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ˆˆYet another SJC post -- reported for admins.
Well, now, this is interesting: shoe trees are no longer part of a pair of G&Gs on their webstore. This will make the total within EU borders over 1000 pounds for the RTW shoes and trees.
This is busy pattern, so I'll say wear it with solid trousers only, otherwise the whole will become eye-catching or very busy.The cloth seems to have blue, tan, brown and green colours, so trous in these colours will suit them very well. Grey as well as grey goes with most everything.
Please note: that Sarek hide from Tärnsjö is really an upholstery leather -- it was never designed, tanned or finished for use in footwear. I cannot say how it will age, but likely not as nicely as shoe leathers.
ˆ...and The Salva responded in the review's comment section -- if anyone is interested.
Instagram is not very friendly with linking direct images, but here's a link to a recent suit from the MET -- lots of belly on that lapel. https://www.instagram.com/p/BCGsjQzO30d
ˆThat is certainly great for the craft, but cordwainers have to eat, live in some place, pay the bills, maybe raise a kid or two, have a vacation. All things we take for granted, and demand for, in the Nordics at least. Some years ago I interviewed Chihiro Yamaguchi, the main man from Guild of Crafts, and he mentioned that work does give him lots of stress. There really is a reason for the word 過労死, Karōshi, in the Japanese language. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karōshi
Zapasman, it's a great sign that you've remained curious. As long as you keep asking why, you can only learn and improve. You can download a few great shoemaking books for free here: http://thehcc.org/library.htm As far as I know, this 559-page magnum opus has only been published in German, but it has hundreds of photos for your viewing...
Jesper, I meant the whole ordeal: measuring, lastmaking, try-on pairs, final pair, finishing, all. 100 hours seems too much for what they charge -- I just hope the company pays its workforce enough to live on and save up with.
mw, I guess you are now part of the SF big-timers...or will discounts annul this badge of honour? Anyhow, the medallion seems to float far off the toe edge, but that's just what the buyer wanted. I'm sending you a PM with a pointer.
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