Why, that makes no sense? A last is a last is a last.
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**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.** - Page 641post #9601 of 196196/11/14 at 12:13pmpost #9602 of 196196/11/14 at 12:13pmQuote:Originally Posted by MunkyQuote:
Well! Good for you! Some of us have to settle for less than bespoke. I am happy with my non-bespoke footwear.
I am not sure this is the right thread, either.
I don't own any bespokes, though I would love to. What I mean is that it seems a wholecut oxford would be one of the least forgiving shoes regarding fit. It seems it would have to be just perfect.post #9603 of 196196/11/14 at 12:25pmQuote:
Well, give them a try! These shoes are very comfortable after 3 or 4 outings! Best wishes, Munky.post #9604 of 196196/11/14 at 12:32pmpost #9605 of 196196/11/14 at 12:37pmpost #9606 of 196196/11/14 at 12:39pmQuote:
Actually, there is every reason to suggest that, all other things being equal, whole cuts would be more forgiving than any other style. Seams create stiffness and tightness and "hard" spots.post #9607 of 196196/11/14 at 1:11pmpost #9608 of 196196/11/14 at 1:16pmpost #9609 of 196196/11/14 at 2:06pmQuote:
you mean the wet spots on the uppers around the welt? It could be sweat that hasnt dried, or you stepped on grease/oil, or (most beign of all) - the top nap is brushed in a different direction than the nap around the welt, so it looks differently colored.post #9610 of 196196/11/14 at 2:11pmQuote:
Wholecut calf shoes have a fair amount of give, so my AE hanovers are now shaped like the contours of my feet. My hanovers get noticed by people too often, which is kinda awkward :ppost #9611 of 196196/11/14 at 2:41pmQuote:
If they're oil-locked soles, I've read oil can leech from the sole to the upper and is a common reason for their rejects.post #9612 of 196196/11/14 at 3:02pmQuote:
Yes, the welt parts.
None of the sweat/oil happened. No rain or water involved.
It was pretty much in straight out of the box like that. Looks OK in certain light and not so OK otherwise. Never really bothered me. Still curious if I can help it.post #9613 of 196196/11/14 at 3:06pmpost #9614 of 196196/11/14 at 5:36pm
I just completed the full 641 page length of this thread. At some point in the near future I'm probably going to summarize what I've learned based on the predominant sentiment during each "phase" of the thread, as there have been some major shifts. That said, today I have a question.
I have only worn this pair of boots twice. I very much enjoy them, the leather is of, what feels to me, very high quality. Very soft and supple. That said, I have a concern with each individual boot. I apologize for the terrible photos ahead of time, I didn't want to break out the dslr for these particular shots.
The first boot has a peculiar crease forming.
It looks to me like it should be 2 creases, but in the middle of each crease there's a little mound of leather kind of poking up. Seems strange, wanted to see what you all though.
The second boot has some scratches/pitting on the toe. I noticed it when I first received the boots, I think they will probably polish out OK once I get around to polishing them, but again, just looking for opinions.
Billpost #9615 of 196196/11/14 at 5:45pmQuote:
Not saying it can't be oil stains but unless the welt is oil stuffed as well, I doubt that oil could migrate into the vamp...esp. to that extent and that height. That's a lot of oil.
More likely it is water staining. This can happen esp with chrome tans and esp. with lighter coloured leathers (any colour except black or dk. brown, IOW). And it can happen during lasting....it didn't have to be you or your perspiration.
Sometimes getting the wholes shoe thoroughly wet and then letting it dry slowly can get rid of water stains but not always and if you don't know the quality of the materials used to make the shoes, it can actually do more harm than good.
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