Shoe photos

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

  1. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Indeed, and thank you.
     
  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I know it's kind of silly, but one of the things I really liked about the Vass shoes that I finally saw in person was the shoe tree. Never seen a three-piece shoe tree like that, really wonderful.
     
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    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    The Vass shoe tree is a shoe tree that really means business.  I love my Vass Budapest shoes.  What a perfect fit.
     
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    TimelessRider Senior member

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    Are those Vass? They're phenomenal..
    Indeed, and thank you.
    For a brief second I was fooled into thinking they were your Perry Westons. [​IMG] What color is this?
     
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    Stu Senior member

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    Norcal: I really love those Lobb's. If you don't mind my asking, which model are they and where can I get a pair?
     
  6. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never seen anything like the Vass trees. Lobb St. James has some pretty extravagant trees, but their three-piece trees cost nearly £400. And the Budapests are wonderful, too.
     
  7. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, the design is somewhat similar, but the Westons have a split toe and the odd welt treatment and lack the skin-stitching of the Vass shoes. Vass calls the color cognac. A Harris told me that it's between Edward Green's Acorn Antique and Edwardian Antique, and that's probably about right (only without the antiqueing).
     
  8. jcusey

    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are those Lattanzis, and are those spare heels on top of the box? Pardon my French, but WTF?
     
  9. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    Yes indeed, Silvano's (my friends) and the extra heels are included with the pair, apparently. [​IMG]
     
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    Antonio Maurizi--where can you get 'em?

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

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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

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