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I guess it's a matter of opinion. I have several pair of cordovan EGs and think that they're great. Much better finished than my cordovan Alden, St. Crispin's or Cleverleys. Anyhow, it is not possible to order a cordovan Dover due to the special stitching at the toe.
More updates. These are Nicholas' words taken from his email (hope you don't mind Nicholas). Shaping the contours of the forepart for toes and joints, and straightening up the edge for happy making. Clamped in good and proper. It's roughly there now, the shape is about right. I just need to go over it and finesse things with my finest rasp once I've reset my eyes, you stop seeing the last for the wood after a while. And of course, turn this blob of vaguely...
Some progress on my split toes. Nicholas Templeman is making quick progress on my last. He roughs out the top. Then finishes the bottoms before coming back to refine the top. And a sample shoe that he's making with some remarkable stitch on the lake;
Not sure about MTM, but bespoke tailors do this all the time. If they are good, the end result can be better than what you brought in. I think Luxire often works this way. Send in your favorite shirt and they replicate the collar and fit.
Beligan shoes Mr. Casual. Very comfortable. Although depending on the office environment, the bowtie might raise eyebrows.http://www.belgianshoes.com/menstyles.html
Depends on the quality of the cheaper cloth. If it is really bad quality fabric, the suit will always look cheap. On the other hand, you don't need top quality fabric at this price point. I would aim for medium priced cloth, but try to go with someone that knows a bit about fabrics. Before you get too caught up with hand vs. machine stitched, ask if the suits are fused, full or half canvassed.
This is pretty accurate. I suspect that utah is a bit more durable than standard delapre, since the stamping process tends to compress the leather fibers.
Sorry for the awful photos. This was done by Poole. They normally don't do a natural shoulder, and it took a couple of tries, but their shoulder is now my favorite among the makers I use.
Sounds nice to me. I have something similar in Molloy herringbone. It also has an action back and a faux belt in the back.
Never mind- I see the lining on the shell loafers now.
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