- Dec 10, 2004
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Don’t think so. He’s been at James & Taylor, freelanced as maker for Fosters and Cleverley (before starting there as lastmaker), set up Georgina Goodman production, teached at Royal college of art, and running lastmaker house with Steven Lowe (previous Lobb lastmaker), but never worked for Lobbs.And before that he was at Lobb St James IIRC
I’ve been wondering about this as well. This pair below was what sparked my curiosity.Curious what are people's thoughts on bespoke suede shoes? I feel like "regular" leather ages better because you get a patina. And while I like suede shoes in RTW, bespoke shoes are expensive, so I'm a little more careful about how my choices will look in the long run.
For kicks, a photo of some old Henry Maxwell bespoke shoes once owned by Douglas Fairbanks Jr., which was sold to the writer David Coggins during the big Fairbanks auction many years ago
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I've also thought about getting gator loafers, but it's hard for me to tell whether I'd wear them terribly often. I'm a little worried about them being too flashy. And it's hard to judge gator shoes online cause most ready to wear models look .... not great.I've never been a fan of bespoke suede shoes. At that price, I'd prefer to get regular leather shoes or something exotic. I could probably get on board with the suede gatorskin but that's about it.
Channel your inner Russian oligarch, get yourself a Zilli jacket and you're good to go.I've also thought about getting gator loafers, but it's hard for me to tell whether I'd wear them terribly often. I'm a little worried about them being too flashy. And it's hard to judge gator shoes online cause most ready to wear models look .... not great.
I know three well-dressed guys who own gator loafers (maomao, vox, and Will at ASW). One said that he finds he doesn't wear them very often because they're so flashy. Another said he's just embraced being an old clotheshorse. I can see gator loafers working in that context, but not sure I have the panache necessary to pull off that vibe.
You get yourself an exotic skin on the apron of the loafer, like elephant. Can be very tasteful. Full-on gator can be risky yeah.Exactly the vibe I want to avoid. A younger guy in gator shoes sound like it borders on "punchable dickhead" rather than "punchable, but somewhat intriguing, old guy"