Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Feb 24, 2013.
Perhaps. But lets not turn this into another Shoe Porn thread #2.
In keeping with your additions I would add:
and from a different tradition, the veldtschoen:
The Galway on the 64 last is veldtschoen and a bona fide SF classic.
Top 5 would definitely have to be, in no particular order.
1). EG Dover
2). Alden Longwing
3). RL Marlow
4). GG St James
5). AE Park Avenue
They get mentioned over and over again, despite coming from different levels of craftsmanship
Not sure about the final 5, but here are the candidates:
-RM Williams chelsea
-Alden flexwelt chukka
-Alden LHS loafer
-Vass U-Last austerity
-JM Weston loafer
I didn't put the Gucci loafer on the list because I have seen many people say it's tacky.
jrd, great list.
you think anything from carmina should be on the list? people on the forum love carmina but idk which model could be thought of as iconic
Carmina is meh.
I think there are a few shoes in the list that are only 'iconic' or 'famous' due to deep discount sales frenzies.
I see JM Weston is not much popular here. Had it been in Japan, lots of people list 180, Golf, Hunt and Chelsea boots.
E Park Avenue
Alden Longwing Blucher
Clark's Deset Boot
Gucci Bit Loafer
Vass Austerity Brogue?
Someone's Chelsea Boot
I think THE iconic SF shoe is the rm williams chelsea. 3405 posts in Sator's thread. and going strong.
Those are quite simply...
Do they ever go on sale in people's experience?
Yes, but for a more complete response go to the following thread and start from the end and go backwards.
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