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As I said, you need to enquire with each factory you may have access to. Someone on this forum reported doing that with Alfred Sargent a while ago.
I am referring to the Naples area were there are several factories making shoes for designer Italian brands as well as French groups. You would need to discuss it with each factory as they would not want to advertise this service.The problem is not using the last by itself, but modifing the pattern and cut it on a one off basis.I have gone with an home based shoemaker from Naples, soon will post some pictures
Dore Dore, Gallo and Sozzi
Munky, this is a thread about Loake, where discussions about how they compare to other makers and/or what other do better or worst have always been part of it (I was one of the early contributor to this thread)...
Those are not my shoes, but were posted on SF a while ago. I have saved them as I am having a pair of bespoke shoes in handcoloured calf crust to match that colouring.I am aware of the price differences, but JB are made in Northampton as well and Alden are also in a different price range then Loake. If you look around Europe, Carmina also had a nice Burgundy option.
So these JL Northampton in Burgundy Museum calf are not as good as any American counterpart ?
obviously linen
Thanks for your reply. I am not too sure what method do they actually employ, but knowing who they manufacture for, quality issue that would not even be good for seconds are definetelly off the table. The brand in question would have in-house technologist responsible for the manufacturing process and quality assurance, and they would have approved the production process and factory before contracting out the work (I have a related diret work experience, albeit not in the...
I was discussing the reasons why good-year machines are not very common in Italy with a Factory near Naples that has one and does classic men's shoes manufacturing for a very famous French luxury group. They told me they use the machine with the same insole as if they were doing it by hand, just prepared differently but WITHOUT any stick on linen stripes or cork filling afterwards. What is your take on this approach?
I have had three Chinos made in Brisbane Moss and have two more cuts of fabric to be made up. I have used the midweight cotton drill but they also have an heavier version, which I think is probably better for a jacket.
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