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CunningSmeagol

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When a thread has too many pages, I tend not to open it. I am starting a new thread to showcase the products that come out of this project.

Before it comes up, I was quoted EUR 690 + 100 for last (about 6 months ago; this is of course subject to change). Pretty good considering the dollar's recent strength.

Mine are not done, but these are another SF member's shoes (which I understand from thansen we have permission to post). Enough to alleviate some gloom and doom I'm sure:

 

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I opened this thread thinking I'd get a glimpse of your Adelaides. Since they're not ready, I'll redirect attention to this:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...37#post1394737

So far, I've gotten:
Originally Posted by Manton
I asked one of the Cleverley guys this a long time ago, and he said he didn't know. Maybe they were popular in Adelaide, Australia 100 years ago. Maybe the original John Lobb had a mistress named Adelaide, and he named the style after her.

Originally Posted by DocHolliday
Pure speculation: The style is English, and so I'd guess it's named for Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV. The Australian city is named for her, and she remained a popular figure when she died in the mid-1800s, a time of innovation in the English shoemaking industry. She was quite the fashion influencer, and there's even a ladies' side-lacing boot named after her. The boot doesn't really resemble the men's Adelaide, but it seems a curious coincidence. Perhaps one of her shoemakers, seeking to capitalize on her patronage, created the style in her honor?

Would you or Maftei have an answer?
 

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
I opened this thread thinking I'd get a glimpse of your Adelaides.

Considering how good these looked in person, I was almost regretting pulling them out of the "house style". Then I remembered I can order as many shoes as I want from them
 

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Did you also get pegged soles, RunningBeagle? I'm very curious to see how the fit comes out on yours.
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Did you also get pegged soles, RunningBeagle? I'm very curious to see how the fit comes out on yours.

Yes and me too. I had fit issues that this patron didn't have, which is why his were delivered sooner. I have high but realistic hopes for this one.
 

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Hi Running Beagle, I noticed in your other thread that you meantioned a reasonable bespoke place in Wellesley. are you referring to the one in MA? If so, what place are you referring to? I am from cambridge myself.
 

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Originally Posted by lmaligaya
Hi Running Beagle, I noticed in your other thread that you meantioned a reasonable bespoke place in Wellesley. are you referring to the one in MA? If so, what place are you referring to? I am from cambridge myself.

Yes, Wellesley, MA. This shoe is a result of that contact. I would be glad to introduce you to the professor. See bottom of this page:

http://www.massschuhe-maftei.at/?page=masstage
 

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Thanks for sharing.
 

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Originally Posted by RunningBeagle
I have high but realistic hopes for this one.

Will they be under the Christmas tree?
 

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Just picked these up, nearly a year after starting this process


Fit was more difficult for me than the other customer whose shoes are pictured above. We went though a couple trials before getting it right. But they fit great now, and I can't wait to put some wear on them.



 

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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol
they fit great, and I can't wait to put some wear on them.




i am not up for the chisel-dizzel
and the spring lasted trees.

great shoes and i love the fact you went with the wood pegged construction. the initials add a nice touch to them.


congrats

just for the mix around, i hope to see more coming... iirc, bill is in the game.
 

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Very nice shoes.

I have also put an order for two pairs of Maftei's. I hope that the first trial fitting will be at the end of June.
 

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Very handsome shoes. The soles are almost pretty, but not too much.
 

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