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Signature Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Internyet, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Internyet

    Internyet Active Member

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    I'm trying to build a checklist for myself for the next few years/decades -- Trying to figure out what shoes to buy. I figure that I should start building a collection, buying the best from the best (yeah, it's going to take a long time).

    I bought a pair of MTM Budapesters from Vass and I just love them -- but I've got to defer to all the board members here: What models are the "signature" shoe for the great makers (i.e., Edward Green, Lobb, J.M. Weston, C&J, etc.)? It'd be great if any of you could provide price ranges as well, so I know what I'm getting myself into...

    Any thoughts?
     


  2. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Supposedly, the double monkstrap is Lobb's signature. I don't find it particularly attractive. I do like one of their single monks, though I don't recall the model name.

    I don't know if the C&J Weymouth is considered their signature, but it is definitely on my checklist.
     


  3. Thracozaag

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    Lobb--Perrier or Lopez
    EG--Dover or Fawlsey
    Grenson--Stowe
    C&J--Weymouth
    Berluti--"Piercing" (perhaps in eggplant, heh)

    koji
     


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    Kojinsky: It's aubergine, not eggplant.

    Times have changed; when Lobb is actually a 'bootmaker' and all of a sudden I can't think of a signature boot in Lobb ready-made collections. EG, on the other hand, has a handful models that could easily be a signature model.


    Lobb --- Jermyn II, William
    EG --- Chelsea in 202
    Berluti --- "Andy" wholecuts

    And may I add:

    Weston --- the 180 loafers or the demi-chasse
     


  5. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Distinguished Member

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    Eggplant has a more vibrant ring to it, heh. I also should add the Lattanzi Norvegese Oslo or Bentivegna (which he claims was stolen from him).

    koji
     


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    Jermyn II is such a beautiful shoe.
     


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    IMMSMC, there is the Lobb boot designed, supposedly, by Richard E. Grant. The "Richard", of course.
     


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    Now that you mention it, it does sound familiar. I can't remember exactly what it was like though. Wasn't it a boot with captoe?
     


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    Lobb's "Richard" is a plain toe ankle boot with a zip front. It's rather like a short version of a zipped Polo boot. As the blurb says:
     


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    I think I know that one now --- isn't it made on 8000?

    They work harder on boots. Afteralll, they pride themselves as bootmakers.
     


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    You need the:

    Cleverley apron-front slip-on
    Something patinated, tattooed or scarified by Berluti, because even if they're overrated and overpriced, those aspects are insuperably gorgeous.
    Vass budapests or U-last shoes -- especially a Hunter/Goyser side-lace shoe.
    Butterfly-front shoe from Lobb St James', Edward Green, Foster & Son, or at a pinch New & Lingwood.
    Edward Green Attlee, Dover, Southwold...
     


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    Thracozaag Distinguished Member

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    All excellent suggestions. If I ever happen to win the lottery and get a pair of Berluti's, I'd probably never wear them, just have them on display.

    koji
     


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    l like the shoos in the avator koji. What are they? Lattanzi l bet. Actually, looking at them carefully, they may not be. Regards: marc37. [​IMG]
     


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    Suede cap toes. They are extremely versatile and stylish.

    Work well with grey flannel, corduroy, tweeds, etc. That's why I have 5 pairs of them. All slightly different in color and cut.
     


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    To be avoided: [​IMG]
     


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