Spectator Porn

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  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    These vintage Nettletons, originally sold through Neiman Marcus, just closed on ebay:

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  2. LaoHu

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    Great looking specs! Were you the lucky winner?
     


  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    I just picked up a pair, along trees for them, some squares, and a couple Black Fleece shirts on sale.

    Of all the shoes I own - entirely too many, getting close to 80 pairs now - I don't own any specs. Normally they don't appeal to me. These...did. Don't know why, but I like them. Maybe because everything's better in a double-monk. Actually, these are my first English-made BB/Peal shoes, too, my other pair being Alden-made shell cordo longwings.


    Cool. I wore mine out to brunch and the art museum on Fathers Day. Pics are in WAYWN thread.
     


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  5. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    Great looking specs! Were you the lucky winner?

    No, they weren't my size, and they're a little more flamboyant than even I am willing to go. I am a great fan of classic Nettletons, though.
     


  6. pejsek

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    No, they weren't my size, and they're a little more flamboyant than even I am willing to go. I am a great fan of classic Nettletons, though.
    If you call black lizard and suede flamboyant. Anyway, it's a fascinating shoe. I'd wear it. Yes, perhaps a bit flamboyant, but the flamboyance is tempered ever so slightly by the sombre color and the fact that the contrast comes only from the materials.
     


  7. Salsalocust

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    Barker Black

    Make of it what you will [​IMG]

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    Regards,

    Graham
     


  8. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    These vintage Nettletons, originally sold through Neiman Marcus, just closed on ebay: [​IMG]
    It's a pity you didn't win these. I like to think you deserve to walk around in them.
     


  9. Swan Song

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    Allen Edmonds "Polo"

    I do not know the year of production, I bought them new roughly 28 years ago when a small Men's Store went belly up and I was a starving student. Gently used, never been resoled or healed.


    Anybody know the color combination these are?

    What type of leather is the darker brown?
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  10. Swan Song

    Swan Song Senior member

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    and my Allen Edmonds Spectators that I am breaking-in.

    deep brownish-burgandy
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    Marc Guyot

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    Superb
     


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    Allen Edmonds "Polo"

    I do not know the year of production, I bought them new roughly 28 years ago when a small Men's Store went belly up and I was a starving student. Gently used, never been resoled or healed.


    Anybody know the color combination these are?

    What type of leather is the darker brown?


    Looks like it might be buffalo?
     


  13. mr monty

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    Church's custom grade Charles II

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    Looks like it might be buffalo?




    smile when you say that, pot'na....[​IMG]


    I haven't a clue, but I have always liked the color combination, and the contrast in leather texture.


    Any AE collectors/historians or old AE salesmen out there?
     


  15. mr monty

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    EG

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