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My Adventure in DIY bespoke shoemaking

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fullb, May 21, 2009.

  1. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Senior member

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    fullb,
    Your work is superb.
    You may well have the hands of a future master.
    You have studied and prepared well.
    I congratulate you on your creations,
    as they are truly works of art.
    What a wonderful first effort. [​IMG]

    Salut!
    Votre travail est superbe.
    Vous pouvez bien avoir les mains d'un futur maÃ[​IMG]tre.
    Vous avez Ã[​IMG]tudiÃ[​IMG] et avez prÃ[​IMG]parÃ[​IMG] bien.
    Je vous fÃ[​IMG]licite sur vos crÃ[​IMG]ations,
    car elles sont vraiment des travaux d'art.
    Quel premier effort merveilleux. [​IMG]
     
  2. delirium

    delirium Senior member

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    wow great work. time to brush on my french, so i can attempt to read this.

    votre travail est un inspiration. je voudrais essayer fabriquer d'un soulier.
     
  3. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    Thanks a lot for all the kind comments

    And thanks a lot to do it in French.

    I am very pleased to hearing from such welcoming people.
     
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  5. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    So my adventure in do it yourself handmade started few month ago but not with shoes.
    I wanted something to tidy up my shoes.
    I always liked the trunks from the beginning of the 20th century, so that was my inspiration.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The base is wooden made, the outside is synthetic leather (that was far too expensive to use leather to cover it all and i didn't want to spoiled it for a first try) and solid brass.
    It is 47,24" tall, 29,52" wide and 13,78" deep, i can tidy up 12 pairs of shoes.
    I plan to make a cover with 2 doors to put 6 more pairs and 4 drawers for socks, ties and belts.
     
  6. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    what he said
     
  7. Avebury

    Avebury Senior member

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    You're certainly a talented chap. Bravo!
     
  8. petitnoblesse

    petitnoblesse Senior member

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    Fulb,

    La ceinture est Ã[​IMG]galement superbe!

    Bravo!
     
  9. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    I really want to thank you all for your comments.

    So i am very glad to present as a preview the very beginning of my next adventure.
    New last, new style.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    It will be fun to see how this one developes. Very cool thread to follow. [​IMG]
     
  11. rs232

    rs232 Senior member

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    J'ai remarquÃ[​IMG] que tu as fait une paire de chaussons d'essaie d'abord sur la même forme. C'Ã[​IMG]tait bien sensÃ[​IMG], et j'admire ta patience pour mieux assurer une reussite.
     
  12. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    J'ai remarquÃ[​IMG] que tu as fait une paire de chaussons d'essaie d'abord sur la même forme. C'Ã[​IMG]tait bien sensÃ[​IMG], et j'admire ta patience pour mieux assurer une reussite.

    +1
     
  13. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    J'ai remarquÃ[​IMG] que tu as fait une paire de chaussons d'essaie d'abord sur la même forme. C'Ã[​IMG]tait bien sensÃ[​IMG], et j'admire ta patience pour mieux assurer une reussite.

    I'm going to France in a couple months, so let me see if I can do this one:

    I noticed that you made one pair of shoes (???) on the same last. That was (well advised???), and I admire your patience to better assure a success.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    I noticed that you made one pair of shoes (???) on the same last. That was (well advised???), and I admire your patience to better assure a success.

    [​IMG]


    No the pair of shoes i made was on an other last. This is a new last and will make a new "slipper" (i don't know how to call it) or trying shoes?? for this last with this design. This is just the very beginning.

    But i will keep posting step by step.
     
  15. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

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    No the pair of shoes i made was on an other last. This is a new last and will make a new "slipper" (i don't know how to call it) or trying shoes?? for this last with this design. This is just the very beginning.

    But i will keep posting step by step.


    I think you're responding to my probably idiotic translation of the post I was quoting. I was just trying to test my French.

    I really like the shoes!
     
  16. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    [​IMG] Sorry.

    And your translation was not idiotic.
     
  17. clee1982

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    I really want to thank you all for your comments.

    So i am very glad to present as a preview the very beginning of my next adventure.
    New last, new style.

    [​IMG]


    How did you create the last, or did you buy a last that you knew fit you well?
     
  18. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    How did you create the last, or did you buy a last that you knew fit you well?

    I bought the last on ebay it is supposed to be my size, considering all the measurement they should fit perfectly but i need to make a trying shoes first to be sure. If not i will make some modifications.
     
  19. chewy

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    I've been inspired all day since I first saw this this morning before going to work. I really want to do this.
     
  20. fullb

    fullb Senior member

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    I've been inspired all day since I first saw this this morning before going to work. I really want to do this.

    You just have to try and lucky you i think you should find enough informations on my blog (articles and links) to know in which direction you have to work.
    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     

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