One might suspect the prince doesn't look after his shoes once they're made. Probably his servants do.HRH Prince Charles and his old bespoke shoes
Prince Charles at Lobb
"It seems his HRH Prince Charles cherishes his shoes very much, earlier on this blog I wrote about HRH recycling a pair of bespoke(Lobb) oxford's, which has been in service for more than 40 years. Apparently HRH has a few pairs which are older than his sons and he does use them after all these years. From the below pictures one can see HRH wearing a black straight cap toe, then a burgundy punched cap toe. Followed by a very beautiful burgundy or oxblood coloured full brogue".
"I anticipate that the full brogue is the same pair of shoe, so all in all we see HRH still recycling at least three pairs of bespoke shoes, which are well looked after and cherished by his HRH Prince Charles. Note the well polished & patina on all shoes, that glossy spit-shine".
Message to all shoe-lovers, Shoe AristoCats is: "Look well after your shoes, and they will serve you for decades to come".
@Pappy, sorry this is off topic. Is the chair on the left a Stressless. Today I was searching their site. I’d like to try one, not sure that I wouldn’t be very stressed after looking at the prices.
I guess you could call it that. We bought that chair 17-18 years ago and it was in the $200 range. I have no idea what they are now. It’s quite comfortable but we use our new lift chairs.
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Apologies for missing your post, you must think me ignorant. The photo that you commented on is from a catalogue dated 1920. The shoes that the fellow is wearing caught my eye, I had a similar pair made, bespoke.
Well a person's preference in fashion, for starters. Or, the weather conditions...also, what type of task a person is engaging(work-boots, hiking boots,fitness sneakers,etc).Look down...What Do Your Shoes Say About You?