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While the leathers used by StC and G&G are modern leathers with the look of the historical Cuir de Russie. (whose tanning secrets, allegedly, got lost during the Russian revolution) here is a product from an Estonian tannery who claims to have recreated the original methods:http://tripleskin.com/en/projects/yufte/I have never seen the leather, so I have no opinions about it, but at 40 EUR per sq foot, it costs a pretty penny.There is also an interesting article on the...
But doesn't a "twisted" last have the heel sloping in the opposite direction? That is my understanding and that is the thing my bespoke last has. At the centre of the ball, the last slopes down towards the inside and the centre of the heel slopes down towards the outside. It is not a great deal of difference, maybe 1/16" (1.5 mm), but it is definitely there.But when it comes to the last sentence, I'm totally lost. In the Tuczek last featured (as well as in my last) the...
What you believe to be stitching is actually a decorative pattern applied with a wheel around the sole edge. It is usually called "scalloping".The actual stitching is protected by a flap (channelled) and not visible until the sole shows significant wear.
@poorsod - Thanks for clearing that up!
Traditionally a double sole comes with a square waist. I can't recall having seen a bevelled waist in conjunction with a double sole.That said, I believe the G&G hatch grain boots for forum member 'poorsod' had just that; but I've never seen a picture of the bottom treatment. I'm sure, they looked very good and the combination of bevelled waist and double sole is an additional alternative to the shoemaker's arsenal.Here is a panorama Jun Kuwana has taken from his...
What have the two of you decided about the bottom work? Conventional leather sole, single or double? Stitching all around the heel (German seat)? Profile rubber sole? Welt on the outside? Triple-stitched Norwegian, like those Foster/Kuwana boots? Decisions.....decisions!!!
Now, if Keith Haring or Jean-Michel Basquiat had done the graffiti artwork......the owner of the shoes would be a very rich man indeed!.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Haringhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_BasquiatWho knows, Thomas Brunschwig (Kalflo) might rival those two one day.
Oh, I thought he had lasted the left upper over the right last (and vice versa).I presume, that must have happened previously to someone, somewhere, sometime!
I presume, you did demand:"As an imposition, in your finest handwriting, you will write one hundred lines 'The notch is always on the inside'"
That's the one! - It's not only the waist that is aggressive about his shoes.No real harm done, a "top-lift" is easily replaced.It could have been worse, maybe both shoes of the pair done on a left last. Well, he didn't do that:
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