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New Dimitri Gomez ligne bottier suede chukkas:



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That is some awesome damage
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Very lovely new purchases. I like the museum calf ones, especially.
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Originally Posted by Stone View Post

New Dimitri Gomez ligne bottier suede chukkas:



 

Very nice...how was your experience working with Dimitri? Did you have to go to his workshop in Paris for sizing? Please tell...as I am interested in working with him.

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Hoping to put them on by next week





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I just can't help myself.  New stuff:

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"when I get the urge... I just gotta splurge" !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L80XYgxjIw8&feature=kp
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I haven't seen that sharkish gnarled grain leather from Carmina before. Is this a store special makeup?
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I haven't seen that sharkish gnarled grain leather from Carmina before. Is this a store special makeup?

Looks like the same "standard" grain that SkoAB used for their Carmina grain jumpers (I guess these are the same?)
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I learned from some guys on the Epaulet thread, it is a leftover from a GMTO that Carmina made incorrectly.  The group had ordered dark brown hatch grain and Carmina made a burnished hatch grain instead.  I believe some guys opted out after learning about the mistake leaving Epaulet with some leftover stock. 

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Very nice...how was your experience working with Dimitri? Did you have to go to his workshop in Paris for sizing? Please tell...as I am interested in working with him.

Thanks - I thought Dimitri was great.

I did go to Paris to be sized (I don't think he takes orders remotely or would want to, though I guess you could ask.) The sizing process was straightforward: he looked at my feet and the shoes I was wearing, I tried on a sample shoe, he watched me walk, we talked a bit about fit problems I've had with other shoes, and that was pretty much it.

I was a bit worried actually about how quick the fitting process was, because I've had a ton of trouble finding shoes that fit when using semi bespoke - or even full-on bespoke - makers; I've had MTO g&g, bespoke scafora, bespoke from a Viennese shoemaker, and Vass measured in person in Budapest, and I don't wear any of them anymore because the fit hasn't worked (makes me sick listing all of my failed attempts).

In spite of the challenges other fitters have seemed to have with me, he nailed the fit. The shoes were comfortable immediately, somehow more narrow/elegant yet more comfortable/roomy in the forefoot area than any other shoe I've had. I think I may need him to add in a little medial arch support. I actually asked him for that in the fitting but he didn't add it. When I picked up the shoes he said something about too much arch support not being healthy, and said I should wear the shoes for a while and see how they felt - if I still wanted the support in a couple of months, he told me he could add it without any problem if I let him have the shoes for a day or two. (I live in the US but can make it to Paris once every few months.$

He was also very friendly, almost jovial. He encouraged me to try to speak French but switched to English when I needed to. Seemed very flexible, too, about what he was willing to do within ligne bottier (oxfords, derbies, boots, no loafers but he'd try something like a lazy man oxford.). I'd actually come to him ready to be sold on going for full bespoke, but he encouraged me to try ligne bottier first, which I appreciated. The shoes were ready about two months after I ordered them.

The shoes themselves are beautifully made - beveled waist on one side (his suggestion, because they were chukkas), narrow heel, perfectly finished - and the suede is exquisite.

I'm thinking about doing another pair with him - maybe a pair of brogues - later this year. He had a wide range of less common leathers - deer, water buffalo, elephant - that looked interesting too.

Anyways, I recommend him highly. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Edited by Stone - 7/12/14 at 7:25pm
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very beautiful shoes!!! :slayer:

 

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Hoping to put them on by next week



love the tone variation

great shoes

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  I had this pear for some time now

    

 

 

 

and because of  the color(quite "mafia strange" hahaha and not matching my clothes) i didnt wore them more than a couple of times !! So i decided to play a little with dyes on them to make them Black with some hidden tones of purple!!

 

  During the process

Finished  shoes(the purple tones are more visible in direct sun or flash light)

and without a flash:

Just some mirror shine needed at the heel!! some more pics tomorrow in natural light at the garden!!

hope you enjoy them Gent's! all comments are more than welcome :happy:


Edited by benhour - 7/13/14 at 11:37am
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Because purple is so much more wearable and less pimp than grey.

 

Nice work though. :D

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Because purple is so much more wearable and less pimp than grey.

Nice work though. biggrin.gif

I was always wondering what it was about grey I disliked. lol8[1].giffing02[1].gif
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