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I love the shell cordovan penny loafers @bengal-stripe posted last year. So simple, but so perfectly done.

Also intrigued by the LazyMan oxford, although I don't wear suits enough to get a bespoke pair. Could make for a nice slip-on travel shoe though.
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Personally hoping to get a de Rede at some point. I prefer the rounder toe design, but RJman chastised me and said that wouldn't be a true de Rede -- which is chiseled toe. Prob right, but I'm a wuss.

 

I like the idea of a lazyman as well, especially if it is a nice brown shade for versatility. 

post #422 of 625
My 2d drawing have been transformed into a 3D version, ready to produce the actual patterns:

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Not a fan of tassels, but I am a fan of string loafers - so I think it's just because of the 'old man' vibe I get from tassels
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In my atelier..

 

 

during last trunk show in Paris

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In my atelier..

 

 

during last trunk show in Paris

nice pictures. maybe you can show some more pictures of the models on the far side of the photos.

post #426 of 625
And the pattern draft for my black captoe Oxford shoes on my bespoke last with a modified almond pointed toe box is done:

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Is that a Steve Lowe last?
post #428 of 625
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Is that a Steve Lowe last?

It is a 3D copy of Steve Lowe last, which my shoemaker has had made in Italy and then modified the toe box, so that I now have a soft chiselled and an almond version and get get two pairs of shoes made at the same time.

This is a picture of the original Steve's last and the plastic 3D copy before modifying the toe:


Edit: Antonio, my shoemaker, has designed both patterns on the plastic copy but the punched captoe balmoral further up will be built on the soft chiselled whilst the straight captoe Oxford on the plastic last.
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Haven't lost my eye, it seems.
post #430 of 625
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Haven't lost my eye, it seems.

Sorry, do you mean you recognised the shape of the last being Steve's? I had assumed you were just referring to my thread on Steven Lowe seeing that these last's were instead plastic...
post #431 of 625
Yeah, from the shape - looked familiar. Used to work with him so I've seen plenty.
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Yeah, from the shape - looked familiar. Used to work with him so I've seen plenty.

I knew you had worked together. You can see him 10 seconds in the video on JL SJ featuring you, him sketching on a last. I thought however that a large part of the shape has been dictated by my high instep...
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post #433 of 625
You can spot the details of someone's work if you see enough of it, closers and makers work too, last making probably the most. It's like someone's handwriting.
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Interesting
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Hey so I have a special pair that came in today! JL Paris Navy Blue wingtips on a round / slightly chiseled last. These were from a contact of mine who knew an architect who had them made for him but died before picking them up. I spoke with JL Paris about the pair and they advised me on getting this amazing pair because it was brand new and was almost spot on to my measurements.

 

What are your thoughts? 

 

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On top of that, here is me wearing them. Yes I am wearing brown socks to help show the blue color of the suede for these pictures for you guys:

 

 

 

This one above is with my foot lifted in the air.

 

 

 

This picture below is with me lifting my foot up to show the most severe creasing that I can get. I think that it looks quite good and is in a great position:

 

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on these? They fit me almost as well as my bespoke shoes that I had made on my own last from Perry Ercolino a little while back.

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