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Shoes With Character

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bigbris1, Mar 28, 2008.

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    bigbris1 Senior member

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    ^bigbris, the first pair is outstanding.

    Thanks. RL Stanton. One of the last RL made in Italy shoes welted with hidden channel soles.
     


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    I've had these allen edmonds 'halsted' model for around 6 years I think. I wore them every single day for 3 years in highschool (private school). no resoling or any work done on them. occasionally polished. I haven't worn them since I graduated but I might get them resoled at some point. they're a bit beaten up so I dont really know if I would want to wear them anymore unless you guys have any ideas for getting them back into good condition. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I would keep them for sentimental value, but it looks like they became unsuitable for wear a very long time ago.
     


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    I would keep them for sentimental value, but it looks like they became unsuitable for wear a very long time ago.

    +1. AE recraft is the way to go. I've seen proof that they can breathe new life into a pair of well loved shoes.
     


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    +1. AE recraft is the way to go. I've seen proof that they can breathe new life into a pair of well loved shoes.

    thanks! I'll check this out and will post results if I go through with it. I'll definitely be getting my moneys worth with this pair, haha.
     


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    thanks! I'll check this out and will post results if I go through with it. I'll definitely be getting my moneys worth with this pair, haha.

    [Before and] after pics are a must.
     


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    These are a pair of Alfred Sargents that is my brothers. He bought them 8 years ago and it was his first goodyear welted shoes. They are corrected grain, but has held up amazingly well. He has taken good care of them and always used shoe trees. The corrected grain finished have cracked, but not the leather. And the construction is rock solid:

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    Nice Clark. I like the blakeys which I thought I was buying when I pulled the trigger on the 4cm version which look more like heel tap. Oh well.
     


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    I've had these allen edmonds 'halsted' model for around 6 years I think. I wore them every single day for 3 years in highschool (private school). no resoling or any work done on them. occasionally polished. I haven't worn them since I graduated but I might get them resoled at some point. they're a bit beaten up so I dont really know if I would want to wear them anymore unless you guys have any ideas for getting them back into good condition.


    The fact that you were able to wear those into that condition is a testament to their quality. Those are some well-loved shoes. A lesser pair would have been in the trash long, long ago.
     


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    oops, nearly forgot to update the result:

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    the black ones are receiving a fading by the sun on my balcony.
     


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    while holding up a private trunk show in vienna a few days ago, a friend of mine mentioned, that he owns a pair Mr. Kiss made for him in 1990.

    today, i received some pics. admittedly, they need some tlc. on the other hand, they never saw a repair shop. that speaks imo for their quality.

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    no need to say, that they have a lot of mileage taken in the two decades. [​IMG]
     


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