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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    But these will

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  2. scrolls

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    I assume those are new? What contact info did you use for the Cheaney factory store? A couple people mentioned factoryshop@cheaney.co.uk but they've never responded to me [​IMG]
     
  3. laufer

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    Those are actually from Herring Shoes. I will have to return my pair since it does not fit. In case someone needs 10.5 UK let me know.
     
  4. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Yes, new. But these are Herring Langdale's. Made by Cheaney and almost the same, but without the speed hooks and brogue line on top, in G width.
     
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  5. rossoz

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    Details please in plain English. They are beautiful.

    Thanks,
     
  6. RogerP

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    Going from memory (an increasingly risky proposition) Model 524 Dress Bootee on a modified classic last, 1.5 thickness HAF sole, metal toe taps.

    And thanks. If I had to pick an overall fave pair, it would likely be these.
     
  7. Cleav

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    They are special, those strides too RogP :slayer:
     
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    I did some polishing today:

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  10. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ NIce job.
     
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  11. Cleav

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    Good work!
     
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  12. PhiloVance

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    I know its been a while, but some of you asked for extra pics on the pair of Thomas brogues that I found from Foster & Son, so here you go:

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    More images here:

    http://uptowndandy.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-thomas-brogue-from-foster-son.html
     
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  13. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    They look smashing, love those lines. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Repost from the G&G Thread,

    G&G Rothschild in Vintage Cherry
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  16. VRaivio

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    The U-cap model seems to have become more widespread during the last ten years. When I first saw it, I thought that it was interesting and novel...but like all great things, details, models, cuts come and go.

    Here's a U-model from the all-American Stetson from 1939:

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    Very few things are new.
     
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  17. PhiloVance

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    For some time, I was under the (mistaken) impression that the original EG Windsor was a Hlustik-design. I forget who corrected me on this, perhaps Hilary Freeman, but apparently the design was appropriated from the Peal & Co. archives. Readers at my blog have provided pictures of Peal & Co. Windsors with King George V's royal warrant stamped on the inner sole. I don't believe companies are allowed to use the warrant that long after the royal personage's passing (there's probably a better way to say this), so you would think those shoes are from around 1936-1937.

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  18. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here are pictures of the original Peal "Windsor" design:

    http://centipede.web.fc2.com/pealwindsor.html

    taken from Centipede's treasure trove (which unfortunately has not been updated in several years):

    http://centipede.web.fc2.com/




    Peal used the warrant "By appointment to the late King George V" right unto the closure of the company (mid 60s). I have seen Peal shoes with the (late) George V warrant and the Wigmore Street address (the company moved to Wigmore Street in the late 1950s, having been until then in Oxford Street).

    I have no idea if Peal, back then, was officially entitled to use the warrant some 30 years after the King's death (1936); but they did and, obviously, nobody stopped them doing it.

    P.S Just discovered this document:

    Peal's business letter from 1965, featuring the warrants of the late King George V and the Prince of Wales (later Duke of Windsor)

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  19. ridethecliche

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    What is going on with your trousers....!
     
  20. PhiloVance

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    Yes, I actually have no idea what this model was called by Peal - it probably wasn't the Windsor :embar:

    Perhaps Peal received a special dispensation to use the royal warrant for so long after the King's death!

    As always thanks for the treasure trove of information :)
     

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