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Don't ask why I was searching YouTube for shoe vids
Hopefully I don't get into copyright trouble by quoting from the blog post as follows:"Once that is all removed, the cork filling is chiselled out, taking care not to damage the ribbing that runs around the inside (the white serrated canvas you can see at the edge). A little bit of damage to the ribbing, such as the part lifted away on my shoes in the image below this one, can be glued back down or patched with a small length of the stuff."I interpreted that to mean that...
My plan was to follow your line of thinking, but I've been consistently disappointed by the quality control of Vass. The poor finishing of the upper leather, and sometimes just using poor quality leather full stop, has made me think again regarding this maker. The flaws I see on my brand new Vass would be considered as sufficient reasons for the shoes to be rejected if they were EGs (and therefore you could only buy them at the factory store).EG crust leather appears to...
I haven't read the thread referred to in bold above. Just taking an initial guess, is it the EG recrafting series of posts on Permanent Style? Starting here with part 1 - How Great Things Age Edward Green.If you compare the 5th and 6th photos carefully, it seems to me that the canvas ribbing is damaged during the process of chiselling out the cork filler. I'd expect EG to take greater care not to damage the shoe like this during the recrafting process, especially given...
42R sold
Unique Vass Whiskey Shell Cognac Scotchgrain Boot
Pics of my pick-ups Wells, Chestnut Hatch Grain, MH71 last Arran, Vintage Oak, MH71 last Side view of Arran double leather sole for JubeiSpiegel
I was there around 7:40am and found myself about 15th in the queue. I'd echo the sentiments above about the slightly chaotic nature of the sale, although it was all good natured competitiveness between gentlemen. Dean was a bit annoyed that too many customers were being allowed to enter at once. Finding the correct sizes proved to be rather difficult since they were not strictly ordered like the EG pop-up sale. I picked up a Mayfair double monk specifically to offer as...
How did you determine this may I ask? Is it just the experience of owning many shell shoes and boots from a variety of makers?
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