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^^^Thanks!

I also love that cut-away toebox pic. As a Vintage Shoe collector/ restorer/ seller, I am always debating with people the folly of using interior length as a full indicator of fit. Last shapes vary so much that the differences vary too much to be reliable. That pic shows what a large amount of space may not be "foot usable".
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I also love that cut-away toebox pic. As a Vintage Shoe collector/ restorer/ seller, I am always debating with people the folly of using interior length as a full indicator of fit. Last shapes vary so much that the differences vary too much to be reliable. That pic shows what a large amount of space may not be "foot usable".

 

Yes, it's something we learn as kids, and seem to never get rid off in many cases, that fit is judged by the amount of space in front of your toe. Oh if it was that easy!

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Yes, it's something we learn as kids, and seem to never get rid off in many cases, that fit is judged by the amount of space in front of your toe. Oh if it was that easy!

That's because it is an important aspect of fit. I can't count the number of times I have run across folks who think there should be little or no clearance beyond the toes. Or who think that such clearance is unimportant and / or subject to convenience.

Thing is...on good quality shoes, from reputable makers...toe clearance is a function of size. And an indication of heel to ball length.

Yes, there is some variability...within a fixed set of parameters...but it is relatively small relative to the size of the last, generally a function of "fashion," and mostly "erring" on the side of more clearance, not less.


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That's because it is an important aspect of fit. I can't count the number of times I have run across folks who think there should be little or no clearance beyond the toes. Or who think that such clearance is unimportant and / or subject to convenience.

Thing is...on good quality shoes, from reputable makers...toe clearance is a function of size. And an indication of heel to ball length.

Yes, there is some variability...within a fixed set of parameters...but it is relatively small relative to the size of the last, generally a function of "fashion," and mostly "erring" on the side of more clearance, not less.


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I didn't meant it wasn't, I agree with all what you said, I meant that too many people judge fit only by the space in front of the toes (and on top of that quite often with the definition that it should be 1-1,5 cm or something like that, since that was what one looked after when you were a kid).

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I didn't meant it wasn't, I agree with all what you said, I meant that too many people judge fit only by the space in front of the toes (and on top of that quite often with the definition that it should be 1-1,5 cm or something like that, since that was what one looked after when you were a kid).

I understand...all I was saying is that there's always some kernel of truth in those old saws--they are pearls of distilled wisdom. Shorthand--for those too young or those who can't be bothered to consider in more depth.
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I understand...all I was saying is that there's always some kernel of truth in those old saws--they are pearls of distilled wisdom. Shorthand--for those too young or those who can't be bothered to consider in more depth.

 

Ok, I understand.

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Some pics from the self-willed Florentine based bespoke shoemaker Hidetaka Fukaya, alias Il Micio (a report and more pics on my blog)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Umm, wtf?

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Umm, wtf?

 

Not sure what you are referring to, but a guess is the "wobbly" shoe? It's a display shoe, made for other purposes than to wear, obviously.

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Always been a big fan of HF, especially after the photo report from Gaz years ago. The shoes are so delicate, like something out of apparel arts. His bespoke can be fairly conservative as well.
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I really like his work. The workshop window is itself a statement of intent. No unnecessary paraphernalia.

 

Their summer perforated suede shoes are unique, btw, they would complement very well a neapolitan summer suit.

 

Thanks for the report j ingevaldsson.

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Delivered today, a bespoke Lobb button shoe in Parisian brown leather and brown suede. I'd never used a button hook to put a shoe on before but it works like a charm:




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They did a great job on these. Very nicely balanced.
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Always been a big fan of HF, especially after the photo report from Gaz years ago. The shoes are so delicate, like something out of apparel arts. His bespoke can be fairly conservative as well.

 

Yeah delicate is a good word to describe them.

 

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I really like his work. The workshop window is itself a statement of intent. No unnecessary paraphernalia.

 

Their summer perforated suede shoes are unique, btw, they would complement very well a neapolitan summer suit.

 

Thanks for the report j ingevaldsson.

 

Cheers!

 

 

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Delivered today, a bespoke Lobb button shoe in Parisian brown leather and brown suede. I'd never used a button hook to put a shoe on before but it works like a charm:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


 

Really nice pair! From the Paris branch I suppose?

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Great documentary on JLSJ.


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