Shoe pics

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TimelessRider, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    I've been saving pics of some of the shoes I've found in auctions and web sites for reference. I've uploaded them for easy access and I figure some folks here may enjoy these too. They're mostly Lobbs and Greens with a few other makers thrown in. Pics are in no particular order and few members may even recognize their own shoes which I hope they don't mind. Click Here for Pics.
     


  2. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    If only those were pics of my shoe collection...i guess i can dream.
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    darkoak Senior member

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    Great job. You must have a lot of free time... how about adding a caption stating make, last, color? [​IMG]
     


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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    suh-weet.

    is that a metal tap on the toe? is the shoe made with it, or was it 'aftermarket'? it's shaped perfectly, so i'm guessing it came with the shoe.

    i'd love to have taps that fit like that...the only thing my local cobbler carries is little rubber toe guards. anybody know where i can get some for (for example) allen-edmonds shoes?

    /andrew
     


  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Yes, it came with the shoe. With edward green special orders, you can specify a metal toe plate. It's a great option, I think.
     


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    Carlo Senior member

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    Very nice. Oh, I've been promising more pics of Gabor's semi-constructed Vass shoes from the event in NYC. I did a blow up of one in the article we posted on it: Here
     


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    dorian Senior member

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    i am......................................................


    Edit: speechless....
     


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    drljva Senior member

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    (faustian bargain @ April 03 2005,22:33) suh-weet. is that a metal tap on the toe? is the shoe made with it, or was it 'aftermarket'? it's shaped perfectly, so i'm guessing it came with the shoe. i'd love to have taps that fit like that...the only thing my local cobbler carries is little rubber toe guards. anybody know where i can get some for (for example) allen-edmonds shoes? /andrew
    Yes, it came with the shoe. Â With edward green special orders, you can specify a metal toe plate. Â It's a great option, I think.
    What are people's thoughts about these metal plates? I've never used them before. Are they esepcially noisy. Do the benefits (reduced wear, etc.) outweigh the negatives (clicking noise, aesthetics, etc.)?
     


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    I've recently received a pair of EG's with such metal plates, and I shared your concerns. I even was afraid I might scratch someones wooden floor with these plates.

    To date I can say that I find these plates aren't noisy at all, so no clicking when I walk around on them. I'm as silent as ever... As to aesthetics, the plates are under the shoe and follow the line of the sole exactly, so the can't be seen from above when I stand, walk, sit. And if someone does see them, I don't really care. I don't think they detract from the view of the shoe as a whole. I've also found that I don't scratch the wooden floors if I walk normally.

    So, for me, there are only benefits to them. I just wish I started ordering my EG's with these plates earlier.

    MtB
     


  11. Fashionslave

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    YUM YUM,drool drool. Thanks.[​IMG]
     


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    You can get most of that info from the filename of each pic. Â E.g., the pic of the brown EG Cardiffs is named "eg_cardiff_202_cordovan.jpg". TimelessRider, thanks for the great pics. dan
     


  13. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    now THAT is what I call "Shoe Porn" ....

    thanks for posting....if you'll give me your email address in a PM, i can send you the PDF files I rec'd from the John Lobb store recently, if you'd like.
     


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    Somewhere in a dark basement an old CRAY YMP is searching the web and directing some FBI field office to look into the emerging threat of shoe porn on the internet....
     


  15. Steve B.

    Steve B. Go Spurs Go

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    OMG...

    Best selection to date.

    But where are the Stowes?
     


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