Dear Fellow Gentleman, My name is J.P. Myhre, I am nearly 46 years of age, I am located in Oslo, Norway and I have been in the shoemaking trade since 1981. The insight I have in the "Noble art" today is based on what once started, and over the years, passed over to me through the famous establishment in London, John Lobb Ltd. The relation started in 1987 and is still ticking regularly. I love my trade and I am always looking for new ideas, or different perspectives and views to how a classic shoe can be designed. It is amazing how much a style changes by adding, or detracting small details, or switching between leathers. This is probably why I love it, because of the crafts natural integrity, the lines and the complexity of a good looking last, the softness and pliability of the best calf leather and finally the intimacy of the fitting! Gentleman, this is what I will like to share with you, through a pair of shoes! This insight and philosophy is the main difference between RTW, MTM and Bespoke and the main reason why it is impossible to compare! I am planning a tour in the USA, starting in NY, this October. Please, stay posted! Gentleman, the following picture shows a Full Derby Brogue in Freudenbergs black calf, 1.2 mm. It is welted normally and the sole is attached to the welt with 8 stitches to the inch. The thickness of the sole is 3/8"inch which makes this style suitable for nice walks in the city. The heel is build up piece by piece and secured with nails through the washered Philips rubber lift. The choice of heel is up to the wearer, of course. If you like a harder feeling that gives you a clicking sound while walking, you must choose a 3/4" rubber tipped leather heel. If you have any questions concerning Bespoke shoes, or you want to register yourself to receive an invitation for the Bespoke Gathering in October, please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail at [email protected], or visit the website; www.bespoke-shoes.com within a few weeks time.