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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
Alden by the looks of thing

Maybe these: http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/201...shortwing-lsw/
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Originally Posted by tchoy View Post
A pair of Saint Crispins to start off the New Year. These are by far the best shoes that I have ever own, including Edward Greens and John Lobbs.

Nice! They look gorgeous. Out of curiosity, what separates them from JL and EG? The fit? The construction?
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
Nice! They look gorgeous. Out of curiosity, what separates them from JL and EG? The fit? The construction?

Thanks David, I have to say both. My feet are good candidate for bespoke shoes but living in Sydney is logiscally impossible. I am what are typical Asian feet wider at the forefeet and narrow heels and the left is wider than the right. Through a very competent fitter, I was able to use a stock last and add fitting pieces to the forefeet and also making the left shoe slightly wider. The outcome was exceptional to me a close to bespoke shoe without the price and all this took eight weeks. I have a pair of EG on order since June and still don't have them.

As for constructions to my untrained eye. The leather SC uses are slightly better than EG and JL. The way they make the shoe the arch has a stiffer support than other English makers. For me this stops the arch from collapsing after prolong use through the years. The antiques finish is also exceptional.

You can say I am pretty thrilled with the SC shoes. Have to say the people at SC and the agent here in Sydney has been fantastic. They will bend over backwards to try to accommodate you on getting a better fitting shoes
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On my St Crispins, the arch is really the star of the show
post #3455 of 19271
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
Price from The Armoury (HK based store run by fellow SF'ers yfyf and toiletduck) is approx $500 + shipping from HK. See the link to the Armoury at the top of this page.

Last is called the Simpson last, it's a chiseled toe last, similar in shape to the C&J 337 last - not as elongated as the C&J 348 last. It has very balanced proportions which I like. Seems to be a last of average width, not particularly narrow or wide (they have an Inca last which I'm told is wider and an Alcudia last which I'm told is narrower although it's not obvious from the pics.)

Style as you can see is the classic semi-brogue - this is the type of shoe that goes with anything.

Thnks Fidel - this is good news. I contacted Carmina directly and was quoted a much higher price. The shoes look great and that last suits this oxford style.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Who is the maker of these?

alden
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Originally Posted by Raoul Duke View Post

absolutely correct
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color 4 and black saddle
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

color 4 and black saddle

Dual colored shoes (or whatever they're called) ain't my thang but those are spectacular.
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Originally Posted by Fraiche View Post
Dual colored shoes (or whatever they're called) ain't my thang but those are spectacular.

AEs have done the Shelton in a similar coloured combo.
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

color 4 and black saddle

The Blucher + Saddle shoe is a strange combination. #4 is definitely a rare beast though. Enjoy!
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Testoni split-toe, a solid made shoe.

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Originally Posted by madstaxbro View Post
Comfort last in likelihood.

Also Andrew W are those patterned wholecuts in your second upload a commissioned work? They'd look amazing if you ever decide to sell any more like that pair.

Thanks for the kind words. I made them for myself. I'm an self taught amateur shoemaker and fine artist ever seeking to improve my chops. I hope to become professional someday. I will be doing more like that wholecut adorned with graphics. I will be making other designs and will post them of course. I will do more standard traditional styles strictly to wear myself because one isn't always in a fancy mood and a pair of dark brogues is always nice.
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post
Is there a reason the toes are so square?

Yes, the only lasts I could get my hands on were from an American bootmaker who bought up standard lasts from a shoe factory. They are not the most exciting last. My first choice would be some Springline lasts in the Cleverly chisel toe style or perhaps some almond toe ones. The budget is a little tight and I would rather spend the money on fine vegetable tanned leather while I pursue my studies and practice making. But soon I will get some more lasts.
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