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Originally Posted by Stefan88 View Post

Great pictures, and thank you for the kind words.
Mind if I use them? 😊

 

Of course! Let me know which ones and I'll send you the original high-res version. 

 

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^^^congrats my man
 
Thanks brother much appreciated!
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Originally Posted by rbhan12 View Post

Of course! Let me know which ones and I'll send you the original high-res version. 
All! 😀
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Gents, allow my to present my first pair of Saint Crispin's shoes on my personal last. Unboxed them and immediately took them out for a spin. This is Mod. 105 with Cru 603 leather. I requested minimal polish as I wanted to condition and polish the shoes myself. 

 

I needed a good wingtip and decided the iconic wingtip was a must-have. Got the fit pretty good on the first pair, need to narrow the heel and ankle area some more for the next pair. In hindsight, I should have gone with trial shoes first to get everything just right. Might do it for the next adjustment.

 

Many thanks to @Stefan88 for his patience throughout the process! He's in a class of his own. 

 

 

 

 

Yup, my feet are very wide and my ankle/heel area is even narrower than the shoe!

 

Very, very nice.

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From "My adventures in shoemaking. Part 18".

 

 

Originally Posted by shoefan View Post

So, after noodling on what to do next, I settled on trying a 'lazyman' oxford, a.k.a. a gusseted oxford.

This style seems to have been most frequently produced by Cleverley, which is also of course famous for their Russian leather recovered from the Metta Catharina ship. I recently acquired a hide of leather which is purported to be tanned using the traditional Russian tannage (birch oil and willow bark), and which is embossed with the same cross-hatching as the Cleverley Russian leather. Note that this leather is modern and is in fact targeted primarily at the upholstery market, not the footwear market, although the Metta Catharina leather was not a shoemaking leather either, but rather a bookbinding leather.

So, following are the results. The leather when stretched 'pulled up light,' which means it showed lighter patches where the leather was stretched tightly across the toes, around the bottom, and around the heel counter
. You can see this in the pictures, although it looks not nearly so bad in real life. I may go ahead and dye the leather, but I may also decide to leave it as it currently is. This leather and the shoe can be fairly casual, so the variegated finish is kind of interesting.

I made these shoes with a beveled waist which turned out pretty well. The sole was left pretty plain, rather than doing a fiddleback. The last was my soft chisel toed last, which I've used for most of my shoes to date.

So, here they are:

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For my previous effort, see here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/262840
 
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Beautiful MTO for a customer

 

 

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Very, very nice.

 

Thanks! Doesn't hold a candle to those size 13 gators ;) 

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Originally Posted by mclassic101 View Post
 

Beautiful MTO for a customer

 

 

 

 

Wow wow wow...

Usually not a fan of ghillie shoes, but this one is way awesome.

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^^^ I love Ghillies, and yes those are awesome.
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Just wanted to share this that I arranged for a good customer.


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My first adventure with StC. Split toe on a personalised last. Won't be my last commission.

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If anyone has a pair like this, post some pics. Would love to see how they wear in.

Just off the image/style, this is one of the sexier (non-wholecut) oxfords I've seen.
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