. onix

    onix Senior member

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    His facebook shows some wonderful shoes + a picture of gshen
     

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