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My Adventures in (DIY) Shoemaking - Part 19

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Here is the most recent pair of shoes off my lasts -- a pair of black calfskin on black suede spectators/correspondent shoes. These were made on my chisel toe last and feature a beveled waist. They turned out reasonably well, although as always there are many things I can do better. After all these pairs of shoes, I have the lasts pretty much fine tuned for my feet, so the fit is very good.

(for my previous pair, see here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/272621)

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post #2 of 13
Wow! Very elegant from above. I love the spade sole. Congratulations on a job well done, and a nice pair of shoes.

You have a high instep, then?
post #3 of 13
One of my favorites that I've seen of yours.
post #4 of 13
Wow.
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Gorgeous.

post #6 of 13
Holy shazbot. Absolutely wonderful. I think I have commented on every one of your threads, but this one really does take the cake.
post #7 of 13
Brilliant work and those are beauties! Thank you for sharing your continued adventures! Pure eye candy. smile.gif
post #8 of 13

when are you going to start taking orders?!? Size 9.5 here!

post #9 of 13
Really nice. But as someone pointed out, what's with the instep?
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Really nice. But as someone pointed out, what's with the instep?

I have a very high arch and instep, and a narrow heel. The shoes as shown are on the lasts, which at this point are fine-tuned to fit my feet pretty much perfectly. So, what's up with the instep is my foot looks pretty much the same!
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Originally Posted by shoefan View Post

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Nice shoes!

I presume, you had to cut up one of your easy-chairs to get the grey suede for the uppers.
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Nice shoes!
I presume, you had to cut up one of your easy-chairs to get the grey suede for the uppers.

Thanks. They are actually black on black, the flash makes the suede look grey.

The suede is some reverse calf -- I used some Edelman Cashmere Calf. Very nice hand to it, but a bit soft, and the grain side has some sort of treatment for waterproofing.
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