Trendy shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bengal-stripe, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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:
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    No, the model is not called Dick Cheney.
     


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    skalogre Senior member

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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 ....
     


  4. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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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?
     


  5. well-kept

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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?
     


  6. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

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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 really like that shoe.
     


  9. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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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: [​IMG] (If anyone knows anything about Robert Cameron, I'd be interested to hear it...)
     


  12. rnoldh

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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:
    [​IMG]

    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.[​IMG]
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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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:
    [​IMG]

    No, the model is not called Dick Cheney.




    [​IMG]
    perfect joke
     


  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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