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post #16 of 25
I might also suggest Maftei in Vienna. Bespoke starts around €1000 with a test shoe and refinement then the finished shoe with more adjustments to get the fit bang on. They are also very open to doing whatever toe you might like.
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks. My shoe IQ has exponentially increased today.
Any picture illustrations of Balmoral & Servy & anything else?
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by steelmd View Post

Thanks
It seems the prevailing wisdom is that it's insane to order more than 2 pairs at a time?

 

No.  It is perfectly fine to order 20 pairs at once.  But most makers will first make one pair to make sure it fits before making the rest of the shoes.

 

Loafers will require a different last than regular shoes, just FYI.

post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by steelmd View Post

Thanks. My shoe IQ has exponentially increased today.
Any picture illustrations of Balmoral & Servy & anything else?

A balmoral or oxford has closed lacing. A derby or blucher -sorry for mistyping servy - has open lacing.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by gsugsu View Post

If it was their bespoke and not their MTO, I would not want to order 6 different shoes off measurements with no fittings and then have to deal with adjustments or remakes on all or some of them. We are all aware of some variation in Vass MTO makeups given their hand made operations. You also gave to take into considerarion the difference in fit between a balmoral and a derby. think it more prudent to do a balmoral and if you were feeling lucky a derby and dial in those fits over going for 6 pairs right off the hop.

I was just talking about bespoke and of course you do measurements on one shoe first, even if you order 6 pairs att the same time and use that as a master pattern.
Edited by Jim Profit - 1/27/13 at 3:21pm
post #21 of 25
Thread Starter 
I'm going to order two at a time
post #22 of 25
For bespoke suits, best way to approach is to order a three piece suit and a double breasted jacket up front so that the tailor has all the patterns for future orders.

And IMO for bespoke shoes, funding allowed, it's best to order a pair of loader, pair of Oxford so the maker has lasts for all future orders. Or if you want to dive deeper, a round toe last, a square toe last, and loafer last. But only few makers can do both round and square toe last well.
post #23 of 25
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But only few makers can do both round and square toe last well.

Thats so true, personally I dont like Vass square toes. But he do some really nice round shaped lasts. Best on square/chiseled or soft square i think Tony Gaziano is.
post #24 of 25
Cleverley and G&G ate both very good with chisel toes. G&G is sometimes too gaudy IMO, even compared to the French makers.

JLP, Fosters, and JL SJ are all very good with round toes, IMO.
post #25 of 25
I agree with you that their deco and TG73 may seem a bit too much. But I like them icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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