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post #571 of 625
I think my version of the boot has quite a refined looking last and is easier to wear with coat and tie than with jeans.

Judge for yourself:


When standing they look like regular shoes.



For me, I think using buckles a much easier than using speed hooks. Also, I think monk straps are much easier to put on then lace up shoes.
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I think my version of the boot has quite a refined looking last and is easier to wear with coat and tie than with jeans.

Judge for yourself:


When standing they look like regular shoes.



For me, I think using buckles a much easier than using speed hooks. Also, I think monk straps are much easier to put on then lace up shoes.

Specs on the boots?

Thanks!
post #573 of 625
It's G&G based on the EG Herrick design, but taller. Almond shaped toe, double sole tapered to single sole at the waist, fiddleback waist, hatchgrained calf, metal toe plates, 3 piece boot trees.
post #574 of 625
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They've basically got two lasts with their MTO program, the 165 and 099, first being a more pointed and narrow last and second a classic, rounded last. If you need a customized last, then you would need to go bespoke. Their shoes are sized European and available in half sizes as well.

 

I've got a catalogue of the various shoes which I can provide you with, or you can visit their website and see the selection. 

 

I am way behind on this thread.

 

At their shop in Florence, they were willing to MTO a shoe on a different last for me for a 100 Euro uplift. I will hopefully have them in ~6 weeks time.

 

I thought all their lasts were lettered, not numbered?

post #575 of 625
I'm waiting for this beautiful brown cap toe in Mogano antique with a three welt Norweigian on a fiddleback sole from Bettanin and Venturi. I love the contrast of a dress almond last with a casual welt!


post #576 of 625
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I have finally collected these today, a pair of true Balmoral Oxfords with diamond punch captoe in Freudenberg (Weinheimer) boxcalf by Antonio Esposito on my bespoke last by Steven Lowe of Crispinians Ltd







post #577 of 625
Lovely!
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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

I think my version of the boot has quite a refined looking last and is easier to wear with coat and tie than with jeans.

Judge for yourself:


When standing they look like regular shoes.



For me, I think using buckles a much easier than using speed hooks. Also, I think monk straps are much easier to put on then lace up shoes.
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During my last Berlin Trunk show. 

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Just so you all know, Mario Bemer was in NY 2 weeks ago so I wanted to post some pictures that I took of the event to show some of his shoes. Mario and his business partner Luca are very friendly and knowledgeable people and we had fun working as a team to design a pair of shoes for me.

 

I'll make sure to post pictures of my finished product as well, but as a teaser, it has camel leather used as one of the leathers in it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #581 of 625

@mw313 Great pics! Looking forward to seeing shots of your pair, especially with the camel leather.

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Bit of a strange question, since this isn't really about bespoke shoes, but does anyone know if any of the high-end RTW manufacturers -- EG, JLP, C&J, Alden, etc -- use plated leathers?

I recently received some leather cuttings for a new custom shoe order. The ones I'm interested in are apparently plated leathers, and when I compare them to the EG calf swatches I have here, they do seem to be a little smoother (ie have a less visible grain).

I'm wondering if I've worn plated leathers and just haven't known it. Or if plated leathers age differently from the RTW shoes I'm used to.

Anyone know, by chance?
post #583 of 625
mw: camelskin! A great, rare, tough and interesting choice. What lead you to this leather type?
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

mw: camelskin! A great, rare, tough and interesting choice. What lead you to this leather type?

When Mario and I were talking I said I'd love for us to work with something interesting and tough while having a recites that is usable for a two tone shoe. Leathers with a lot of texture like shark are very tough to manage matching unless it is just an accent but here we wanted to make something that was very even between two materials and that is why we decided on both camel with suede.

Can't wait to show you guys when they are done.
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For info calzoleria.borella@virgilio.it

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