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Well, I did send them a mail about a week ago (using Ms Delero's address, which Simon Crompton had published previously).I was never found worthy of a reply! Not even: "Go away, we're fully booked!"
Footwear is created around feet to protect them. What type of footwear is required differs from one geographical area to another,Every item of footwear has a section you walk on, so even a bag has a sole (section). But not all types of shoe construction use an insole. Most notable example is the American moccasin, which is essentially a bag with the structural seam running on top of the shoe. Although in modern times the moccasin has gained an outer sole (which wasn't...
“Bologna”, “Sacceto”, “Tubolare” are all shoe constructions derived from moccasin construction and do not use a conventional insole (although sometimes a lose insole might be added if you do not want the extreme flexibility these constructions are able to offer).Shoe by SantoniOn top of my head I can think of at least three classic shoe constructions “Moccasin”, “Turn-Shoe” and “Opanka” which are not built around an insole (I'm sure there are more).After all, a bag of one...
Have another look.Basically the two drawings are the same construction method, one with an inside feather and the other one “Norvegese” in the standard Italian technique without a feather, just poked through the insole. (Yes, I know in the drawing the stitch should have come from significantly further back, otherwise it is likely to tear out of the insole.)But the main difference between the Italian “Norvegese” and the “Norwegian” construction is not featured in the...
It's quite possible those are not "Sam Browne" studs, but the principle of the studs seems to apply: small stud, large hole/slit; so the button/stud is easily put into place by downward pressure. The button holes look to me extremely large and stitched with thread on a button hole sewing machine. However it was done, it appears there is no need for a button hook.But for all we know, it's perfectly possible (to save the maid's wages) the whole metal work is simply...
August, particular the second half, is the traditional holiday period in Italy and it is quite possible the workshop was closed.Now September has come, all business should be back to normal.
It appears, apart from the two buckles at the top, all the other closings are "Sam Browne" (or button) studs with a corresponding "buttonhole" punched into the leather.http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/product/button-stud-11310-007.aspxNo need for button hooks, although the services of a maid would definitely come in handy.
"Subtlety" ain't the maker's middle name! If it's not Berluti, it must be Lattanzi.
Obama could have done worse. He could have copied one of Churchill's "Siren Suits"
It's a bar tack and secures a seam at a point of stress. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_tack Check your shirt from the inside. You see the folded over section is hand-stitched from the hem up. Higher up that section is no longer stitched-down but held just by the buttons. If the bar tack wouldn't secure the point where the stitching ends, you might accidentally rip the seam apart.
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