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Those look excellent icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Alfred Sargent Charlton in dark brown pinner suede:




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More pics at http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/53352754408/the-alfred-sargent-charlton-a-split-toe-derby-in
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Alfred Sargent Charlton in dark brown pinner suede:




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More pics at http://gezzaseyes.tumblr.com/post/53352754408/the-alfred-sargent-charlton-a-split-toe-derby-in

nephew,
wear in good health
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cigar LWB
cashmere otc


Edited by mcarthur - 6/19/13 at 3:01pm
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Cross post from Santoni.  My grays for the day.  

 

 

 

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I'm usually anti wacky colors for shoes, but that looks very nice. I think you paired it perfectly with the trousers and socks. What kind of trouser material is that?
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I'm usually anti wacky colors for shoes, but that looks very nice. I think you paired it perfectly with the trousers and socks. What kind of trouser material is that?

 

Ariston Super 130s through Andrew Lock.  I can't remember the color, but could find out from him if you are interested.  

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Cross post from Santoni.  My grays for the day.  







nice combo
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whiskey lwb
argyles otc

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I shall dare and say that i like them, after a thorough shining they will look fantastic! Thanks very much, Mimo, i have considered many of your advises and have tried to make them work!



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Ha!  Thanks Red, I'm both flattered and alarmed that you should listen to me rather than seek out more knowledgeable members!

 

But that said, I think you've done really well.  These are a complete transformation in shape from your previous last, and if they still fit as well, I think you've really got something here.  The slightly elongated toe with the "soft chisel", the shape of the welt, the style itself, all look really contemporary and appealing to me.  Really, well done!

 

Just one criticism: I can see a fair bit of creasing around the quarters.  That's a strange place to have creasing, and is down to your maker: it seems to me that either they're loose where they shouldn't be, or there's an issue with leather quality.  Check out The Shoe Snob's recent post on different cuts of leather.  It looks like he might have a stretchy belly cut there that's not holding its shape.  That's disappointing for a bespoke shoe and his best customer!  But it's not that unusual on other shoes.  

 

Anyway, look into it.  But the most important thing is that you've got what look like some really promising new lasts. I'm sure as these shoes wear in you'll find tiny adjustments you want to make, but these are looking pretty damn good!

 

P.S. I forgot to talk specifically about your concept, regardless of the last shape or execution.  Your design is really interesting and cool...the facing like a wholecut, the texture contrast like a spectator...the wingtip brogue feel, and the effect from the side almost like a saddle.  And talking of The Shoe Snob, your last shape reminds me a bit of his.  It's not easy to pull different ideas together without making it look silly or contrived.  And this, frankly, looks like a design I'd be happy to buy.  Really, well done!


Edited by mimo - 6/20/13 at 2:39pm
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nephew,
thank you
the cobblestones are my driveway

Mystery unveiled!
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Well done IsteRed, nice design...
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Ha!  Thanks Red, I'm both flattered and alarmed that you should listen to me rather than seek out more knowledgeable members!

But that said, I think you've done really well.  These are a complete transformation in shape from your previous last, and if they still fit as well, I think you've really got something here.  The slightly elongated toe with the "soft chisel", the shape of the welt, the style itself, all look really contemporary and appealing to me.  Really, well done!

Just one criticism: I can see a fair bit of creasing around the quarters.  That's a strange place to have creasing, and is down to your maker: it seems to me that either they're loose where they shouldn't be, or there's an issue with leather quality.  Check out The Shoe Snob's recent post on different cuts of leather.  It looks like he might have a stretchy belly cut there that's not holding its shape.  That's disappointing for a bespoke shoe and his best customer!  But it's not that unusual on other shoes.  

Anyway, look into it.  But the most important thing is that you've got what look like some really promising new lasts. I'm sure as these shoes wear in you'll find tiny adjustments you want to make, but these are looking pretty damn good!

P.S. I forgot to talk specifically about your concept, regardless of the last shape or execution.  Your design is really interesting and cool...the facing like a wholecut, the texture contrast like a spectator...the wingtip brogue feel, and the effect from the side almost like a saddle.  And talking of The Shoe Snob, your last shape reminds me a bit of his.  It's not easy to pull different ideas together without making it look silly or contrived.  And this, frankly, looks like a design I'd be happy to buy.  Really, well done!

The creasing is from the leather, you see i've bought this leather myself, and i've made already 3 pairs from that hide, so i don't have many good places to cut from, that's why i had to use veiny and creasy parts smile.gif

Yep i want to work a little bit on the toe also, i'll stop ordering for some time now until i have new designs.

Anyway, thank you very much again smile.gif
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ravello lwb
argyles otc

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Alden CXL for BB tassels

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