Originally Posted by DWFII
Maybe you shouldn't. Many won't. But some here do consider such things important. These are generally the same people who consider pick stitching important or consider the difference between fused and canvas jackets important. And from talking to shoemakers around the world, I suspect that most bespoke shoemakers would consider it important...and
worry about it.
I know...what shoemakers think isn't your look-out. And I get it...once you buy the shoes they're yours to defend like you'd defend your wife and family, warts and all, or to toss aside at your whim.
Thing is if we're asking "what are the chances?" my response would be...if I thought it would fall on fertile ground..."what are your chances in Russian Roulette?" Because the real question isn't what are the chances this bullet will get me, but how many times can I do this before some bullet does? And the corollary question "Why in the world do you want to play Russian Roulette, in the first place?"
All this reminds me of the Mad magazine character Alfred E. Neuman. His motto...which IIRC, appeared on the cover of every issue...was also "What?! Me worry?"
And there never was a more idiotic or vacant looking countenance.No offense, I just don't associate the "don't worry" mantra with people who claim to value quality. Although I guess if you've got enough money...
Such a stern believer of Murphy's Law.
For a shoemaker/cobbler such as yourself, its perfectly fine since you make and repair your own shoes.
For all others, we have to live with Murphy's Law and trust that
1) shoes will be properly made by shoemakers such as yourself, John Lobb St James, and John Lobb RTW,
2) shit is not likely to happen,
3) when shit happens, cobblers such as yourself and @Nick V. knows how to repair, and
4) cobblers will properly repair shoes.
I prefer interacting with other people with trust, wear and care for my shoes, not worry about gemming falling apart, pegging falling out, screws falling out, inseam getting damaged, soles splitting from welt, shoes getting stolen, and deal on whatever catastrophe as they happen.