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I found this very interesting, and something which I had never considered before but which now seems so very obvious when it has been pointed out. There is always something new to learn! Had a look at my George boots, and the quarter takes up about 46%, which I guess explains why the boot trees are a bit difficult to remove
I think I would consider myself a boot guy, 7 pairs of boots and 1 pair of shoes, which I never wear. Vass, saddle cordovan. Vass, burgundy cordovan. C&J, dark brown cordovan. Cordovan boot group photo. George boots from Maftei, the eastern european cousin of emptyms boots. Needs better photos, but natural light is barely possible at this time of the year. Also got two pairs of chukkas, C&J Brecon and Alfred Sargent Redgrave, and a pair of cap toe boots in...
I couldn't say what leather they are, but I doubt that it's Chromexcel, here is another picture I found of the same pair in a finished state.. Image source: http://www.styleforum.net/t/316071/antonio-meccariello-shoes/165#post_6230363
I've got 3 different ideas, I haven't settled on what I'll get made. Got a pair of boots made by Maftei last year, so I thought that I'd go for shoes this time around, as I've never been able to get RTW shoes to fit properly in the heel. Whole cut double monks, something along the line of these by Meccariello: Double monks ala G&G, in calf and croc: Quarter brogues, I need to consider the design a bit, but probably something like these by Bestetti: I've requested...
2014 insights: While I love tailored clothing, I currently don't have much use for it. I should stick to nicer sweaters and cardigans rather than sport coats. Bespoke footwear is totally worth it for me what with my heel width. I've got enough scarves, I really ought to stop buying them. I've got enough outerwear, I really ought to stop buying more. I probably won't be able to stop buying more of them. 2015 goals: Another pair of bespoke footwear, just what is thus...
I think Maftei did a great job, but the Hervé Brunelle trees are masterpieces. I will say, however, that these boot trees are a bit hard to remove and insert when compared to the Vass ones, I think that it's the hinge and that it's a matter of practice.
Shaft top to top of heel is 15 cm, or 5,9 inches. I placed my order during a trunk show, but in my case the process went appointment for measuring, followed by a fitting and final delivery.At the measurement appointment my feet were measured and castings were made using foam box casting. We discussed what I wanted made, I showed some images and they made some suggestions for leathers based on my ideas. At the fitting, one month after I got measured, they had made up boots...
Received my Maftei boots today, inspired by a pair made by @DWFII for @emptym, and a chukka by Foster & Son. I would have liked to take the photos outdoors, but that was unfortunately not possible. Will try to take a photo in decent lightning when possible. I really ought to learn how to take decent pictures indoors when there's little or no natural lightning available.
Because it is a very nice scarf. Trust me, I got one from Drake's about a month ago, and those retail for 395 GBP. You're getting a deal by comparison.
Turns out that I'm not all that good at not buying things, but at least it's a small purchase this time. Drake's reversible cashmere silk scarf. This is not a current model, a year or two old maybe? Silk might be madder, seller claims it is, but I wouldn't be able to tell either way with my limited experience of silk.
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