My adventures in (DIY) shoemaking -- part 10

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  1. shoefan

    shoefan Senior member

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    For those of you still following my efforts to learn shoemaking (for previous post, see here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=188417), here is my latest pair: a pair of monkstraps in a blue 'Russian Calf', which leather is purportedly tanned in a similar manner to the famous Russian reindeer used by Cleverley. I will likely try to make the shoes a bit more of a midnight blue, so that they are barely distinguisible from black. I tried really hard to make the toe puff blend invisibly into the vamp, no easy thing with a plain vamp such as on these shoes.

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  2. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Damn nice, bro. Damn nice. You need another guinea pig - since I can use some midnight oxfords or monks.
     


  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You got mad skills
     


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    you should really be proud, well done!
     


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    I have no idea what to say. Simply inspiring!


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    Whomever gave this thread less than 5 stars needs to be shot.[​IMG]
     


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    Wow! Nicely done.
     


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    Very nice!
     


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    Shikar Senior member

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    Your most impressive work so far. Simply awesome.

    Regards.
     


  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    you should try the Vales next ;-)
     


  12. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    Wow! Those are very, very beautiful shoes that you have made. You are blossoming as a great shoemaker -- that you are self-taught is mindblowing. Keep up the FANTASTIC work!
     


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    Wow! Lance, you are so great!
    Few questions:
    How does the leather response? I think I bought the same leather but didn't do anything yet.
    The pics are too small, I can't see it clear enough to know for sure, Is it a folded edge? and why you choose folded not other method is so?
    Is the upper thread white?

    Anyhow, Great work! Keep up![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    WOW. Awesome work. Be very proud - those look amazing.
     


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