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January 25, 2007

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Why The British Shoot Shoes

I’m indebted to Brian R. Peterson of our Los Angeles office for this one.
 
Savile Row is the London street that is home to most of the city’s bespoke (which is British for custom) men’s clothing stores, and for 200 years, the firm of Gieves & Hawkes has been among the most famous of these.

G&H offers a shoe called the Buckshot Brogue. It's a dress Oxford wing-tip that has little perforations in its toe. But with a difference.

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In order to achieve a non-symmetrical pattern to the tiny holes, G&H shot a shoe from a distance of 12 feet, thereby probably breaking at least 12 of Britain's strange laws. The pellet pattern in the shot shoe was transferred to a computer, which adapted the pattern to left and right shoes.
 
They’re $400 if you’re interested in buying a pair. [Gieves & Hawkes]

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Keith Wegener

You can fool some of the people all of the time all of the people.....

rw in ohio

do the brits still have guns?

Zermoid

Don't think so, last I heard they were rounding up all the evil, dangerous assault water-guns!

I consider myself a Christian and I carry a gun for protection. Christ said to sell your coat to buy a sword, a coat in those days was one of the most important things a person owned, it showed his status in society, a person without a coat was little more than a slave, or beggar's level. To sell your coat to get a weapon was a big sacrifice in that society.
It shows how important it was to have a weapon for protection.
Good enuf' for me.

Blue Ox

Do they come in 15EEE?

matt

wy the hell would you bye a shoe for $400 that has bean shot? wy not just go shoot you a cheap pare of loafers for 2 8ths of the prise?




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