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post #3946 of 4059

Just tell them you want to have a look, and take 10-15 minutes and not one hour! These guys have a year or more backlog, and will appreciate that. But for a bespoke where you cant try, I`d say you really want to be pretty sure you want to order...Imagine going into Huntsman and taking an hour then walking out!

post #3947 of 4059
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I'd be interested to know as well. I can't really say because all of the makers that I contacted were ones that I had fully intended to order from if they responded and said that I could place an order during my trip

As ThunderMarch says, you can make it clear up front what your intention is. Surely, they realise that one ought to see the actual products before committing.
post #3948 of 4059
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As ThunderMarch says, you can make it clear up front what your intention is. Surely, they realise that one ought to see the actual products before committing.

 

No, that's what Styleforum is for. Once you touch the shoe with your finger, you commited to buy. This is full-contact shopping.

post #3949 of 4059

After seeing this post, I can't help but immediately pay a visit to masaru san. :brick::brick:  The shoes are simply gorgeous. And of coz.. I can't refuse the temptation

post #3950 of 4059
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No, that's what Styleforum is for. Once you touch the shoe with your finger, you commited to buy. This is full-contact shopping.


Hah. Reminds me of Turkish sellers in the streets selling trash

post #3951 of 4059
All email enquiries are responded to with an auto-reply of an invoice and BACS payment details, which I expect to be paid in full with a generous gratuity added before I engage any form of discussion. You just can't be sure if they're a time waster otherwise.
post #3952 of 4059

I just direct debit linked my bank accounts to my shoemaker.

post #3953 of 4059
Hi,

I was wondering if these shoes need a resole or if I can still wear them? They are hand welted From Corno Blu. Ive worn them for 1.5 months now, and you can see the sole is still very thick. i've never had handwelted shoes and don't know what those strings appearing means.



post #3954 of 4059
They're fine to wear, that's the sole stitches exposed from the flap of leather that covers the channel wearing away. All very normal, nothing to do with the hand welting.
post #3955 of 4059
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Hi,

I was wondering if these shoes need a resole or if I can still wear them? They are hand welted From Corno Blu. Ive worn them for 1.5 months now, and you can see the sole is still very thick. i've never had handwelted shoes and don't know what those strings appearing means.



 

 

That is some hard wearing only after 1.5months !

post #3956 of 4059
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That is some hard wearing only after 1.5months !
shoes are meant to be worn icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #3957 of 4059

You will only need a resole when a hole appears in the middle.  The stitches can even wear out at the sides, and it won't be an issue. But I`d try and alternate shoes more often, and condition the sole - all that grit is going to add to additional wear. Any idea of the sole leather he uses?

post #3958 of 4059
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You will only need a resole when a hole appears in the middle.  The stitches can even wear out at the sides, and it won't be an issue. But I`d try and alternate shoes more often, and condition the sole - all that grit is going to add to additional wear. Any idea of the sole leather he uses?

Thanks,

Corno Blu uses Conceria Rocca of Italy, the same stuff Stefano Bemer uses. Yea I alternate shoes all the time, but I did not know I should condition my soles, is there like some tutorial on this online? 

post #3959 of 4059

http://www.styleforum.net/t/47111/leather-sole-care-not-topys-or-taps

 

 

Theres quite a bit online, but because the sole is seen as the `dirty` part, it gets very TLC...most people I`d say do nothing, but I occasionally just use a neutral cream, it is leather after all. The main problem I see with your sole is the accumulated grit from the wet and rain, that can do a serious amount of damage, a lotion or cream will help get that out and condition the leather. Depending on how you value the shoes ( I mean how many you have, all bespoke or not etc.) will judge how you treat them, but at the end of the day, you can send them back to be resoled - so i would not worry too much. But if that wear has happened after just a few months, you may be spending a lot of time with your shoes being repaired, and I`m sure for a bespoke its not cheap. Try avoiding rain and surfaces with loose grit and sand on your best pairs. But shoes are made for being used, and if you are not too alarmed by the wear, just carry on. I`m sure the maker will appreciate it, rather than being kept in a wardrobe. It will also give him a great idea how his shoes really fare in the wild, and he can take step accordingly if he feels all this wear is premature. Enjoy

post #3960 of 4059
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Where can I peep your suits?


Sorry for the very late reply. I was on vacation! Take a look in the "Ongoing bespoke thread" quite a few Kotaro customers there! 

 

Regards,

 

Oliver

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