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post #16 of 80
Are you planning on making a career of this? I'd think a few brands would love to have a "natural" working for them... or start your own biz?
post #17 of 80
Amazing.

There is another guy on this board who also made a few pairs of his own shoes. Maybe you two should team up to compete with G&G!
post #18 of 80
I just can't believe that it is the 1st pair! Especially the OP said it is self learned.
Amazing! Impossible!
post #19 of 80
Wow, 1st pair, self taught. Maybe I should start as well...
post #20 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullb View Post
Hello there,

I would like to present my passion, my hobby. I always liked shoes and i recently decided to make myself my own pair of bespoke shoes.
I didn't follow any class, i have just spend hours on the web to find informations. I bought tools and leather and i made the job.
This is the final result of my first pair and i already plan to make an other one.



If you are interested in seeing all the process you can have a look on my blog, on the link below. It is in French but there is a translation tool.

Sorry about my poor English, if you have any question i will do my best to answer.
I am not a professional shoemaker (i have nothing to sell), i am just an amateur who want to share his passion.

You have my immense admiration and respect. Well done, sir.
post #21 of 80
Wow. I'm amazed and in awe. Well done.

Do they fit as nicely as they look?

Cordovan
post #22 of 80
Those are amazing. Hard to believe they are your first attempt. The heel and the sole look so clean and sharp. Very well done.
post #23 of 80
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all of you for your very kind comments.

I confirm it is really my first pair and i learned it all by myself (i had few exchange and advices from cobblers and professional shoemakers but not any tuition and lots of informations from the French forum http://depiedencap.leforum.eu/portal.php.

I made as well few leather goods with the extra leather i had.
A mail bag and a belt



And a wallet

post #24 of 80
Wow. I like the color of the reverse side of the belt and inside the wallet. It certainly looks like you've had a lot of practice.

Was the leather you used hard to source?
post #25 of 80
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Wow. I like the color of the reverse side of the belt and inside the wallet. It certainly looks like you've had a lot of practice.
Thank you, but that was my first experience too. The inside of the bag has the same color
Quote:
Was the leather you used hard to source?
Not so much i found through a French web site, i had a lot of phone call exchange with the company and the send me few samples to be sure. It is the same leather i used for the shoes. But for the next shoes i will get something much better, i have found who provide John Lobb...
post #26 of 80
Simply wonderful. If you wanted to, you could definitely have a career in the Fashion Industry. As you probably know, you are very talented.
post #27 of 80
Well done - A Superb effort and A Talent - Good luck with your future!
post #28 of 80
WOW, FANTASTIC work!!!!
post #29 of 80
now where is the english version of all that? Great job
post #30 of 80
Bravo! I would be interested if you could continue to update the Forvm on your progession and lessons learned. Again, well done!
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