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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Wootten's shoes look interesting but - whilst admitting that I know virtually nothing about his operation - it could be worth being a little cautious about leather quality.
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From the pics on the website, the leather looks a bit coarse. Whilst full-grain, I don't think it's calf leather and so it the wrinkles that develop will probably be larger and coarser.

You can see a couple of examples of the coarser grain in the leather on this shoe, this shoe, too, and this bag.

I don't know if you can request that he use calf leather (probably for an upcharge) but, depending on what the sample or off-the-rack shoes look like when you get to handle them, it could be worth it.

Edit: I just noticed that on the FAQ section of the Wootten website, under "materials and construction", it mentions:

What leather do you use?

Depending on the application we use:

Kangaroo – for our high performance sports shoes. Kangaroo is one of the highest performance natural materials available for footwear.

Kid – for fine ladies shoes

Calf – all of our linings are generally made from calf, some of our uppers are made from calf also.

Bovine – Most commonly available and a good general all purpose leather for most applications.


So it does appear that most of the shoe uppers are made from "bovine" (ie cow) leather, but that some of the uppers are made from calf (ie younger, softer, more supple cow leather).

So, in conclusion, his shoes look nice, but it's probably worth seeing if you can get him to use calf leather instead of "bovine" leather on the uppers.[
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JM

Thanks for posting this they have an iphone 5 cover just what I have been looking for. Will have to add this place to my list of places to visit when I can get to Melbourne next.

GF
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post



I've actually been asking around about this on SF but haven't had any luck with answers. If you delve a bit more there's options for pretty much any kind of leather including "French calf" and "English calf" and a few other nationalities. Is there much/any difference in price and quality between calf leather from different countries? Also if you can tell me wth museum calf is I'd also like to know. Wootten seem pretty experienced and capable with a wide variety of leathers so I'm sure he can tell me himself but i always prefer to get my info from someone who isn't trying to sell me a product if I can.

 



i dont work for Jess, and dont know him and his bussiness well enough to answer those questions. but i assume leather is no different to woollen cloth, you get what you pay for. when i was planning my shoes, i asked him for a fine calf in a smooth matte black finish. i might be going past there on the weekend as im thinking of getting him to make me a pair of leather soled welted golf shoes. i can ask him for more detail on his leathers, prices etc when im there.
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That's ok mate. I already haven appointment with him for Saturday. Re leathers I was actually asking journey man who appears to be one of our resident shoe gurus
post #40489 of 48480
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That's ok mate. I already haven appointment with him for Saturday. Re leathers I was actually asking journey man who appears to be one of our resident shoe gurus

would be great to hear how your appointment goes, i felt like a kid at christmas every time i recieved the call to go in for a fitting and ultimately pick up the finished product. great experience and worth the money.
Edited by Bone19 - 10/28/13 at 6:58pm
post #40490 of 48480
I saw a BBC doco a little while back about these guys - http://www.atlanticleather.is/

Well worth looking up if you get a chance. Who'd a thunk it?
post #40491 of 48480
This is awkward.
I'm in Melbourne this weekend for other non-sartorial commitments. I managed to extend my stay to Monday so I could finally get a chance to hit up pjohnson, double monk and Woottens. Of course none of them are open Monday. So now I'm looking for advice on places that do keep regular hours that may be worth investigating.
Is American tailors open then and anyone know if the Carmena sale is still going?


Edit: ill still get in to pj and Wootton but both will be quick 20 min visits on the way from the station first think Saturday so it will probably be more stressful than exciting
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

This is awkward.
I'm in Melbourne this weekend for other non-sartorial commitments. I managed to extend my stay to Monday so I could finally get a chance to hit up pjohnson, double monk and Woottens. Of course none of them are open Monday. So now I'm looking for advice on places that do keep regular hours that may be worth investigating.
Is American tailors open then and anyone know if the Carmena sale is still going?


American Tailors will be open but they have pretty much nothing left. You could check out Henry Bucks, Harrolds and Up There Store if it's your thing.

post #40493 of 48480
Harold's would be an interesting experience but given ill likely be slumming it in a tshirt and jeans I doubt they'd let me through the front door
post #40494 of 48480

Fantastic, Entrourage movie has been confirmed!

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Am going to offload a recently purchased pair of Carmina double monks. Tried them on once, and without taking a step, decided they weren't for me.

 

Not keen on arbitrage among friends, so won't be charging a cent more than what I paid the good folks at American Tailors.

 

Pictures soon, but it essentially is this pair in black:

 

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(photo from the Carmina thread)

 

Simpson last, size 8 (UK).

 

Let me know if you're keen.

post #40496 of 48480

AriGold will be stoked!

post #40497 of 48480
So any of the Melbourne crowd going to the Beggar Man Thief do tonight?
post #40498 of 48480
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Originally Posted by lennier View Post

So any of the Melbourne crowd going to the Beggar Man Thief do tonight?

Didn't know anything about it. What is it?

#outofthemenswearloop
post #40499 of 48480
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So any of the Melbourne crowd going to the Beggar Man Thief do tonight?

Didn't know anything about it. What is it?

#outofthemenswearloop

Not really certain. A 'style workshop' of some sort. Info on their facebook page somewhere. Last I heard it was pretty full but anyone keen might still be able to email Kirsty and get a place.
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Originally Posted by ovlov View Post

This is awkward.
I'm in Melbourne this weekend for other non-sartorial commitments. I managed to extend my stay to Monday so I could finally get a chance to hit up pjohnson, double monk and Woottens. Of course none of them are open Monday.

Edit: ill still get in to pj and Wootton but both will be quick 20 min visits on the way from the station first think Saturday so it will probably be more stressful than exciting



Ovlov - Good to hear that you can nip into see both P.Johnson and Wootten on the weekend.

The "P.Johnson not open on Monday" issue was canvassed back in July by a Brisbane member:

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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Well fuck, apparently P. Johnson aren't 'open' Monday. I thought the point of being by appointment was they would open when they need to...

A bit of a discussion about the wisdom of investigating making an appointment in advance ensued in the above case, so it's good to see that you did your research prior to arriving in Melbourne!
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