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JM Weston appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lucci, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. lucci

    lucci Senior member

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    You can contact JM Weston flagship in NYC, if you already know the model you want, they'll ship it to you. Ask about Daniel Hagy !!!
     


  2. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    J.M. Weston factory:
     


  3. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Thank you justonemore for your posts.

    I might also sniff around in HK, but given the strong HKD and insane HK pricing, not optimistic.
     


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  5. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    Today wearing my
    641 Golf Derby in Brown Box Calf

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  6. lucci

    lucci Senior member

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    Sweet !!! But make sure the snow don't ruin that beauty !!!
     


  7. nemononame

    nemononame Well-Known Member

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    So, thanks to the advice in this thread, I contacted the Weston store in NYC and ordered a pair of Golf derbies, which I like very much. Question for you all: the shoes have two tiny holes at the back of each heel that pierce the lining and appear to go all the way though to the outside. The representative from the store (who was quite helpful btw) said these holes are from lasting tacks and are typical for very well made shoes. No reason to doubt that, but none of my other shoes (of only slightly lower quality) have these. What say you all? See pics:

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  8. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Search around on youtube for videos of hand-making elegant shoes. Watch the part where they hand-last the shoe. Draw your own conclusions.
     
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  9. lucci

    lucci Senior member

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    He told you the truth, these holes are the ones they use to keep the skin on the last while the shoes seat are adopting the shape of it. It is a testimony of the hand work done on the shoes. You will find it in the back of a Hunt derby too where the achilles is.
     


  10. TOstyle

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    That's like the ultimate subtle detail indicative of quality. Amazing.
     


  11. nemononame

    nemononame Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the education. I've looked at a couple videos and saw the placement of the tack, which apparently can vary in location. I'd guess that the location on the Westons on the upper inside heel is chosen so that is less visible. I also noticed on the St. Crispin's video (here at 9:11: ), it appears that they tack through some sort of extension of the liner above the heel, which I assume is trimmed off at some point, perhaps thereby avoiding having to pierce the exterior of the shoe?
     
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  12. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Senior member

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    These popped up on Ebay today :nodding:

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    Not to my tastes but they look as if they'd serve someone else perfectly
     






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