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Photos of JLP Bespoke Fitting

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kuro, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. sammy

    sammy Senior member

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    +1 not sure why he asked them to amp up the toe like that.

    +2. That toebox is way too long. The whole shoe looks out of balance. What a waste. [​IMG]
     


  2. sartort

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    the prova, or try on shoe looked better imo as far as the last shape, etc. didn't look nearly as long.
     


  3. grimslade

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    Pointy.
     


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    TRINI Senior member

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    I like.
     


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  6. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Finished shoe is a work of art. Wow. [​IMG]
     


  7. Slewfoot

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    I really like the darker leather on the actual brogueing. Very cool and something I may try and do at home someday. That being said the toe is way too elongated for my tastes. A very interesting specimen though and thanks for sharing the pictures.
     


  8. Gherkins

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    Well - ok, I don't like the shoe. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it is up to the customer to like the design.

    But the pictures remind me of a problem I've been thinking about for a while. Haven't gone bespoke so far, but will inevitably in the not too distant future.

    The customer seems to have flat feet (as I have, therefore I am curious) and you can see this even on the finished shoe. Are there means for a bespoke shoemaker to cover this? To make the shoe and foot look like you have normal arches?
     


  9. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Those are amazing, and what the customer wanted. Antiquing is fantastic. I can see how the styling isn't for everyone on SF, as has been hashed out countless of times.

    I like how others are negatively commenting on the fit and the process of obtaining the customer's fit. While a shoemaker himself can say he doesn't see the need for cutting a plastic form open, this is JLP's process, and it seems to work, so what's the big deal? For > $4000, the "theatrics" is a nice touch.
     


  10. RJman

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    Those are amazing, and what the customer wanted. Antiquing is fantastic. I can see how the styling isn't for everyone on SF, as has been hashed out countless of times.

    I like how others are negatively commenting on the fit and the process of obtaining the customer's fit. While a shoemaker himself can say he doesn't see the need for cutting a plastic form open, this is JLP's process, and it seems to work, so what's the big deal? For > $4000, the "theatrics" is a nice touch.


    But that try-on shoe ISN'T the plastic try-on that people have been attacking!

    BTW, who is your avatar?
     


  11. HORNS

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    Those are amazing, and what the customer wanted. Antiquing is fantastic. I can see how the styling isn't for everyone on SF, as has been hashed out countless of times.

    I like how others are negatively commenting on the fit and the process of obtaining the customer's fit. While a shoemaker himself can say he doesn't see the need for cutting a plastic form open, this is JLP's process, and it seems to work, so what's the big deal? For > $4000, the "theatrics" is a nice touch.


    + a bazillion.

    The finished shoes are beautiful.

    My observation on the lines drawn on the trial shoes is that they seem to be perpendicular to the wrinkles in the leather. However, I would also think that a clear plastic trial shoe would provide a great deal of information without the whole cutting.
     


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    +2. That toebox is way too long. The whole shoe looks out of balance. What a waste. [​IMG]

    The guy clearly has more money than sense.
     


  13. Kuro

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    IMO there are pros/cons to both. For example there are things that are patently obvious in leather that plastic will not reflect like wrinkling/creasing...
     


  14. HORNS

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    IMO there are pros/cons to both. For example there are things that are patently obvious in leather that plastic will not reflect like wrinkling/creasing...

    I totally agree with this. Of course, when walking, you'd want something with the closest flexion qualities to the shoe you will actually be getting.

    Hmmm, I guess the lines in the wrinkled/crease areas would theoretically be pulled, or tightened, together to allow for a better conformity of the shoe to the foot in these areas.
     


  15. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?

    BTW, who is your avatar?


    Marisa Tomei in her younger years. I still think she is super hot and is on my laminated card of top 5. Although the bags under her eyes are becoming more pronounced.
     


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