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^DWFII, can you show us some pictures, or even just simple cartoons explaining the "inside cone" and "straight cone"? I have no idea what you are talking about. I have seen you mention this in other places too, just very curious.
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I can show you photos of my lasts...which are all inside cone lasts. But I don't have any straight cone lasts to illustrate the difference. Suffice it to say that on an inside cone last, the cone of the last--the area that corresponds to the instep of the foot--slants from the top of the cone to the medial (inside) ball joint area. The photo below shows that deflection as a red line superimposed over the cone of the last. On a straight cone last, the red line would start dead center top of the cone and end dead center forepart of the last. Hope that answers your question.
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Hope that answers your question.


Brilliant - it does. As you explained in words earlier, this is how feet look. Thanks for posting that.

Is that a chukka last, btw?
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I can show you photos of my lasts...which are all inside cone lasts. But I don't have any straight cone lasts to illustrate the difference.

Suffice it to say that on an inside cone last, the cone of the last--the area that corresponds to the instep of the foot--slants from the top of the cone to the medial (inside) ball joint area. The photo below shows that deflection as a red line superimposed over the cone of the last.

On a straight cone last, the red line would start dead center top of the cone and end dead center forepart of the last.



Hope that answers your question.

I thought we were starting a new thread here......

Ok, re: lasts -











I don't have a last file on this laptop....maybe when I get to the shop.....but here are some last adjusted specials recently delivered as provo's for MTO boots. These are production lasts from Cortina with build ups based on my sketches. We use Romagnolo and Ifaba for lasts....same as Bill Tippitt. Anyway, if you follow the lines of the instep raise you can see the angle of the instep as standard on production lasts.

Now, we are a little more interested in providing a good end result for our customers than winning a blue ribbon at the state fair for an artful last, but this is very effective to help provide a more customized fit for our customers who require it.

Regardless, remove the tape, leather and instep raise and you can see different lasts have different standard angles of instep.....don't know that we have one that is straight though. Or maybe I've misunderstood.
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I answered Srivat's question...I thought it was the polite thing to do. It occurs to me that short of starting a new thread, perhaps the best answer is to shift the discussion to one that already exists. I will respond here
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My first serious shoes. Paul Smith Collection in dark brown. Got it from the warehouse outlet in Horizon's Plaza in HK.



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^^ Look very nice - I think they're made by Cheaney.
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But the sole says made in italy so i don't think its cheaney.
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But the sole says made in italy so i don't think its cheaney.

Sorry - I thought they were part of the Paul Smith British collection. If they're made in Italy definitely won't be Cheaney
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Ok, not to jump in and be a jerk, but - seriously? You mentioned you drive a car (horseless carriage?). Do you think factory made vehicles have gotten better over time?
No. Better in one respect: Yes, maybe. But this goes at the expense of other qualities: Repairability, comfort, choice of materials, ecological matters et al.

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I'll let it go...here...if others will also.
Agreed as I see we meant to point out similar things from slightly different points of view.
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Who makes these italian made shoes for paul smith? sorry i tried searching the ps shoe thread but found no answer.
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My first serious shoes. Paul Smith Collection in dark brown. Got it from the warehouse outlet in Horizon's Plaza in HK.



Very nice.
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These PS shoes look very familiar to me. I venture a guess and say that they are made somewhere in Asia. Vietnam perhaps.
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My first serious shoes. Paul Smith Collection in dark brown. Got it from the warehouse outlet in Horizon's Plaza in HK.



Nice classy brogue.
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not my picture I am thinking about buying these, John Lobb Chambords, black. I really wanted them in dark brown, but I can get a good deal on these. Does the black colour work with this type of shoe, I will be wearing them with jeans/khakis/slacks and an OCBD + sweater..
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