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Are the World's Best Men's Shoes Now Being Made in Japan?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Honors Member

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    I had a similar thought and would add, this being America, it would set off lawsuits and a social / political issue if it was spun by the media in a certain way.
     
  2. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Akira Tani -


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  3. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Eiji Murata -

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  4. StephenRG

    StephenRG Honors Member

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    Yup - the flat laces are definitely more elegant.
     
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  5. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur - Moderator

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    ^^
    For sure, the flat laces offer an arguably more elegant visual, but the metal rimmed eyelets incorporated in a shoe's lacing column quickly forfeit any aesthetic gains to be noted. Yhe reddish toned shoe on the left, to my eye, is magnificent. The black and tan shoes, sporting those metal rimmed eyelets in concert with that hard, glossy finish, project a bit of a 'steam punk' aesthetic! :(
     
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  6. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Tend to agree. While handsome shoes, the metal eyelets give a decidedly retro look.
     
  7. WDG

    WDG Starting Member

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    This is my only real complaint about the AE Dalton. I’m just not a fan of exposed metal eyelets on anything other than an extremely casual shoe or boot.

    RE the laces: All my laces are round, but I may reconsider and try out narrow flat laces on my dress shoes, based upon what I’m seeing here.
     
  8. Fading Fast

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    On the black one, I'm also not a fan of the red "ticking" around the inside of the vamp and shoe opening.
     
  9. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Agreed!
     
  10. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Basic black, but a seamless heel. Ann Bespoke Shoemakers -

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    Edit: Now wait a minute, are those black or deep, deep espresso!? :icon_scratch:
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018

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