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

Suggestions for 'RMCH 2012'

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by chobochobo, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    get the shannons in green.
     
  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    You like the Shannons, ThinkDerm? :) Was your favourite pair all green calf or some combo of suede/ pingrain please?

    Also, for anyone reading, there's a odds'n'ends sale on at Leathersoul - some nice stuff at up to half price!
     
  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
  4. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Cheers, but only in the 82 last
     
  5. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Going with St C in the end, EGs were too restrictive.
     
  6. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

    Messages:
    889
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Location:
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    

    Good for you! StC FTMFW. Design on the Saint Crispin's? I vote for seamless 'Simply' :devil:
     
  7. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Still deciding, but 'Simply' is simply too rich for me :)
     
  8. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

    Messages:
    889
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Location:
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    True, I see that you posted a picture of the Austerity brogue in burgundy. I have that pair on the Classic last, if you need more photo to make a decision send me a PM :)

    Adding on to that, StC's russian reindeer double monk is a beauty that you might consider too.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  9. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    The finalists:

    580A - probably in a darker brown

    [​IMG]


    108 in green or other colour eg a red/ burgundy

    [​IMG]

    505 in a darker brown, can't quite decide on the combination
    [​IMG]

    any thoughts?
     
  10. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

    Messages:
    4,057
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Double monks are best with a captoe.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  11. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Noted, although I like my JL Nasebys. I think for 'clunkier' last/sole combos a captoe has it's attractions whilst sleeker shoes also work without a captoe. My dilemma is choosing leather combos - I'd go for a darker brown grain for the front and heel, but am not sure about the mid section.
     
  12. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

    Messages:
    889
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Location:
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    I think the first option looks good, although I'm not really feeling the curvy line running along the side of the shoe. 3rd option is good too, ever considered Russian reindeer skin? Personally I would go with a double monk without a captoe. I think a stretched (almost wholecut) like leather is easier to shine because of the shallower pores, and also the crease that you would eventually get from Saint Crispin's shoe should form a 'captoe' like effect anyway. I own a pair of black wholecuts and enjoy the captoe effect created by the crease.
     
  13. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Cheers. I wouldn't be averse to Russian reindeer from the aesthetic point of view, but with regards to cost, it'd be a 'no'. I went a bit overboard winning both the 'Edward Green shoe auction' as well as the 'Tiberias' suit auction, and going for non-standard options would just pile on the costs. I'm leaning towards the first one at the moment, I have a pair of Certos that look similar to number two, though much less refined of course. I like three but can't figure out the combination part.
     
  14. ezlau

    ezlau Senior member

    Messages:
    889
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Location:
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    I believe the Russian reindeer that Saint Crispin uses is actually a new kind (not the one from the sunken ship) and I believe the price point is the same ~1,600 USD or so. You should check with Thomas Park and report back though.
     
  15. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    do you mean their inca calf?
     
  16. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    505. pigskin mid brown and suede for the middle part
     
  17. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you know if St C do pigskin please; pictures of the leather are certainly intriguing. And thanks ezlau, I've emailed Will of Leathersoul regarding the new/cheap/ nonsunken reindeer.
     
  18. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    [​IMG]

    This is the 'reindeer' on the shaft of this boot. Looks nice.
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    ask will. I think they can
     
  20. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

    Messages:
    6,412
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Okay 505 double monks in faux reindeer.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    These are tchoy's, classic last.

    Any other factors to consider? Last/ sole/ taps/ nails? LOL
    Trees are extra. Should I go cheapo and get the solid trees for 150 or go for broke with the hollow trees for 250?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by