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The answer is very simple, your cobbler does not stock the right components, so he puts on a 'spin' and tries to direct you to the items he does stock.He doesn't want to invest in stock of "1/4 rubber top-lifts", as he has to buy them from his wholesaler in multiples of a dozen or more and he will need more then one size to be be able to cater for heels of all sizes. He might not have the clientèle who cares for those things so he has decided not to stock that item.
Your last plug was four months ago (to be precise).http://www.styleforum.net/t/378466/grenson-moorgate#post_6898069Tell us, what is it about Grenson/Tim Little shoes that makes them the 'measure of all things' for you?
@verrihappy Where does your animosity and hatred towards Justin and his shoes come from? - Why do you have to use every opportunity to praise Grenson/Tim Little shoes? It can't be just about shoes, there must be some hidden agenda on your part. Maybe you are kind enough to enlighten us. Otherwise we might presume you are Mr Tim Little.
@nmoraitis - really nice article! Watch out, bespoke shoes can be addictive!!!
Those G&G boots were made for one of our American members here. I was first aware of the project when the chap contacted me about 18 month ago, asking whether laces and two buckles was rather cumbersome to operate (I don't think so).Since then, I was kept periodically informed how the project was progressing. It took about a year from placing the order to completion.Here is a picture of the fitting model (made-up from some leather remnants) to check fit and design (note...
That extraordinary shoe-blogger "Claymoor" has just published an interview with Perry Ercolino http://www.claymoorslist.com/portfolios/perry-ercolino Enjoy!
It's a Double Monk. Every English shoe manufacturer has that style in their collection.The style might be generic, the locality is unique: London's Bedford Square.
Go to Kokos in East Finchley:http://www.kokos.co.uk/
You might want to check with St Crispin, whether their "kudu" does actually come from the African kudu antelope (or even from any kind of deer). I seem to remember it is just a fancy name for a sueded bovine hide, made to look (more or less) like kudu (the animal) leather. If I remember correctly, what is generally called "kudu-suede" is actually a sanded bottom split (cheap and nasty stuff).Alden offers chukka boots in "kudu-suede", so does Cole Haan with a collection in...
"Iron" is an ancient measurement used for the thickness of leather. One iron measures 1/48 " (or approximately 1/2 mm.) The 7 iron leather sole will be quite thin (obviously intended for casual summer shoes). The standard thickness for leather soles is 11 - 12 iron (5.5 - 6 mm).Sometimes you see in shoe catalogues the thickness of the sole edge got measured in iron. That is the combination of welt, middle sole (if used) and outer sole.
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