Some shoe porn for a Monday

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tattersall, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    The special pricing that Gabor was offering around the time of Sartorial Excellence was simply too good to pass up - I decided to fill a hole in my shoe cupboard with a pair in *gasp* black boxcalf. Here are a few shots of the "old english antic" on the beautiful u-last: [​IMG] [​IMG] very nice detailing on the sole: [​IMG] post would be incomplete without a shot of the trees: [​IMG]
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Snappy.
     
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    Gorgeous. Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
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    Elegant. Very, very elegant.
     
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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    oooo la la...
     
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    Nice shoes.  By coincidence, I am wearing my Vass U-last shoes today -- look like your shoes but in antic cognac with a medallion on the cap.  They are the most comfortable and best-fitting shoes I own.
     
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    I love the lacing. How did you do it?
     
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    I think it's called the "ladder" - I lace all my balmorals like that. From the bottom, one end zig-zags to each hole underneath while the other end goes diagonally underneath to the opposite hole right to the top (crap, that sounds confusing). Isn't there a website somewhere that chronicles the millions of mathematical possibilities for lacing (just as there are for tie knots)?
     
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    Beautiful.
     
  12. tattersall

    tattersall Senior member

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    OK - the lacing according to that site is called the 'shoe-shop' and apparently is selected out of sheer laziness. I guess if we can be lazy about something it could be shoe-lacing. Thanks for all the positive comments - I thought I would get a drubbing for a pair of black shoes (perhaps it's still to come  [​IMG] ).  My long-suffering wife's comment upon handing over the parcel was "let me guess, another pair of brown shoes..."
     
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    Does this shoe company have an online site? Or, is there another (other than Vass itself) online source? If so, please post. Thanks.
     
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    tattersall Senior member

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    Just the Vass website. A. Harris, the west-coast rep, is a frequent and sage contributor here or you can contact Gabor Halmos in NYC, from whom I ordered mine. Their contact info is available on the above website.
     
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    One nice pair of shoes!!!
     

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