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Split Toe Derby

clee1982

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Looks like TLB also has a much more casual looking split toe in their main line (vs Artista)

though on that one I would prefer something else like Paraboot if I want casual route

like say paraboot rousseau (probably dressy by Paraboot standard)

on grain TLB split toe I can see getting one of these (black grain, maybe work with some denim, so basically not very often shoe for me...)
 

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What I meant to say is that the overall profile of TLB is quite well, if I compare them from a distance (so without looking at the details) they look quite as good as the FS, but at a close. distance I would say the details/ finishing is visibly better on the FS.
Considering that another individual will not get close enough to differenitate the two, then that does indeed speak positively about TLB.
In so far as, it can compete from a visual distance to a shoe costing 4.5x as much.
 

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What I meant to say is that the overall profile of TLB is quite well, if I compare them from a distance (so without looking at the details) they look quite as good as the FS, but at a closer distance I would say the details/ finishing is visibly better on the FS.
Would you mind expanding a bit on how the details/ finishing are visibly better on the FS?
 

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My Split Toe collection so far!

Yeossal Saddle brown Hatch grain SpTD (YC3)
Oct Tenth Janus Polo Suede SpTD (Huang Last)
Yeossal Chestnut Utah SpTD (YC3 last)

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G&G Thorpe Kudo Oak SpTD (MH71 last)
G&G Thorpe Arran Rustin grain SpTD (MH71)
G&G Savile SpT Single Monks (DG70 last)
Edward Green Dovers Dark Oak SpTD (888 last)
Edward green Rosewood Dovers SpTD (606 last)
Yeossal Saddle brown Hatch grain SpTD (YC3)
Oct Tenth Janus Polo Suede SpTD (Huang Last)
Yeossal Chestnut Utah SpTD (YC3 last)


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My split toe collection-sorry for bad lighting. 5 Dovers, Halifax, Cranleigh, Chambord and Thorpe.
I'm a very very observant individual SO I notice everything. I'm going to point out something no one else picked up on but I did! You are a big fan of EG.

Yes..yes I know. I should have pursued a career in Law enforcement, like forensics or something.
 

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I'm a very very observant individual SO I notice everything. I'm going to point out something no one else picked up on but I did! You are a big fan of EG.

Yes..yes I know. I should have pursued a career in Law enforcement, like forensics or something.
Guilty as charged. Have about 25 pairs some of which are nearly 30 years old. About 10 GG also. True Anglophile.
 

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My Split Toe collection so far!

Yeossal Saddle brown Hatch grain SpTD (YC3)
Oct Tenth Janus Polo Suede SpTD (Huang Last)
Yeossal Chestnut Utah SpTD (YC3 last)

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G&G Thorpe Kudo Oak SpTD (MH71 last)
G&G Thorpe Arran Rustin grain SpTD (MH71)
G&G Savile SpT Single Monks (DG70 last)
Edward Green Dovers Dark Oak SpTD (888 last)
Edward green Rosewood Dovers SpTD (606 last)
Yeossal Saddle brown Hatch grain SpTD (YC3)
Oct Tenth Janus Polo Suede SpTD (Huang Last)
Yeossal Chestnut Utah SpTD (YC3 last)


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Amazing collection
 

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Guilty as charged. Have about 25 pairs some of which are nearly 30 years old. About 10 GG also. True Anglophile.
And here I was all proud and ready to beat my chest like a drum because of the condition of my 12 year old Dovers.

I have to admit I am absolutely an Anglophile as well. Heavily influenced and always returning to English styling and lasts. EG, CJ, and AS take the cake for me. Whilst I have other English brands, those three are close to my heart with EG being my favorite Eng. RTW maker.
 
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I don't own any AS, but I really like country stuff from CJ and some of the more in between EG (I think on strict dress shoes side I'm more on the as sleek as possible side, so that makes me French? Though don't own a single French RTW guess it got copied by Japanese then Chinese)

edit: would list GG as well, but their last just doesn't work for me..., AM is an interesting case of "chunky" dress shoes that I like for whatever reason
 

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I don't own any AS, but I really like country stuff from CJ and some of the more in between EG (I think on strict dress shoes side I'm more on the as sleek as possible side, so that makes me French? Though don't own a single French RTW guess it got copied by Japanese then Chinese)

edit: would list GG as well, but their last just doesn't work for me..., AM is an interesting case of "chunky" dress shoes that I like for whatever reason
I really like the look of GG, but I can not in good conscious recommend them due to my poor fit issues. I believe the only way I could wear their shoes would be through Bespoke.

As for not owning any French shoes, how would you arrive at the assumption they are your preferred style? I would suggest get out there and get yourself a few pairs and see how they look on the foot.

As per the previous post, I am definitely influenced by English stylings. Even the Japanese makers I prefer exhibit English characteristics within their offerings 😂.
 

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I was under the impression the more sleek end of stuff is more French than English

edit: and I can't think of a single French sleek RTW to try, J.M. Weston is kind pricy and not what I'm looking for, and if I can't fit in GG, I definitely can't squeeze in Corthay
 

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