My adventures in (DIY) shoemaking -- part 6

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoefan, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. shoefan

    shoefan Senior member

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    Here is the latest results of my efforts at shoemaking (for my previous efforts, see: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...res+shoemaking , http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...res+shoemaking , http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...es+shoemaking). A pair of Adelaide-throat oxfords with a short wingcap in a light brown. The last is one I actually made for myself from an oversized last 'blank,' just like the real bespoke makers use! I think it is a definite improvement over my previous efforts, though of course there are many things I hope to do better next time. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Just insane! Extra points just because it's an Adelaide! My only question is how long before an iTailor decides to try to make his own suit?!
     
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    Congratulations your work is awesome.
    Just a technical question what kind of tool do you use to make the little holes?
     
  4. Felix Leiter

    Felix Leiter Well-Known Member

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    I saw your other posts and is true that you are improving. Anyway, even the first one was light years ahead of anything I can possibly think of doing! Amazing work of art. Congratulations!!
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    How absolutely incredible. Have you considered marketing your talents for the benefit of others?
     
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    Absolutely stunning!
     
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    Sander Senior member

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    While I agree with the above posts that your skills are amazing for an amateur, I think that the shape of the last is a bit strange; the arch seems really high. Also, the wings look a little out of balance to my eye. They are too short or they don't curve... there's something odd.
     
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    cmeisenzahl Senior member

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    Wow, that's amazing!!
     
  10. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like short wings, but the last shape is superb.
     
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    While I agree with the above posts that your skills are amazing for an amateur, I think that the shape of the last is a bit strange; the arch seems really high. Also, the wings look a little out of balance to my eye. They are too short or they don't curve... there's something odd.

    I have to agree. Work looks good, but that last just doesn't appeal to me.
     
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    absatively wicked.
     
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    the.chikor Senior member

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    Excellent work. I think the style and last shape are superb. How is the fit?
     
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    I hope it is picture's angles, but they look like orthopedic shoes for transgender tap-dancer.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This is amazing. A guy teaches himself to make bespoke shoes from scratch, all by himself, and all some people can do is snipe. Maybe the shoes aren't perfect (though personally, I see nothing wrong with these and think the look great), but none of us could make a goddamned flip flop.

    h8 on, losers.
     

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