Before I start let me say that the following is not for the squeamish. I neither possess the necessary skill nor the equipment for this, making the result quite messy. A few months ago I happened to receive a pair of left Algonquin Bluchers by Peal for Brooks Brothers, made by Crockett and Jones I believe. They were black and a size 9.5D. Since I did not foresee a use for them, I decided to take one of them apart and have a look at the construction. The following is a photo diary of the process. But enough of the shoe. Let's take it apart. The tongue outer has to go. Now the back... and the sides. What would you call this (running along the top)? On to the toe. More to come in the next post.