Originally Posted by The Titan
Can someone enlighten me what the 'blind' here means?
Originally Posted by chogall
No broguing. No gimping.
Actually, in English shoemaking terms (don't know about Japanese), a Blind Brogue
is a faux
brogue. Toe cap and heel counter are not separate pieces of leather laid-over, but solely a decorative double row of stitching with perforation in between.
We had recently (in this thread) a beautiful sample of a Japanese "Blind Brogue" (but I can't remember the shoemaker's name). So, here is a picture of EG Inverness. Look, it's actually a plain toe with added wing-tip decoration.
The shoe by Ryota Hayafuji featured here are a variation on an Austerity Brogue
, where, during the last war, perforation on shoes was considered wasteful of men hours and without any practical purpose and was thus not allowed. (just as, for example, turn-ups on trouser bottoms).