- Feb 9, 2011
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How is the quality of your leather? Do you use the best skins, or somewhere in the middle?
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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 is this so important? Because the leather for making seamless wholecut shoes must be perfect. On one hand, it must be very durable, and on the other hand, incredibly flexible. Above all, in the vast majority of cases, I use vegetable-tanned leather, free of chemicals. The difference compared to chrome-tanned leather is enormous.How is the quality of your leather? Do you use the best skins, or somewhere in the middle?
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, from which I can read a lot. Users like you, who have several pairs of shoes, are often my best customers because they are usually the people who are looking for their 'holy grail' and are open to new products, and my shoes are drastically different from what can be found in stores or obtained from other shoemakers. As I mentioned in the welcome post, my shoes reflect almost 20 years of experience in servicing and repairing shoes from other manufacturers. If you are open to new experiences, I will prepare a unique, unbeatable offer for you I can send you the details in a private message.These are gorgeous, and the work is excellent. I have no idea how one would successfully do MTM over the internet, especially someone like myself with only a couple dress shoes to compare against (ie, effectively no real knowledge of how to get things done.) If I was visiting Poland, though, I'd stop by for sure
When will your promotional offer end?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, gradually improving my qualifications over the years, which allowed me to work on more expensive shoes and perform very advanced repairs and modifications on brands that are regularly discussed on the forum. I know practically all shoe manufacturers, from various price ranges, such as Edward Green, Carmina, Vass, Santoni, Berluti, TLB, Loake, Carlos Santos, Meermin, Allen Edmonds, and many, many more.
Many years ago, with the enormous support of my clients, I made the decision to start making custom-made shoes under my own brand. The beginnings were difficult, as the process of creating bespoke shoes involves the expertise of many people, including a last maker, upper maker, shoemaker, and even a patina artist, creating unique colors of finished shoes. Due to a lack of appropriate professionals in the market, but mainly due to my personal desire for self-improvement, I mastered all of these professions, and to this day, every pair of shoes that I hand over to a client is 100% the result of my own work.
As a bespoke shoemaker, armed with the knowledge I gained from shoe servicing, I searched for optimal construction and material solutions to be able to offer my clients a top-of-the-line product. In many ways, my shoes are different from others. Key features include:
• shoes on lasts of a higher class than all others in the market, including TRUE BESPOKE created based on 3-D negative reflecting the anatomy of the foot
• excellent fit from the MTM standard (QUASI BESPOKE) based on foot parameters provided by the client
• shoe construction based on a seamless welt
• unprecedented quality of leather and softness of shoe uppers
• durability with a lifetime service guarantee
• perfectly designed uppers
• smooth back of the shoe without any stitches
• and many more features, which I will be presenting in my subsequent posts.
Like every creator, I have my favorite type of shoes that bring me the greatest satisfaction at work. These are seamless wholecut shoes, which only a handful of people in the world can create.
I can say that I fell in love with this type of shoes. At the moment, I have dozens of pairs in the process of making, with varying degrees of sophistication.
The seamless wholecuts I offer are available "off-the-shelf" on MTM lasts. They are made in what I called QUASI BESPOKE standard on the basis of individual foot measurements - I have over 30 types of lasts to pair them properly with such measurements in order to produce and fine tune the shoes that are comfortable from the very first moment.
I also have a second option for the seamless wholecuts with zero compromise: they can be created in a very rare standard that I call TRUE BESPOKE: created as the first pair on the most advanced, fully individualized last, created completely from scratch, taking into account the 3-D negative of the foot and other anatomical features.
I would like to share my passion for shoe making with you, which is why I have prepared a special offer!
Seamless wholecuts, prepared in what I called above a QUASI BESPOKE standard, that is:
- created on lasts selected on the basis of the individual foot outline and given measurements
- created from classic leather in the following colors: black, chocolate brown, dark brown, eggplant, cognac.
- made of crust leather dyed in any color
- made of crust leather dyed and patinated
And all this at an unbeatable price of $800 with shipping already included!
The quantity to produce is limited - I can only prepare 10 pairs under this offer.
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If you are interested, simply write under the post or send a private message. All details will be arranged with everyone individually. Feel invited to apply!
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 is this so important? Because the leather for making seamless wholecut shoes must be perfect. On one hand, it must be very durable, and on the other hand, incredibly flexible. Above all, in the vast majority of cases, I use vegetable-tanned leather, free of chemicals. The difference compared to chrome-tanned leather is enormous.
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 leather. Please see below how beautifully vegetable-tanned leather can work. The leather I use is usually about 1.4 mm thick. Can you share pictures of your seamless shoes?This is very intriguing!
Most makers use chrome-tanned calf leather, say, from Bonaudo (purportedly the supplier of Berluti), Zonta (my Fukuda seamless was from Zonta boxcalf, my Lu Yang seamless was from Zonta museum calf).
How do you compare the properties of your veg tanned leather to these more well-known tanneries? How big / thick are the skins you use?
Can you share pictures of your seamless shoes?