The Centipede Has Landed + A Question About Japanese Bespoke Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pejsek, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    Man, "shoe porn" really is an appropriate term. Why is it that when I see some of these my heart starts racing and the endorphins start to kick in and my brain enters into an altered state of admiration and envy....
     


  2. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    I have a couple of Lasts at home, if one of them is Vol. 4, it's yours.

    Under the mattress? [​IMG]

    Be sure to send it in a plain brown wrapper! [​IMG]
     


  3. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Under the mattress? [​IMG]

    Be sure to send it in a plain brown wrapper! [​IMG]


    That reminds me, need to make sure there are no sticky pages [​IMG]
     


  4. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    Who's David Eden?


    David Eden is the name of a line of rtw shoes which seems to specialize in exotic leathers (ostrich, lizard, red crocodile if you're feeling frisky). kitonbrioni has a few pair in his vast arsenal.
     


  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Interesting; that's a new name for me.

    Kitonbrioni, any detailed pics to contribute?
     


  6. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Interesting; that's a new name for me.

    Kitonbrioni, any detailed pics to contribute?

    Dear. Lord. Make. It. Stop.
     


  7. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    It's porn, it never stops. [​IMG]
     


  8. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wonder what centipede thinks about *gasp* David Eden showing up in his thread [​IMG]
     


  9. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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  10. acidboy

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    That reminds me, need to make sure there are no sticky pages [​IMG]

    speaking of which, my wife wonders why i have all these jl, eg, c&j and santoni catalogues in the bathroom. [​IMG]
     


  11. mussel

    mussel Senior member

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    Amost any shoe is better than DE[​IMG]

    http://www.alligatorworld.com/


    Are printed soles the current new fade?

    [​IMG]
     


  12. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Does Mr. Centipede wear these shoes or they just a collection, as they don't seem to have any wear? The metal sole plates seem an affection as with rotation he would not wear them much more than a couple times a year.
    Anyway, a fine collection.
     


  13. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    Like the three-piece shoe tree, full composite heels and the metal toe-plate seem to be part of the modern Japanese bespoke shoe aesthetic. I've wondered about this myself. Part of it is certainly anachronistic, an elevation of old sensible practice to dizzying new heights (just to show what the craft can do). The heels and toe-plates may also be a lot more functional in a place like Japan, where humidity can be an issue and life includes more walking (the automobile assuming a diminished place). Having spent my time among the cobblestones, I can understand the value of showing some ferocity and tenacity to the rough-edged pavement (oh so different from the soft padded life of St James and environs).
     


  14. Artisan Fan

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    LOL. No wonder I don't know David Eden. I'm not into alligator. [​IMG]
     


  15. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    LOL. No wonder I don't know David Eden. I'm not into alligator. [​IMG]
    I don't know him either. I'm not into ugly.
     


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