What do members think of this shoe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Panzeraxe II, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    I'm undecided - sometimes I love it, other times I think its a bit too busy. Thoughts?

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    i actually like this shoe very much. this to me is a perfect ornate monkstrap .
     


  2. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    I changed my mind. Now, I really like these shoes.
     


  3. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    where is this from?

    JLP bespoke
     


  4. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Panzer,

    are you thinking of having Scafora copy these?


    Nope. Just wondering what people thought of these. Though my second Scafora commission, which should be coming in any day now, will be much more controversial than these shoes.
     


  5. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Nope. Just wondering what people thought of these. Though my second Scafora commission, which should be coming in any day now, will be much more controversial than these shoes.
    Butterfly loafers?
     


  6. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    Butterfly loafers?

    Nope - lets just say that there is antiqued calfskin and a 12oz. burgundy fabric involved. Pics will (hopefully) be up soon.
     


  7. MunnyGuy

    MunnyGuy Senior member

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    Too Fussy.... Just the medallion but the rest of the shoe plain would look better IMHO.
     


  8. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    If the wingtip is too busy, you could always get one without:

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  9. Panzeraxe II

    Panzeraxe II Senior member

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    I love those Gomez monks. Are they bespoke or MTM?
     


  10. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    They are Ligne Bottier -- which is to say, his made to order line. I suppose you could call it MTM, although in the shoe world many people (including Lobb Paris) appear to use "bespoke" and "MTM" interchangeably.
     


  11. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    C'mon, those are absolutely great shoes. I've scratched my head more than once over this. I'm afraid I'll never understand the obsession around here with paring down, sleekness, minimalism, etc. etc. But then I guess decoration itself might be considered, you know, sexually ambiguous.
    You guys probably don't much go for bentivegna welting either. Live a little. You are not here to be judged on your purity! Let go of your dreams of closets filled with plain cap-toes and whole cuts! You have nothing to lose but your chains!
     


  12. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I think they're kind of cool, but would prefer them in different material, maybe suede. As is, they seem a little too frankenshoe.
     


  13. gdl203

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    C'mon, those are absolutely great shoes. I've scratched my head more than once over this. I'm afraid I'll never understand the obsession around here with paring down, sleekness, minimalism, etc. etc. But then I guess decoration itself might be considered, you know, sexually ambiguous.
    You guys probably don't much go for bentivegna welting either. Live a little. You are not here to be judged on your purity! Let go of your dreams of closets filled with plain cap-toes and whole cuts! You have nothing to lose but your chains!


    Ahhhnold?

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  14. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    Ahhhnold?

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    Okay, touche. Well, I wouldn't wear those with a suit (or grey socks), but I think they could look great with some more casual clothes. Shoe trees, polish, and a little care with the soles wouldn't hurt either.
    The brogued monk is one of the classic Edwardian shoe designs and could be worn very elegantly with a suit.
    I think Arnold is just keeping in touch with his Central European roots.
     


  15. DuffAnderson

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    I'm undecided - sometimes I love it, other times I think its a bit too busy. Thoughts?

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    these are hot. ladykillers.
     


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