i never felt that his experience with shoes is valuable.
the family of a friend runs their leather business in the third generation and also he struggles sometimes...
Ok, so I went to Pepay and got my first pair of bespoke shoes today!
I got my foot measured, and traced in a notebook.
For the shoe, I chose something very similar to:
Except in my case it would be a "fake-oxford", only decoration, and one piece of leather... More like a wholecut, but in a last more similar to Vass' U Last.
The leather is calf in a burgundy shade.
The price was, according to Google,
110 000 Chilean pesos = 228.69 U.S. dollars
As musicguy warned me, the shop is on vacation during February, so I should have my first fitting mid March, and have the shoes ready by the end of March.
Didn't have a camera on me, so I couldn't get any pics. Next time I'll try to remember!
Perhaps someone can help me find a pic of the shoes I need:
Wholecut with cap and oxford decorations. Imagine:
but with a cap toe instead.
Hope someone understands what I mean!
Maybe I'm not explaining it right.
I chose the shoe based on a catalog, I think it was Church's with some other shoes from other makers. All very classic.
Did you see the ones on the links I posted? That's what I mean with fake captoe, just like the decorated wingtip from the second link, not sewn on the shoe.