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Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by cookie, Jan 30, 2009.
Have you been drinking, Binkie?
"No i just say what I think"
Here's another one. Not mine, unfortunately:
I missed this pair in my size when a Japanese buyer jumped in...sooch is life!
I have a version of these.
"When Aussies or Cockneys say "Sumfink" its just a cheeky way of saying "something" no offence intended"
And none taken. I was just ribbin' you a touch.
These remind me of a pair I had (which I'd forgotten until I saw these) that were a little more orangy-brown and had a VERY pointy toe. The heel was like these pictured, maybe an 1/8 or 1/4" higher than average and a spade sole as well. They seemed pretty zoot to me. Don't remember where I sent those.
Here's an idea: If you bought some cool shoes from me, "swiveler-and-mugsy" from San Diego, how 'bout some pics? They say it's a small world...
Could a spade sole shoe not be produced today?
Sure it could. In fact, lots of cowboy boots made today have a type of spade sole.
I wonder if Leather Soul could do a FL-inspired shoe and/or boot with a spade sole. They seem to work with the people on Ask Andy & Style Forum: http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/category/limited-edition/
It's worth a try, though I doubt that many Fedora Loungers would be willing to spend big money on shoes. Hats are more their game.
Still, it would be great to have modern versions of these:
Man a la Mancha! Those suede ones I would ruin from drooling on them every time I looked down lol
Leather Soul certainly isn't cheap but they cater to the right audience who can pay for the high quality produced. One would assume interests would cross over from the various fan-based forums...? At least, as a testing of the waters I would think the spade sole model of choice would need to be something that could be worn with a multitude of options and weather conditions. Shell Cordovan? Or does it make more sense to put all your chips on the table and design something really one in a million today? I wonder if they could do a perforated spectator spade sole! I know if I was honestly considering a Leather Soul purchase it would probably take me up to a year to scrape the dough together. I wonder what time frame they work with when producing their limited editions.
I know I would also really like to see an ankle-high spade sole shoe!
More spade soles (3 out of 4):
Yes Magnoli will do a custom job for USD375 he tells me. I have the photos and shoes to copy though...
A guy on style forum had him make a pair of shoes recently and he praised the quality.
Marc who are these by?
l'm not sure if l like the spade soles or not, but l do love the effect of the exotic leather. looks quite a well made shoo too.
All of those old shoes posted by Marc look well made. Factories really took the time to make shoes well in those days. lt really is wonderful seeing all the vintage shoos, thanks for posting them.
Not mine, but they must be seen to be believed!
Deadstock, from the 1930s. American. Brown kip leather with brown calfskin piping. Incredible!
Yep, you don't see that too often these days.
Is there a name for the area of shoe construction by the inside arch of the foot/shoe? The high inner arc is something I never see in modern shoes and really plays a significant part in making the lines of a shoe appear elegant. In my opinion, the lack of this high exterior arc is one of the telling signs that Allen Edmonds are modern shoes.
It's termed the Waist. Kinda makes sense, No.
Sure! Is its existence due to the shape of the last cutting closer in on the middle of the shoe? Why is it so elusive in modern shoes?
Don't you wish they were yours? what a beautiful shoes :eusa_clap