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My adventure in oxford shoes recraft!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nutcracker, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. nutcracker

    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for all the great compliments! However I don't want to give a wrong impression that I did the job myself :lookaround:,

    it was done at a professional repair shop :fonz:

    btw here is a pic of some the choices of colors I had for Vibram Eton soles: purple, (flaming) red, orange, white, navy

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    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    whether you did it yourself or not, i'm sure it was your design work at the least.
     


  3. Jay Gatsby

    Jay Gatsby Senior Member

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    It was a leather sole that you replaced?
     


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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes I replaced the original leather sole
     


  5. Nick V.

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    Nice job.....sharp looking.
     


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    Great idea and stellar execution
     


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    Thanks for your post. I think that's the first time i've seen the Vibram Eton on a shoe. The colors are interesting. I'm surprised they don't make tan, brown, or burgundy.
    Dainite makes a brown sole, iirc. True Nick?
     


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    I like them! Well done and thank you for sharing!
     


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    Really like these dude, nicely done. :slayer:
     


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    pics please ! sound great it seems there's a whole world of awsm Nihon makers there we know little about - I've heard of Hiroki, Spigola and Saion but would like to know more
     


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    If you're planning on wearing these in a formal setting, perhaps dark-blue laces would work better -- so that the original shade (blue) would only be seen in sunlight. In office lighting the laces would seem black. I feel the new soles are an excellent choice!
     


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    Thanks for all the comments! Yeah, there were several Dainite brand colored soles too, but no blue from them!
     


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    nutcracker Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    oh there's plenty of Japanese bespoke makers around, I think most of them have been mentioned here on SF.

    Too bad the strong yen make their pretty shoe less enticing for international buyers :dozingoff:


    Fukuda Yohei apprenticed under Ian Wood (Lobb London), and worked at the bespoke department in EG and Cleverley.
    His style is decidedly Cleverley's, with all that chisel toe, continental waist, twisted last details.
    check out his website,http://yoheifukuda.jp/ (slow site, but worth it)
     


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    Yes, dark brown. It's called "Sepia".
     


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    Dayuuuuuuuuuuum.
     


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