Originally Posted by ThunderMarch
...Have you ever had a problem of dealing with a client's perception of their shoes/boots creasing more than they can accept?
If so, what do you usually put it down to, and how would you manage the "problem"?
Well, this is Bonafe's thread and so I think this should be my last post on this subject...at least here.
No, I never have. Whether it is because I deliberately fit snug or because these are niceties that most of my customers don't pay much attention to, I don't know.
The only time this issue has arisen was when I misfit a customer...at his insistence and despite my misgivings and objections. He was happy as a clam but I hated everything about those boots when he had walked a half dozen steps.
However, that's "bespoke."
PS and on edit...
Toe spring, as well as the direction a vamp is cut relative to the lines of stretch and the way the shoe is lasted have, I believe, a profound and measurable influence on creasing. For those interested I will be out of touch tomorrow but would be glad to explain my thinking over in Shoemaking Techniques and Traditions
after that. FWIW.
--Edited by DWFII - 9/13/16 at 8:35pm