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Nicholas Templeman: A Bespoke Shoemaker

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

  1. comrade

    comrade Distinguished Member

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    This may be sacrilegious, but you shoes bear a striking resemblance to
    1950s era "Boy Scout Shoes":
     

  2. comrade

    comrade Distinguished Member

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    It may be sacrilegious, but your shoes bear a striking resemblance
    1950s era "Boy Scout Shoes":

    http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/d/l500/pict/351651295821_1.jpg
     

  3. ntempleman

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    Zips can also be replaced, but they generally last a long time if you use a good metal one. The bit where zips typically fail is at the bottom where you first join the two sides, on boots this never gets separated so there’s no chance of that failing. Zips will certainly last longer than elastic does, which can also be replaced once it stretches beyond its usefulness
     

  4. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I have some of those Saphir flat laces, although at 5 mm width I find them a bit too chunky for smart dress shoes. (Although they do go very well with the somewhat chunkier NT derbies.)

    The nicest laces and the greatest selection of colours are from the Italian company Strupai. I think their flat waxed laces are just 3 mm wide.
    http://www.strupai.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/strupai/

    I believe one can order individual pairs directly from the company. I haven't done so yet because, mean as I am, I presume the costs are likely to be prohibitive. Maybe some adventurous entrepreneur will start a Strupai shop.


    I don't know which loafers are my 'campus loafers' but I feel flattered someone wants to model something after one of my models, which, to tell the truth, is modelled after someone else's model.
     

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    Yes those Saphir ones are a bit wide for oxfords etc and I’ve been looking for some thinner ones for a while - perhaps that entrepreneur might be me!
     

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    G&G is making them up.
     

  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    These are the pairs I was thinking about. I don't know why I called them "campus loafers." They don't seem to be described so in your original post. But I really like the look of these -- just a great shape and simple design.

    https://www.styleforum.net/threads/the-bespoke-shoes-thread.445708/page-12#post-7770637

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  8. Mr. Six

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    A Fine Pair of Shoes and Hanger Project both offer flat laces in a couple of width/length combinations. AFPOS has the Saphir ones.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Going to put these flat laces into my split toes and do a windmill

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  10. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Distinguished Member

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    Video or it didn't happen.
     

  11. ntempleman

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    I’ve just punched some much wider holes in the eyelets for you to do this
     

  12. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Five more split toe seams and it's a shell toe.
     

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    Dopey was talking about something along those lines a while back
     

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    Mine are similar with a rounder toe box, square waist and extended strap.
     

  15. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    Just polished and tree'd.



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