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

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

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  1. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    fritzl, indeed that would be nice, but I bought both my pairs as slightly used and no trees were included. For what I paid I can live with this.
     


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    ah, ok.
     


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    ^^ Let's keep it on-topic yeh.
    This is great. I like the shine on the shoes :).
     
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    These are awesome.:slayer:

    The setting back of the medallion a little further away from the toe is a great look.
     


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    Nice, but isn't the medallion on the right shoe off a bit? Perhaps it's just the camera angle, but it appears so in two pics. J
     


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    actually, this is considered a mistake. i dunno what the instructions have been, though.
     


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    imo, it's due to the cheap trees. the owner is happy, though. go figure.
     


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    jamaican, for some unknown reason the other medallion is indeed off-center. As the pair was made during Cleverley's Cork Street era (back when George himself supervised everything), I can only figure this was intentional.
     


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    They were made by hand, and the human hand is fallible. Therein lies the charm of the handmade article vs the machine-made.

    I have a pair of original bespoke Cleverley butterfly slipons where the apron of one shoe is substantially off-center. Among other features, this distinguishes them from the mass-produced models that several makers now offer. It doesn't bother me a bit.
     


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    this is why some shoemakers add the medallion at the end
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Yes, and no. Machine-made can be as off-kilter as these. Maybe more often, in point of fact, than hand-made. I've seen it many times right here on SF.

    But having said that, what characterizes the best bespoke, hand-made makers is the absence of such mistakes. It's what separates the Anthony Delos' from the rest.
     
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    I knew it was unusual, but it looks good to me for some reason on this shoe.
     


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    +1. would you say delos is the best maker in the world?
     


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    actually, i have it on several pairs. in my case, it was a "mistake" by the patternmaker, hence my comment about the instructions from the customer.
     


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