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post #316 of 610
ME, would it be possible to post all 28 in the "ID the maker" thread?
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ME, would it be possible to post all 28 in the "ID the maker" thread?

+1! I'd love to see them all.
post #318 of 610
I was going to say the 11 and 15 would probably look best on a squarer toe but fullb proved me wrong
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So I've finalized the first commission as a wholecut on the AS19 (almond) last in mahogany. I suppose that my feet are not as irregular as I imagined, as Chay indicated he will bypass the fitting shoe and go straight to the finished product (and will redo if it doesn't work out!). He sent me a file with 28 different toe medallions, and I've selected my 6 favorite here. Please help me by indicating your preference for my particular configuration - and plain toe is definitely in the running.

btw, if anyone would like the entire file please PM with your email.

#1


#2


#11


#15


#17


#24

It can be hard to envision how two "abstracts" will look together. Sometimes we pick two things we like, but when we pair them together, the results can be disappointing or visa versa. So, at the risk of sounding like a complete n00b (please accept my apologies in advance if it does), but is there anyway that Chay can send you either CAD drawings or stock photos of each design on the shoe that you chose? The reason why I ask this is because I'm sure that any of the designs he sent you would "work" for the shoe you selected. However, by seeing the designs on the shoes you selected (even if it's somewhat crude) could be instrumental in deciding what design works better, and ultimately best, as determined by your own preferences.

Just a thought.

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I am wearing AS shoes with the #11 today and it's pretty good


I think it works (btw, looks great) because it provides great balance to the broguing. However, ME's shoes will be wholecut, so that design may be too "heavy" on his shoes.

Just my 0.2 cents worth...
post #320 of 610
AS MTO Style: Templar + Medallion Last: 87F Colour: Mahogany Burnished. Ok, these MTO's have been in the works for sometime(several months). The reason for the length of time is due to the changes AS wanted to attempt in order to improve their Handgrade sole. I was not in any rush for them, so I was more than happy to allow Chay to 'express' himself. The colour, last, medallion were all my choice. The sole is the work of the skilled craftsmen at AS, the changes to the last, the ribbing, the lasting, the finishing are really something else. Those that follow his blog http://alfred-sargent.blogspot.com/ will have seen a picture of the sole last night. These are my pictures of the shoe itself and some more of the sole/heel.
post #321 of 610
Congratulations, such lovely pics! Am really looking forward to my wholecuts!!
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AS MTO
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AS MTO Style: Templar + Medallion Last: 87F Colour: Mahogany Burnished. Ok, these MTO's have been in the works for sometime(several months). The reason for the length of time is due to the changes AS wanted to attempt in order to improve their Handgrade sole. I was not in any rush for them, so I was more than happy to allow Chay to 'express' himself. The colour, last, medallion were all my choice. The sole is the work of the skilled craftsmen at AS, the changes to the last, the ribbing, the lasting, the finishing are really something else. Those that follow his blog http://alfred-sargent.blogspot.com/ will have seen a picture of the sole last night. These are my pictures of the shoe itself and some more of the sole/heel.
How do they compare to EG in terms of quality (leather especially)? Can't be much in it. It must be a delight for a craftsman to create a shoe like that.
post #324 of 610
Terrific, Groover.
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Congratulations, such lovely pics! Am really looking forward to my wholecuts!!

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It must be a delight for a craftsman to create a shoe like that.

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Terrific, Groover.

Thanks guys.
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How do they compare to EG in terms of quality (leather especially)? Can't be much in it.

The leather feels as good as my EG's.

I'm not really comfortable comparing leather's as I'm not an expert with it. All I do know is that there are few tanneries left therefore by default use the same suppliers. Leather in itself is a by product with huge variances. Often the true 'value' of the leather can only be judged through wear, with that as the benchmark I've got no complaints whatsoever about the leather used on my AS shoes, they've all worn well and have gotten more comfortable with age and not started looking shabby at all.

So I would consider them to be on a par.

Hope this helps.
post #327 of 610
Nice one, centurion. Makes me wonder when my chukkas are coming...
post #328 of 610
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It must be a delight for a craftsman to create a shoe like that.
I have been very fortunate to see shoes being made. Even now after many visits it still amazes me the skill and dedication the staff put into the shoes. The waist on these is about 1/4 to 1/2" narrower than the current HG in production. Think of them as the first working prototype. The amount of work that it required to bring the waist in on a RTW shoe is quite staggering. The handwork in particular that goes into finishing the waist edges and the heel. The whole process is very labor intensive, but in my opinion the end product is worth it.
post #329 of 610
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oops just noticed- all that height is needed for the classy bevelled waist
sorry i thought you were a shorty



No worries, the picture probably exaggerates the height due to it being a macro shot. The heel height is not excessive and the sole pitch is correct.

And I'm 5'10" btw
post #330 of 610
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