Shoes With Character

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  1. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Here are some more of mine:

    Vintage J&M
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    Vintage Florsheim:
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    Vintage Church's
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    Paul Stuart shell cordovan
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    Alden cordovan
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    Polo Darlton cordovan
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    EG for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Tough to keep the toe shiny and not have polish crack off the vamp. I may have to strip these and start over.
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    Another of the same thing
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    Lattanzi for Asprey plaintoe bluchers. Pretty conservative eh?
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    EG for Asprey city boots
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    These bottom boots with the "supplemental" buckle are awesome - what a great example of something that is beautiful but can be worn in hard, utilitarian environments.
     
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    Nice Josef.

    Any relation to Jon Seibel?


    neither josef, nore seibel. hell, i really haven´t a clue, why i´ve once chosen seibel as my nick.

    josef seibel is one of the big names for shoes for the masses over here in germany, "the european comfort shoe" [​IMG] ,located in the kaiserslautern area, once the heart of the german shoe industie. today, kaiserslautern is home for thousands of us military personnel at ramstein airbase.

    i checked out their website, and was astonished to find out, that seibel still runs a shoe factory in germany. they are also linked to the german schoe museum.

    http://josef-seibel.xsi.de/Willkomme...0000000003.htm


    some shoes with character from their website......
    --Ernst-Tillmann-Collection--


    Roman sandal ( Solea ) 200 AD.
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    China, a womans stilt-shoe.
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    France 1840- 1850 to scrunch chestnuts
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    Japan 18th century
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    Afghanistan circa 1920
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    Turkey 19th century
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    Kabul/ Afghanistan circa 1990
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    These Green's have to be here.
     
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    Wow, thanks for sharing that Josef.
     
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    The Alden 911s does not appear to have much creasing at all. I don't own any Alden in calf. Is Alden calf of such high quality?
    Yeah there is no normal creasing on these at all. These are a bit older, probably from the late 90s. I've definitely found that Aldens from a few years back are very high quality, I'm not sure about the current level but they are still great shoes. I also think the last helps with creasing, for me the Hampton is a little "bubble"-like, rather than a flat toe. In this case it helps reduce creasing.
    Is that the burnished tan? The look is so much more impressive than in the web pictures. How does the Hampton last fit compared to the Barrie?
    The regular tan doesn't look like this, this is definitely from wear, polish and the like. Alden's regular tan (they still make this exact shoe, the 911) is remarkably plain. I don't own any Barrie but the Hampton fits very well for me, medium width feet.
     
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    Some vintage Gucci. Do these look like Cordovan? I dont think they've ever seen a tree. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    These Green's have to be here.

    Great minds think alike fritzl. Even before l opened the link, l knew it was going to be that exact pair. [​IMG]
     
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    Some vintage Gucci. Do these look like Cordovan? I dont think they've ever seen a tree.



    No. Just grain corrected stuff.
     
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    Some vintage Gucci. Do these look like Cordovan? I dont think they've ever seen a tree.

    ja, these are shoes with character. and all of the sudden, i thought, that they were staring at me.........

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    The Kermit resonance is a wonderful observation.
     
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    Some vintage Gucci. Do these look like Cordovan? I dont think they've ever seen a tree.
    I had the exact same ones - wore them out quickly, I'm afraid.
     
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    Bigbris1 those Vintage J&M look really nice.


    These ones are heading towards their 5th year of heavy casual wear:

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    Thanks! Wow, that's some kind of leather to have 5 years & still look that great. Lends to your taking care of them, of course [​IMG] A better shot of my J&Ms: [​IMG]
     

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