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    Made in Spain Footwear, including TLB Mallorca, Cobbler Union, Yanko, Norman Vilalta, etc

    If I could chip in a little bit on this as well. Personally I think they’re both very different companies, targeting two different types of buyers. Within the same market segment with TLB, you get other competitors such as Fugashin, Bridlen, Carmina, Carlos Santos etc. all with different pros &...
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    Leather soles

    I almost always add toe taps and topy to all my shoes. Apart from those which I only wear occasionally such as my wholecuts. I agree that leather soles tend to look uglier the more its worn down, especially if it starts picking up dirt and stains. It also depends on the city you live in and how...
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    Shoemaking Techniques and Traditions--"...these foolish things..."

    Ntempleman, would a lock stitch also technically be more susceptible to unravel itself? Again just with my limited knowledge from watching videos online, the shoemaker normally just cut off the threads after finishing the lockstitch, whereas with a saddle stitching you would sort of tie a knot...
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    Shoemaking Techniques and Traditions--"...these foolish things..."

    Thanks DWFII. Appreciate your expert view on this. What would you say is the optimum spi, for balance between aesthetics and practicality (so not to weaken the leather).
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    Shoemaking Techniques and Traditions--"...these foolish things..."

    Dear members, I've a question which I'd like to ask. In aspect of a handmade shoe, I understand that with hand lasting, the shoemaker is able to better accommodate stretching the leather over the last (correct me if I'm wrong). With hand welting, a thicker insole is used. There's also no gemming...
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    The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

    Does anyone know how much is it to make a personal last with Vass? Care to share the experience for those who have tried this?
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    Xibao Shoemaker - Oct. Tenth

    Finally received my burgundy utah SpTD from Oct Tenth. Huang last. Absolutely love the fit of this last. No break in required!
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    Paul Sargent (formerly Alfred Sargent) Appreciation Thread

    I remember drooling over pictures of the AS Cherry Moore many years ago. Having always wanted one, but could never bring myself to afford a pair. 5 years later, I started looking into shoes again and found out that Alfred Sargent is gone. It saddens me as I really loved their last, especially...
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    Pediwear Shoes - Official Thread

    I'm just about to pull the trigger on the Carmina Raoul 80179, then I saw the size left ?

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