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post #3586 of 3684

I vote American:

 

Originally Posted by emptym View Post
 

I don't think I ever posted these in this thread:

 

Info here.

 

These babys have really destroyed my desire to try any other maker.  The fit, the last shape, the stitching, etc., all are perfect imo.  If we didn't just have a baby and buy a house, a fixer upper at that, I'd have ordered a couple more pairs by now.

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^Nice to see those again. You're taking good care of them.

It gives me hope that the "Compleat Shoemaker" model isn't so unthinkable after all.
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Only two hands on those; the craftman and the user.  I think there is something real special about that relationship taking into account that the shoe it has been developed personaly by both with much passion and it will last a lifetime. To me is an intangible feeling.

post #3589 of 3684

Crosspost from a post in the Japanese thread, with more pictures of my recently returned pair from Marquess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3590 of 3684

What absolute perfection and moves the hurdle up for the makers of classic shoes.

 

Shows how great attention to detail and a commitment to produce the perfect classic shoe can be done by a skilled artisan who has passion and love for the craft. Well done Marquess!

 

And the fact that he offered to re-do something in the shoes to make sure its perfect shows the standards he holds. It reminds me of a gentleman a year or so ago who was praising the beauty of his London made shoes, but commented they were not a perfect fit but "hopefully next time"....this the Japanese makers would never accept. Client satisfaction is first and they will make sure that happens on the first pair - thats their job. In the UK, pride takes over perfection and the customer ends up paying for it. A great choice, and hats off to Koji.


Edited by daizawaguy - 7/28/16 at 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
 

What absolute perfection and moves the hurdle up for the makers of classic shoes.

 

Shows how great attention to detail and a commitment to produce the perfect classic shoe can be done by a skilled artisan who has passion and love for the craft. Well done Marquess!

 

And the fact that he offered to re-do something in the shoes to make sure its perfect shows the standards he holds. It reminds me of a gentleman a year or so ago who was praising the beauty of his London made shoes, but commented they were not a perfect fit but "hopefully next time"....this the Japanese makers would never accept. Client satisfaction is first and they will make sure that happens on the first pair - thats their job. In the UK, pride takes over perfection and the customer ends up paying for it. A great choice, and hats off to Koji.


Shoji is a character!
Won't comment on the British part, as I'm sure there are lots of good places there too, but I do enjoy purchasing "Made in Japan" :)

post #3592 of 3684
I'm fairly sure that you'll find unscrupulous personalities regardless of nationality or genes, and likewise honourable people.
post #3593 of 3684
Cliffored Roberts Lazyman shoes...sans faux lacing

1st shoe is a winged brogue Mahogany (brown/red calf leather). The winged vang and winged apron rocks

2nd shoe is a balmoral Navy calf leather. I tried making a U shaped calf, yet the pattern maker made it this way

I will not make an oxford or derby shoe again...maybe a monk, because the side gussets provide a level of comfort that nothing else can rival...besides they are easy to put on

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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329 View Post

Cliffored Roberts Lazyman shoes...sans faux lacing

1st shoe is a winged brogue Mahogany (brown/red calf leather). The winged vang and winged apron rocks

2nd shoe is a balmoral Navy calf leather. I tried making a U shaped calf, yet the pattern maker made it this way

I will not make an oxford or derby shoe again...maybe a monk, because the side gussets provide a level of comfort that nothing else can rival...besides they are easy to put on

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beautiful but a lot of baked on polish that needs cleaning off followed by some Cadillac creme
post #3595 of 3684
Agreed. Something like Saphir's Renomat should do the trick in removing build-ups. Maybe some Lexol to soften the leather after all this dry polish, and my secret cream is Crema Alpina. It has proved more effective than anything else I've tried over the years.
post #3596 of 3684

Nice to see some shoeswith character. Do not overpolish them. 

post #3597 of 3684

Hi,

I just wanted to share my Corno Blu shoes :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #3598 of 3684

Lovely shoes Tony. If you have some photos of the shoes as they take wear, please do post. I`m very interested how bespoke shoes age and how they develop over time.

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My new pair from the Swedish bespoke shoemaker Janne Melkersson (Melker Shoes). For me, these are a bit extra special since my twin brother who works as a saddler has made the hand sewn decoration stitch on them.

 

 

 

 


 

MORE PICTURES HERE! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone is interested you can see a bunch of pics that Janne took during the making on my blog

 

 

 

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