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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    Here's some high altitude RMW pron (x-posting in RMW thread too). Atop the Angel's Landing, Zion National Park: [​IMG]
     
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  2. ThinkDerm

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    very nice Brian!
     
  3. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    the ultimate in elegance
     
  4. Butler

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    Not the most practical footwear for that magnificent trail, a favourite of mine :bigstar:
     
  5. grimslade

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    Yeah... Was on a business trip. Didn't have any good alternatives. They acquitted themselves fairly well however. Trail is spectacular. :slayer:
     
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  6. Munky

    Munky Senior member

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    As indicated, above, I have changed the colour of a pair of tan shoes. I used various shoe creams. If I used wax polish on top of these, would I 'seal in' the new colour? Or do I have to keep topping up the new colour, every so often?
     
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  7. T4phage

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    1: olive suede carpincho 3 eyelet derby


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    2: Freudenberg black captoe derby


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  8. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    ^ really very special t4
     
  9. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    T4: Very, very nice, both of them! Are those Meccariello Aurum? The second last looks just like my lasts from him, which are made for the Aurum line (to shoes are standard), and the sneak peak he showed in the Meccariello-thread look similar to the second pair.

    Nevertheless, excellent shoes!
     
  10. meister

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    All of the above. The black ones are so nice.
     
  11. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Senior member

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    A JM Weston I found on vacation. The style is a little out of my comfort zone, but a crazy sale price made it much more comfortable.

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  12. TheWraith

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    ^ Looks great to me!
     
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  13. bengal-stripe

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    I can be wrong, but I cannot find any Italian DNA in those shoes. No Italian would cut the welt so tight, even below "just show stitches". When you look at the shoes from above, you cannot see the welt. Equally the heels are small and the waist is tight and beautifully shaped. I'have never seen that finesse in Italian work.

    My money is on one of Japan's 'Young Turks, possibly Masuro Okuyama. Alternatively it might be French work.

    And if I'm wrong and it is really Bestetti or Meccariello, then my compliments go to T4, as he has really got whoever it was to up the ante not just by one but three steps in one go.
     
  14. meister

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    A lot in what you say. At first looking at the toecap and general shape I thought I was looking at a black version of my AS Moore Exclusives from AFPOS. But the rear is a bit more voluptuous for mine to be UK. Just my dos centavos.
     
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  15. mimo

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    Magnificent. My first thought was also Japanese - the tight little heel, natural shape across the ball of the foot, popular Italianesque toe, painted soles, and the big giveaway: those trees. Either way, they're lovely. I want carpincho. Actually I find black half brogue dress shoes incongruous as a derby, though I know this position irritates Americans. Either way, they're beautifully made, I'd just rather they were an oxford, or, as Meister suggested, an adelaide like the AS Moore.
     
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  16. 500plus

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    Let the cat out of the bag! Who's the maker? My guess is Japanese as well.
     
  17. j ingevaldsson

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    You have your points, but after examining this a bit closer, I'm pretty sure it is Meccariello Aurum actually. I'll show why.

    First, this is my pair from Meccariello made on one of his Aurum lasts (but otherwise it's his standard line), just slightly modified to my measurements. Compare it to T4:s black derbys below:

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    Secondly, look at decorative pattern on the heel base:

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    Then, here's a pic of a Meccariello derby, also made on the same last as mine (and possibly T4:s then, if I'm correct). Very similar pattern to T4:s shoes:

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    And last but not least, here's a pic that Antonio Meccariello posted himself in his thread, together with the text "Meccariello Aurum.... Coming soon....". Looks very much like T4:s shoes too me:

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    So, don't think it is any japanese maker, but a very refined italian shoe. The fact that the price for these beauties will start at around €900 is pretty darn awesome! (if I'm correct of course, T4 will have to confirm)

    Also, regarding "heels are small and the waist is tight and beautifully shaped. I'have never seen that finesse in Italian work.", I'd say Bestetti definitely fits that description. He has expressevily said that he wanted away from the traditional, italian style of shoes, and now it looks like Meccariello is doing the same. Possibly we see a new version of italian shoes coming (or just a few more exceptions).
     
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  18. wurger

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    Kent Wang Handgrade Brogue, Navy Museum Calf

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  19. Looking to improve

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    @T4phage
    Great to see you posting again!

    When did you start wearing black shoes?! The olive ones are more 'you'. :p

    MtB
     
  20. Cleav

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    @wurger nice navy dude :nodding:
     
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