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post #15916 of 19228
As always, thanks for the info Bengal!

The Braemar's history is a bit strange, then - it seems the model was once the Braemar, then was renamed the Falkirk, but has since become the Braemar again:

http://instagram.com/p/WS_n_8RRwi/#

http://kenji-matsuura.com/2012/10/12/edward-green-braemar-stag-suede-33/
post #15917 of 19228
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

There are two versions of the ‘Falkirk’ in Edward Green’s archive:

‘new’ Falkirk
(I deliberately picked a picture of the new Falkirk in a two-coloured version to make the differences more apparent.)



‘old’ Falkirk



The eyelets on the new one are set into a facing, which runs all the way back to the heel. The vamp seam (the curved seam where vamp and quarters are joined) has also a laid-on facing, about 1 cm. 3/8” wide and gimped (zigzagged) on both sides. That construction makes it the same as the Malvern III (but with a different counter and different perforations).

The old version has neither of the facings, the quarters are just perforated and the vamp seam is not covered. But in addition, it has the thistle-flower pattern which the new version does not have.

Here is the old Falkirk again, as shown on ‘centipede’s’ site.

http://centipede.web.fc2.com/egfalkirk.html

I agree that the old Falkirk version is identical to the Braemar. I have a feeling, that old catalogue which you have posted is prior to John Hlustik taking over the company in 1982. My guess is, although I have no evidence, the Braemar was renamed the Fakirk (for whatever reason) and was updated at some point in the late 90s to become the new Falkirk. (Presumably at the same time when the basic pattern for all the Oxford designs was replaced with a ‘new’ version).

Once again, the History man comes thru. Thanks!
post #15918 of 19228
Edward Green



Carmina




I like where the buckle is located on the EGs
post #15919 of 19228
I feel it's high time for another round of 'Guess The Leather' SF game, mainly because I can't identify this pair.

From Ugolini's workshop:

gliugi.jpg
post #15920 of 19228
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I feel it's high time for another round of 'Guess The Leather' SF game,



Maybe not quite so cute or quite so small, but still elephant!
post #15921 of 19228
Quote:
Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I feel it's high time for another round of 'Guess The Leather' SF game, mainly because I can't identify this pair.

From Ugolini's workshop:

gliugi.jpg

It's probably elephant but it kind of looks like hippo too.
post #15922 of 19228
Whole-cut booties in hippopotamus by Cleverley:

post #15923 of 19228
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Whole-cut booties in hippopotamus by Cleverley:


Well, that's some nice looking hippo. The panel I got some years ago...and made several pairs of boots from...looked more like vravio's boots than this, however.
post #15924 of 19228
Here is another interesting picture of the finished uppers, as well as a short article:



It makes it clear how the leather has been blocked/crimped. The wet leather gets pulled over a wooden board and left to dry. The board is shaped to get that upward slope of about 120 degrees.

http://gjcleverley.co.uk/club-cleverley/post/hippo#.UWmLhrWG2So
post #15925 of 19228
Quote:
Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Here is another interesting picture of the finished uppers, as well as a short article:



It makes it clear how the leather has been blocked/crimped. The wet leather gets pulled over a wooden board and left to dry. The board is shaped to get that upward slope of about 120 degrees.

http://gjcleverley.co.uk/club-cleverley/post/hippo#.UWmLhrWG2So

I have a feeling hippo is quite variable. The shoes I saw (also by Cleverley) had even less texture than the above pair. Looked almost like suede. Having a pair of saddle shoes made from it.
post #15926 of 19228
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Whole-cut booties in hippopotamus by Cleverley:

Love the idea of a chukka with more than the standard two or three eyelets. That leather looks as tough and weathered as tree bark.

post #15927 of 19228

whiskey lhs
argyles otc

Edited by mcarthur - 4/14/13 at 10:39am
post #15928 of 19228

Welcome back mcarthur, new socks?

post #15929 of 19228
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Originally Posted by sdolina View Post

Welcome back mcarthur, new socks?

nephew,
thank you
they are new socks
post #15930 of 19228
Quote:
Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

I feel it's high time for another round of 'Guess The Leather' SF game, mainly because I can't identify this pair.

From Ugolini's workshop:

gliugi.jpg
Elephant man.
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