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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. apropos

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    The 341 last is nice (I have the Bradford, Worcester and Westfield on that last). From my memory of trying it on, the 337 is slightly more elongated than than the 341 - is that right? Apropos, the dark brown(?) Finsbury looks great in that shot, with more colour depth than I think is usual for C&J. Is that true to life or maybe due to some colour banding from high ISO? (The EXIF data is missing from the pic). It would be nice to see them in natural light, when you get the chance.
    The 341 is not as elongated as the 337. What eventually began to bother me with the 337 was that the 'fuller' front outer quarter (where the shoe curves over your small toe) combined with the higher toebox resulted in a shoe that looked a little snouty to my eyes on my feet, or like a toucan's beak almost. The photo was taken in natural light on a cloudy day, and on my screen is true to life. I cut out and resized in PS, which might explain the lack of EXIF data. I was quite surprised when I opened the box today for a few reasons - - This is not a flat dark brown. It's more of a darkish brown than dark brown. - There is a surprising amount of subtle colour variation reminiscent of museum calf - even more than my Belgraves, which is not congruent with my prior experience that for 'antiquing' handgrades > benchgrades. And that C&J hardly 'antiques'. - Even more surprising, there is a fair amount of red in the brown. Almost mahogany? For C&J, this is very un-C&J. Maybe I got lucky? I know from the seller that my shoes were sent direct from the factory and were made in the last few weeks, tops. I have absolutely no idea what to polish these as I want to preserve this colour and the variation. [​IMG]
     


  2. Kaplan

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    I realised I had just written 'natural light' in my previous post, and edited it while you replied.

    Maybe just use natural wax for these? Maybe a brown wax occasionally, but probably no coloured cremes/polishes as they might 'paint' the shoe uniformly in their colour.
     


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    Who is the maker of these? Thanks!
     


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    If the trees are the best thing about about a pair of shoes, you know that something must be wrong.

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    Leather Sole are dumping G&G right?
     


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    Leather Sole are dumping G&G right?

    Yes whatever they have left $895 includes shipping and trees, only E width available.
     


  7. Wes Bourne

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    Who is the maker of these? Thanks!

    Available in black from Charles Tyrwhitt. If I'm not mistaken, Tyrwhitt shoes are now made by Barker, having switched over from Loake.
     


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    I thought 341 was supposed to be a bit roomier?
     


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    Pardon the poor picture but I thought I would participate... My work outfits are very casual so most of my shoes are more workwear-inspired... However I have a few more classic options. And these which sit in the middle.

    Berluti Alessandro Norvegese in camel leather

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    Yes whatever they have left $895 includes shipping and trees, only E width available.

    That's E UK / D US, right?
     


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    That's E UK / D US, right?

    Yes.
     


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  13. apropos

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    I thought 341 was supposed to be a bit roomier?
    It is in the width and instep compared to the 348. Not so compared to the 325 (in the width) or 337 (in length and width).
     


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    Took delivery today of 2 Gieves & Hawkes shoes. A navy monk (which I have been wanting forever) and a purported black shell cordovan. They certainly feel and look like shell, but can anyone confirm? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Took delivery today of 2 Gieves & Hawkes shoes. A navy monk (which I have been wanting forever) and a purported black shell cordovan. They certainly feel and look like shell, but can anyone confirm?

    both look to be fairly nice leather, but not shell.
     


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