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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ajv, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I would tend to disagree with you, regarding the fit and I also think from various discussions with shoe-makers, that the durability can be affected if not done perfectly (talking about seamless obviously).
    I do agree with you for the second part of your post.



    I for one love those "dog's ears" and even insisted on having them on the next pair I will get from Anthony.
    But as you imply, it's more a queston of taste than anything else. As we say in french "les coups et les douleurs.........."

    Adrian


    Ou les gouts et les couleurs...
     


  2. ajv

    ajv Senior member

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    Ou les goûts et les couleurs...
    FTFY..............j'essayais de faire de l'humour...... Adrian
     


  3. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would tend to disagree with you, regarding the fit and I also think from various discussions with shoe-makers, that the durability can be affected if not done perfectly (talking about seamless obviously).
    I do agree with you for the second part of your post.


    So does it affect fit or durability?
     


  4. lasbar

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    FTFY..............j'essayais de faire de l'humour......

    Adrian


    C'est helas perdu pour beaucoup de sfers...
     


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    ajv Senior member

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    So does it affect fit or durability?

    It is much more difficult to have an excellent fitting with a seamless pair of shoes.
    And because of the difficulty involved to make a seamless shoe, i.e. there is no margin for any error as the leather is in one piece, the durability can also be affected if not done by someone at the top of his art.

    I think that DWFII and eventually Marcel, should be able to give us more hindsights in proper english, and not in some broken language like I would do.

    Adrian
     


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    C'est helas perdu pour beaucoup de sfers...

    I agree with you, but many things are so much nicer if done for nothing.
     


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    These recent posts reminded me I have pictures to share :

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    These are my first bespoke shoes by Anthony Delos.
     


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    Wow. Beautiful pair of shoes.
     


  9. maomao1980

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    It is much more difficult to have an excellent fitting with a seamless pair of shoes.
    And because of the difficulty involved to make a seamless shoe, i.e. there is no margin for any error as the leather is in one piece, the durability can also be affected if not done by someone at the top of his art.

    I think that DWFII and eventually Marcel, should be able to give us more hindsights in proper english, and not in some broken language like I would do.

    Adrian


    I think what you are describing is the process of fitting. However once you have a last down, I don't see why stretching a piece of leather one way versus the other will create a different fitting shoe. Durability wise, I agree with you. Seamless back will be much more stressed versus with seam, there fore logically durability will be poor. However I think the debate is rather academic, aesthetics is what dictates this choice more than anything.
     


  10. Wes Bourne

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    These recent posts reminded me I have pictures to share :

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    These are my first bespoke shoes by Anthony Delos.


    Wow. Beautiful pair of shoes.

    +1. Helluva 1st post for someone who joined 4 + years ago. [​IMG]
     


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    These recent posts reminded me I have pictures to share :

    These are my first bespoke shoes by Anthony Delos.


    May I say welcome aboard to someone who's joined many years before me ?

    Bienvenue Corto,

    Adrian
     


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    I think what you are describing is the process of fitting. However once you have a last down, I don't see why stretching a piece of leather one way versus the other will create a different fitting shoe. Durability wise, I agree with you. Seamless back will be much more stressed versus with seam, there fore logically durability will be poor. However I think the debate is rather academic, aesthetics is what dictates this choice more than anything.

    Maomao,

    Even when you have your own last, every trial pair shows that there are some adjustments to be made, at least that is the case for me. I am a bit a-retentive and I've never had a trial pair that was perfect, thus I won't go with a full seamless, as Anthony might get a bit nervous at the idea of having to create 2 or 3 pairs until I am fully satisfied. And those nip-ticking/fitting adjustments are easier to be done when there are seams.
    And yes I do agree with you, it is more a question of aesthetics than anything else as most of us who go the bespoke way have largely enough pairs in order to not having to outwear any of them.

    Adrian
     


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    These recent posts reminded me I have pictures to share :

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    These are my first bespoke shoes by Anthony Delos.


    These are sublime. Congratulations. Beautiful shoes. J
     


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    i like the last shape... ...but shoes need an "ass". don't care for the seamless thing.
     


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    Maomao,

    Even when you have your own last, every trial pair shows that there are some adjustments to be made, at least that is the case for me. I am a bit a-retentive and I've never had a trial pair that was perfect, thus I won't go with a full seamless, as Anthony might get a bit nervous at the idea of having to create 2 or 3 pairs until I am fully satisfied. And those nip-ticking/fitting adjustments are easier to be done when there are seams.


    whether you are retentive or not. this is the case, at least from my experience.
     


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