Aubercy ghillies in green and red. (H/T Justin FitzP):
My style is moderately classic, and I wouldn't wear any of these if I were paid. But Aubercy makes some of the most beautiful and exquisitely made shoes I've ever seen. The work is so precise and delicate. Works of art!
One should always carefully assay what Flanderian will do!Fugashin - the shoes themselves are nice but nothing remarkable, but the patination is exceptional, IMO. I don't know whether Flanderian would wear them - I assuredly would:
Definitely Vass. And the open lacing combined with the soft suede shaft accommodate my high instep most comfortably.
Are these yours, Roger? I thought they might be something that would appeal.Definitely Vass. And the open lacing combined with the soft suede shaft accommodate my high instep most comfortably.
Yessir!Are these yours, Roger? I thought they might be something that would appeal.
Interestingly, they had been originally conceived, ordered and delivered with closed lacing. Alas, Vass made them with the wrong width. For the remake (which Ascot obtained in an astonishingly short period of time) I requested open lacing just to hedge my bet on fit. And as it happens, I prefer the aesthetics of the open-lace remake to the original below:
These work open or closed lacing to my eye. It's a good combination, too, the colors being subtly different but complementing each other.Definitely Vass. And the open lacing combined with the soft suede shaft accommodate my high instep most comfortably.
Absolutely stunning! Sex on a sole (er, perhaps that should be two soles).
This supports my general view that the only saddle shoes I like are those that don't look like saddle shoes.Amazing? Perhaps not, but an interesting and good looking contemporary take on the classic spectator.
Herring Farnborough is a stunning two-tone shoe from the Carlos Santos factory. It has a contrast suede across the vamp as a subtle variation away from the traditional spectator style.This is Goodyear welted for comfort and durability by Carlos Santos. Twww.herringshoes.co.uk
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The one (and only) place I ever liked saddle shoes was golf shoes. For some reason weird garish spectators seemed to work there for me. A favorite teacher in High School used to wear saddle shoes and spectators on the occasional Friday (and he wore them well, they suited his personality) so the goofy two tone reminded me of him and I stuck with it for a couple pair of golf shoes. Sort of a tribute to Mr. Peabody.This supports my general view that the only saddle shoes I like are those that don't look like saddle shoes.