Sorry, the thread has changed a bit in the past week, but about this way of covering the stitching on the sole
As rubber strip covers the groove and protects the stitching and acts as grip.
He calls it "pitian' finish.
Does anybody know a mill called Robert Laidlaw? I just bought a cut of a fresco sort of fabric. The selvage reads.
SPECIAL TRAVEL SUIT BY ROBERT LAIDLAW SUPER 100 WOOL MADE IN ENGLAND.
I would say it is no more than 250gsm,
I am just curious as I couldn't find anything in the net. Only that there as a mill called Robert Laidlaw in Keith that closed down in 1972. There is no way my fabric is so old.
Thanks in advance!