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Looking for picture labelling shoe parts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jmatt, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. jmatt

    jmatt Senior Member

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    Someone did a post identifying all of the parts of a shoe. I've searched, but cannot find it. Can anyone help?

    Thanks!
     


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    Hey, I didn't know my article was in the wiki! Cool. Ya'll better not screw it up though [​IMG]
     


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    Hey, I didn't know my article was in the wiki! Cool. Ya'll better not screw it up though [​IMG]

    <edits to say Vass uses corrected grain>
     


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    Hey, I didn't know my article was in the wiki! Cool. Ya'll better not screw it up though [​IMG]
    ....and thank you. That was exactly the series of photos I recalled!!

    I'm still left with two questions:

    1) What is the extra piece of leather typically found wrapping the back end of the shoe?

    2) What is the extra piece of leather called on the front of a shoe? I know what a "cap toe" is, and I know what a "wing tip" is. But what about when the cap toe or wing tip is merely punched into the main upper, and there is no actual additional piece of leather on the toe. What is that technically called? (See my E-G Inverness to understand my question)

    Thanks for the help.
     


  6. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    to answer the second , i think you are referring to a punched captoe.
     


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    1) What is the extra piece of leather typically found wrapping the back end of the shoe?
    2) But what about when the cap toe or wing tip is merely punched into the main upper, and there is no actual additional piece of leather on the toe. What is that technically called? (See my E-G Inverness to understand my question).

    1) Counter. Every shoe has a counter, a leather stiffening between outer leather and lining. Some designs have an additional outside counter (heel cap) which is just part of traditional design features.

    2) Blind Brogue. (Could be equally a "˜blind cap toe' although I have never seen one.)

    Go to fellow-member J. P. Myhre's site:
    http://www.bespoke-shoes.com/

    Under "˜The Firm', you'll find a dictionary of shoemaking terms
     


  8. jmatt

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    1) Counter. Every shoe has a counter, a leather stiffening between outer leather and lining. Some designs have an additional outside counter (heel cap) which is just part of traditional design features.

    2) Blind Brogue. (Could be equally a "˜blind cap toe' although I have never seen one.)

    Go to fellow-member J. P. Myhre's site:
    http://www.bespoke-shoes.com/

    Under "˜The Firm', you'll find a dictionary of shoemaking terms

    Perfect! Thank you!
     


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    I believe the "heel-cap" is known as counter foxing, but I am prepared to be corrected.

    Aus
     


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    While questions are still being asked, I'd like to know if boots of this style (made by Ducal) are known by any other term than "lace-up combination boots." I've wanted boots of a similar style for a while and also wondered if any of you new of other brands that make boots close to this type. Thanks in advance. Edit: This boot is closer to what I envisioned. Pay no attention to the detractors.... [​IMG]
     


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