Massaro Paris Shoes.

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  1. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    These are too large for me.

    by how much?
     
  2. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    by how much?

    By about half a size.
     
  3. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I rather like these--a good shine nonetheless.
    Well...............not quite Manolos:

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    "When I'm good, I'm very good
    but when I'm bad, I'm better!"

    (Mae West)
     
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    Well...............not quite Manolos: [​IMG] "When I'm good, I'm very good but when I'm bad, I'm better!" (Mae West)
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    I rather like these--a good shine nonetheless.

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    "I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!"
     
  7. sully

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    Usually the high-heeled fashion variety of women's shoes are cemented (glued).

    Traditional shoemakers produce men's shoes, If they make women's shoes at all, they tend to be smaller versions of men's shoes,
    Those are, of course, produced in the traditional technique and welted.

    A third style are those classic queen-mumsy court pumps:
    http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/catalog...shoesthumb.htm

    There is a technique called "˜blind welting', which can produce thin, narrow soles without visible welts. The soles are not "˜stitched'
    but "˜sewn' (don't ask me for explanations, I haven't understood it myself.)

    But to tell the truth, I cannot see many women going ga-ga over those Lobb shoes.

    No idea how those Massaro shoes are made.


    A 'stitched sole' is made with a square awl and the thread lays together because of this.A 'sewn 'sole is made with a round awl and the thread lays in a different way with this.A thin sole can also be made using a 'pump' sole which is a different thing completely.
    I think even high quality ladies fashion shoes are usually stuck, which is perfectly acceptable and keeps them light and neat.
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A 'stitched sole' is made with a square awl....A 'sewn 'sole is made with a round awl.... using a 'pump' sole.....keeps them light and neat.
    Obviously, a shoemaker(?) who knows his stuff![​IMG]
     
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    No fraid not, but I have met and spoken to people such as Terry Moore and Jason Amesbury and asked them many questions until they got fed up with me .I also know an outworker who worked for some shoemakers in London.
    Anyone who visits London should go into a shop and ask about the shoes as I found them willing to talk about what they do,even though I did not order.
     
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    Massaro makes the shoes for the Chanel shows. He has a somewhat fishy repuatation among some people in Paris though. However, I believe that this concerns mostly his personality, not sure about the shoemaking.
     
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    Massaro makes the shoes for the Chanel shows. He has a somewhat fishy repuatation among some people in Paris though. However, I believe that this concerns mostly his personality, not sure about the shoemaking.
    Well, the man's about 90...

    There's a Memoire de la Mode monograph about Massaro, mainly about his women's shoes, but I'm surprised LK hasn't picked it up...
     
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    I'm curious to see P. Atienza's development of men's rtw @ Massaro:

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    That's a much more attractive shape/last than the loafer LK poriginally posted.
     
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    Kuro Senior member

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    From depiedencap.leforum. Current issue of Men's Ex also has pictures, including a very smart punch cap.

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