What!?! - 3D print only the leather parts? - You soon will be able to 3D print the entire shoe. You set-up your printer at night time, in the morning you have a new pair of shoes.All that welting stuff will be redundant!
Here they are:Although JR does not list the available thickness(es) on their site.But them prices, them prices in the States!.One importer offers them at double the price the tannery charges. Talking about excessive mark-ups.
That story begins in 1982 when John Hlustik bought the totally indebted EG for £ 1.00 as a going concern with the promise to continue trading as shoemaker. Recovery was not as easy as Hlustik might have thought and he sold the freehold of the Oliver Street factory to John Lobb (Hermes) at around 1986.A few years later there was a very unpleasant split with Hermes (who wanted to close the EG production) and EG moved into (very cramped) premises in Cowper Street. Maybe half...
That is very much in line with bespoke shoes.I don't know about 2003, but in 2005 the price for a bespoke shoes from one of the West-End firms (excluding Lobb, who always charged more) was around GBP 1,800. Now, some 10 years later price for bespoke shoes is a smidgeon short of GBP 3,000 (I'm not so up-to-date with the current prices, the 3k might even be exceeded by now).The wholesale price for EG/JLP/G&G is about the same as a skilled out-worker will earn for doing the...
I believe, "Il Micio" (Hidetaka Fukaya) in Florence does produce only bespoke footwear - shoes that are made for a particular individual. In accordance with the client's measurements a personal last will be created.
Inevitably those shoes will be expensive.
They came through a UK agent from an Italian tannery (but I don't know which one).Due to CITES regulations, I have to get them from the EU; importing them from outside is far too complicated (at least for me).
Just bought two alligator hides, matte, 28 cm wide for a pair of whole-cut Albert slippers, but for street wear: longer vamp, welted (or maybe blind-welted) soles.
Similar to EG "Bamford" (without the medallion)
Currently at he closer, hopefully I will have the shoes come April/May.