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What are those shoes on? A leather polishing mat? Looks nice.
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What toes shape is that on those? Soft square?

Go to the Bespoke site (link at the top of the page) and you'll find the lasts there - and much more.
post #378 of 13629
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What toes shape is that on those? Soft square?

Yes, the MH71 last is the soft square.
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What are those shoes on? A leather polishing mat? Looks nice.

Yes, its the valmour leather polishing mat.

http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-prod...at-valmour,312
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Yes, its the valmour leather polishing mat.

http://www.valmour.com/cleaning-prod...at-valmour,312

Do you ever polish it? I would. If I see leather I can't help but want to polish it. If you brought a leather bound dominatrix into my house I would polish her.

...in more ways than one...
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Do you ever polish it? I would. If I see leather I can't help but want to polish it. If you brought a leather bound dominatrix into my house I would polish her.

...in more ways than one...

I'm using it more like a leather desk pad, makes a nice surface to photograph stuff on... I do feel compelled to keep the surface nice and clean, but have not found the need to polish it yet.
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Do you ever polish it? I would. If I see leather I can't help but want to polish it. If you brought a leather bound dominatrix into my house I would polish her.

...in more ways than one...

Your black shoe collection just made sense to me.
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^ lol btw, how much wider is an "F" as opposed to the standard "E" ? noticeable difference?
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Are RTW and MTO G&G lasted by hand or machine?
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Are RTW and MTO G&G lasted by hand or machine?

machine
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machine

I thought they were hand lasted but machine welted. I don't know how to link to a single post, but here's a thread where Manton discusses his visit to the factory.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=59653&page=2
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I thought they were hand lasted but machine welted. I don't know how to link to a single post, but here's a thread where Manton discusses his visit to the factory.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=59653&page=2


Interesting. Manton said Tony said handlasted, but this was back then. I wonder if things have changed,
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Interesting. Manton said Tony said handlasted, but this was back then. I wonder if things have changed,

I talked with Dean during the trunk show, and he said something to the effect of the only machine they use is for stitching.
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Are RTW and MTO G&G lasted by hand or machine?
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machine
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Originally Posted by Mr. Pink View Post
I thought they were hand lasted but machine welted. I don't know how to link to a single post, but here's a thread where Manton discusses his visit to the factory. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=59653&page=2
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Interesting. Manton said Tony said handlasted, but this was back then. I wonder if things have changed,
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I talked with Dean during the trunk show, and he said something to the effect of the only machine they use is for stitching.
Perhaps when they first started, the volume was manageable. But now, RTW shoes are machine lasted and machine welted. However, every single pair is hand finished. Here is the lasting machine, which I was told is about 80 years old. Here is one being lasted. This approach is as close to hand making as it gets since it replicates the exact same process of hand lasting and hand welting. Also note that Tony and Dean call their RTW bench-made, as distinct to hand-made. For those who care, this reflects an honest description of their production methods. They call it as it is unlike others who insist that a hand guiding a lasted upper through a Goodyear welting machine constitutes being "hand-made".
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Figured I would stand corrected. Always good to learn.
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