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@poorsod - Thanks for clearing that up!
Traditionally a double sole comes with a square waist. I can't recall having seen a bevelled waist in conjunction with a double sole.That said, I believe the G&G hatch grain boots for forum member 'poorsod' had just that; but I've never seen a picture of the bottom treatment. I'm sure, they looked very good and the combination of bevelled waist and double sole is an additional alternative to the shoemaker's arsenal.Here is a panorama Jun Kuwana has taken from his...
What have the two of you decided about the bottom work? Conventional leather sole, single or double? Stitching all around the heel (German seat)? Profile rubber sole? Welt on the outside? Triple-stitched Norwegian, like those Foster/Kuwana boots? Decisions.....decisions!!!
Now, if Keith Haring or Jean-Michel Basquiat had done the graffiti artwork......the owner of the shoes would be a very rich man indeed!.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Haringhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_BasquiatWho knows, Thomas Brunschwig (Kalflo) might rival those two one day.
Oh, I thought he had lasted the left upper over the right last (and vice versa).I presume, that must have happened previously to someone, somewhere, sometime!
I presume, you did demand:"As an imposition, in your finest handwriting, you will write one hundred lines 'The notch is always on the inside'"
That's the one! - It's not only the waist that is aggressive about his shoes.No real harm done, a "top-lift" is easily replaced.It could have been worse, maybe both shoes of the pair done on a left last. Well, he didn't do that:
They are indeed! - I really like the small toe caps.According to Nicholas' Instagram pagehttps://instagram.com/nicholastemplemanltd/they are ladies' shoes.So, presumably, the last is narrower (and smaller) than the average bloke's last.
Anthony Delos (now with Berluti) will make you what you are after Watch out! - No lion-hunting safaris at the moment.
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...
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