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bengal-stripe

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In a rather desperate attempt to be trendy, London's Gieves and Hawkes is offering these shoes in a buckshot-random-brogueing:


No, the model is not called Dick Cheney.
 

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
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No, the model is not called Dick Cheney.


 

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I noticed, too, that they were selling a pair of wing-tips in pure white. Very nasty! I asked the assistant who made the shoes for them - he replied that they made their own! Hmmm ....
 

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Strange, to be sure, but I quite like those shoes. If the price is not unreasonable I might get them. Does anyone who makes them?
 

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I'd happily nominate that Random Brogue for the worst-design-idea-I've-seen- in-months award. Would you like to start a betting pool on how few pairs get sold?
 

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I can't seem to find them for sale on their website or a store that offers this brand in the US or Canada, does anyone know where this item is to be had?
 

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I'd say they've really shot themselves in the foot with these shoes.
 

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I think it works, at least for me. The juxtaposition of a seemingly well constructed brown leather shoe with the random frivolity of the brogue patterning actually looks very interesting.
 

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I think it looks like a colony of termites had a go at your shoe.
 

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I'd be interested in seeing some porn of other "novelty" medallions. Barker Black's skulls have been recently discussed, although remain unseen, for example. I'm thinking about picking up a pair of these Robert Cameron "Nolan"s:
(If anyone knows anything about Robert Cameron, I'd be interested to hear it...)
 

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
In a rather desperate attempt to be trendy, London's Gieves and Hawkes is offering these shoes in a buckshot-random-brogueing:


No, the model is not called Dick Cheney.


G & H used to be very elegant and tasteful. A long time ago!

This is a bad joke, and quite sad. Thom Browne can attempt this kind of thing and get away with it (though I'm not saying people would buy it).

When G & H attempts something like this, they seem foolish and desperate.
 

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