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Sky Valet EG Trunk Show

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, May 1, 2006.

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some leathers also crease more than others. I have a few shoes in what is called Pebody leather and they crease like mad. They are also the nicestleather that I have ever felt.

    Personally, I think that some shoes look great with creases and some look better clean. There is something beautiful about a shoe that has a lived in look, but I do not think that it looks great on a very sleek shoe.


    I hear you. I once posted a thread asking about shoes that age well, but I worded it poorly. I got a lot of responses about patina, which wasn't what I was interested in. This is one reason I tend to avoid wholecuts -- I think substantial creasing detracts from the effect.
     
  2. sammy

    sammy Senior member

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    I made three purchases:
    1. Oundle- 82 last, burnt pine
    2. Newbury- 808 or 888 (I left if up to Hillary to determine which was best for my foot), no medallion, dark oak.
    3. Southwold-808 or 888 (same as above), edwardian

    I was great meeting some of the DC SF members. Lots of fun!
     
  3. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    The Southwold was a popular choice this time.
     
  4. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Mr. C...The shoes I shoot are generally new to the collection and haven't been worn yet, thus no creases.

    When worn, my shoes also crease in the same places that you're referencing but I have found that lasted shoe trees and buying the right size make a huge difference. Take the C&J 337 last for example, The first pair I bought were in size UK8 that crease profusely (a tad too large), but all the other ones that I've since added are size 7.5 and they show almost no creasing.


    Okay, that makes sense.
     
  5. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Don't wear them [​IMG]

    Hey, the ones I bought from you are the only ones that don't crease much.

    Maybe I just need you to break them in for me first.
     
  6. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    The Southwold was a popular choice this time.
    I think we were following the example of a stylish DC SF member who ordered the Southwold at the previous trunk show. Although, at the current rate, we will be wearing our Southwolds before that member finally wears his. [​IMG]
     
  7. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    I think we were following the example of a stylish DC SF member who ordered the Southwold at the previous trunk show. Although, at the current rate, we will be wearing our Southwolds before that member finally wears his. [​IMG]

    I wouldn't be so sure of that. The 30-day break-in process is scheduled to begin next week. The Southwolds should hit the pavement by mid-June. [​IMG]
     
  8. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So what was everyone's EG damage?

    A pair of antique burgundy Townsends on the 65 last and a pair of dark oak Newmarket Chelsea boots on the 606 last.
     
  9. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I hear you. I once posted a thread asking about shoes that age well, but I worded it poorly. I got a lot of responses about patina, which wasn't what I was interested in. This is one reason I tend to avoid wholecuts -- I think substantial creasing detracts from the effect.

    A number of us happened to have had a very interesting conversation on the degree to which different style shoes both stretch and mold to one's foot depending on the extent and nature of the stitching and broquing. Suffice it to say that wholecuts will stretch more than other models.

    Moreover, different leathers behave differently. Edward Green, for instance, uses different black calf leathers for shoes with punching and those without.
     
  10. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    It finally happened: Sky Valet has raised the prices of in-stock EGs. The Dover is now $1025 [​IMG], while the other shoes are now $895.
     
  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It finally happened: Sky Valet has raised the prices of in-stock EGs. The Dover is now $1025 [​IMG], while the other shoes are now $895.

    Take solace in that they are still less than Saks charges AC.

    Dovers and boots are $1050 and all others are $950.[​IMG]
     
  12. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    For those who care, I have a pair of dark oak Dovers/ RLPL Pitney Lawn shoes on the 606 last in size 7.5/8E that I am willing to sell below the Saks/SV price.
     
  13. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Yea I saw that yesterday - I also casually mentioned I might be sale-shopping from London.

    Don't think they appreciated that. [​IMG]
     

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