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post #121 of 137
Because gemming is teh drool.gif

Sorry to say but crafting handmade/bespoken shoos is a dying art.
post #122 of 137
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

@ chogall. Without meaning to be awkward I must say I am finding your posts somewhat unintelligible. 

 

It would appear to coin a phrase, you don't know what you are talking about.

 

Nope I am not the expert.  But I do know a few shoe manufacturers.

 

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Better lasts would make a huge difference. It would at least get them to the stage where I would be willing to look at the other factors such as pattern making, leather quality, etc.etc. At the moment I simply can't get past the uninspired lasts.

 

DC Lewis.  Made in Taiwan/Vietnam.

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Why has goodyear welting become almost a standard in RTW shoemaking if it has all of these inherent problems? I don't understand why shoe manufacterers don't just use blake/rapid construction which has the benefits of stitching, but none of the time, money and skill constraints of handwelting? Makes no sense to me.

 

Glued rubber sole is the standard, goodyear welt is high quality standard nowadays.  The slippery slope that DWII talked about.

 

Its easier to tool for Mckay/Blake than to tool for goodyear welt or blake rapid.  I know people who hand cut (w/ scissor), hand last, but uses one single Blake machine to sew on shoes, with channel soles.

post #123 of 137
Not this is what style is about!!!
The quest for knowledge and gentlemen like DW who are willing to educate us!!
THANKS!!

Regards.
post #124 of 137
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Originally Posted by Stirling View Post

 

Great. Hopefully they will impart some knowledge to you. 

 

they might, but they don't know how to make any lasts.  they do know how to adjusts fittings like st crispins tho.

post #125 of 137
I've got some DWF's inbound... test pair has landed.
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post #127 of 137
I am a bit confused about goyser, bentivegna and norwegian welted construction. Is it the same? Is it hand- or machine made? If machine made, does it use gemming?
post #128 of 137
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

I am a bit confused about goyser, bentivegna and norwegian welted construction.

Confused.................you won't be (or even more) after ploughing your way through this threat:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/235443/shoe-porn-norvegese-bentivegna-goyser-big-stitch-big-welts-only
post #129 of 137
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

I am a bit confused about goyser, bentivegna and norwegian welted construction. Is it the same? Is it hand- or machine made? If machine made, does it use gemming?

 

Bentivegna is different than Norwegian/Norvegese in the sense that it uses a welt AFAIK.  It's constructed exactly the same as Reverse Welted or Norwegian Welted.  The difference between Reverse Welted and Norwegian Welted is the former uses gemming and the latter uses holdfast.  Since they are exactly the same except for the gemming, it is very hard to say if Bentivegna actually uses gemming or not.  The easiest tell-tale sign is look for a hand sewn stitching at the top row (bottom row is stitching from welt to outsole).

 

Bentivegna could also be done with front half folded out and starting at the waist, folded in.

 

Goyser looks the same as welted Norwegian/Reverse welted construction.  Again, it could go both ways.  Pretty sure Vass did it without gemming.

 

Gemming or not, they could all have a machine stitched outsole, which is far inferior to hand stitched/sewn outsole.

 

Norwegian constructions have midsole instead of a welt, and its a turn-out folded-out construction.  It does need a holdfast.  And due to the lack of welts, it has to be hand sewn.  It could use gemming in place of holdfast but due to the hand sewn requirement, it makes most sense to just use a holdfast since using gemming won't save much time in manufacturing.

 

To summarize, it could go both ways, but welted construction is prime for gemming while hand sewn norwegian constructions have more rationale for holdfast/feather.  And welted construction is sewn using welting machine.

post #130 of 137
Thanks for the replies. Bengal, I remember that thread for the great pictures, but I don't remember if there was much talk of the various constructions?

Chogall, is the "reverse welted" construction you talk about the same as "veldtschoen construction"? I hadn't even concidered that Vass could use gemming for their goyser welt. They probably don't, but I don't know. Also, are you saying that there is a difference between "norwegian welted construction" and "norwegian construction"? I am still a bit confused, although on a higher level now. smile.gif
post #131 of 137
If you look through the thread, we end up discussing construction in some detail. It gets somewhat resolved towards the end, but it can be pretty confusing.

Vass does not use gemming in any of their shoes.

There are what i'd call fake bentivegna and norwegian constructions in that the actual stitching is superfluous and not part of the integral structure of the shoe.
post #132 of 137
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

Thanks for the replies. Bengal, I remember that thread for the great pictures, but I don't remember if there was much talk of the various constructions?

Chogall, is the "reverse welted" construction you talk about the same as "veldtschoen construction"? I hadn't even concidered that Vass could use gemming for their goyser welt. They probably don't, but I don't know. Also, are you saying that there is a difference between "norwegian welted construction" and "norwegian construction"? I am still a bit confused, althoug on a higher level now. smile.gif

 

Here's a good old illustration from the previous incarnation of LAST magazine for your confusion.  Veldtschoen construction is turn out and stitched down, without welt, according to the Japs.  But most Veldtschoen shoes I've seen have welt.  Remember the Japanese are much more industrial and scientific, with a passion to characterize everything.

 

 

 

post #133 of 137
Thanks Hendrix, I will read through the thread again. I'm glad you could reassure me that Vass doesn't use gemming, and I will try to stay far far away from purely decorative stitching.
post #134 of 137
Thanks Chogall, but I don't have the knowledge to draw any conclusions from those diagrams. My question arose because I have been looking at hiking boots, and saw some double stitched models claiming to be handcrafted here:

http://www.hanwag.de/schuh-kategorie.php?cat_id=8

The boots are relatively cheap compared to other handcrafted boots, e. g. Vass, so I'm not sure how good the construction is, and wondered if the stitching could be made by machine, and use gemming.
post #135 of 137
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Confused.................you won't be (or even more) after ploughing your way through this threat:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/235443/shoe-porn-norvegese-bentivegna-goyser-big-stitch-big-welts-only

Was that a threat Bengal? lol8[1].gif
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