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Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by janne melkersson, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. janne melkersson

    janne melkersson Senior Member

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    I do have a pair of button boots size US 10 D made on an Omega last. I made it for a show in Brownwood, Texas year 2000. They are never used other then for show.
    The leather is french box calf and moroccan goat in the tops. The waist is beveld, the sole is stitched by ten to the inch and the heel is cuban.
    I am selling it because I am about to renew my sample shoe collection.

    Since it is an unusual boot I don't know how much it could be worth so the highest bidder takes it!

    If interessted please e-mail me at [email protected] or here on the forum

    Ps the lasts is included in the price if the buyer want it.
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    A pity they aren't in my size.
     


  3. janne melkersson

    janne melkersson Senior Member

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    I should add that even though the last is sized a US 10 they fit my size 8½ feet! My ball measure is 24.75 cm (no weight on) foot lenght 26.8 cm
    It seems like in the old days they made the lasts narrower then today.
     


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    whoopee Distinguished Member

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    Ahh, those really are excellent boots. Would they fit me, Janne?
     


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    What are the buttons made of, leather?
     


  6. janne melkersson

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    What are the buttons made of, leather?

    I have no idea what the buttons are made of. They are sewed on by a lady in London who is doing this for the bespoke trade.

    I forget to say in my first posting that the boots are handmade the same way as on bespoke footwear.
     


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    I should add that even though the last is sized a US 10 they fit my size 8½ feet!

    You talkin' to me?
     


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    I am selling it because I am about to renew my sample shoe collection.


    Janne, I think your next sample shoe collection needs to be in US size 12D. What beautiful boots!
     


  10. janne melkersson

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    whoope,
    as you can see the last is marked as an US 10 D but I would have marked it as an US 9 C!
    I think they will fit you well regarding the last but I am not sure about the tops. Your heel measure and instep is close to the last which could make it uncomfortable to close the buttons.
    Attached is a photo of me wearing the boots
     


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    janne melkersson Senior Member

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    Janne, I think your next sample shoe collection needs to be in US size 12D. What beautiful boots!

    thinman,
    I'll keep that in mind [​IMG]
     


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    I might be interested. What's the length and width of the external soles? I know that your foot measures 26.8cm (which is equivalent to 10.7 inches), but need to know this additional piece of information before deciding. Also, given that these are bespoke shoes, do the lasts come with the shoes?
     


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    janne melkersson Senior Member

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    Ed355,
    If I understand you right you want to know the length and width of the outsole? That is kind of irrelevant information because it want say you anything!
    I think you need to know the lenght and width of the last which is 29,2 cm from heel to toe and 9.5 cm width at the ball.
    If you measure your feet with a pen you need the last measured with a pen too which is 30,4 cm and 10,5 cm.

    I think that bespoke shoes are strickly made on a custom last. These are made on a factory last but the rest is made with West End standard. The last is an old American Omega last, they are closed by a closer in London and the making is made by a maker in London.

    The lasts comes along with the boot.
     


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    <votes for 10.5 D US lasts for all samples going forward>
     


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    Thank's for your interest of the button boot, they are now sold!
     


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