The Mayor of Aldensville
- Apr 5, 2013
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CALLING ON HOME SEWERS TO HELP HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID-19
The lack of proper masks, gowns, and eyewear equipment is making it difficult for health workers to do their work fighting the novel coronavirus. In a recent New York Times article, medical workers said they were worried about how they can both fight the coronavirus without imperiling themselves, as well as their loved ones when they go back home.
If you are a home sewer, please consider helping my joining Hickey Freman Technical Vice President Jeffery Diduch in his effort to produce and deliver homemade gowns and masks to medical professionals in the greater Rochester, New York Area. Read about how you can help here
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I don't know if they do this for women, but Rancourt can send you two (?) different sizes of their trial shoes to try on to make the decision easier.Can anyone here speak to the way women's loafers fit or any sizing advice? Specifically the Elizabeth and Somerset. Thank you so much!
I'll probably shoot them an email, but this whole MTO thing and long turnaround time has my lady concerned about getting the right size.
Clicking on yours seems a lot better than the pair I just got yesterday. The vamp on the left shoe out of the box did not have the tightest grain. The eyelets are much better lined up on your pair as well. Part of the reason I did the bar at the start of the lacing under rather than over was to mask the unevenness a bit. Looking great!Opportunistic pickup of a pair of natural cxl ranger mocs. First time wearing them but unfortunately stuck in my home office since my firm's office is shut down for a few weeks. I've been very reluctant to buy cxl since I'm not crazy about how it looks when the grain isn't really tight. These were a good buy on the secondary market so figured I'd take a chance. These seem to be a good pair.
Bonus saddles in the background that I've been working on.
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Thanks, yes this pair seems to be well executed. Really no complaints on my end... particularly considering what they cost. I forgot to mention, these have a LH sole, which is another first for me. So far so good.Clicking on yours seems a lot better than the pair I just got yesterday. The vamp on the left shoe out of the box did not have the tightest grain. The eyelets are much better lined up on your pair as well. Part of the reason I did the bar at the start of the lacing under rather than over was to mask the unevenness a bit. Looking great!
Or buy a size smaller treeI assume others have already done this, but I figured out a nice way to fully put my shoe trees in my Rancourt handsewns without potentially causing any weird stretching in the toe due to the constant pressure. Initially I just left the heel out like I've seen people mention elsewhere. Just now I thought... Well, what about if I remove the spring? Solves everything. No more issues.
Last summer I got some of the non-spring trees from shoepassion for my CXL loafers. I went with a smaller size… but not quite small enough, so I needed to modify them just a bit to what I thought was the right amount of snugness. They seem to work well though I guess I’ll know more when I bring the loafers out from winter hibernation.I’m not sure the smaller size would be small enough, but I’ve considered trying. It would have to be very very small to not put any pressure on the front of the toe box. I felt that one size down would probably still be too large.