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It'll probably be a Picasso last, with Plain Captoe Oxford, or Balmoral/Swan's Neck Captoe Oxford, double JR soles. How you feel about either a Balmoral or Swan's Neck instead of the Gooseneck stitch near the throat?

Leaning towards the Swan's Neck, since it's pretty exclusive, and not something you see often on a BCO.


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Swan's Neck
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Would be interested in these for sure, preferably on Picasso.

Wanted something similar after seeing these Enzo's
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It'll probably be a Picasso last, with Plain Captoe Oxford, or Balmoral/Swan's Neck Captoe Oxford, double JR soles. How you feel about either a Balmoral or Swan's Neck instead of the Gooseneck stitch near the throat?

Leaning towards the Swan's Neck, since it's pretty exclusive, and not something you see often on a BCO.


Balmoral
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Swan's Neck
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Awesome.

Personally more interested in a balmoral or regular oxford pattern since I don't own any black oxfords currently, but not necessarily a dealbreaker.
 

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It isn't much but here's what I got from Toni, a side by side comparison of the Picasso and Van Gogh. They really need to add top down pictures rather than the soles.

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It isn't much but here's what I got from Toni, a side by side comparison of the Picasso and Van Gogh. They really need to add top down pictures rather than the soles.

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boy, that really make the Van Gogh last look pointy. It looks like it has more rounded corners whereas the Picasso has sharper corners.

I was just about to place an order, but I'm reconsidering now.
 

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boy, that really make the Van Gogh last look pointy. It looks like it has more rounded corners whereas the Picasso has sharper corners.

I was just about to place an order, but I'm reconsidering now.
All lasts look pointy and aggressively shaped when you just look at the actual lasts, you have to remember that two pieces of leather and a stiffener will come on top of that. I'll upload some photos and film comparing to Picasso in a bit.
 

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So, here's some shots.

Two Van Gogh samples:

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Van Gogh to the left, Picasso to the right:

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Van Gogh to the left, Picasso to the right (not perfectly aligned toe spring due to different shoe trees, and hard to capture the shapes, but anyways):

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And a film, Van Gogh to the left with wooden TLB shoe tree, Picasso to the right with plastic Skolyx travel shoe trees.



So, as I stated earlier and which I hope is evident now, they are very similar in terms of how square they are and how chiseled the sides are, but Van Gogh has a more chiseled toe tip with a sort of "ridge" when seen in profile, while Picasso has a more even downwards flow all the way forward.
 

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Yeah the Van Gogh reminds me of Yeossal's SG65 last being chiseled with that "hump" on the top. I like the Van Gogh last a lot and think it would look good on a pair of split toe derbies.
 

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So, here's some shots.

Two Van Gogh samples:

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Van Gogh to the left, Picasso to the right:

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Van Gogh to the left, Picasso to the right (not perfectly aligned toe spring due to different shoe trees, and hard to capture the shapes, but anyways):

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And a film, Van Gogh to the left with wooden TLB shoe tree, Picasso to the right with plastic Skolyx travel shoe trees.



So, as I stated earlier and which I hope is evident now, they are very similar in terms of how square they are and how chiseled the sides are, but Van Gogh has a more chiseled toe tip with a sort of "ridge" when seen in profile, while Picasso has a more even downwards flow all the way forward.
Thank you. This is perfect. I was very afraid this might happen!

I like both!:blush:
 

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So, here's some shots.

Two Van Gogh samples:

View attachment 1596761


Van Gogh to the left, Picasso to the right:

View attachment 1596762


Van Gogh to the left, Picasso to the right (not perfectly aligned toe spring due to different shoe trees, and hard to capture the shapes, but anyways):

View attachment 1596764


And a film, Van Gogh to the left with wooden TLB shoe tree, Picasso to the right with plastic Skolyx travel shoe trees.



So, as I stated earlier and which I hope is evident now, they are very similar in terms of how square they are and how chiseled the sides are, but Van Gogh has a more chiseled toe tip with a sort of "ridge" when seen in profile, while Picasso has a more even downwards flow all the way forward.
Did you use different shoe trees so you wouldn't mix them up, cus to my (untrained) eyes they are pretty difficult to differentiate ;)
 

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Thank you. This is perfect. I was very afraid this might happen!

I like both!:blush:
Hehe that's just good, you can't go wrong either way :)

Did you use different shoe trees so you wouldn't mix them up, cus to my (untrained) eyes they are pretty difficult to differentiate ;)
It's not a huge difference, but in person it's quite evident, more so than what can be achieved with an iPhone :)
 

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Hehe that's just good, you can't go wrong either way :)



It's not a huge difference, but in person it's quite evident, more so than what can be achieved with an iPhone :)
In your personal opinion, which one would you say is more formal? Let's say I wanted the same shoe model in black and in brown, which last would you use for black, and which for borwn?
 

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In your personal opinion, which one would you say is more formal? Let's say I wanted the same shoe model in black and in brown, which last would you use for black, and which for borwn?
No real difference in terms of formality. Honestly, it's just down to personal preferences here, which one you like best aestethically.
 

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