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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. sashko1

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    Januszkiewicz in the wild

    Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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  2. sashko1

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    Latest by Januszkiewicz, Warsaw. Royal blue suede, 5 tier whole cut derby, cream contrast welt.

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    truely a work of art. very nice
     
  4. sashko1

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    Very kind. I will pass on compliments to mr Januszkiewicz, he enjoys them greatly!
     
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    Fair enough.

    I am trying to build my shoe collection up a bit more quickly (now that my suit collection is complete*) and one of the slightly frustrating things is that a new pair can't really be started until the old pair are finished. I guess one could reques that a second last is made, or alternatively use more than one show maker, or just have more patience.

    (*obviously a lie)
     
  6. isshinryu101

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    A classic 1940's- 1950's style.
     
  7. sashko1

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    Exactly the look Januszkiewicz specialises in, 1940's style
    Seems to be very in vogue right now
     
  8. isshinryu101

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    True 1940's blue suedes

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    Details are different but strikingly similar.
    Looking at inner the shoes were worn but suede looks very well maintained.
     
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    Amaing how modern those look compared to oxfords and derbies of yesteryear. Perhaps it is just the maker?
     
  11. mimo

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    Or that suede shoes with contrast welt stitching are just the fashion at the moment.
     
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    Even the shape though. They lack a lot of the contours and such I usually associate with older shoes. Maybe I am thinking of an earlier period though.
     
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    Yes I see what you mean, although perhaps it's exaggerated a little by the sprung trees. But I think that's why this look in particular is so imitated now: the smooth, clean shape is very much in line with, say, canvas sports shoes or deck shoes, which I think in the current style is what this kind of thing tends to replace. And of course, open lacing for ease and comfort.

    Anyway, they're lovely aren't they? I wish my lazy shoes were this good.

    Edit: OK, any of my shoes.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like them. I just like the historical significance, and craftsmanship. I'd never wear shoes like that.
     
  15. mimo

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    How did I forget? [​IMG]

    (P.S. Today I am wearing my one pair of black captoes. Possibly my only PB-friendly element.)
     
  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    People jump to conclusions with me, that I only like black captoes. This isn't true. I like many kinds of shoes, but just chose not to wear certain ones myself because I don't feel right doing so. Then there are shoes I just think suck. In that category would be anything with a lot of contrast happening.
     
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  17. mimo

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    We are fish and fowl, my friend. :)
     
  18. isshinryu101

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    The fashions changed... just as today's do.

    That pair is mid-late 1940's. Wider waist and contrast stitch.

    This pair is late 30's to early 40's. No contrast stitch and narrower (more curvy) waist.

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  19. isshinryu101

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    Here is a pair of suedes from early to mid 30's. Even curvier.

    Note also that toe shape goes a long way toward creating the illusion of curves.

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    These look quite modern. Are they US shoes? 6 eyelets remind me more US shoes than UK.
     

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