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Shoe appreciation thread
« on: October 08, 2012, 09:38:09 AM »
 ;D morning mate
went on a shoe shopping spree and this is what i got incoming ...  :Cheers:
from herringshoe

from meermin


from carmina

will review them as soon as them come in... 

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 09:41:48 AM »
actually one pair did come in, the package arrive this morning from UK



from Herringshoe
http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/
another good website
is http://www.edwardsofmanchester.co.uk/
and then u have Plal
http://plal.com/main/

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 09:43:36 AM »
inside the box

the cream  :Dancing_banana:

the shoe "Merton"

and my happy feet   :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 09:56:33 AM »
http://meermin.es/

most bang for bucks  :Cheers:
goodyear welted shoe, recommedation to buy two pair at one go as shipping is the same
price on web is with VAT

Meermin has two lines, the Classic and the Linea Maestro. The Classic collection is fully hand lasted and made with Goodyear welt construction. Prices start around $150-200. The Linea Maestro collection is a bit more contemporary looking and features high-end finishing. They’re not only fully hand lasted, but also hand welted. Prices for the Linea Maestro shoes start at $320 for calf and $370 for shell cordovan.

if u have Tumblr follow them at
http://meermin.tumblr.com/
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 10:00:53 AM »
carmina
http://www.carminashoemaker.com/web/carminashoemaker.php?lang=eng

In 1997 at the age of 60, José Albaladejo founded Carmina Shoemaker with the goal of creating some of the world’s best hand-crafted shoes. In pursuing this goal, Albadalejo continues a prestigious family tradition of almost 150 years of shoemaking, drawing on skills passed down to him through several generations of shoemakers. Carmina has established six exclusive shops (in Paris, Marbella, Bilbao and Palma de Majorca, and two in Madrid) and competes with some of the best shop displays in Europe, Japan and the United States that showcase the most distinguished English shoemakers.

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes

careful on exoctic leather from europe, kena hit by citex on the lizard skin loafers 80 bucks euro extra for that  :HammerHead:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 10:13:10 AM »
Good thread... I am looking for a pair of good leather shoes for formal occasions.
I need one that is comfortable and can last me at least 10-15 years.
Might only be worn 3-4 times a year...  :D
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 10:23:40 AM »
Good thread... I am looking for a pair of good leather shoes for formal occasions.
I need one that is comfortable and can last me at least 10-15 years.
Might only be worn 3-4 times a year...  :D

Try John Lobb.  Not that I can afford.  Not sure if it can last u 10 years  :thumbsup:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 11:00:32 AM »
John Lobb?
If well taken care off, can last you 30years and more no problem.
Same goes for any GOOD pair of leather shoes.

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 11:42:29 AM »
a good read on shoe construction  ;D
http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2011/07/shoes-part-1-construction.html
http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?85307-Shoe-Construction
from the web :Cheers:
"I see two principal advantages for Goodyear-welted shoes, both emanating from the same aspect of construction. First, they are relatively water-resistant. Because nothing goes through the face of the insole of the shoe, groundwater doesn't have an easy path into the interior of the shoe. In contrast, with Blake construction, there is a row of stitching through the face of the insole connecting it to the outsole, which allows groundwater to wick into the interior of the shoe. Second, they are relatively comfortable (assuming that the last fits the wearer's foot well) because there isn't a row of stitching on the face of the insole to irritate the bottom of the wearer's foot. In addition, most makers of ready-made shoes put a layer of cork amalgam in the void between the ribs on either side of the insole; and this cork amalgam molds to the bottom of the foot, which sometimes enhances comfort."

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2012, 11:49:19 AM »
additional photo before i use them for futsal  :laugh:




Model is Merton from Barker
about barker http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/

ranking from styleforum, ok Barker is way down there ::)
Edward Green
Lobb
Gaziano & Girling
C&J Handgrade
Trickers
Grenson Rose
Barker Hand-crafted
Alfred Sargent Premier
C&J Benchgrade
Cheaney Signature
Church
C&J Benchgrade
Church
Cheaney (most)
Barker non-hand-crafted calf
Sanders calf
Loake 1880
Alfred Sargent Classic
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2012, 11:57:55 AM »
sidetrack abit  :Dancing_banana:
think will go well with the suit i am goin to make from this fine piece of cloth from UK as well
navy pin head  ;D


:Laughing_on_floor:
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 02:36:56 PM »
Classic look, enjoy wearing.

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 07:47:52 PM »
wow... you guys really enjoy your shoes. here's my everyday wear.







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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 09:12:55 PM »
Similar to Pua Chu Kang or v. versa.?

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 09:19:13 PM »
wow... you guys really enjoy your shoes. here's my everyday wear.






Donald, your shoes are very fashionable these days  :Laughing_on_floor:

Anyway, Ivan you have very exquisite tastes. Just wondering if the price you mentioned is in pound?
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2012, 04:21:10 AM »
beautiful shoes bro.

would be better if they are paired with some more whimsical coloured socks to match the colour and non conformist, "slight casual" natured look.  :thumbsup:




and my happy feet   :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 07:57:19 AM »
Anyway, Ivan you have very exquisite tastes. Just wondering if the price you mentioned is in pound?
shoe from herring is in pound
meermin and carmina is in euro  :Cheers:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2012, 08:00:13 AM »
beautiful shoes bro.

would be better if they are paired with some more whimsical coloured socks to match the colour and non conformist, "slight casual" natured look.  :thumbsup:

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thank you bro,
yah i am slowly revamping my wardrobe  :Cheers:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 09:58:50 AM »
wow... you guys really enjoy your shoes. here's my everyday wear.






PCK - best in Singapore, Batam, Johor & now in Kuching....meow! :Laughing_on_floor:
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2012, 02:49:56 PM »
some carmina love  ;D





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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2012, 02:51:06 PM »
next to my loake
england vs spain  :Cheers:

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 03:19:28 PM »
Love the penny loafer!

Great to see some members like some fine leather shoes.

Too bad my work doesnt present me the chance to wear such shoes. Too formal.

At least the penny loafers can be paired with shorts or jeans.

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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2012, 08:19:13 PM »
Mine



Loake 1880s , C&J and Herrings Cheaneys
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Re: Shoe appreciation thread
« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2012, 05:51:00 PM »
wow some very nice shoe porno here   :laugh: