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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's quite possible, the design might have had a totally different name in the Peal catalogue.

    Centipede calls it "Windsor", but he might have just used the (well-known) EG name,
     
  2. chogall

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    Not suede?
     
  3. NOBD

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    How about that!? : ) They're great, though.

    (Ordered suede chukka's two days ago...)
     
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    I normally go for 2 inch cuff on my trousers, just realised in this angle it looks bigger!

     
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    relative to the height of the shoe...which i own....those trouser cuffs are at least 3 to 3.5 inches....i think the cuff may actually be taller than the leg opening is wide...
     
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    For a salesman at a singaporean 'tailor' that charges sgd$400 a shirt, i was hoping you would do better.
     
  9. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    1940's Allen Edmonds Oxford captoe

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  10. PhiloVance

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    ^^^^Nice!
     
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  11. RogerP

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    Dayum! [​IMG] Do they make anything that nice now?
     
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  12. isshinryu101

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    Thank You!
     
  13. isshinryu101

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    Actually, they do not. I HATE modern AE shoes. The leather is low quality and creases heavily and the stitching is so far apart you could drive a car thru the spacing. At least they still make their shoes in the USA, unlike Florsheim and so many others that have gone down the sewer.
     
  14. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Correct me if I'm mistaken, but aren't the edges of the cap and the vamp "folded?" The facing edge and the topline appear to be.
     
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  15. RogerP

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    Not all of their shoes are made in the USA... though I will allow that they are still clearly "mostly" American made.

    Fantastic shade on that pair as well. Reminds me a bit of my Red Cognac Vass.
     
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  16. isshinryu101

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    Yes, they are. I have a few 1930's- 1940's AE models and the caps are all folded before being sewn to the vamp. I think it makes for a very smooth looking cap.



    Thank You, Roger. Interesting to note that this shade was extremely popular in the 1940's US-made shoes. While I own many pairs in this color (or close to it), it is much more rare to find a darker brown.
     
  17. mcarthur

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    cigar cap toe boot, cashmere otc
     
  18. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I agree.

    Seems like no few makers today just cut the leather to shape and leave it at that.

    For me, if the edge is going to be left raw it needs to be gimped, if not, it needs to be folded.

    I've folded surprisingly elaborate and curved edges, with no problem, so I'm not sure why a maker would elect to just leave the cut edges of the leather raw unless they just don't want to be bothered.

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  19. thelonius

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    Very very nice. But where have they been the last 70 years ? Not being worn apparently.
     
  20. isshinryu101

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    I fear that your high standards are not the norm in modern times. However, it is the details which tends to set the master (in any endeavor) apart from the crowd. Bravo.
     

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