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Thoughts on these?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are the shoe trees in question:
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    They are so baroque, so L'AnnÃ[​IMG]e dernière à Marienbad
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  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Very cool. Quite unique and yet totally understated. What are they?
    They look like unassuming loafers, however, observe the metal tap. That's actually where a blade slides out for his missions as a secret agent. [​IMG]
     
  3. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He is a very dangerous man! [​IMG]
     
  4. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Actually, the metal tap does resemble the hidden knife in cufflinks Serena Kelsey used to sell. Cute idea, but they looked like a great way to give yourself big headaches at the airport.

    medwards, I see you appear to be abstaining from judgment on the shoes? Or perhaps I should be worrying about the ways in which you will be making your verdict known (poisoned engraved H&K shirt button -- MOP being "mother of poison"; double-sided exploding cufflink -- that's C4 not enamel; Cleverley hidden shoe knife...)...

    Jovan, a "hidden timesheet" would be much more apropos to my missions and, I imagine, quite as deadly...
     
  5. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think he'll just opt for the overt option and simply piss on your cornflakes.

    btw, nice shoes.
     
  6. LabelKing

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    The leather looks quite butter-fly-ey.

    I see you have an old apartment; any nice ormoulu clocks?
     
  7. LabelKing

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    Actually, the metal tap does resemble the hidden knife in cufflinks Serena Kelsey used to sell. Cute idea, but they looked like a great way to give yourself big headaches at the airport. medwards, I see you appear to be abstaining from judgment on the shoes? Or perhaps I should be worrying about the ways in which you will be making your verdict known (poisoned engraved H&K shirt button -- MOP being "mother of poison"; double-sided exploding cufflink -- that's C4 not enamel; Cleverley hidden shoe knife...)...
    Eloi makes these coin knives: [​IMG] However, I am searching for a vintage Italian/German OTF tubular stiletto.
     
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    I like them quite a bit and agree with bengal-stripe that the higher vamp makes all the difference. It's a very well-proportioned shoe. The color is striking and I really like the choice of the round toe--everything else these days is chisel, chisel, chisel! A nice update of a classic gentleman's style (and all of the leisure pursuits and time implicit in that term).
    How did you arrive at the design? Is the pair modelled after any historic/archival design? Or was it just cobbled together?
     
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    Very nicely done - but I'm disappointed you didn't indulge in your hidden kitonbrioni and commission them out of real butterfly wings...
     
  10. Full Canvas

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    It seems that Mr. Delos is so proud of your collaboration that he's now posted an in-progress photo of the lovely Butterly Loafers as his site's Photo of the Month.

    The shoes are both sublime and handsome!


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  11. Arnold_Horseshack

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  12. RJman

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    Damn those are ugly![​IMG]
    Congratulations on your first correctly spelled post.
     
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    RJ, those look great. What was dealing with M Delos like?
     
  14. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Very pleasant. He's very accomodating but also extremely knowledgeable, and instantly knew where I had sensitive or sore areas in my feet. He made try-ons to ensure fit was correct. And his website has been beautifully translated into English. [​IMG]
     
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    There's always some give and take in a successful relationship.
     

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