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Shoe photos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoefan, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

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    Hello everybody, Remember my posting on Grenson shoes a year ago? Â They have aged pretty well, here are the pictures: [​IMG] Comparing stitching on Green (Brampton, 202) and Lobb (Tokyo): [​IMG] These two Grensons were purchased at the same time, though I wear the Stowe more often, thus the leather looks a little different now (less apparent in photo): [​IMG] Here are the Stowe a year ago: [​IMG] Comparing StefanoBi and Antonio Maurizi: [​IMG] Naturlaut
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Wow, gorgeous. There wasn't a single pair that I didn't absolutely love.
     
  3. AlanC

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    The Stowes seem to have a redness to them I don't see in the original. What polish have you used on them? Thanks for posting the before and after pics.
     
  4. VMan

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    It could just be the lighting, but I noticed a deeper red tone as well.
     
  5. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    By the way, I especially like the monk strap/double monk strap on the last two black shoes pictured, as well as the monk strap on the brown Grenson's.  The black Lobb slip-on is also great.

    What is the rule for monk straps vs. lace-ups?  For some reason I like monk straps a lot better.  For one, you see them less than lace-up shoes and I think it adds a touch of individuality and unique-ness.  I would assume they are not as formal as lace-ups, but are they as casual as slip-on loafers?
     
  6. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

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    I use the tan polish given by Grenson and had not put anything else on the shoes. Â It does have an undertone of redness in it but not as red as it seems on the picture. Â [​IMG] On a side note: the Felstead (double monk) are a tiny bit more spacious than the Stowe, although they are labeled with the exact same size and width. These Grensons are currently selling at Dunhill for about US$550 to $600, which I think is ridiculous. The StefanoBi monkstrap is the one featured on LVMH's website Naturlaut
     
  7. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I remember when you first got those Grenson's. They've really aged wonderfully.
     
  8. naturlaut

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    The brown Mantellassi is reaching their two-year anniversary, and they are aging pretty well too.  Not a scratch on the leather, and it has become a rich chocolate brown (like one of our final meeting at Maison du Chocolat [​IMG]  [​IMG] ) Wish you were here to see them in person  [​IMG] How are your C&J maturing? Naturlaut
     
  9. Thracozaag

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    Very nicely, perhaps some pics will be forthcoming. But sooner (rather than later, unfortunately) I'm going to have to get them re-soled. Apparently I do entirely too much tromping around the city in them. I'm dreading the separation anxiety that this painful act will engender (I can just send them to C&J in the UK, I assume).
     
  10. discostu004

    discostu004 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    these are my favorite shoes i've seen in a LONG time... [​IMG]
     
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    Great thread.  Great photos.  It makes me want to go out and buy a pair of shoes right now  [​IMG]  Keep the terrific photos coming.
     
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  14. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

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    Berluti in new Venice leather collection: [​IMG]
     
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    Frankly, those are the best looking Berluti's I've seen so far. I like them. Most of 'em look too trendy/plastic/flashy to me (based on pictures -- I've never seen any in person to my knowledge).
     
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    The berluti Venice leather is quite striking. I assume it is real gator, but you called it leather--is it stamped? Is it available on their one-piece shoes?

    Rob
     
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  19. fareau

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    All these amazing shoes. I'm sitting here with Bacco Bucci's, starting to feel like a neanderthal. I better log out of this thread before I descend any further down the evolutionary ladder. Ignorance was such bliss... [​IMG]
     
  20. JohnMS

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    Here I was feeling pretty good in recent years having evolved to Allen Edmonds and recently ventured out, someone successfully in terms of fitting, to Gravati. Dang. Where do you guys find these shoes? Without the internet I'd still be wearing the plastic Bostonian shoes and complaining about it because I couldn't afford anything else. At least now with eBay Allen Edmonds becomes somewhat more affordable.
     

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