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My adventures in (DIY) shoemaking -- part 6

post #1 of 49
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Here is the latest results of my efforts at shoemaking (for my previous efforts, see: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...res+shoemaking , http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...res+shoemaking , http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...es+shoemaking). A pair of Adelaide-throat oxfords with a short wingcap in a light brown. The last is one I actually made for myself from an oversized last 'blank,' just like the real bespoke makers use! I think it is a definite improvement over my previous efforts, though of course there are many things I hope to do better next time.
post #2 of 49
Just insane! Extra points just because it's an Adelaide! My only question is how long before an iTailor decides to try to make his own suit?!
post #3 of 49
Congratulations your work is awesome.
Just a technical question what kind of tool do you use to make the little holes?
post #4 of 49
I saw your other posts and is true that you are improving. Anyway, even the first one was light years ahead of anything I can possibly think of doing! Amazing work of art. Congratulations!!
post #5 of 49
How absolutely incredible. Have you considered marketing your talents for the benefit of others?
post #6 of 49
Absolutely stunning!
post #7 of 49
While I agree with the above posts that your skills are amazing for an amateur, I think that the shape of the last is a bit strange; the arch seems really high. Also, the wings look a little out of balance to my eye. They are too short or they don't curve... there's something odd.
post #8 of 49
Amazing, keep up the good work!
post #9 of 49
Wow, that's amazing!!
post #10 of 49
I don't like short wings, but the last shape is superb.
post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post
While I agree with the above posts that your skills are amazing for an amateur, I think that the shape of the last is a bit strange; the arch seems really high. Also, the wings look a little out of balance to my eye. They are too short or they don't curve... there's something odd.

I have to agree. Work looks good, but that last just doesn't appeal to me.
post #12 of 49
absatively wicked.
post #13 of 49
Excellent work. I think the style and last shape are superb. How is the fit?
post #14 of 49
I hope it is picture's angles, but they look like orthopedic shoes for transgender tap-dancer.
post #15 of 49
This is amazing. A guy teaches himself to make bespoke shoes from scratch, all by himself, and all some people can do is snipe. Maybe the shoes aren't perfect (though personally, I see nothing wrong with these and think the look great), but none of us could make a goddamned flip flop.

h8 on, losers.
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