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My Adventures in (DIY) Shoemaking - Part 19

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoefan, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. shoefan

    shoefan Senior Member

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    Here is the most recent pair of shoes off my lasts -- a pair of black calfskin on black suede spectators/correspondent shoes. These were made on my chisel toe last and feature a beveled waist. They turned out reasonably well, although as always there are many things I can do better. After all these pairs of shoes, I have the lasts pretty much fine tuned for my feet, so the fit is very good. (for my previous pair, see here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/272621) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior Member

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    Wow! Very elegant from above. I love the spade sole. Congratulations on a job well done, and a nice pair of shoes.

    You have a high instep, then?
     
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    One of my favorites that I've seen of yours.
     


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    Holy shazbot. Absolutely wonderful. I think I have commented on every one of your threads, but this one really does take the cake.
     


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    Brilliant work and those are beauties! Thank you for sharing your continued adventures! Pure eye candy. :)
     


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    supplychainman Senior Member

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    when are you going to start taking orders?!? Size 9.5 here!
     


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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Really nice. But as someone pointed out, what's with the instep?
     


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    I have a very high arch and instep, and a narrow heel. The shoes as shown are on the lasts, which at this point are fine-tuned to fit my feet pretty much perfectly. So, what's up with the instep is my foot looks pretty much the same!
     


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    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice shoes! I presume, you had to cut up one of your easy-chairs to get the grey suede for the uppers.
     


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    Thanks. They are actually black on black, the flash makes the suede look grey.

    The suede is some reverse calf -- I used some Edelman Cashmere Calf. Very nice hand to it, but a bit soft, and the grain side has some sort of treatment for waterproofing.
     




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