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Shoes With Character

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

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  1. Josef Seibel

    Josef Seibel Senior member

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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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  2. well-kept

    well-kept Senior member

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    The Kermit resonance is a wonderful observation.
     
  3. Lucky Strike

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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.
     
  4. AntonioG

    AntonioG Well-Known Member

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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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  5. bigbris1

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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]
     
  6. datasupa

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    Not sure how much lovin there is here for work boots but for your inspection: a pair of White's semidress worn pretty hard for a year (every other day).

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  7. meister

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  8. bigbris1

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    hahaha Kermit...

    those old Japanese women's shoes look more like the Chinese shoes made for lotus feet?
     
  10. greekgeek

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    Here are my gator shoes I posted over in the J&M shoe thread. Rider Id'd them as being made by Romano Martegani for Johnston & Murphy, which answered a longstanding question for me.

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  11. JayJay

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    Nice gators. Looks like a very good quality skin.
     
  12. bigbris1

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    Not too fond of gators but I do like the fact that they matched the patterns on the pair. Thanks for posting!
     
  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    These are a pair of Church's Cape Buck brogues that are somewhere between ten and fifteen years old. I have not shown the sole because, to my shame, I let them go to the point where my shoemaker could not stitch replacement soles, but rather had to glue them. Had I known better, I would have spent the money and sent them back to Church's for recrafting and saving the soles. Perhaps that will still be possible on the next repair, but I doubt it. As far as I know, real Cape Buck is no longer in use in production shoes and maybe not even in bespoke. In any event, this model on this last has always represented to me the perfect brogue. At one time I had pairs in two different calf colors plus this Buck version. This pair is all I have left. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. johnny_flapjack

    johnny_flapjack Senior member

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    Those are sweet. I'd have to believe a highly skilled shop could properly resole them. I don't know if B. Nelson in NY is currently open or not, but on their website they described their "recrafting" service as including replacement of the welt (and I think the feather) if needed. If not them, there are other shops out there with similar capabilities. Good luck with those.
     
  15. blackplatano

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    These are a pair of Church's Cape Buck brogues that are somewhere between ten and fifteen years old. I have not shown the sole because, to my shame, I let them go to the point where my shoemaker could not stitch replacement soles, but rather had to glue them. Had I known better, I would have spent the money and sent them back to Church's for recrafting and saving the soles. Perhaps that will still be possible on the next repair, but I doubt it.
    As far as I know, real Cape Buck is no longer in use in production shoes and maybe not even in bespoke. In any event, this model on this last has always represented to me the perfect brogue. At one time I had pairs in two different calf colors plus this Buck version. This pair is all I have left.
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    Very nice +88.

    Shame on you for the soles[​IMG]
     
  16. fritzl

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    Great.

    PS: Don't worry about the sole repair.
     
  17. imainish

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    B. Nelson recently resoled these, 10 yrs old, suede Ferragamo monk straps for me: [​IMG] [​IMG] The original soles were rubber and Nick had to do something special to be able to stitch on the JR sole I wanted. I am very pleased.
     
  18. JohnnyCrockett

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    Peal & Co. by C&J. Worn frequently for 2.5 years now.

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  19. bigbris1

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    You right foot is encroaching on the left [​IMG]

    Thanks for posting
     
  20. amlai

    amlai Senior member

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    Worn Alden shell boots and a shoe:
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    Left to right, top to bottom: AF60, 4060, LeatherSoulxStyleForum, #8 Indy, Cigar Indy, 43601 Cigar Plaza captoe
     

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