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DW, one way to get rid of the Rendenbach brand stamp is to buy their bends and cut your own soles. I did that when I used RB. Today I am using Garrats, a French tanners, bottom leather which is in my mind of better quallity since it is softer then the rock hard RB. Garrat's precut soles are without brandstamp. Janne
luk-cha what an outporing! It is a joy to see G&G's shoes, don't know if these are bespoke or Decco style. But it doesnt't matter becasue first impression is bespoke. The craftmanship is absolutely stunning. Janne
bengal, yea, to bad but you got a point there. I ask my wife to make some trad swedish meatballs instaed to be on the safe side Hey, welcome to my shop next month
bengal-stripe, last summer we had a feast for one of our US-students and part of the meal was "surströming" which is a traditionally "poor mans" dish. However, today it is in the northen parts an important dish. Anyway, I have never had such fun when I saw the studentd eyes was about to pop out and his body started to make convulsions. So you need to have an experienced Swede near by when trying this the first time. Btw, it is made of fermented herrings from the...
Daniel, welcome on board. Hey, this forum is about to be a great information source for all interested of quallity footwear which is of great value to keep it going. Janne
Marcel, congrats on your new RTW line. The wholecuts looks great, good craftmanship as always. Janne
Bengal-stripe pointed me to thehcc.org forum and there is the files but here's the links for those interested in some real valuable shoehistory on welted footwear. Thank you Bengal http://www.archive.org/details/story_of_shoes_1 http://www.archive.org/details/story_of_shoes_2
A coupple of years someone posted two links to videos from an 1930's US shoefactory here on SF. They made the finest welted footwear and I would love to find the links again. I had them downloaded in my computer which crashed. Help much appreciated. I have search the forum with no luck. Thanks Janne
patrickBOOTH russian calf is a veg tanned leather where tha tanning agent is the bark from salix (hope it is the same in Engllish) mostly reindeer or calf skins. After tanning the tanner press into the leather a great amount of birch oil wich is made of distiled birch bark. After the oiling process the tanner did create the famous diamond pattern. It is amazing that these marks are still there after 200 years on the sea bottom. You can google for a Dannis brig that sunk...
Gemming/ribbing or not seems to be the big question about shoes for a couple of years now. One good thing about this conversations is that now many clients know there are two alternatives to choose from. The Goodyear welted method where a canvas rib is cemented on the insole and then welted by machine or welted by hand and then the traditionally way ala Quen Victoria's time, the bespoke method. Both versions have been explained here over and over again both on how it...
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