CLOSED -- Hand-lasted, Hand-welted Dress Shoes in Seoul Korea -- CLOSED

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  1. 1907jb

    1907jb Well-Known Member

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    THIS GTMO IS NOW CLOSED. NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN.

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    There is a local shoemaker here in Seoul, South Korea who has agreed to do a group order of made-to-measure dress shoes. I purchased a pair about two years ago, and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have owned, excluding trainers, because they are made-to-measure. I have severely mismatched feet sizes due to a problem with my right ankle, but I can wear these comfortably for long periods with no issues. I contacted him to purchase another pair, but found that the shoemaker no longer takes individual orders; that is why I am proposing this group buy.

    For those interested, we need 12 orders. Since I will be ordering a pair, that means there are 11 spots available. Each pair will be produced as soon as the order is made, so that people can receive their pairs as soon as possible.

    -The shoes are made from full-grain calf leather, with a channeled leather sole. They are hand-lasted and hand-welted, made to your measurements for your left and right foot.

    -Shoes will be $390USD per pair, and payments will be accepted through PayPal.
    THIS GTMO IS NOW CLOSED. NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN.

    -Each pair requires about 3 weeks for production from the date the order was placed.

    -Shoes will be shipped by EMS, which has a tracking number and takes 5-8 days for delivery to Europe/North America.

    -These shoes come straight from the manufacturer, who normally does not do any retail. As such, they have no branding on the soles/insole/box/etc.



    -You can choose from several design options below, regarding the shoe style, color, lining, and last:

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    -Different shoe color options can be found by clicking here.


    -Different shoe styles can be found by clicking here.


    -Different lining options can be found by clicking here.


    -Differences in lasts can be found by clicking here.

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    -The shoes will be made not based on shoe size, but feet measurements.
    -Measurement instructions can be found by clicking here.


    THIS GTMO IS NOW CLOSED. NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN.
     
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    1907jb Well-Known Member

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    I managed to obtain photos from the manufacturer showing various design options:

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    The styles are not offered anymore, but they should give a better idea of how the cognac leather ages:
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    This model is not offered anymore, but should give an idea of how the suede dark brown looks:

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    Some more possible combinations:

    -Medallion, Dark Brown, Andrew Last

    -Quarter Brogue, Dark Brown, Benjamin Last

    -Wingtip Balmoral, Black, Charles Last

    -Captoe, Dark Brown, Benjamin Last


     
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    1907jb Well-Known Member

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    These are the pair I currently own, a derby in cognac, in the Andrew last. They were a lighter shade originally, but darkened after going through many types of conditioner, cream, and polish.
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    One pair that arrived, a captoe in cognac calf and green suede. Since all shoes are made to order, customization is available such as this green suede; just ask!

    The cognac is a shade darker in real life than in the stock photo in the post above:

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    Attaching the sole by hand-welt.
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    The heel is ready for finishing

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    1907jb Well-Known Member

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    A quarter-brogue oxford or balmoral, in black. Made on the Benjamin last, round but sleek at the toe.

    These were made-to-measure during the lasting process to provide a more precise fit for the buyer,
    whose left foot measures US8EE and the right foot US8.5E.
    The left shoe was lasted on the appropriate 8EE last, while the left shoe was lasted on the 8.5E last.


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    Perforated captoe

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    Single leather sole, in brown finish


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    Some pictures of the dark brown calf suede, which comes from a tannery in Germany, and is treated to be water-resistant.


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    A quarter-brogue oxford, in chestnut museum calf. Made on the Charles last, with a chiseled toe shape.​

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