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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. alexSF

    alexSF Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the problem is clear, but I noticed that is more common on Veldt Shoes.
     
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  2. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member

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    Could be...hard to tell from the photo. Hard to tell anything about a shoe from a single photo.

    That said, everything else applies--if the stitching was irregular to begin with, then the maker needs to work on his skills. If the stitching is irregular because of a resole job, then the repairmen has failed to achieve a modicum of responsible craftsmanship. Regardless, putting in two holes where there was originally only one is "perforating the perforations."

    In either/any case, the welt has been damaged.
     
  3. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Well-Known Member

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    X-Post from AE thread.

    Dalton comparison pics before my calf Dalton auction ends and I have to ship them out.

    The calf Daltons were probably worn about ten times. Before the first wear I treated them with Saphir Medaille D'or creme in no.2 neutral. It is a beeswax based creme for smooth leather that is meant to clean, nourish, recolour and waterproof. Subsequent polishing was done with shea butter based Saphir Medaille D'or no.3 (light brown).

    The walnut Daltons were worn once. I treated them after wear with a bit of Saphir's new neat foot oil based neutral cordovan care cream.

    The differences I see are that the calf shoe is lined while the cordovan version is unlined. Also, the AE butyl leather sole has a bit more curve than the JR sole. There is also a decorative stitch around the side brouging on the cordovan pair that is absent on the calf pair.

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  4. cliche

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  5. NORE

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    :slayer:

    Tho I do prefer the softer RL PJs. I may have to kop another pair of teh slipperz.
     
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  6. cliche

    cliche Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Drakes pajamas over everything! But RL is okay..
     
  7. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    I believed shoes are meant to be worn (First attempt on Mirror Shine)
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    Both Crokett & Jones, boots worn for 2 years and shoes for 3 months

    I knew the above aren't on the level of porn, I hope this will
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    Corthay Wingtip, beautiful colour (this is done with shitty phones)
     
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  8. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Well-Known Member

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    I think they were pretty shot when I got them - probably resoled several times.

    They would originally have had a double leather sole and that has probably been replaced twice. The menders took off an old commando rubber one which had worn right down to the heel so that's probably 5 - 10 years of wear on top. However, the upper is in great condition - no cracks or other damage. The leather is probably Martin leather, a high quality zug grain. All told, I'm ok with them and they fit nicely (232 last, old version of the C&J Veldt). I'll probably get 5 + years at least out of the new commando sole. If they last the distance I may take them to an expert for repair. However, it's good that shoes like this are still going strong.
     
  9. Sreezy36

    Sreezy36 Active Member

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    Newbie Collection

    Front row Left to Right: Lacoste Concord II, Allen Edmonds Grayson, Allen Edmonds Clifton, Ralph Lauren Stanton, Bass Weejun
    Back Row Left to Right: LL Bean Boot, Taupe Clark DB, Sebago X Ronnie Fieg, Lucchese 1883 Tan Ranch Hand Boot

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  10. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    Cool monks!
     
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  11. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    Is it Veldt? That was a very popular vintage country shoe style... and still looks great!
     
  12. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    ravello nst boot
    argyles otc
     
  13. Burton

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    Mac the consitency is reassuring. Your shell collection may be part of the Smithsonian some day. Glad to see you are still at it. :)
     
  14. TheloniusDrunk

    TheloniusDrunk Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get these beautiful monks?
     
  15. aglass

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    Wow. Those monks are the sex.
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    thank you
     
  17. Burton

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    No worries. You are one of the true gentlemen here. Thanks for all your posts.
     
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    +1
     
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    Cheers. Yes, the Veldt. They have a date inside - either 1972 or 1974, not sure.

    The mass-produced walking boot and the decline of the leather industry killed off those types of shoes.

    I think the British army now make their ammunition boot in a smooth leather.

    Sanders army officer's shoes are poor quality compared to the ones 20 - 30 years ago.

    The best bet for a classic shoe in this style is Cheaney. See Herring website.
     
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