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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. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Those nr 2 are just WOW:
     
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    Def pick 2 but 1 is also nice
     
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    In the same camp here. 9.5 EEE left, 10.5 E right. Average to 10 EE. Heel width normal.

    I know G&G/Cleverley have trial fittings with welted shoe with heels but no outsole. But I think that trial fittings would be different from trial shoes, where cutting up a pair of trial shoes JLP, Delos, or Yohei Fukuda style is more objective diagnosis of fit compare to a trial fitting with subjective feedback.
     
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    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Some great posts in the past week, but this was my favorite:


    Well done, A!
     
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    My first pair of bespoke shoes were whole cut side gusseted and while they fitted it did take the maker a year and a half to deliver the shoes after a couple of try-ons at least. Derby shoes are the most forgiving and Oxfords next but side gusseted shoes and button boots leave no room for adjustment.
     
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    Not a pair of mine, but I feel they should be in this thread.

    G&G bespoke-made Behemoth boots:

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    gorgeous
     
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    I cannot get myself to like that form of Norweger toe and hand sewn apron. To me it looks unbalanced. But I can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into sewing it
     
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    Elegant shit kickers? What?
     
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    Off balance and gaudy for my taste. Would much prefer a bigger apron or less elongated toe
     
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    The French and the Italians usually subscribe to the "long toe, short apron" design philosophy.

    But currently it's Saint Crispin who presents the most extreme example of this particular look:

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    Oh well, one man's meat..............
     
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    What I'd really want all to remember is that any Norvegese pair will look much more dramatic up-close than when worn. When seen from 1½ metres or more and under any pair of trousers, the stitching is barely there.
     
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    Saint Crispin is going full steam ahead in the classic Italian styles. Norvegese stitching, and now this. Even G&G's example above is VERY Italian looking. That reverse stitch toe was huge in Italian shoes 5 years ago.
     
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    This was one of the first StC models and they always had Norvegese in the programme, a least 10 to 15 years ago.
    That GG Norvegese is much better than what we have seen before (which was more like they tried it out for the first time, it was a bespoke pair that luk cha had posted).
     
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    photos of worn?
     
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    That's an interesting last, Butler. Fantastic photography as always.
     

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