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They are samples; probably only three left shoes/boots. The last might have been made for show and is a stylized shape to look good and not to fit anyone in particular. (But then, what do I know. maybe the last does fit Delos' foot.) Obviously you cannot assess a single shoe for functionality.
Those are the samples Anthony Delos did submit in order to be elected. http://parisiangentleman.co.uk/2011/07/07/pg-exclusive-first-images-of-masterpiece-by-anthony-delos-best-artisan-in-france/ I have no idea whether a participant needs to be invited or anyone can put him/herself forward to take part in the competition. Obviously taking-part was important to Delos (at least four years ago). He wouldn't have invested money in the materials and have worked many hours...
That's not a heel seam (which will go from top to bottom) but a "dart": a partial seam which is designed to take out fullness and give shape.
What about this one:FY Golding (editor):Boots and Shoes their making, manufacture and sellingLondon 1934Volume 1"The making of lasts" by Beresford Worswick
I've seen these before (maybe in a shop) and I can't say I was particular keen. I thought they might have been Prada, but 'google image search' identified them as Ferragamo.http://www.ebay.com/itm/SALVATORE-FERRAGAMO-TRAMEZZA-BLACK-BROWN-SPECIAL-EDITION-SPECTATOR-9-5EE-ITALY-/351383503300Here is 'Dandy Shoe Care' (Alexander Nurulaeff) doing the same sort of thing (at least painting on a false toe cap) on a pair of Justin FitzPatrick:http://dandyshoecare.tumblr.com/
He has left England maybe 8 years ago. since then he has been based in Virginia. - The last time I looked, Virginia was part of the US of A. (I seem to remember, forum member 'dopey' has used his services.)
Paul Davies "The London Shoemaker" does:https://www.facebook.com/thelondonshoemaker?fref=ts
There is another source of Belgian loafers in London: Our friend Justin 'The Shoe Snob' introduced recently Allan Baudoin http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2015/06/allan-baudoin-belgian-style-loafers.html who offers a very nice loafer (made-to-order) at a very good price: http://www.allanbaudoin.com/ https://instagram.com/allanbaudoin/
You're not very forthcoming, are you?
I agree! - Well, a fibreglass or metal mesh might increase rigidity but it would show through the upper leather as a grid, Gosh, that was much ado about nothing!I only posted the picture as I had just seen today a G&G shoe with a weird grid (but not between upper and lining). So it ticked two boxes out of three.
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