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Nicholas Templeman: A Bespoke Shoemaker

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, May 26, 2015.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    For those interested, Nicholas Templeman is coming to the US this October. He's a bespoke shoemaker who formerly worked as a last maker and fitter at John Lobb of St. James in London (he was there for seven years). At his new company, he will be making shoes essentially from start to finish.The uppers will occasionally be stitched by outworkers, if Nicholas gets backed up, but the last making, lasting, welting, and fitting will all be done by him. Here is his current travel itinerary for fall.



    New York City
    Friday the 9th, and Saturday the 10th of October
    The Benjamin, 125 East 50th Street

    Boston
    Monday the 12th, and Tuesday the 13th of October
    The Eliot Hotel, 370 Commonwealth Avenue

    Chicago
    Wednesday the 14th, and Thursday the 15th of October
    The Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place

    San Francisco
    Friday the 16th, and Saturday the 17th of October
    The Westin St Francis on Union Square​



    Note: I'm not getting anything in return for posting about Nicholas here. I don't even have an order with him at the moment (paid, discounted, free, or otherwise). Nothing of that sort has ever been discussed or even brought up. I've just been in correspondence with him and think he's a talented, down-to-earth guy, so it would be nice to see him succeed. Given that small-house makers often suffer from lack of publicity, it seemed good to mention his travel schedule to people who might be interested in his work.

    Anyway, if you order something, I encourage you to post photos here. I know some members are already clients (e.g. @jerrybrowne). Here are some photos from his Facebook and Instagram accounts. You can also visit his main website.



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    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Been reading a lot about him lately. Looks like he is hitting the ground running.
     

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    I'll be in the city that weekend for the Nike Women's Half-Marathon. I've asked for an appointment.
     

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    What is the price range?
     

  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Probably best to contact him directly about it.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Familiar face in this John Lobb video


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    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Please, let the poor man be! - That's what Nicholas has to say about the video:



    A bit like the late Romy Schneider, who as a very young woman had her first (huge) success in three sentimental bio-pics about "Sissy" (Empress Elizabeth of Austria). Whatever her efforts as an actress, at least in Germany and Austria she was always identified with that part.

    Schneider once said in an interview: "Sissy sticks to me like semolina pudding" (Sissy klebt an mir wie Grießbrei)
     

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    Too late to claim an actor was drafted in to play my role? Waste of time really, he was useless in front of the camera. He looks kind of short too, I'm 6" in real life.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Whoops, was that video not supposed to be shared? I actually thought it was quite nice.

    Also worried what Nicholas is going to think of my appearance if he think he looks bad in that video.
     

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    Haha, don't worry - just having a bit of fun with it.
     

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    The logo looks like a direct lift up from Lobb's famous lamp on St James' street. This is... amusing.

    Andrey
     

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    You think they are similar because both include images of a boot?
     
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    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    They're both a lift of this

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    Damn. The Monopoly boot looks comfortable. You just gave me an idea for my next commission.....
     

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    I was ripping off the Maxwell logo, a Delos heel detail, a picture in Schneider's window, a Tuczec boot sample and a doodle from Chas Moykopf's diary, actually. The Lobb lamp never even crossed my mind.

    But if you find that amusing, wait until you hear my jokes!
     

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