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My first sewing machine (not for leather) was one of those hand-cranked thingies (presumably from about the days of WW1). - They're a doddle to control - no motor running away with you.We can ask shoefan - he observed that 'mysterious Mediterranean fellow' at work (so he said).
"Our Ken" (the Cypriot closer) went on a holiday, maybe five years ago and never returned, leaving his customers right in the brown stuff. At the time there were various rumours flying around what could have happened to him. Maybe now the facts are known (but not to me), what actually did happen and why he did not want or could not come back to England.But at the time there was a big confusion in the bespoke shoe trade why that guy had just gone AWOL.For those who haven't...
This I cannot believe!He might not have his phone number published.................but no phone at all, when today even six-year old kids carry their own mobile phones .
"Cool" is a very recent (and fashionable) meaning, used by kids.If you talk about yourself, it might mean "horny", but if you talk about someone else, it means "lecherous".
Nice shoes..............but, by golly, it must have been cold up north! I'm shivering by just looking at the pictures
They are samples to show off the various possibilities of colour and patina.If I remember correctly they are actually quite small (all identical in size) and I would say the soles are cemented and not pump-stitched or blind-welted..
But which profile do you prefer?Vibram has dozens of designs (profiles) in their production program, including a dead-ringer for Dainite.http://www.vibram.com/index.php/us/REPAIR-2010/Repair-School/Lifestyle/Goodyear-Construction
Solito together with shirt maker Luca Avitabile (formerly Satriano Cinque) have monthly/six weekly fitting sessions in London' Pall Mall. It is usually Luigi attending, but I have also met Gennaro there once. I have no experience with Solito yet, but I intend to place an order next time for some (ice-cream coloured) summer jacket.Luca has made a couple of shirts for me, and there were no difficulties with cancelled or changed dates. Solito was always in attendance and they...
Like that?Umberto Boccioni (1882–1916): Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913)
Yes, they are kudu (antilope) and they haven't had any problems with (premature) ageing.The only problem was, due to the long distance between the stay stitching and the first row of lacing (some 3 inches), they tended to gape just above the stay stitching, particular on the outside. That seems to be a problem with all George boots as this vintage EG boots demonstrate (and I have seen the problem on other samples in an army surplus stall on Portobello...
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