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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.
I wouldn't call a tight (tight-ish) weave a "mesh". I see mesh as something that got larger holes than substance. Google image seems to agree with me:https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mesh&biw=1242&bih=585&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMImKmtzLqKxgIVCjoUCh2gbgCbIn textiles, I would call fishnet tights or net curtains a "mesh" (or in this particular case, that fibreglass tape).Neither of us knows what the "mesh" causing bleeding toes actually is.The United...
In the UK the traditionally used leather for this job is pigskin or as textile a cotton duck, which will work-out much stiffer and cheaper than kid. The kid is intended to be the absolute minimum.But thanks for your suggestion of kangaroo (although quite difficult to get in the UK). I'll bear that in mind if ever something else will need backing. I hope not, as I hate backers like the plague. They cause strange creases on the vamp.
That is Vass, not Gaziano&Girling! - The question was about a "mesh" used by "Gazing & Grilling"Austo/Hungarians aim to built shoes like tanks. Show me any English maker who would or has used a thing like that (particular on something inherently stiff as "Scotch grain")!
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