Photos of JLP Bespoke Fitting

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  1. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    http://openers.jp/fashion/fashion_sp...lements10.html

    The gentlemen being fitted is the CEO of United Arrows; the fitter is Francois Madonini. According to JLP a leather fit shoe is available: (1) generally for an extra charge, or (2) if the customer has problem feet and the plastic fit shoes are not working.
     


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    Wow, I had no idea there was a cutting-up-the-shoe part of the process.
     


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    Nice pics - thanks Kuro
     


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    I once asked a shoemaker on the value of cutting up the leather fitting shoe. His reply was that its nothing more than mere "theatrics." Wonder who is right?
     


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    Wow, I had no idea there was a cutting-up-the-shoe part of the process.

    I once asked a shoemaker on the value of cutting up the leather fitting shoe. His reply was that its nothing more than mere "theatrics." Wonder who is right?

    Now that I've seen a picture, it seems a waste to do so. With a proper sole and heel those fit shoes look better than some RTW shoes that I've seen...
     


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    Wouldn't cutting open the fitting shoe allow the fitter to get a look at how the foot fits inside that would otherwise be impossible?
     


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    I was previously of the view that it was likely theatrics. But done in the way shown here, I can see how some useful information could be had by cutting it open.
     


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    Wouldn't cutting open the fitting shoe allow the fitter to get a look at how the foot fits inside that would otherwise be impossible?

    I've heard that is one of the benefits for the use of clear plastic fitting shoes...
     


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    I was previously of the view that it was likely theatrics. But done in the way shown here, I can see how some useful information could be had by cutting it open.

    Someone should put on a Kiton suit and check how it fits the same way. [​IMG]
     


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    It seems to me that it would give the fitter a better look at where exactly your foot is inside the shoe...so I would think its more than simple theatrics. If you liked those pics you might be interested in this video. It shows the complete construction of a shoe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhM8y...eature=related
     


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    I was previously of the view that it was likely theatrics. But done in the way shown here, I can see how some useful information could be had by cutting it open.

    Plus you could ask to keep the fitting shoe after they were done with it, and get two items for the price of one! That fitting shoe in photo 10 would make a great sandal to wear to the beach, or just around town with shorts and a polo.
     


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    I once asked a shoemaker on the value of cutting up the leather fitting shoe. His reply was that its nothing more than mere "theatrics."
    I can understand the cutting in case of a tight fit, as you will see how much extra room that pinkie toe or that bunion needs.

    In this particular case, I cannot understand it, as to me, the shoe looks rather on the loose, even sluggish side.

    See how the lacing already closes edge to edge,

    [​IMG]

    the excessive room in front of the toe (at least 1¼" = 3cm, I would guess),

    [​IMG]

    the heel looks nowhere squashed-in.

    [​IMG]

    If this was a ready-to-wear shoe, I would suggest going ½ size down.
     


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    I once asked a shoemaker on the value of cutting up the leather fitting shoe. His reply was that its nothing more than mere "theatrics." Wonder who is right?

    yes i wonder this too, if you can con feel the foot placement then seeing it is not going to much help imo
     


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    I can understand the cutting in case of a tight fit, as you will see how much extra room that pinkie toe or that bunion needs.

    In this particular case, I cannot understand it, as to me, the shoe looks rather on the loose, even sluggish side.

    See how the lacing already closes edge to edge,

    [​IMG]

    the excessive room in front of the toe (at least 1¼" = 3cm, I would guess),

    [​IMG]

    the heel looks nowhere squashed-in.

    [​IMG]

    If this was a ready-to-wear shoe, I would suggest going ½ size down.


    well apart from peanuts i wonder what else you could be smuggling with that much extra space

    and the say G&G's shoes are snouty![​IMG]
     


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