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Of course, if you are a customer who buys large quantities, you will get different service from the tannery/wholesaler.Here is Tony Gaziano in his Kettering office ploughing his way through at least two dozen of alligator/crocodile hides:He might want to buy the lot, but it is also possible he got the stuff on approval and he had agreed only to buy, let's say, a dozen and return the others back to the merchant. A smaller shoemaker, even a bespoke one, would not get that...
No doubt, both shoes are trial shoes.The blue one has extensive markings in silver pen all over, indicating where alterations to last and/or pattern are due to be made. No shoemaker in their right mind would draw so extensively over an upper, when there was even a remote chance the upper could be used for the final shoe. (Although silver pen is supposed to get removed with shoe polish, there is always a chance of residue remaining.)Once the necessary alterations are made,...
Tireless shoe-blogger "Claymoor" of http://www.claymoorslist.com/?doing_wp_cron=1439316910.6390700340270996093750 has interviewed Nicholas Templeman here: Part 1: http://www.claymoorslist.com/portfolios/nicholas-templeman?doing_wp_cron=1439316849.5868980884552001953125 Part 2: http://www.claymoorslist.com/portfolios/nicholas-templeman-ii?doing_wp_cron=1439316717.1291489601135253906250
Well, I cannot find a single Dainite sole in the C&J catalogue that isn't stitched. What style are your boots?http://www.crockettandjones.com/collections/uk/mens/all/all/all/Rubber/all/all/all/allAs for your JL boat shoes (made in Italy), isn't that a light, fine weather shoe? JL does stitch their version of the Dainite sole (the one with the octagonal studs).I don't know any English manufacturer who does not stitch the rubber sole for their all-weather, mud kicking shoes...
Gosh, Marquess seems to be growing fast.A year ago it was just Shoji and Yuriko (husband and wife).Six months ago it was just one apprentice.Now there seem to be several of them..Where will it all end? [[SPOILER]]
St Crispin does not stitch the Dainite soles; they just cement (glue) them into place having stitched and pegged down to the mid-sole only. I do consider that a potential weakness.Dainite, like all other English rubber soles (Commando, Ridgeway etc) are designed to be stitched, that's why the periphery is about half the depth than the profile in the centre of the sole. Vass places a row of stitching just around the toe; which is of course the weakest point, as you are...
Are those just fitting shoes? - Hang on to those (for good). They are cute!
I believe so. but I'm not 100% sure.Shoji did buy all the Freudenberg leathers he could lay his hands on. I think this leather was part of his haul, but it is possible I confuse it with some other leather
Presumably it derives from the French "croupe" (Partie postérieure du corps de certains animaux: "La croupe d’un cheval,") or the German "Kruppe". Both terms refer to the buttocks of certain animals, in particular horses and dogs."Croupon" refers to the rear-section of a hide (in English usually called "butt").In modern German (speaking) shoemaking shell is called "Ross-Spiegel" (horse-mirror).
This is the C&J "Harward" (unlined shell) and in the picture you can see the pocket clearly.During the making process the stiffener gets shoved into this pocket.
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