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post #31 of 53
Wonderful photos, thanks for taking the time.

A comment on the shoes- some beautiful work to be certain, but some of those look a little 'hawk-nosed to me. Sorta like the nose of the Concord hanging off the end. The shoe start to taper in, then the angle of the taper changes where the toe elongates.
post #32 of 53
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Having visited plenty of italian cities, none will ever compare to me to florence.
From my point of view, I think Florence is interesting, but found Bologna to have more character (to my liking) You can tell that Florence is younger than Bologna. But I find Genoa, Venice, Milan, Turin and Rome to all have distinct characters and to have their own merits. But smaller places like San Remo, Como, Bergamo & Vigevano to name a few are also most interesting. Have been meaning to stop by Alba for some time due to the fondness of the regions wines. As for other shoemakers, did a small google map pre summer. With the most prominent or makers I had visited. Both RTW & bespoke, I am obviously missing some. So I would appreciate feedback. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...adbbb63138&z=8
post #33 of 53
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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
As for other shoemakers, did a small google map pre summer. With the most prominent or makers I had visited. Both RTW & bespoke, I am obviously missing some. So I would appreciate feedback.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...adbbb63138&z=8

Wow, this map rocks. Do you have similar maps for other types of artisans?
post #34 of 53
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As for other shoemakers, did a small google map pre summer. With the most prominent or makers I had visited. Both RTW & bespoke, I am obviously missing some. So I would appreciate feedback.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...adbbb63138&z=8

This rocks and it got me thinking....

It would be awesome to develop an organised tour of major RTW and bespoke shoemakers, sort of what Timezone does annually for Swiss manufactures (of which several good friends of mine have participated in). Anyone interested. We could all get measured up for future purchases

Gaz
post #35 of 53
Nice pics - thanks for sharing!
post #36 of 53
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Originally Posted by SirSuturesALot View Post
Wow, this map rocks. Do you have similar maps for other types of artisans?
Thanks, but all that i have missed? I know i could have added Tod's but for me they are not as interesting. My GF likes them though. Towns like Vigevano have a lot of makers, but you need to see the shoes in person to get an idea on level. I'm sure there are some more good ones out there. Link to a post on Vigevano makers: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...01&postcount=7 One of the older centres of shoemakers, and the city centre is stunning and worth a visit in its own right. Nope, others here are vastly more versed in MTM and bespoke clothing. I'm just a regular sized person. As one bespoke shoemaker pointed out, but we all have our weaknesses don't we? May well end up doing one for shirting, or other regions. Have a basic one for Berlin ... As for collective trips, I think its safer for me personally to do that on my own or with girlfriend. And group buying frenzies we see enough of here as it is don't we?
post #37 of 53
Nice, I wish you had posted this about 6 months ago.

I like those iguanas and reindeer is rare and all but that wingtip just looks a little disproportionate to me.

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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
From my point of view, I think Florence is interesting, but found Bologna to have more character (to my liking) You can tell that Florence is younger than Bologna. But I find Genoa, Venice, Milan, Turin and Rome to all have distinct characters and to have their own merits.
But smaller places like San Remo, Como, Bergamo & Vigevano to name a few are also most interesting. Have been meaning to stop by Alba for some time due to the fondness of the regions wines.


As for other shoemakers, did a small google map pre summer. With the most prominent or makers I had visited. Both RTW & bespoke, I am obviously missing some. So I would appreciate feedback.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...adbbb63138&z=8
post #38 of 53
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Originally Posted by speedster.8 View Post
As for collective trips, I think its safer for me personally to do that on my own or with girlfriend. And group buying frenzies we see enough of here as it is don't we?


Good point

Gaz
post #39 of 53
gorgeous! thank you for the pics!
post #40 of 53
love these:
post #41 of 53
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Originally Posted by gazman70k View Post
decided to look up a bespoke cobbler.

Oh, no you didn't. DWFII is going to hunt you down and kill you now for the mortal insult you have just delivered to cordwainers everywhere.


Beautiful pictures, though, and beautiful shoes!
post #42 of 53
anyone have an updated link to those youtube videos? they've been taken down unfortunately.
post #43 of 53
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Originally Posted by w.o.e.is.me. View Post
anyone have an updated link to those youtube videos? they've been taken down unfortunately.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GsG2nrnq3g

Only found the second part.
post #44 of 53
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Oh, no you didn't. DWFII is going to hunt you down and kill you now for the mortal insult you have just delivered to cordwainers everywhere.
Makes no difference to me. I'm not insulted. I looked in on this thread for the same reason everyone else did--to see the beautiful shoes. You know, we are all born ignorant. Ignorance isn't a character flaw. But choosing ignorance in the face of truth is not just ignorant...it's stupidity. And I strongly suspect that stupidity is a character flaw.
post #45 of 53
wow
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