we are learning everyday and i owe SF for the members' detailed feedback.
as to the tightness of the shoes, we learned that the scanning/fax tracing of all members who reported unusual tightness were transmitted at under 100% setting. since the foot tracing is the main piece to the shoe construction, tracings that were transmitted/scanned at below 100% did come out tightly. fit has never been an issue when feet were measured by the shoemaker and me.
starting from jjgold's SC-line purchase, we are having another shoemaker come in line (who will exclusively make the SC-line products), with superior construction and more subtle stitching.
thanks again everyone.
Originally Posted by j
It seems like they are going to have to learn how to say "no, that's not going to be possible for your foot". The leather quality doesn't look up to snuff, and they are going to need to learn a lot about how an elegant shape is to achieved - can they bevel the waist, do they shank the shoe so the waist can be narrow, do they recognize a chisel toe and know how to make one, can they stitch more finely and hide the stitches better, etc...
Here's hoping they can improve, quickly.