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Oh come now - a man knows when shoes have fallen apart and can't be resoled again. Or if his shoes come back from a resole with a somehow compromised fit. It never happened to me that the uppers outlasted the ability to have the shoes resoled. And I've never had a shoe become 'different' after a resole. And by the way I don't believe I said that I owned ONLY Blake stitched shoes.
I completely understand the function of gemming, I've read, discussed, debated, researched. Your constant insistence that a perfectly intelligent person is incapable of learning something via investigation is decidedly unflattering and paints you in a not so intelligent light.
Please state plainly the fact that I've been given and cannot accept. I fail to see what that would be. Perhaps I am indeed as ignorant as you imply. Although i quite seriously doubt it.
I know I'm new at this but it doesn't mean I'm incapable of learning. I also would like to hear more as well. Please share if you don't mind.