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absolutely not a guarantee of anything.

However, a dedicated chain of manufacturers helps to make things quicker and cheaper (i.e. one person clicking, one closing, one lasting, one welting etc etc.). More significantly, RTW lasts remove the whole lengthy process of measuring and making a bespoke last.

Finally, the man has years and years of expertise and experience that is a value in and of itself. I believe he has spent years studying orthopaedics and probably knows a few techniques that just wouldn't be possible in a RTW shoe.

It's just not a fair comparison.

I'm all for questioning, but TBH you only need to google image the name and you come back with tons of pictures, even some that show the internal construction. The man has quite a reputation.
Edited by hendrix - 10/4/12 at 7:21pm
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

absolutely not a guarantee of anything.
However, a dedicated chain of manufacturers helps to make things quicker and cheaper (i.e. one person clicking, one closing, one lasting, one welting etc etc.). More significantly, RTW lasts remove the whole lengthy process of measuring and making a bespoke last.
Finally, the man has years and years of expertise and experience that is a value in and of itself. I believe he has spent years studying orthopaedics and probably knows a few techniques that just wouldn't be possible in a RTW shoe.
It's just not a fair comparison.
I'm all for questioning, but TBH you only need to google image the name and you come back with tons of pictures, even some that show the internal construction. The man has quite a reputation.

My friend, I really have no doubts the shoes are truly excellent. In reality, I have found that a post of "great shoes" rarely gets additional info about the owner's experience with the shoes + more pics. Sometimes a "friendly challenge" gets us this add'l info.
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My friend, I really have no doubts the shoes are truly excellent. In reality, I have found that a post of "great shoes" rarely gets additional info about the owner's experience with the shoes + more pics. Sometimes a "friendly challenge" gets us this add'l info.

Hi,

 

I'm going to post more pictures, meanwhile please go through the following threads on shoes made by T. Januszkiewicz

 

(one has to log to the BwB forum to see ..)

 

Januszkiewicz vs Kielman (other polish shoemaker)

http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1041

 

 

 

thread devoted only to T. Januszkiewicz

http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=247

 

 

other threads:

http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1501

 

 

http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1517&start=0

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Hi,

I'm going to post more pictures, meanwhile please go through the following threads on shoes made by T. Januszkiewicz

(one has to log to the BwB forum to see ..)

Januszkiewicz vs Kielman (other polish shoemaker)
http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1041





thread devoted only to T. Januszkiewicz
http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=247






other threads:
http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1501



http://forum.butwbutonierce.pl/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1517&start=0

Really nice. look forward to your future posts.
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Many thanks, damiance! I've been looking at Kielman's shoe gallery on their site, these links of yours are much appreciated.
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Really nice. look forward to your future posts.

+1
post #1507 of 2606
Unrequited love. Nothing else. I love the guy's shoes.
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This closeup shows in detail how much life is added simply by the fact that the brogueing is done by hand. All those little variations in spacing give such life to the overall end result.

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TBH, I disagree. It's done by hand out of necessity. In RTW, you can have a consistent pattern for each last in each size, so you can make stamps for the broguing. You can't do that in bespoke.

It means you have to be very careful, but doesn't IMO make it any more beautiful. It's just the only way to do it.
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This closeup shows in detail how much life is added simply by the fact that the brogueing is done by hand. All those little variations in spacing give such life to the overall end result.


Which of these is superior in your opinion? The variance from the leather alone is enough to color my perception.
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Cleverley bespoke boots. Cordovan below; pebble-grain calf above. e9e5yvun.jpg
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^^ Verrrrrry nice. Beautiful combination for a rugged boot.
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Cleverley bespoke boots. Cordovan below; pebble-grain calf above. e9e5yvun.jpg
wow. do not let NAMOR see these!

Probably the best cleverley's I've seen
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wow. do not let NAMOR see these!
Probably the best cleverley's I've seen

 

let NAMOR see theses so he can order a pair when Cleverley come to SF next Wednesday/Thursday (Oct 10/11).

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Thanks for your comments. I am very pleased with them. Here's another photo for you.

hy9y9a4e.jpg
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