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The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    agree, but the hatch grain is the nicest IMO of all the man made textures
     
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    Yes, indeed. I like it myownself.
     
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    Yes, I realise that horses don't have naturally cross-hatched behinds! Apparently Horween will add cross-hatching to any cordovan you want, although it can take up to a year. Cleverley said that they had some midnight blue cordovan in stock (not sure if cross-hatched or natural) and could get other colours e.g. green.
     
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    Bespoke paddock boots, bought while on my post-wedding trip in Seville. Like me, they too are now a bit long in the tooth.

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    I'd guess footballer, rapper or oil sheik.
     
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    Can't say anything about the craftsmanship. Top notch.
     
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    I have been trying to reorder from the shoemakers who did the paddock boots (above). They are looking for my measurements. We'll see.
     
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    The antidote to discovering that the streets are not, in fact, paved with gold?
     
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    "Gold sole" is rather an exaggeration. - It's a gilded sole, using gold leaf (a very ancient technique).

    The gold is extremely thin and gets glued (shock. horror) to the chosen object. The result is very fragile so it gets used for objects which do not get handled regularly: carved picture/mirror frames or ceiling stucco.

    Every art supply store will stock gold leaf and it's pretty cheap:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/2212...f11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=101&ff19=0

    For those who want to take it up as hobby, prettifying all kinds of household objects, here are the instructions:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    ^ nice. great to see some info sharing. [​IMG]
     
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    They are still JLP plaintoe monks, regardless of the sole covering.
     
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    Always informative!! Thanks for the education.

    Either way it's quite stunning and not usually seen for shoes.
     
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    Not sure what the size he is using in the video is made from, but the original gold leaf sizes were mostly water based...with gelatin, sometimes egg white. and / or fish glue being the main adhesive element. There's was / is even an oil based gold leaf size.
     
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    For those who want to take up gilding as a new hobby, here is a "Beginner's Guide to Gilding"

    http://www.goldleafsupplies.co.uk/how_to/how_to.php?ID=1

    We are all looking forward to the first samples of gilded shoe soles.



    If you want to go one better, take advice from Paul Simon for the ultimate in shoe sole finish:



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    I don't understand...are you going to start gilding your outsoles? I seem to recall that you are an art historian. Couldn't really figure out why you would be so horrified about the sizing.
     
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    New Cleverley bespoke balmorals (more details here):

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