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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post



Very nice - parisian?

Hoo-man - 8 hrs!!!
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Now that's a bloody sole.
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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

Very nice - parisian?

Yes.

The waist on your shoe is incredible, it almost looks like a fiddle waist. It sure is narrow.

I have a pair of A.Testoni shoes (certainly not the high quality of your shoes) with the narrowest waist I have ever seen.

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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

Yes.

The waist on your shoe is incredible, it almost looks like a fiddle waist. It sure is narrow.

I have a pair of A.Testoni shoes (certainly not the high quality of your shoes) with the narrowest waist I have ever seen.

Talking about unusually narrow waist....heres another one

Japanese Bespoke

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Why, boner.
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

Talking about unusually narrow waist....heres another one

Japanese Bespoke

more photos?
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


Yes.

The waist on your shoe is incredible, it almost looks like a fiddle waist. It sure is narrow.

I have a pair of A.Testoni shoes (certainly not the high quality of your shoes) with the narrowest waist I have ever seen.

I don't mean to be rude, but those shoes look ridiculous with the giant leap between the sole and heel. 

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Originally Posted by hanskl View Post

I don't mean to be rude, but those shoes look ridiculous with the giant leap between the sole and heel. 

How's the fit glenjay, I think they must be hugging the arch very nicely

Hooman - pl finish the ones you've started before starting others happy.gif By the way are you documenting the process?
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

more photos?

+ 1 this looks some serious shoe craft
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Originally Posted by Hoo-man View Post

Thanks for posting Glenjay, l love your shine and have been a fan of your footwear over quite a few years now, you love the chisel and you may be partly responsible for me going back to loving it again too. l also like how you prefer a plain shoe.

Thank you so much Hoo-man, I am happy to of been of some influence. I do enjoy an elegant looking shoe.

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Originally Posted by Hoo-man View Post

Anyone ever used champagne to polish their shoos? 

The polishing with champagne thing comes from a Berluti tradition, but it is of no real benefit to the shoe. The alcohol evaporates quicker than water so you can bring up a shine quicker, but the sugars in any drinkable alcohol are not good for the leather.

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Originally Posted by hanskl View Post

I don't mean to be rude, but those shoes look ridiculous with the giant leap between the sole and heel. 

No offence taken. I bought the shoes on a whim, because I had never seen a pair with that narrow of a waist. I like the plain toe basket weave leather, but the toe is really too long for my taste.

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Originally Posted by goodlensboy View Post

How's the fit glenjay, I think they must be hugging the arch very nicely.

The shoes actually fit very well, but because of the long toe I rarely wear them (which is why the is almost no wear on the sole in the picture).
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post


The polishing with champagne thing comes from a Berluti tradition

Beau Brummel actually!
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

Beau Brummel actually!

The International Swann Club, founded by Olga Berluti, is named after the character Charles Swann in Marcel Proust's novel Swann's Way published in 1913. The character is a Frenchman not an Englishman, but it is possible that Proust modeled his character after Brummel and made the character French since Proust was French. It may also be that it was simply more common for the more affluent/eccentric of that time to have their shoes polished in champagne (just because they could).

The members of the International Swann Club meet annually to polish their Berluti shoes under the moonlight with champagne.
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Wow. I think that is the most beautiful pair of cordovan shell shoes I have ever seen.
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