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  1. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    No chrome-tanned leather can match the quality of vegetable-tanned leather. Where chrome-tanned leather approaches its limits, vegetable-tanned leather still has plenty left up its sleeve. For me personally, the name or brand of the tannery doesn't matter, I only care about the quality of the...
  2. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Gentlemen, Today we celebrate International Women's Day. On this occasion , I want to gift you a powerful argument to ensure that your women will never again complain about you buying yet another pair of shoes. There are several shoe makers around the world who can produce seamless wholecut...
  3. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Contrary to popular belief, taking measurement is not that difficult, and I am preparing a precise instruction on how to do it. The key elements here are: cooperation with the customer and taking a lot of pictures illustrating the measurement process, as well as pictures of the feet themselves...
  4. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    I only use the highest quality leather. I know that other manufacturers/craftsmen often use these phrases, but in reality, the leather is not as perfect as they claim. The leather I use to create my shoes is one of the kind , the only one I trust to be suitable for seamless wholecut shoes. Why...
  5. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    My seamless wholecuts can be very personalized. If have broader feet, no problem. If you want smoother rounder shape, no problem. If you want calmer classic colours, no problem. If you want something that stands out more, no problem. No problems and no cuts!
  6. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Yes, naturally, I can also make seamless boots. One caveat is that such boots would have to be done with zero compromises, so I can only do them not with this special offer, but with what I call TRUE BESPOKE method with fully individualized last and project construction.
  7. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    A few photos from the process of creating seamless wholecut shoes. The upper part of the shaft is finished with a welt. The lining leather is perfectly cut and so well-hidden that it is not visible even when looking at the boots from above. The boot shafts are so flexible that they are...
  8. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    I am probably preparing the world's first seamless wholecut shoes, dyed with the use of a durable, high-gloss lacquer. How do you like it?
  9. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Btw I finished working today, here are the results.
  10. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    I will send the 360 degrees pictures soon :) I can do both GYW and blake-rapid shoes, I know both methods well. Honestly and personally I recommend and mostly do a third option that I like to call "blake welted", that is more durable, but most importantly it is most comfortable for the shoe...
  11. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Thank you for your informative post. Indeed, many of my clients have similar feelings that in my creations I manage to maintain the appropriate proportions in individual elements of shoes (such as uppers, soles, stiffeners, etc.). As far as the lasts are concerned, my primary base contains over...
  12. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Seamless wholecut shoes are my flagship product, but of course, I make shoes in other styles as well, it’s my daily bread. When designing a particular shoe upper, I'm not limited by anything, because I personally develop each pattern. Therefore, you can request any type of shoe. Below are a few...
  13. shoemaker_rafal

    Vintage Dress shoe appreciation, tips, maintenance and advice

    Congratulations! Seemingly worn-out shoes can serve as an excellent foundation for creating a new, unique pair.
  14. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Did you know that seamless wholecut shoes are the most difficult shoes in the world for a cobbler to make? They are crafted completely differently than any other shoes. Their shape is cut directly onto the last.
  15. shoemaker_rafal

    High End Shoemaker Mishap

    If you have received shoes that are clearly too big, then in my opinion, you should absolutely demand a product that fits you well or ask for a full refund. That shoemaker obviously doesn’t have that in him or has lost it long time ago. Personally, I call that thing the honor of a craftsman. I...
  16. shoemaker_rafal

    Bespoke Shoemaker Szuba - official affiliate thread

    Dear Forum Members, It is my great pleasure to join your community as a supporting member of Styleforum. I come from Poland and I am a self-taught shoemaker who has been exploring the secrets of the art of shoemaking for almost 20 years. I started my journey with shoes practically from scratch...

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