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It might be the correct plural in German, but not in English!
Look it up, there is a difference between 'guys' and 'gays'!
'Soap' was a TV sitcom running from 1977 - 81, a spoof of daytime soaps with their absurd and convoluted plots.Which means the plots in "Soap" were even more absurd and convoluted.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soap_(TV_series)At the opening of each episode the announcer recaptured the previous plot in a series of question, concluding every time:"Confused? You won't be after this week's episode of 'Soap'!"
Right at the moment it is just a piece of leather given to me by a friend in the shoe trade. - Nothing has been commissioned yet. One day it might be a watch strap.
I believe isshinyru101 typed the wrong word, using "ultra-wide" when he actually wanted to say "ultra-narrow".A width are on the very narrow side, while AAA is freakishly narrow. E- EEE are wide fitting.
Forthcoming mini-project: Bespoke watch strap (just one, maybe two holes) made from (genuine) "Frau Metta Catherina" Russian reindeer leather. I haven't decided on the watch yet: either Nomos "Tangente" or a vintage Ullysee Nardin chronometer.
That depends from country to country. Italians use crust leather without any colouring; you frequently see picture of those off-white shoes. English firms (those few that work with crust) use pre-dyed leather. So a raspberry-pink leather might end up as a deep burgundy, a pale mustard might become a warm "London tan". A few years back there used to be a photograph on the net, showing a pair of EG shoes, one in a dull muddy colour and the other (dyed and polished shoe)...
Very nice interview and without bull**** (quite rare in the shoe business)!
Well, in shoemaking every step of the production relies on the previous one: you need the last before you can make the pattern, you need the pattern before you can make the upper, you need the upper before you can do the bottom work.Having more workers, does not necessarily speed up production. Having these workers and having them specialize in certain sections, should speed up things. But things are not equal, closing a pair of uppers takes less time than bottom-making:...
These figures were not supposed to be about the Japanese market (of which I don't know anything) but were in answer to this statement.I also said it refers to shoemakers who specialise in certain production steps and have been doing their particular line of work for years, more likely for decades. I remember a few years back when member 'shoefan' was sitting-in with an English closer, he (shoefan) told me in a mixture of amazement and horror that this guy was running his...
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