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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Very nice Roger.

    Of course I recognize the EG and Bonafe, but what are the two at the opposite ends?
     
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  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Cheers, gents. L to R: Carmina 973, EG Galway, EG Galway, Bonafe, Vass. Closeup of the Vass: [​IMG]
     
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  3. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Nice!
     
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    really beatiful boots Roger!!! in love with the mid EG Galway and the Bonafe[​IMG]
     
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  6. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Those Vass are so great.
     
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  7. T4phage

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    my new loafers
    incoming soon

    [​IMG]

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    moar pix here
     
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  8. ctp120

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    Gorgeous depth of color in the blog pics.
     
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    It's a great thing to, every once in a while, see penny loafers with a healthy last instead of all those pointy, nasty, over-decorated versions.
     
  10. dieworkwear

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    Are those the ones made from original box calf? If so, that's pretty awesome.
     
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  11. T4phage

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    ^
    yes
    they are
     
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  12. MightnMagic

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    found something interesting here, handwelted, full grain, leather toe puff/heel stiffener, 4 stitches per CM, though leather will definitely be kind of [​IMG], but only cost you USD 72 (with rubber sole, but they also have channelled leather sole option)
     
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  13. Patek14

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    what? plz elaborate...
     
  14. MightnMagic

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    :satisfied: what else would you like to know
    and they also have French calf version, but the price would be doubled(U$158)
    after all i haven't seen them in person
     
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  15. Patek14

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    website?
     
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    Patek14 Senior member

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    google translate helped me a little bit! amazing what sweatshop labor at gunpoint can get ya...
     
  19. MightnMagic

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    sweatshop and gunpoint, so CNN.
     
  20. masernaut

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    Already tried these guys when I was working in China last year. Got a bit ripped off. I ordered a pair of black double monks.

    The good:
    - Cheap
    - Authentic Dainite sole
    - Goodyear Welted

    The bad:
    - "Ecco" leather (Google it - yes, the company)
    - Ridiculously long toe box (add an extra inch of length to a pair of Carmina double monks)

    Pictures:
    http://i.imgur.com/rjSUxSG.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/VRNC8LM.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/yNC3opj.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/b3wUGZg.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/SPID3Bu.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Wxc0Pys.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/tUzKU2E.jpg

    If you legitimately want to order a pair of shoes from China, here is a seller I recommend: http://handmadeshoes.taobao.com/?spm=2013.1.1000126.4.SiswXU&v=1
    Expect to pay $100-180 depending on construction (cemented/Blake stitched/GYW).
    I've ordered a pair of austerity brogue wingtip boots in tan and a pair of balmoral cap-toes in snuff suede. Legitimate use of French calf and GYW construction, but don't expect a leather sole to be completely leather. Hence, I went with the Topy option which for less than $5 applied is a steal.

    If you order from China, expect beaters. It will be quite short of perfect. You're better off with reputable western makers.
    There is also another seller on Taobao/QQ who uses Japanese shell cordovan to make copies of popular western makers (White's boots, Ralph Lauren whatever-those-popular-boots-are-called, Alden, etc.). I haven't given this guy a test since the cost risk is high (~2500-3500 Yuan).

    EDIT: Here's pics of the shoes I bought from the seller I recommended (WARNING: Instagram):
    http://instagram.com/p/sk1X6OBxzn/?modal=true
    http://instagram.com/p/pogozDBx1X/?modal=true
    http://instagram.com/p/nNRrNEhx0J/?modal=true
    http://instagram.com/p/li5cJHBx0N/?modal=true
     
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