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post #3511 of 3684
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

Aren't Paul still active in his Newcastle workshop?
I think they are talking about Paul Wilson, shoemaker and manager at John Lobb shop on Madison Avenue, NYC
post #3512 of 3684
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I think they are talking about Paul Wilson, shoemaker and manager at John Lobb shop on Madison Avenue, NYC

 

He used to be a maker for JL St James. 

post #3513 of 3684
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I think they are talking about Paul Wilson, shoemaker and manager at John Lobb shop on Madison Avenue, NYC

 

Yeah, but as I remembered it he had a workshop in Newcastle, at least a few years ago. Shoji and Yuriko Kawaguchi (of Marquess) apprenticed there. But might be mixing up all the Pauls in this business.

post #3514 of 3684
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post
 

 

Yeah, but as I remembered it he had a workshop in Newcastle, at least a few years ago. Shoji and Yuriko Kawaguchi (of Marquess) apprenticed there. But might be mixing up all the Pauls in this business.

 

Same person. 

post #3515 of 3684
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Same person. 

 

Ok thanks

post #3516 of 3684

Mid-brown smooth calf or dark brown suede for my next pair of bespoke loafers by Koji Suzuki...thoughts?

 

Or maybe something more interesting? The intent is to have a very versatile pair of loafers that can comfortably be worn with everything from casual suits to informal outfits i.e., jeans/chinos sans jacket. 

post #3517 of 3684

Dark brown suede.  Not exactly easy to make perfect as suede tend to stretch IME and its so easy for worn suede loafers turn into suede flip flops...

post #3518 of 3684
Most suede isn't...isn't suede...despite popular terminology and easily embraced misinformation. Most "suede" is "splits." The "split"...the so-called suede...is really the left-overs, the discard, the offal, so to speak,what's left after the grain, the best leather, has been split off and probably sold as prime.

So, of course it will stretch...without the grain layer, it has no inherent stability or density.

But real suede--full grain calf that has been curried to present the fleshside--is no more stretchy than, well, full grain calf.

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Edited by DWFII - 4/22/16 at 12:45pm
post #3519 of 3684

I have some Alden unlined suede loafers that reverse calf and they've held up pretty well.  

 

Not sure which would be more versatile, PCK1.  What style were you thinking?  What other loafers do you have from him or others?

 

Alden's unlined #8 shell LHS is the most versatile loafer, or shoe in general, that I've owned.  They go equally well with suit or sport coat and tie, chinos and BD, jeans or shorts and polo.   

post #3520 of 3684
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I have some Alden unlined suede loafers that reverse calf and they've held up pretty well.  

 

Not sure which would be more versatile, PCK1.  What style were you thinking?  What other loafers do you have from him or others?

 

Alden's unlined #8 shell LHS is the most versatile loafer, or shoe in general, that I've owned.  They go equally well with suit or sport coat and tie, chinos and BD, jeans or shorts and polo.   

 

I went with a mid-brown antiqued penny loafer style. Similar to these but a different color obv: 

 

 

And then I decided to throw a pair of suede adelaide's in...with a more "countrified" feel to them similar to:

 

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Congrats. Love them both.
post #3522 of 3684

PCK1: Nice shoes!

 

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Was in Florence the previous week, and visited several bespoke shoemakers for articles. Here's some pics from one of them, Ugolini (he himself was in Japan for a trunk show, so talked to his employee Roberto Di Monte instead):

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by j ingevaldsson - 4/30/16 at 7:19am
post #3523 of 3684

Hello All,

 

FYI, Mario Bemer will be holding a trunk show in NYC in June. For those interested, please email for appointments.

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3524 of 3684
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Originally Posted by casadisartoria View Post

Hello All,

FYI, Mario Bemer will be holding a trunk show in NYC in June. For those interested, please email for appointments.

Cheers!
























Great info and hope many will go. I'm definitely going and already emailed them!
post #3525 of 3684

Cross post from the Japanese shoe thread: Some pics from my visit at Shoji and Yuriko Kawaguchi of Marquess last year (post now since I just wrote a report about the brand on my blog), don't think I've posted any of them before:

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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