Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
Go back and read
my comments again. I didn't say that I'd never seen a narrow
waist...I said "I've never seen a bespoke shoe with such
a narrow waist" (as the one posted at the beginning of this conversation). I make many of my waists as narrow as the ones you posted. It is a look that I said I liked...again if you read the conversation and not just kibitz..
You have a lot of knowledge and you're to be commended for that--at least you don't choose to be entirely
ignorant. But I don't think you even know what you're looking at in the photos you posted. Where is the edge of the insole relative to the edge of the outsole? I suspect you couldn't tell. I couldn't...not with 100% certainty. Without knowing that, your photos and all the rest, are just exercises in non sequitur, at best...or, at worst, another misguided attempt to present yourself as a jedi, albeit one who has never felt the "force."
With all due respect, if you're not a shoemaker...if you don't have leather dust down deep in your lungs; rosin and pitch under your fingernails; if your fingers don't know what it feels like to split a bristle or wrap the taw; if your muscles don't remember the amount of controlled force it takes to pull a waxed end through the holdfast; if your back doesn't have at least a slight (but permanent) curve to it from bending over the work for years; you simply don't know
what you're talking about. It's all opinion and not much different from what you can pull off of Wikipedia.
Having said that I have to ask myself why you're so intent on busting my junk when what I said was that "I have not seen"...which is very different from "there are no...".
In that context, your photos are just a diversion from the issue at hand, and contribute nothing positive...or of value to the conversation.
--Edited by DWFII - 2/26/13 at 7:52pm