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Never seen this before, what purpose does this serve?

The main purpose is that it keeps the tongue, which is a separate piece and may have been cut from marginal leather, from twisting and taking a "set" off center.
post #2237 of 2469
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pictures when you get a chance. i love that makeup and last. the toe box has great chiseled qualities and I want to see how they hold up after wear!




Sorry for the crappy pics.
post #2238 of 2469
Cross Post from the Japanese shoe thread.

Hello guys, I have finally managed to meet Masaru Okuyama for bespoke orders.

Primarily, I have very good views about his work and it is certainly very different from my experience with Cleverley.

I have confirmed that he is willing to make a seamless wholecut even if this design is not his strength.

Price-wsie it is in the higher side of the ladder, but the ease of travel and his flat feet insoles win my heart.

I will say his style is very flexible, amongst the fitting shoes I see many chisel toes.

His measurements are the most serious kind I have seen.

Next meeting in around 2 months.

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Edited by add911_11 - 2/20/14 at 1:04am
post #2239 of 2469
You should post more pics of his work. How did that gunk feel in between your toes? Tell us about that.
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You should post more pics of his work. How did that gunk feel in between your toes? Tell us about that.

I have to find another time to take more photos since all his samples are out for photoshoot. Once I got any update from him I will let you guys know.

It feels very comfortable when I step into the memory foam.... it a bit like something bodily soft for your first time :-D
post #2241 of 2469
add911_11, if you enjoy that special foamy feeling, you should definitely give a go to Tempur's molding foam pillows. They've a neck support like an arch support.
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

add911_11, if you enjoy that special foamy feeling, you should definitely give a go to Tempur's molding foam pillows. They've a neck support like an arch support.

My beddings are exactly that. However I prefer a harder standard pillow. Save me from stiff neck in the morning.
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Question...

 

G&G is coming to NYC in about 20 days and I'm debating weather I want to get some MTO's or go for my first pair of bespoke.

 

What is the pricing like for G&G bespoke calf? Do they require 100% up-front or is there a deposit? Are trees extra? How long is the process from start to finish? Do they do trial pairs?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Question...

G&G is coming to NYC in about 20 days and I'm debating weather I want to get some MTO's or go for my first pair of bespoke.

What is the pricing like for G&G bespoke calf? Do they require 100% up-front or is there a deposit? Are trees extra? How long is the process from start to finish? Do they do trial pairs?

Thanks!

~£3,000. 50% deposit. Trees included. With trial shoes but they don cut trial shoes up like all JL Paris or others. Wait time depends on how frequently they visits your city.
post #2245 of 2469
The other thing I will add about bespoke is that you aren't just paying for the shoes but also the service. IMO the adjustments and fixes after your shoes have been completed are part of the price. After all, hitting the bull's eye on the first attempt ain't easy.
post #2246 of 2469
Anyone visiting Fosters for their US visit? Going to be my first time coming up this week. Interested to see what they are like.
post #2247 of 2469
Cleverley, early 1990's


post #2248 of 2469
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Cleverley, early 1990's



It is a very nice pair of shoes but I doubt it is bespoke.
post #2249 of 2469
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It is a very nice pair of shoes but I doubt it is bespoke.

they were made for a guy I work with in 1990, by George Cleverley while he was at New and Lingwood, definitely bespoke.

he has kindly offered half a dozen more pairs to me as they are a pretty decent fit for me and he doesn't really wear them much now (semi retired)
post #2250 of 2469
Why would you doubt they are bespoke? The heel cup alone is pretty telling.
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