My adventures in (DIY) shoemaking -- part 5

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    shoefan Senior member

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    Really Amazing!!!!How did you learn that?
     


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    Frankly I wasn't a fan of #3 and #4 but these [​IMG] Are you using the more expensive skins now?
     


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    Wow!
     


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    Nice shoes but PM me your address and I'll send you a nice pair of laces.
     


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    You've got talent- thinking about doing this for a living?
     


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    amazing
     


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    They look stunning!

    Could you avoid the bulge in the toecap where it overlaps the vamp by skiving the toecap piece?
     


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    Beautiful work!
    Damn, I want to learn this too.
    I am inspired [​IMG]
     


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    What a feeling of pride you must have walking out the door in your handmade beautiful shoes. Great work!
     


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    Im stunned , thats just amazing , well done !!! [​IMG]
     


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    shoefan - I like the shoes a great deal.

    I think the pattern is nicely proportioned, the toe cap is just the right size (I think current fashion is going for too big toe caps) and I like the “air” between the quarters. I wonder how you did the back: is the back seamless or did you do a “dog’s tail” or a back strap?

    A really nice and graceful pair of shoes.

    shoefan, you are a true amateur in the best meaning of the word (“lover of”).
     


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    Very nice. Your stitching is much, much improved from your earlier efforts. You were joking in a previous thread about competing with Lobb. You're not competing with Lobb, but you are kicking J&M's ass all around the block and closing in on AE. In fact, stylistically, I think you've already got AE beat.
     


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