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post #10321 of 19281
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Originally Posted by Nakedsnake View Post

Very good information. Thank you for this. Just one more question (likely rudimentary). So at this stage, then the outsole/midsole would be sewn onto the shoe by stitching through the welt?

Yes, that's correct.
post #10322 of 19281
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


Yes, that's correct.

 

Does the gemming ever come into contact with the inside of the outsole, either at manufacturing time or during typical wear (perhaps somebody who wears heavily towards the outside of the sole), or does the cork seal it off? Thanks!


Edited by FredAstaire1899 - 8/16/14 at 12:21am
post #10323 of 19281

Still a bit difficult, for this aging brain, DW. I guess I would need to see an real, three dimensional shoe to properly get the hang of it. :lookaround:

Thanks, though!

Munky

post #10324 of 19281
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Originally Posted by FredAstaire1899 View Post

Does the gemming ever come into contact with the inside of the outsole, either at manufacturing time or during typical wear (perhaps somebody who wears heavily towards the outside of the sole), or does the cork seal it off? Thanks!

The whole point of the cork is to fill the hole between the level of the insole and the top of the gimping. So the top edge of the gimping is always in contact with the underside of the outsole. If more cork were used it would just fragment and be pushed aside.

In the following photo of a high end RTW shoe being re-crafted, you can see that the cork does not cover the gemming anywhere.




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Edited by DWFII - 8/16/14 at 6:26am
post #10325 of 19281
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

The whole point of the cork is to fill the hole between the level of the insole and the top of the gimping. So the top edge of the gimping is always in contact with the underside of the outsole. If more cork were used it would just fragment and be pushed aside.

In the following photo of a high end RTW shoe being re-crafted, you can see that the cork does not cover the gemming anywhere.

 

Thanks for the unique insight as always DW!

post #10326 of 19281
Munky,

Maybe a look at this blog will help...

This is part one, maybe not entirely to your question but it sets the stage.

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2010/05/how-great-things-age-edward-green-1.html#.U-9a5GOGfQk

This is part two and shows the shoe being recrafted and most importantly the relative positions and functions f the various components of the GY welting process.

http://www.permanentstyle.co.uk/2010/05/how-great-things-age-edward-green-2.html#.U-9aXmOGfQk
post #10327 of 19281

Thanks, as always, DW. I think I am getting the hang of it now!  There were some fascinating videos below the ones you suggested, too!

post #10328 of 19281

I know I am preaching to the (mostly) converted, but this might help someone. Suede fades in the sun, or even just by being exposed to light.  I left a pair of mine, for some time,  with a cloth over them. The cloth, over time, got knocked off one of  them. Now my shoes are two different shades of blue. I suppose, thinking about it, that ordinary leather can fade too, but the shade change, here, was quite dramatic. 

post #10329 of 19281
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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

I know I am preaching to the (mostly) converted, but this might help someone. Suede fades in the sun, or even just by being exposed to light.  I left a pair of mine, for some time,  with a cloth over them. The cloth, over time, got knocked off one of  them. Now my shoes are two different shades of blue. I suppose, thinking about it, that ordinary leather can fade too, but the shade change, here, was quite dramatic. 

If you can get some of this stuff it will help prevent against damage caused by both natural and artificial lighting.
http://www.vectraspray.com/Vectra16/vectra16.htm
post #10330 of 19281

Thank you, Nick, I will look into that!

post #10331 of 19281

Some shoeshing from me for today!!! hope you ll enjoy :happy:

 

 

 

post #10332 of 19281

Beautiful shoes and beautiful shine, Benhour! Thanks for letting us see them. 

post #10333 of 19281
Great collection and polishing, @benhour! Just a question, with what kind of outfits would you wear your green whole it's and/or purple bluchers?
post #10334 of 19281
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Great collection and polishing, @benhour! Just a question, with what kind of outfits would you wear your green whole it's and/or purple bluchers?

LOL...I was gonna ask the same thing about the green shoes. They look great but I don't know where one could actually wear them.
post #10335 of 19281

This may help in the green shoes debate:

 

http://www.thefineyounggentleman.com/pants/what-color-shoes-to-wear-with-what-color-pants/

 

It seems that you can wear green shoes with just about any colour!

 

It will be interesting to see what Benhour says, though. 

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