Ongoing Bespoke Projects

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sander, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    These boots (that DW posted earlier) are still just barely "ongoing." They recently traveled from DW's workshop to my post office:
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    They would have made it all the way, but I was on a walk w/ my daughter when the mailwoman came to our place yesterday. I asked DW to take pics of their making, as he did with an earlier pair. Hopefully, he'll post the new pics in this old thread.
     
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  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Did you resole your black George boots from several years ago? How did they age and wear?
     
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  3. Patrick R

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    That's who I use. Highly recommended.
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Those look great.
     


  5. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks for the question, C. It reminds me that things are still "projects" even after they've been completely made. The boots have aged really well imo. Haven't had to resole them yet. I've worn them 200-250 times, but almost exclusively on days I've commuted by motorcycle. The big adv. of that is that I can park right in front of wherever I'm going, and so while these have been worn a lot, they have relatively little wear from walking on pavement.

    Here's a pic of the boots and soles taken today, in case that's helpful:

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    You'll notice that I've glued a bit of Vibram topy rubber to the back edge of the left heel. Another thing I'd like to highlight is the Western-style loop on the top of the back of the right boot. I really enjoy how that subtle detail reflects DW's cowboy boot specialty.

    If anyone would like to see more pictures of both boots' making, there are lots in the thread I linked to above, and DW has recently added several pictures of the new, waterbuffalo boots. A sampling:

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    Punt Well-Known Member

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  7. Braddock

    Braddock Senior member

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    Last Friday, I picked up this new suit from Kotaro Miyahira / Sartoria Corcos and had a second fitting for my Solaro suit.

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    ^^ Looking good man! That solaro will be sick!
     


  9. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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    Beatiful Braddock, you seem to have find the tailor with the cut that goes perfectly with your morphology [​IMG]
     


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    I would suggest the exact opposite. It emphasizes his slight build.
    Also, did you just call Braddock beautiful?
     


  11. bienluienapris

    bienluienapris Senior member

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    The suit is beautiful and Braddock is elegant on it.

    In my opinion, proportions are really great. The suit mask the little imperfection but in respect with the Braddock's morphology.
     


  12. EliodA

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    I was just about to write this, though perhaps I wouldn't have said 'the exact opposite'. In general, I think Braddock dresses very well (I won't call him beautiful!). But, proportions a bit roomier and slightly built up/extended shoulders would make him look even better.
     


  13. Stugotes

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    I would say that the shoulders are extended already (as per Fiorentine style).
     


  14. EliodA

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    I stand corrected, a second look proves you're right. A bit of padding then, perhaps? (Heresy in SF land, I know).
     


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    It's hard to judge these things at the basted or forward fitting. The blue suit looks fine, and is probably a good indicator of what the Solaro will look like once the tailor is done.
     


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