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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    the shape and styling could not be more Vintage circa 1940's. I approve 10000000%
     
  2. isshinryu101

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    incredible. what a fabulous grain on the leather. I usually do not like faux laces, but here they are perfect.
     
  3. add911_11

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    I feel like I should dump all my shoes after this
     
  4. jerrybrowne

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    ^^^ Thanks guys! I'm very happy with them.
     
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    Jerrybrowne, I commend you for experimenting with this design plus the faux lacing. The look of this leather add so much character to this shoe.

    What convinced you to make a rounded toe last instead of the famed "Cleverley" chiseled & squared toe?
     
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    Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.
     
  7. jerrybrowne

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    I've never really been a fan of chiseled and squared toes primarily because I favor casual shoes and to me that shape does not look right on a casual shoe. Also my feet are wide at the forefoot making the fit difficult for that specific shape.....
     
  8. jerrybrowne

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    I had a feeling this shoe would be polarizing.
     
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    the overall trend goes away from chizzel dizzel. i personally find it too extreme and fugly.
     
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    Sweet boots right there. Poland definitely has some talented makers.
     
  11. vonklark

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    I don´t even have word for this man.. When I see these pictures I feel only love [​IMG]
     
  12. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Well-Known Member

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    couldn't agree more.
     
  13. HORNS

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    That leather is lovely.
    Question: do you live or work in Japan where you have to take off your shoes often? I'm just wondering about why people have bespoke slip-ons shoes.
     
  14. Dib

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    You should do - it looks awesome!
     
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    When love comes to town I'm gonna jump that train
    When love comes to town I'm gonna catch that flame
     
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    they are more difficult to fit.
     
  17. sugarbutch

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    I can't find slip-ons which fit well on both of my feet, and without laces, the fit is the only keeping the shoes on your feet. So if I were set on wearing slip-ons, bespoke (or at least MTM) would probably be my best option.
     
  18. HORNS

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    Slip on shoes are more difficult to fit? OK, that makes sense but what I really want to know is why slip-on shoes in the first place?
     
  19. vonklark

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    All I can think of now is that they are to lazy to do the laces?
     
  20. fritzl

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    i hear you walking.imo, there's no real answer to it. it's a style preference like, say a double monk, galosh bal, etc., etc.
     

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