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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Did they already have a last for you and would that be why it was made so quickly? Did you have a fitting?

    They already had a last, but I asked for several changes, so Tony had to modify it somewhat. I have to give him credit; he made every change I asked for, exactly as I wanted them. I had a fitting in London in late January.
     


  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    Would probably look rather smart with a grey flannel.
     


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    All the shoes G+G brought to CSE were breathtaking but there was something particular about the suede that seemed out of this world. Congratulations.
     


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    Nice Manton. Awesome specimen of a beveled waist.

    I'd be too afraid to wear them out, especially in the city. I'd probably put them up on my shelf or something since I don't have any art in my place.
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    [​IMG]

    Fantastic suede, and the seamless heel is impressive.
     


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    Panzeraxe II Distinguished Member

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    Wow - those are simply beautiful. The waist treatment in particular is like nothing I have seen before.

    Panzer
     


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    Does anybody have a breakdown of the pricing for RTW, MTO, bespoke? Also, is it likely that during the travelling trunk show he'll have samples of different sizes so that I can determine my size and purchase at a later date, or will a purchase be expected on the same day?

    edit: Also, is that the same waist treatment used on RTW and MTO?
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    From memory, MTO is 445 pounds, bespoke 1,550. Trees are extra: 75 pounds MTO, more for bespoke (I can't recall the exact number). The MTO waist is excellent for a factory made shoe -- probably the best available -- but it does not compare the bespoke waist. They can't do this tight a bevel, or this fiddle back, MTO.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Would probably look rather smart with a grey flannel.

    Yes, a mid to light gray. I have a nice cambridge gray all made up, as well as a piece of dove gray sitting in my office. Some day ...
     


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    LabelKing Stylish Dinosaur

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    How does the MTO waist compare to the Lobb Prestige waist?
     


  11. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    How does the MTO waist compare to the Lobb Prestige waist?

    I think it's better. Tighter, closer to the upper, the stiches more hidden, the underside more fiddled. Others more familiar with Lobb should weigh in.
     


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    OMG, look at the waist, look at the unbelievable waist, so suppressed, so waspy. You must cross your legs everytime you sit down so we can worship your waist. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Congrat on your fine piece of art, and on making your porn debut. AFAIK, this is your porn debut, right?
     


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    what do you mean by closer to the upper?
     


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    Those are hideous. [​IMG]

    I love have the sole looks -- I actually requested EG do something similar when I sent my lowly off the shelf EG's to them for resoling.
     


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    By the way, Manton. I've always wondered how far from the front of the shoe one's toe ends up being in a bespoke shoe.
     


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