1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Spectator Porn

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Quite interesting, looks like somethinkg Artoli could do on a good day !

    These are quite nice, anny more/better pictures?

    Think we/I have to delare you maste of his paricular dispiline. (Provided they are yours of course [​IMG] )


    No I just find them an interesting shoe style and keep any photos of them I see on eBay as a resource along with other vintage fashion tragics...
     
  2. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,321
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    No I just find them an interesting shoe style and keep any photos of (interesting) ones of them I see on eBay as a resource along with other vintage fashion tragics...
     
  3. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut, Austria
  4. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    18,647
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2004
    Location:
    In the not too distant future
    When you ride the Harlem Line out to utopia wearing your fancy clothes THINK of all the damage you've caused this country.




    Think about it in private. I hope you can sort it out.[​IMG]

    LOL [​IMG] I didn't peg you for a non-conservative Tomasso.

    You really have a problem. This is no longer cute or even a little bit funny.
     
  5. scientific

    scientific Senior member

    Messages:
    1,019
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    ok i came in here ready to bash spectator shoes, but those ones in the first post are slick. that said, 'spectators' are affected and tacky
     
  6. esspee1200

    esspee1200 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    99
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2008
    Manton,

    Most excellent looking Spectators. Congratulations.

    A couple of Tom Park Leather Soul sourced designs I have picked up recently:

    [​IMG]
    the Malvern in Dark Oak and Edwardian as I recall

    [​IMG]
    the Andrew in antiqued Dark Oak and Mocha Suede

    Perry


    the shoes on the top pic are very clean!!!
     
  7. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

    Messages:
    4,741
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Location:
    London
    Oh, I can take it, I just thought I would try to spare everyone else from having to endure your childish rants. Anyway, olive branch rejected, too bad. You know, for a middle aged (borderline old) man who likes to come online and brag about his wealth and his celebrity lifestyle ("it involves Bill and Hill!"), you are unusually exercized about the doings of a middle class suburban nobody like me. Why is that? Don't answer, just think about it in private. I hope you sort it out. BTW, I see that you quoted (with a link) the original thread where I made my initial criticism. I can see that you are still taking that quite hard. I assure you that my apology is genuine. I don't even retract it in reponse to your ungenerous response. This is another thing perhaps you ought to think about: is it worth remaining so upset at criticism delivered on the Internet, one year after the fact, when the criticizer has apologized?
    I'm confused. I thought you and Tommy were friends IRL and that this was all a joke. But it sounds like that's not the case... Nice specs, BTW, though I don't know why you didn't opt for all the brogued pieces to be brown calf
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

    Messages:
    4,078
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    I'm confused.

    It's not surprising, I've always seen you (in my mind's eye) as a bit slow....................... and somewhat pudgy (but that's a guess).
     
  9. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,582
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
  10. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,778
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    .

    A couple of Tom Park Leather Soul sourced designs I have picked up recently:

    [​IMG]
    the Malvern in Dark Oak and Edwardian as I recall


    Nice look. I keep thinking about edging into spec-land with something like this, perhaps in a cap-toe rather than the full wing-tip.

    On the other hand Dopey's saddle shoes might be about as far out as I can go in that direction.
     
  11. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

    Messages:
    4,741
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Location:
    London
    It's not surprising, I've always seen you (in my mind's eye) as a bit slow....................... and somewhat pudgy (but that's a guess).
    I can't tell you how honored I am that a man of your social standing would take the time to eye me in your mind. And it was dumb of me to doubt the reality of your unrequited manton-crush.
     
  12. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,568
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    Nice specs, BTW, though I don't know why you didn't opt for all the brogued pieces to be brown calf

    I like it this way a lot better. I think the way you describe works well with canvas twill specks but for white buck suede I prefer this.
     
  13. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    635
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    So have you worn them yet?
     
  14. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,568
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    So have you worn them yet?

    No, and now it's too late. [​IMG]
     
  15. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    635
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    That's what I feared. While I do have a couple of pair of spectators in my closet, unfortunately that is where they spend virtually all of their time. The combination of seasonal wear with the few times they seem appropriate attire even when the climate is right remains -- shall we say -- a challenge. [​IMG]
     
  16. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,778
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    No, and now it's too late. [​IMG]


    Fall doesn't officially come for another 2 weeks. Live dangerously. It's warm today.
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,568
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    Fall doesn't officially come for another 2 weeks. Live dangerously. It's warm today.

    Business trip. No way I am taking these. The Jermyn IIs are as adventurous as I get.
     
  18. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    635
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Concordia, it is not just a question of warm days. As Will notes on his blog this week, as the days get shorter it is appropriate to begin moving to darker colors though lighter weight materials may be appropriat to accomodate the still warm weather. One's shoes should be well matched to one's other attire, so white and brown spectators call for other clothing that may not be quite so appropriate now that we are into September. But I think Manton suggests the real challenge. These spectators -- as handsome as they are -- remain a bit daring. [​IMG]

    As an added note, it should be self-evident that spectators are not, by their nature, solely summer wear. Indeed, I have a pair in calf and brown buckskin that were designed specifically for autumn attire. It is the specific look of Manton's new pair that confine them to summer days.
     
  19. AntonioG

    AntonioG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    98
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    + They are the best dancing shoes. Here they are in action:



    [​IMG]
     
  20. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,778
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Concordia, it is not just a question of warm days. As Will notes on his blog this week, as the days get shorter it is appropriate to begin moving to darker colors though lighter weight materials may be appropriat to accomodate the still warm weather. One's shoes should be well matched to one's other attire, so white and brown spectators call for other clothing that may not be quite so appropriate now that we are into September. But I think Manton suggests the real challenge. These spectators -- as handsome as they are -- remain a bit daring. [​IMG]

    As an added note, it should be self-evident that spectators are not, by their nature, solely summer wear. Indeed, I have a pair in calf and brown buckskin that were designed specifically for autumn attire. It is the specific look of Manton's new pair that confine them to summer days.



    Obviously we are on the bubble of the correct part of the calendar. And specs don't make sense for business trips anywhere but a racetrack in Havana.

    But on a Sunday like today (sunny, pushing 80, nice breeze), one could get a little juice out of tan linen trousers and a medium blue jacket during the afternoon. With appropriate shoes. The leaves really haven't started to turn, and the light doesn't quite have the quality that makes an autumn day. Around here, we got that in August. [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by