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That's right!The pattern is asymmetric: the "counter" is an extension of the outside. The (faux) brogueing divides visually the counter from the body of the shoe. Then the counter goes around the heel and is stitched down on the inside, which closes the shoe.In a conventional traced brogue, you have half of the counter on one side and half on the other side with a back seam in the middle.
Just collected the other day my NT side-elastic whole-cuts with 'traced' brogueing. (Unlike a normal brogue where there is an additional layer of leather, here it is just a row of stitching and perforation.) The pièce de résistance is the counter, which is traced on the outside but is the actual closing seam on the inside, so avoiding a boring back seam. Bottom with tightly bevelled waist and Triumph toe plates. Thanks Mr T, not only for the shoes but for...
All the leading English and American firms (AE, Alden) do offer a factory re-crafting service.
Here is 'centipede'', which is the most amazing treasure trove of classic dress shoes from the leading bespoke firms. Unfortunately the site hasn't been updated for yonks: is Jun Kawana's instagram page: here is his web page: is an ardent collector of shoes, mostly bespoke but all those shoes were made for him or purchased by him. Unlike 'centipede',...
+1AP Royal Oak 'Dual Time' - 36mm (late 90s)
Even when the Guillotine strikes??? - I somewhat doubt it.
Who was standing around in slurry all day - the table or the king?
No wonder they called the table Louis XVI. After all, they named the thing after someone who had his head falling off.Hand-welting would have prevented that in both cases.
All Italian shoes have high insteps! Bestetti was the king of the high instep.Whether actually Italian men have a really high instep or Italian shoemakers/designers are simply fond of the Matterhorn look, I wouldn't know.
Now tell us, which one will be worn before and which one after midnight?
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