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Last Year's Man

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I have a pair of plain brown derbies that seem to have fallen out of favour in my rotation. I never feel like wearing them and I think they just seem a bit dull. So, is it possible to have a pair of shoes 'brogued' without damaging their structure or whatever?

If it is possible where would one go to have it done, and how does one go about deciding on patterns and such.

The shoes weren't cheap and i'd like to get more wear out of them, I think if they had a bit more to them they would seem like less of a waste.

Thanks
LYM
 

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Originally Posted by pebblegrain
no.

regards,

PBG


haha, short and sweet, fair enough. Just OOI why isn't it possible? Theoretically to me it wouldn't seem too difficult to do but then again I know very little about these things.
 

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Originally Posted by Last Year's Man
haha, short and sweet, fair enough. Just OOI why isn't it possible? Theoretically to me it wouldn't seem too difficult to do
NO
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The brogueing is done when the individual leather pieces that will form the "˜upper' (the top section of the shoe) are still individual pieces flat on the workbench. Once they are perforated, they get stitched together to form the "˜upper', that upper get pulled over the last and the sole gets attached.

You cannot reverse that process.
 

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Unless you would like brogues that are historically accurate of the 17th century, an emphatic no.

Cordially,
 

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
The brogueing is done when the individual leather pieces that will form the "˜upper' (the top section of the shoe) are still individual pieces flat on the workbench. Once they are perforated, they get stitched together to form the "˜upper', that upper get pulled over the last and the sole gets attached.

You cannot reverse that process.


Right-o, perhaps a bit of a stupid question in retrospect. Just wondered

thanks for your help,
I bow to your superior knowledge


 

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien
Unless you would like brogues that are historically accurate of the 17th century, an emphatic no.

Or you do your own version of Gieves & Hawkes' "buckshot brogue":

 

Last Year's Man

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I actually have the Gieves and Hawkes buckshot gloves, i quite like the effect.
 

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I think this is the point where I rate this thread one star.

edit - done
 

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien
I think this is the point where I rate this thread one star.

So you are the loser that goes around rating normal threads 1 star all the time?
 

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Originally Posted by Newlaw
So you are the loser that goes around rating normal threads 1 star all the time?
Look, old man, rating threads on styleforum as a subversive yet fulfilling way of indicating distaste is about the only thrill left for me in this post-modern world now that Voxsartoria has left for Philippi.
 

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Originally Posted by Newlaw
So you are the loser that goes around rating normal threads 1 star all the time?

No, that's me

Regards.
 

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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien
Look, old man, rating threads on styleforum as a subversive yet fulfilling way of indicating distaste is about the only thrill left for me in this post-modern world now that Voxsartoria has left for Philippi.

Sounds like an exciting life
 

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