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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus

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    Those monk straps[​IMG]

    +126 Those are so going to be my next shoe.
     
  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Ha, not even close. I am more along the lines of a binger/purger.

    lol must be fun to go drinking with you then hahaha[​IMG]
     
  3. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Well-Known Member

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  4. chet31

    chet31 Well-Known Member

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    Many thanks...need to check these out when I go to my local C&J dealer.

    Who is your local dealer (I am not having a lot of luck finding a comprehensive list of C&J USA dealers)?
     
  5. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Well-Known Member

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    Who is your local dealer (I am not having a lot of luck finding a comprehensive list of C&J USA dealers)?

    Barney's
     
  6. rnoldh

    rnoldh Well-Known Member

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    Haters gonna hate the black, but I love them.

    Yes, the irrational black hate is crazy.

    And my God, he says that he may get another pair in a different color anyways.

    I may not have picked black as my first choice of color, but these are fine.

    And I also have a distinct feeling that he has many of the basic necessities covered in his shoe closet[​IMG]

    Were these his only air of shoes or boots, I would not have gone with black. But obviously these were just a pair that he liked and will add to his others.

    I am not a massive shoe collector, though I sure enjoy them.

    I will say that since I have become active in SF, I have probably bought 1 pair of black shoes and 9 pair of other colors ( primarily browns ). Pre-SF it probably would have been 6 or 7 black pair and 3 or 4 other colors. To this day I don't see anything wrong with wearing a pair of black bals with a charcoal suit. But now I think that dark brown, chestnut, cordovan, etc. looks better. YMMV
     
  7. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the irrational black hate is crazy.

    exactly. in this case black is a perfect match with his recent napoli su misura commisions.

    I will say that since I have become active in SF, I have probably bought 1 pair of black shoes and 9 pair of other colors ( primarily browns ). Pre-SF it probably would have been 6 or 7 black pair and 3 or 4 other colors. To this day I don't see anything wrong with wearing a pair of black bals with a charcoal suit. But now I think that dark brown, chestnut, cordovan, etc. looks better. YMMV

    what else would you wear with a charcoal suit?

    certainly, i can see the other colours as i own most of them in different shades, though it really depends on the occassion and environment.
     
  8. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Well-Known Member

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    Who is your local dealer (I am not having a lot of luck finding a comprehensive list of C&J USA dealers)?
    Barney's
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Chicago barney's won't carry them [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the irrational black hate is crazy.

    And my God, he says that he may get another pair in a different color anyways.

    I may not have picked black as my first choice of color, but these are fine.

    And I also have a distinct feeling that he has many of the basic necessities covered in his shoe closet[​IMG]

    Were these his only air of shoes or boots, I would not have gone with black. But obviously these were just a pair that he liked and will add to his others.

    I am not a massive shoe collector, though I sure enjoy them.

    I will say that since I have become active in SF, I have probably bought 1 pair of black shoes and 9 pair of other colors ( primarily browns ). Pre-SF it probably would have been 6 or 7 black pair and 3 or 4 other colors. To this day I don't see anything wrong with wearing a pair of black bals with a charcoal suit. But now I think that dark brown, chestnut, cordovan, etc. looks better. YMMV


    I like looking at brown shoes, displayed, but I am not a fan of them "worn". It doesn't make sense to a lot of people including myself, but to this day I have only ever worn black shoes. I can't see it changing anytime soon. It is just my thing.
     
  10. gdl203

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    ^ you're missing out. At least you could give a dark brown or dark burgundy a shot with navy and grey. I'm thinking you may become addicted.
     
  11. ljrcustom

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    Some pairs from the recent trip to Barcelona. Nothing crazy, just some essentials:


    Bonus Shots:

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    Santoni selection @ Santa Eulalia

    Mayol Zapateria


    What line of Santoni are the shoes on the middle shelf. I really like the the double monks and the shoes to their left, but I am unfamiliar with the quality. Goodyear Welt? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    -LR
     
  12. mr monty

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    In London today, so picked up my Greshams kopped during the sale a few weeks back. Wore them out the door and headed straight to Cleverley. Amazingly, they still had a few Anthony Cleverleys on sale in my size, was tempted by a 3-eyelet derby but passed. I'm really, really digging the Greshams... may have to double dip in another color. [​IMG]

    btw, also spent 4 hours at the AS factory with Chay. Will post pictorial on the AS thread....

    [​IMG]


    Love your black jodhpurs [​IMG]

    These RL (made by CJ) below are 11 years old
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  13. JamesX

    JamesX Well-Known Member

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    In London today, so picked up my Greshams kopped during the sale a few weeks back. Wore them out the door and headed straight to Cleverley. Amazingly, they still had a few Anthony Cleverleys on sale in my size, was tempted by a 3-eyelet derby but passed. I'm really, really digging the Greshams... may have to double dip in another color. [​IMG]

    Greshams are great [​IMG] My favorite is Dark Oak for them though.
     
  14. nice1take5

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    LR,

    Those double monks are indeed Goodyear constructed, on sale at the time for €380. The ones to the left are probably Blake construction.
     
  15. patrickBOOTH

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    ^ you're missing out. At least you could give a dark brown or dark burgundy a shot with navy and grey. I'm thinking you may become addicted.

    I have a pair of black Corthay wingtips that have a touch of burgundy in them and that is a bit much for me. Many friends tell me I am missing out on the brown thing, but I just feel that black shoes look cleaner and more "striking". I have nothing against them and I appreciate them when I see them, but to me I think almost anything, in particular suit-wise looks better with black shoes. Maybe I am just afraid that it will become yet another addiction...[​IMG]
     
  16. onix

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    Chicago barney's won't carry them

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    +1. I have to go to NYC to try on to see which lasts work best. Well, of course, I don't go there just for the shoes.
     
  17. meister

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    Those monk straps[​IMG]


    Agree [​IMG] - but after googling no Mayol website![​IMG]
     
  18. archetypal_yuppie

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    Hi, first time poster long time lurker here. I've just received my pair of Bally Made-to-Measure Scribe shoes last week and am posting their pictures here.

    I know Bally (at least the regular line) doesn't get much love from this forum but I'm a big fan of their styling.

    For this particular pair, I love the way they were painted. Also, compared to the RTW Scribe that I have, they seem MUCH lighter. Almost like walking around with cardboard shoes. Still, they feel very solid. I'm really happy with my purchase.

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  20. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Well-Known Member

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    Hi, first time poster long time lurker here. I've just received my pair of Bally Made-to-Measure Scribe shoes last week and am posting their pictures here. I know Bally (at least the regular line) doesn't get much love from this forum but I'm a big fan of their styling. For this particular pair, I love the way they were painted. Also, compared to the RTW Scribe that I have, they seem MUCH lighter. Almost like walking around with cardboard shoes. Still, they feel very solid. I'm really happy with my purchase. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Welcome. Where's the pic?
     

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