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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?
I've seen them on NT's Instagram page and they look very nice indeed.
I don't think there is a brick-'n-mortar store in the UK stocking Vass.But on-line 'Ascot Shoes' have a large selection: take a trip to Budapest. Even without shoes, the city is well worth a visit.
Are you talking about that line, separating the heel from the waist?You have the curved edge of the bevelled waist hit the straight edge of the heel. This way you can keep the curve as long as possible until there is an abrupt change to square. If you want to avoid doing that edge (which needs to be done with a knife), you'll have to put the transformation from rounded to straight further down the line: the rounded edge has to peter out before it comes to the straight heel...
Having never used either knife, I have no opinion whatsoever on the superiority of 'French' versus 'English' last making knives.But I do wonder why all the French last makers seem to have opted for the 'English' knife.Berluti [[SPOILER]]
They are currently available at the Ralph Lauren London store. They did stock them in previous years, possibly only in limited quantities, because, as far as I know, they never made it into the sale. I did buy them over the weekend at the RLPL concession in Harrods, as Harrods was having one of their 10% off promotions. "Every little helps", as a popular supermarket slogan goes. The salesman told me, they were already sold out in the flagship store. Whether this is true or...
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