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Is the John Wheeler you quote the Physicist, John Wheeler? If so, his niece is an old family friend, who, incidentally, is married to a world-class physicist, Jim Hartle.
It is. Interesting!
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blows, imo, the Dover or Westons out of the water...
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blows, imo, the Dover or Westons out of the water...

no no no, very different shoes, these more like distant relitives more than brothers
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X-posting with Shoe Porn

received those a few days ago, they are part of the Operation Paprika, many thanks to Fritzl and SG.
I really didn't like the shape and way the heels were looking, so off they went.
I then took advantage to take off the the slightly burgundy looking edge-coating covering the edges and the soles.
A new heel has been made and put in place, the soles just got some uncolored protecting coating and for the edges I've used some dark brown coating. A screwed toe-tap has been added and the laces changed.
After some more hours of TLC (creaming, waxing and shining) that's what these full brogues in scotch grain look like.

Full shot of the pair :



Full shot of one shoe, pretty true to the RL colour :




from the back :



from underneath, with the new heel and different coloured sole, which allows to better see the wood pegs :


and the toe-cap, somewhat shined, (you can see my left hand in the reflection) :




Adrian
post #410 of 1303
Adrian...nice shoes.

I was disgusted with the color of the pigskin G&G bespoke Luk-cha posted a year ago...but I am slowly warming up to this color

Is it grained leather?

Love the heavy brogueing on the side of the shoe...its integrated nicely.

The wooden pegs on the sole are insanely cool
post #411 of 1303
Michael,

Thank you, and yes it is grained leather, what certain call scotch grain and what I call "cuir grenné" in French.
Which basically is an artifact. The tannery apllies a metal or wood sheet onto the calf to give it this "dimples".
Regarding the wood pegs, those are not just there for show, they really hold the upper and the soles together. I am not sure there are even stitches to hold the upper and the first sole together. Unless I deconstruct them it is very hard to say and there are two schools on how to make a wood pegged shoe. One without using a thread and one using a thread to assemble the upper with the first sole.


Adrian
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Adrian, thanks for posting these. I like the improved sole and heel and definitely second the idea of putting in different laces. Wear them with pride!
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Adrian, thanks for posting these. I like the improved sole and heel and definitely second the idea of putting in different laces. Wear them with pride!

My pleasure and as I've said in another thread I like to alter my shoes like others alter or have their clothes altered.

Adrian
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They look swell, A.


- B
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fwiw, this pair went to a colleague from the days back in school today.

his father in law has collected a small but fine collection of bespoke shoes over the last 40 years i.e. Maftei, Vienna.

he "inspected" them and putted the ample on green.

what can i ask more as approval for our paprika?
post #416 of 1303
Fritzl - here they are. The other representatives of the Hungarian shoemaking craft.







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Test driving a pair of paprika thanks to fritzl...

wear' em in good health
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wear' em in good health

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Im very happy with the paprika...

Thanks again
Spoo

you're welcome
post #420 of 1303
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fritzl and I visited Mr. Weiner, shoemaker, on Monday morning and these shoes jumped off the shelf and onto my feet.



wear them in good health
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