My Adventure in DIY bespoke shoemaking

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  1. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    Hello there,

    I would like to present my passion, my hobby. I always liked shoes and i recently decided to make myself my own pair of bespoke shoes.
    I didn't follow any class, i have just spend hours on the web to find informations. I bought tools and leather and i made the job.
    This is the final result of my first pair and i already plan to make an other one.

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    If you are interested in seeing all the process you can have a look on my blog, on the link below. It is in French but there is a translation tool.

    Sorry about my poor English, if you have any question i will do my best to answer.
    I am not a professional shoemaker (i have nothing to sell), i am just an amateur who want to share his passion.
     


  2. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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  3. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    That is top notch!
    Any chance of an English translation? Looks like an interesting read!
     


  4. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    That is top notch! Any chance of an English translation? Looks like an interesting read!
    Yes you have the google translation tool on the top right side. It is not perfect but its better than nothing.
     


  5. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Yes you have the google translation tool on the top right side.
    It is not perfect but its better than nothing.

    Just quickly - how long did they take you to make?
     


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    Just quickly - how long did they take you to make?

    About 100 hours all together (with the last)
     


  7. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    Holy S*@t. Those are amazing. You have now inspired me to try. I am always been good with my hands, and I was going to wait until I graduated law school. I am going to start this fall.

    Those are incredible for your first pair.

    Can you post some more finished pics?
     


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    OUTSTANDING![​IMG]

    +10
     


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    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    bra fucking vo.

    amazing. beautiful.
     


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    Incredibly beautiful -- you are very talented. Looking forward to seeing the next pair
     


  12. Infrasonic

    Infrasonic Senior member

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    Fantastic..Bit of Corthay influence on the design?
     


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    Fantastic..Bit of Corthay influence on the design?
    Thank you. Yes indeed, actually my influence was a mix in between Corthay Arca and Prince of Wales Derby from Dimitri Gomez and G&G for the sole
     


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    Those are awesome!
     


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    Awesome indeed. Must be great to wear your own creation and look good!
     


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