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Just wait, until I can find a nice silk dressing gown from Sulka,then I'm all set-up for my famous Noel Coward impersonation:On my knees, Mrs. Worthington,Please, Mrs. Worthington,Don't put your daughter on the stage!
Is that the method you are talking about?Now, that's a crude method if there ever was one.Yes, you might be able to channel the outer sole; although somewhat tricky if you go for the usually very thin outsoles of 3 mm (1/8"). Nevertheless you have to poke all through the insole and come out with your stitching laying on top of the insole.Apart from opanka construction, I believe that's the way they used to make peasant shoes in the Balkans.
This is the traditional “pump-stitch” in English (bespoke) shoemaking. How old that tradition is, I cannot tell you. It might be as young as early-mid Victorian. At least in my book, Victorian is “tradition”.The soft turn-shoes which had dominated Georgian shoemaking, went out of fashion and were replaced in early Victorian times with more solid constructed footwear, English bespoke “casuals” (loafers) and pumps are very solidly constructed. The heel stiffener covers all...
Albert Slippers in navy kid-suede with "French binding" in grosgrain ribbon:[/URLConstructed in the traditional method of "Pump stitching": [[SPOILER]]
It's a variation on the "apple peel" pattern John Lobb (ready-to-wear) has used for the "St Crepin 2009" An absolute bravura piece of pattern design/cutting. (And incredibly wasteful as far as leather consumption is concerned.)
Turkey is still very keen. Other candidates at present are Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/on-the-road-to-eu-membership/index_en.htmThe UK used to be very much in favour of having Turkey as a member, just to be occult to the (majority of) EU members who are against Turkey's membership,
I'm afraid, I can't help you. - I've seen the website, but I never met the man nor did I see any of his work in the flesh.
It is a variation on a stormwelt:But it is also possible the shoe is in Blake-Rapid construction, then the 'welt' is purely decorative.
I didn't even know that this particular lacing is attached with a sewing machine. I always presumed they were stitched by hand. That obviously shows that I never seriously enquired about it.I was thinking of doing something like this; once the upper is finished, you fold the tongue out of the way and hand-stitch a hemming stitch from the inside, holding the two edges tightly together.If you use a curved needle, you should be able to place the sections under the surface...
I was given another explanation: by keeping the threats short and edge to edge closed very tightly there is less likelihood that the two quarters can shift against each other (like tectonic plates). If one quarter ends up somewhat higher than the other one, all the laces, although parallel if the eyelets were punched correctly, will run slightly up- or downhill and will no longer be at right angle to the shoe's centreline. The longer the bridging distance of the lacing...
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