Are these shoes Blake stitched?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 1cat2cats, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. 1cat2cats

    1cat2cats Member

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    I have a pair of Chelsea boots and a pair of wingtips which I'm guessing are Blake stitched. The assumption is based on the price I paid for them, although I know the two don't necessarily correlate.

    Chelsea boots: only the inside and outside have stitches. None can be seen on the bottom. Light grey sections of the outsole (3rd photo) are rubber.
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    Wingtips: only the inside have stitches. None around the edge of the outsole where it meets with the upper, Not are there any on the bottom. Soles are leather.
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  2. Astaroth

    Astaroth Senior member

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    The price you paid for them is more likely connected to the Prada logo on the insole than the construction.

    As to if they are cemented or blake stitched, unfortunately its not easy to tell just from photos as some cemented shoes have apparent stitching on both sole and insole
     


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    That's what I thought, given that I've seen cheap shoes with stitching that seems to be more decorative, or worse, purposefully deceptive. And I have yet to come across a guide that explains how to identify the construction of the shoe without taking it apart.
     


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