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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

What is it with you and pythons?!  These are crazy; thanks for sharing! smile.gif

I just bought 3 meters of python skin, just trying to use it.
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#8 cap toe boot
argyles otc


Edited by mcarthur - 5/25/13 at 5:47pm
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Originally Posted by MoneyWellSpent View Post

 

I believe all of the Alden cases are decorative beyond question.  In fact, tugging at the "lip" of the split-reverse welt usually pulls it down enough to see the inside and reveal that the stitching goes nowhere. 

 

Bengal-stripe, I have used this thread:http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?80069-split-welt-vs-reverse-welt from AAAC (which you actually contributed to) as my source and answer to this question when I first came across it.  I walked away from that thread with the understanding that no Goodyear-welted shoes currently in production utilize a second row of stitching that is actually functional.  I don't recall the source, but I seem to remember reading that the stitching in the image from the original poster's question above was actually someone's attempt to improve the Goodyear-welted construction's "weakness" of using gemming.  The second row of stitching helped eliminate the potential for gemming failure, but it fell out of favor due to being inefficient and unnecessary.  I will see if I can find the source that I read that from.  Thoughts?

 

This may be all I was remembering: http://www.google.com/patents?id=3fJqAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4#v=onepage&q&f=false  The description for the stitching process pictured in the OP's post is discussed in this patent that was issued on March 20th, 1962, well after the invention of the Goodyear-welt.  It is presented as an improvement upon the existing Goodyear-welting process, but since it doesn't seem to be practiced by any manufacturers (based on the AAAC thread I posted, and anecdotal evidence that nobody makes them), it must have fallen out of favor simply for being inefficient or unnecessary.  It seems that anytime you see stitching apart from the actual sole stitching that is visible on the outside of a Goodyear-welted shoe, it is purely ornamental. 

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these two

 

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Originally Posted by clausc View Post

I know not everyone's fan of the antique waxed suede look, but in real life these look amazing


Others on the wishlist
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Originally Posted by IsteRed View Post

 

   just plain SICK

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   just plain SICK

Good sick, or bad sick?
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Those upraised scales makes the shoes look alive.

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And not in a "those colours really come to life" kind of way.  More in a scary Godzilla/Frankenstein "oh shit it's ALIVE!" kind of way.

 

But you know what?  Who cares?  A guy goes and buys ten feet of horned python skin, and gets a local tailor and cordwainer to make any crazy shit they can think of with it.  That might not be the most logical or indeed tasteful way to develop one's wardrobe.  But it is both ballsy and original, and that I can dig.  And weirdly...I don't actually hate these.  Although I preferred the monks.

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Good sick, or bad sick?

approve 100% a man who wears those is man to be reckoned with! I wanna pair to put between the sea turtle gunboats and the horned-back lizard derbies!
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Good sick, or bad sick?

Awesome sick IMO. Who created that awesome pair?
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Originally Posted by IsteRed View Post


Good sick, or bad sick?

 

   cummon red you know what i mean.  there's awesome then there's sick which is so far beyond the former it almost defys belief.

   then there's the wondering of what sort of mind thunk THAT up . . . . to which the only sheepish answer is simply mine

 

   who made them for you ?

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cigar cap toe boot
argyles otc

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Originally Posted by zaxer View Post

Awesome sick IMO. Who created that awesome pair?

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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   cummon red you know what i mean.  there's awesome then there's sick which is so far beyond the former it almost defys belief.
   then there's the wondering of what sort of mind thunk THAT up . . . . to which the only sheepish answer is simply mine

   who made them for you ?


I designed them, drew them and a local shoemaker made them for me, wait for some time I've got 4 pairs being made at the moment smile.gif although not all of them are so daring, nor do they contain exotics but they are also awesome, i drew them too smile.gif
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post

   just plain SICK

Damn, it's like my skin is peeling off!
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Fish scale??
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