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My adventures in (DIY) shoemaking -- part 12

shoefan

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Here is my most recent shoemaking effort. This is a pair of 3-eyelet derbies in a reddish-brown calfskin. The toe is a soft chisel, and the outsole is hand stitched at 11 stitches per inch.

The waist is a square, non-beveled finish, and the welt/sole is a bit thicker than is typical for most bespoke shoes -- 5/16" vs a typical 1/4". I thought that since this is a less dressy design, a thicker sole might look nice.

All things considered, I am happy with the way this pair has turned out.



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MyOtherLife

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Really beautiful work. Everything about these are gorgeous and the sole thickness is perfect.
Thank you for sharing these with us.
 

emptym

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Wow! Your development has been constant and inspiring.
 

Claus

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They look great!

How long are you already making shoes?
 

MBreinin

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Amazing that you made those yourself. I am always amazed by these posts!
 

Son Of Saphir

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excellent sole stitching.
11spi very impressive.
How many hours total to get you this level?
 

bigbucky

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That is amazing. Sewing or knitting is something I could imagine trying at some point. Shoemaking is so beyond my imagination. Who would think there were amateur cobblers?
 

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shoefan,

You are getting better and better!
 

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