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Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. in stitches

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    i had the same with carmina as well.
     
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    :cheers:

    ill try and post the pics he sends in anticipation of this event.
     
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    I believe a star is rising in the east.........

    The clouds are parting and a magnificent chorus seems to be eminating from teh sky..............

    Why do I feel an urge to get on my camel and travel to Baltimore bearing gifts?

    Life is so confusing!

    :D
     
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    Oh yes, will watch them in my phone while im taning, to get even more relaxed [​IMG]! Now I need to pack my bag guys, see you in a week! Will have some great pictures for you all!
     
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    lol, please do!


    see u soon. have fun!
     
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    :lurk: :cheers:
     
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    Have a nice time! I´m packing myself...going to Spain and Italy for 3.5 weeks :D
     
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    Same too you! We really need to get away from this weather man.. enjoy!
     
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    Well I am trying it now (well not now but on week ends) and what I did was to put a regular dry stitch (no thread) just on the lining alone (to make evenly spaced holes). Then when I push the needle through the stingray (in between the beads) I can angle the needle in irder to intersect with the evenly spaced hole in the lining. The result so far is that the stictch is barely visible on the stingray side because it is hidden by beads (almost) and on the lining side looks relatively clean because the spacing was pre done. I shall see how it looks in the end but maybe the angled thread wil cause some bunching or stretching of the lining side.
     
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    Very interesting to read. Thanks to both of you for taking the time to educate the rest of us in the art of shoe making :D
     
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    Huh, have you had that confirmed by Dean? Or is it just a myth? I have had them made for a client that is a 10.5. See below. Deco Cooper (repost).

    [​IMG]
     
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    This was true up until very recently (but I'm not sure for how long it was true before that), but they've recently found another supplier with large hides.
     
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    I'm not saying that it can't be done or even that doing it by hand is a bad approach...but that said, I will be very interested in what you come up with.

    I see several problems that aren't apparent in the telling: Ordinarily linings are mounted with some excess left above the topline. This allows the excess to be trimmed off neatly and closely to the bead or the folded edge of the topline. It also mitigates any problems that might develop when the topline is being stitched due to the lining not being properly lined up with the topline--it is difficult, if not unreasonably difficult, to machine stitch close to a blind edge.

    Of course you might be thinking that since you're doing this by hand, all that is moot.

    But if you cut the lining such that it seems to be an exact fit along the topline and then try to mount it you may find that problems arise simply because a lining and an upper are not exactly the same size...and you've got an "orange peel effect." Compounding that is the issue of pre/dry-stitching the top edge of the lining. How do you insure that the holes in the lining are spaced evenly and close enough to, or far enough from, the topline?

    And if you leave some excess...a "trim allowance"...then how, and where, do you dry stitch the lining such that you can align the holes relative to the topline of the quarters?

    Either way, it's not going to be easy and I suspect that if you compare the results--the stitching on the lining--with a calf shoe that has been machine stitched and trimmed...after the fact, so to speak...that you will be a bit disappointed.

    Regardless, I hope you will take photos of both the process and the results.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thanks, I am going to need it for sure.

    p.s. If it looks like homemade sin I am not posting pictures, lol!
     
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    That's good to hear, a standalone special case based upon imagination :slayer:
     
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    Speaking of wholecuts, I have a couple of quick questions. I am currently intrigued by the Sinatra, being wholecuts, are there any issues with regards to excess stretching or greasing after some wear? Any suggestions on what I should wear them with? I've ruled out my business suits at the office so far. Thanks.
     
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    Creasing*, stupid auto spell check on my iPhone.
     
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    I think I liked 'greasing' better! :D

    Wholecuts can turn a little bit blobby as they age. But with good leather it can take quite a while. And if you think about it, the area that creases is no different structurally from a captoe. So the creasing isn't really any different. It's just that it somehow seems less appropriate on a well worn wholecut than on a captoe.

    I have a pair of Grants (Sinatra with medallion) that look great after maybe 20 wearings. I'm sure they will go quite a number of years before they look too frumpy to wear.

    As for wearing with suits - I do. Although I always feel that they are not quite right in some way.
     
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