Originally Posted by daruma
is that shoe by any chance mine?? is it a captoe nubuck?
It is. And it's very nice. Imo, the shape of the last is similar to Alden's hampton, which I love. I wasn't that into nubuck till I saw it, but that's what I ordered, just in a plain toed blucher.
Originally Posted by bbaquiran
Oh yeah those boots. IIRC they are actually a vintage pair from the US, belonging to his grandfather and that was resized by another shoemaker, who unfortunately was very old and died in the Typhoon Ketsana floods. I saw them back when they were too big for his feet.
INteresting. The ones I saw may be copies of the vintage pair, or almost totally remade. They had a standard lining he carried, a vintage sole he can source, and new stitching on the uppers and welt.
Actually I never got around to posting pics of the trousers he made.
Originally Posted by acidboy
b told me he's meeting j next week... I hope we can find the time to meet up, if its alright with b.
He's coming to Manila on Monday and we're meeting then, either 9-10 am, 12-2 pm or after 4 pm. He said he'd let me know later.