Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    if they will do it but it would be very expesivie upgrade, IIRC when i asked about converting some of my RTW's over to my BS last and hand welting it was like nearly the same price as my BS, i think if that is what you want then you might be just better off going BS, because i personally dont think they will do it
     
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    What do you hope to gain by the handwelting? IMO the hand welting allows for a nicer chisel toe shape than available via machine welting. For me I went bespoke for the toe shape. The Deco last is a little too long for my taste.
     
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    what do you hope to gain by HW? just curious
     
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    Peace of mind.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Strange because making a last for somebody's foot requires a shit load of work, not to mention fittings. I would think hand welting on a last they already have should be easy peazy.
     
  6. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Perhaps he's looking for a shoe that isn't inherently flawed...by built-in, maybe even deliberate, obsolescence, by expedient methods that serve the bottom line but not the quality of the shoe.

    ??
     
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    Bingo.
     
  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It should be, but RTW operations aren't set up to do that kind of thing. In a very real sense, any RTW facility is a conveyer belt. Pull one piece off the line and the whole process stutters.

    If you go into any of the manufacturers in N'Hampton, I would be surprised if they employed even one individual there who actually knew how to handwelt, nevermind having access to the the wax, bristles, awls and thread.
     
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    completely understand, respect and appreciate this, wanted to hear his explanation, not yours though.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    My apologies. I didn't pick up on that.

    That said, I don't think anyone can control how a discussion will play out. I mean, if it's just you two having a private conversation, maybe...but then all the rest of us are unnecessary.
     
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    your insight is always appreciated. we on styleforum do love handwork, and most gravitate that way. just wanted to hear why it mattered to him.
     
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    He did give it, I think.
     
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    sheez, i can't read the last ten posts...
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    This is what's known, in English, as a "non sequitur."
     
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    Hove on the DG70, F-width. Rustic Arran Grain. Single Dainite (give me a break; it rains and snows alot in Sweden :)).
     

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