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If I remember correctly, the test was between oak-tanned and chestnut-tanned sole leather.Lodger, a London shoe retailer (now defunct), used to have his shoes (more or less 50:50) made in England (Alfred Sargent) and in Italy (don't know from whom). Sargent would be making his top-range with Rendenbach and the Italian company would have used chestnut-tanned leather (presumably from an Italian tannery). A far as I can remember, the test came slightly down in favour of...
Cross-posted with Japanese shoe thread: Bespoke shoes by Marquess (Shoji and Yuriko Kawaguchi)
That was then: http://www.styleforum.net/t/343005/japanese-shoes-bespoke-rtw-super-thread/2565#post_7127884 that is now: Thanks Shoji-san and Yuriko-san!
Sorry, my mistake! - I thought Il Quadrifoglio was having a fully-fledged trunk show in Taipei.
Robin, Jerry.................pictures of the Il Quadrifoglio trunk show please (or it didn't happen).
Here you are, or as the French say: "voilà!":http://www.keikari.com/english/interview-with-nicholas-templeman/
One down, one to go: [[SPOILER]]
You might not be in luck with the price you want to pay.John Lobb (London) charges for bespoke croc/gator £10,400 (without VAT)The other West-End bespoke makers are likely to charge less, but probably not a great deal less. They also might be hesitant to make a pair of exotics as a first order. They like to start with a pair in calf, until they have nailed the last down.John Lobb (Paris) charges for RTW (presumably made to order) between £6,300 and £7,300 (VAT...
Travers, you must be an undertaker!
Yes, they do have Sales, starting right after Christmas and in late June. Discounts are about 1/3 off.
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