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post #91 of 755
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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
I t would be nice to see a Rain last next to an EG (any last) or a VASS F/U last ...
they are both really nice though.

Here you go:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=62464
post #92 of 755
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Originally Posted by Joseph K. Bank View Post
I don't mean to be disrespectful but I have Bostonians that even after being worn over 430 times in a three year period don't look at all worn and dilapidated like this pair of shoes.
Yeah but we don't have stray pubes psychologically terrorizing us. I think you lose. Anyway.. are Kolecho's shoes on a wide fitting? They look a touch wide, or stretched out in the forefoot.
post #93 of 755
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Originally Posted by Joseph K. Bank View Post
I don't mean to be disrespectful but I have Bostonians that even after being worn over 430 times in a three year period don't look at all worn and dilapidated like this pair of shoes.
Do you have any suggestions for me? I don't think these shoes would ever be suitable for use in a professional setting, but it would be helpful if I could bring them to the level where they would be appropriate in a semi-professional setting like a weekend corporate retreat or, say, team building exercises in a suburban industrial park.
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post
What are those? I'm dying to know.
They are bespoke. The original order was to use Horween's waxed calf, but the shoemaker later sent me some samples of this leather that he had and I thought it more interesting. I like the leather very much and think itvery suitable for this style shoe.
post #94 of 755
^ I like them. If they were mine I'd try Propert's leather conditioner. It doesn't alter the color much, if at all, but imparts a finished or cared-for look.
post #95 of 755
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


They are bespoke. The original order was to use Horween's waxed calf, but the shoemaker later sent me some samples of this leather that he had and I thought it more interesting. I like the leather very much and think itvery suitable for this style shoe.

I want a high vamp loafer made from that stuff. That leather would go over big with the streat wear guys that like the distressed leather shoes from NDC and Paul Smith. Do you mind sharing the name of the maker with us?
post #96 of 755
Jan-Erik Melkerson by way of Pelle Kraft. I believe Jan-Erik sourced the leather himself from another shoemaker. Jan-Erik measured me in NY and made the last and cut the pattern, etc. Then the shoes were sent to London were Pelle Kraft made them. I hope I got that right and if not, Jan-Erik will correct me. I wish Jan were able to come back to NY as he was a real pleasure to work with.
Here are a bunch more pictures, including some photos of the making and some final shots from when they were new:
post #97 of 755
^^^ That is an extraordinarily nice example of my favorite style of shoe.
post #98 of 755
Thanks Dopey, beautiful shoes.

Jan-Erik posts here on SF and is a great guy.
post #99 of 755
Thread Starter 
My goodness man! Those are extrodinary. I don't even like that style & yet cannot deny the simple beauty. Thank you!
post #100 of 755
Thanks, all. I posted about these about a year and a half ago when I first got them. Around the time when I placed this order there were a bunch of slightly similar shoes being posted on the LL. I have always liked the Weston Hunt Derby, but I needed to go bespoke for a shoe like that for fit reasons, and decided to give some thought to what appealed to me about that design and what variants I might like better. I asked Jcusey if he would do a sort of comprehensive study of the different chasse designs, e.g., the Weston Hunt Derby, the EG Dover and the bespoke variants people had had made. He did a great job and I am sure the article is still available on the LL site. In the end, based on what I saw in that article and this model from the old Lobb catalog and discussions with Jan-Erik, this final design is what we settled on. The old Lobb design is here:
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Brown Grain Calf is used for this shoe, which is excellent for either golf or country wear. The Norwegian is a waterproof as a leather shoe can be and this is due to certain essential and unique features. There are only two vertical seams in the uppers; one of these appears at the toe, under which a stout "toe box" made of hard leather gives great protection, and the other, slightly curved, can be seen on the inside of the heel. The shoe has been photographed on the inside to show this latter seam, which is purposely not placed symmetrically at the back, where the greatest strain occurs, but at the inside where it is much stronger and less noticeable; the stitches of both these seams are made from within through half the thickness of the leather only and are therefore invisible. The sole, too, is fixed to the uppers differently from any other type of shoe. Instead of using a welt, the upper is turned outwards and stitched to the sole and this operation necessitates an extra row of stitches just above the sole, which can be seen in the photograph. The characteristic Norwegian pattern, i.e., the crescent-shaped piece of leather on the front, is today commonly used for ordinary walking shoes but the features described above, essential to the true Norwegian, are seldom to be found in any but the best quality hand-made shoes.
post #101 of 755
Dopey, you would love Austria.

I have seen very fine examples, like yours, recently. Though these makers "wouldnt" come to NY.
post #102 of 755
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
Dopey, you would love Austria.

I have seen very fine examples, like yours, recently. Though these makers "wouldnt" come to NY.

stop teasing us with these comments and show us the picture insted!
post #103 of 755
Thread Starter 
Fritzl has an awesome thread with extensive pics. Search his name
post #104 of 755
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
Fritzl has an awesome thread with extensive pics. Search his name

Thanks bb

Luk-cha knows the "old" thread well.

He is always pushing me with his requestes for pics.
post #105 of 755
A so called "Haferlschuh"

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