Back with DIY

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fullb, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    Hello guys I am back with a DITY
    I had an old pair of Alfred Sargent brogues bought on the bay for few penny. They had a probleme that I was aware about when I purchased them, the heel was too low so I didn't wear them so much.
    So I decided to change the leather sole for a Denaite type. To have a perfect result I needed the help of a professional cobbler so I asked my friend Max (Max Estein in Nice) to do the sewing of the welt and the polishing of the edge.
    Here is the step by step process.

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    Disassembly

    The shoes are presenting a good quality of construction with good quality product used. All the heel parts are made with leather, nails are solid and deeply down, the cork still present a very good condition and it's a wooden shank.

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    The preparation

    I have decided to keep the original cork to stick the rubber sole

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    The Cobbler job

    I gave him the shoes to do the sewing of the welt and he did a fantastic job, very fine and precise.

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    The making of the heel

    Sorry no pics for this step just the result

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    The second cobbler job.

    He did again a great job to polish the edges, i love the result.

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    Next step putting back the insole and making a nice patina

    The patina before the polishing

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    The final result.

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    I am quite happy with this "new" pair of shoes. I had a great fun making them and it was nice working with Max. And I am pretty proud of the result.
     
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    Wow, that looks great. Nice work
     
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    fullb Senior member

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