Nicholas Templeman: A Bespoke Shoemaker

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    Really neat apron-stitching!

    I also like the square waist (which has become quite a rare bird in English bespoke shoemaking) and the light touch at staining welt, sole-edge and and heel.
     


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    just excellent
    I could use that exact style and color in hatch grain
     
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    love the Norwegian chain stitch around the vamp!
     
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    Whythankyou. Here's another -

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    Crikey, two more days and I'll be in NYC. Looking forward to a decent steak!
     


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    Is there a dearth of good steak in the UK?
     


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    Unless you're going to Peter Lugers, best bet for steaks is Chicago, also on your itinerary. Aside from Boston, it looks like you're hitting many of the great food cities of the US. Hope you're bringing your bike to work off all the calories!
     
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    USA Beef standards are higher than in the UK, you can get a decent enough steak here in London but you'll pay about £70 for it - and it still won't be as good. I've given up basically, last steak I had was at Les Halles 2 Xmas' ago.
     


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    Thanks for the tip, first time to Chicago for me so I might just have to hold fire until I get there. I wish I was bringing the bike, if only to hit the hills in San Francisco.. Climbers paradise! Not that I'll be up for much of that with the 10kg I'll have packed on
     


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    Nicholas, you'll also enjoy a nice dose of bovine growth hormones with your average 'murican steak. I'll take that British version any day. Some nice lobster from Maine or Alaska would be so much better.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_somatotropin
     


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    Lobsters are great too.

    Steaks from high end (or even mid range) steak houses, even some of the nicer chain restaurants, generally come from free range cows that are BGH or antibiotic free.

    Lots of it comes from here or farms with similar husbandry practices;

    http://store.nimanranch.com/?gclid=CPnU8InNrsgCFYQRHwodGZkNBQ
     


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    We don't have the benefit of USDA beef grading over here, so can end up with very average quality when you go for a steak. There's the whole grain/grass fed thing, and the cuts are different.

    Running the risk of appearing a complete philistine here but I'm not much of a fan of lobster or shellfish in general, wouldn't be my first choice. I got "treated" to a plateaux de fruits de mer when visiting the in-laws in France a few years ago, I don't think I did a very good job of acting pleased as I worked my way through an array of molluscs with what appeared to be surgical implements.
     


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    Steaks and lobsters are great but so common place internationally.

    Mexican food on the other hand is a must try for first time visitors to California. Cal Mex is the best Mex.
     


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