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Schubert Custom: bespoke and MTM

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by seok, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    If I'm not mistaken, the first batch of custom shoes from this maker has taken but a few weeks. That is really really quick for custom shoes.
     
  2. kcgreg

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    I agree with the poster who noted that this thread looked fishy. I had pointed out earlier that Seouk had represented himself as the representative of the shoemaker, but often answers questions as if he is the shoemaker. I also took note of the number of posts of the sole recipient of these shoes.

    I truly hope I'm wrong, but I really don't think this is going to end well.


    bkrex - Let me assure you that I trust Seok as he has maintained communication throughout the whole process. One shouldn't jump to conclusions and give the man the benefit of the doubt especially if the evidence is merely suspicion.

    Everyone should note that I am in New Zealand and that I have maintained communication with Seok and he has gone a long way to do the best that he can.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Seok - just keep doing what you are doing and yes - would love to see the pics. Cannot wait!!!!!1[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. seok

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    order form has been updated, taking into account much of your valuable feedback. thanks!

    i confirmed that 2 pairs of new shoes will be out next weekend. exciting moments for Spencer and Brian, and everyone on the sideline for the pics...
     
  4. Spencer Young

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    order form has been updated, taking into account much of your valuable feedback. thanks!

    i confirmed that 2 pairs of new shoes will be out next weekend. exciting moments for Spencer and Brian, and everyone on the sideline for the pics...

    Rock on! I'll have pics up once I get my grubby little hands on them.
     
  5. Fuuma

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    Any update. I'm really looking forward to seeing the first pictures...I ordered two pairs myself.
     
  6. seok

    seok Senior member

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    fuuma, by Sunday or so i should have photos.
     
  7. seok

    seok Senior member

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    one of the pics from the website: [​IMG] the $50 off for first-time customers will be valid until april 16 to SF members, as we anticipate higher costs soon.
     
  8. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Are the lasts pictured on the website based on the customers' preferences? Some are rather ungainly at the toe.
     
  9. seok

    seok Senior member

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    Yes, they are all based on customers' preferences. [​IMG]
     
  10. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I want more pictures. [​IMG] Can you take some from the top straight down, side, insole, underneath, etc. and use a "normal" (50mm equivalent) focal length on the lens? It appears the pics on the site have been taken with a wide-angle lens (or zoomed-out setting) making the closest parts appear disproportionately large and distorting the pictures horribly. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just set the zoom to about mid-way and take the pictures from however far away is necessary.

    The black double monks look very interesting, and I hope you can take more pics of those. If you want to have this project take off, a bunch of really good pictures would definitely do it.
     
  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I want more pictures. [​IMG] Can you take some from the top straight down, side, insole, underneath, etc. and use a "normal" (50mm equivalent) focal length on the lens? It appears the pics on the site have been taken with a wide-angle lens (or zoomed-out setting) making the closest parts appear disproportionately large and distorting the pictures horribly. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just set the zoom to about mid-way and take the pictures from however far away is necessary.

    The black double monks look very interesting, and I hope you can take more pics of those. If you want to have this project take off, a bunch of really good pictures would definitely do it.


    Taking the photos in more natural light would help, too. I agree about the need for more pics. ... A nice selection would go a long way toward convincing me to give it a shot.
     
  12. Spencer Young

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    The black monks are mine, as well as one of the brown pairs (couldn't tell from the pics, not the chiseled toe one though). I'll take many pics when I get them, I'll do my best to get clear pictures from whatever angles you'd like. They're currently en route, so hopefully I'll have them soon!

    Pictures will have to suffice, I'm a college student so needless to say I won't be making references to AE's and EG's and the whole alphabet soup of shoes we have here.
     
  13. seok

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    A friend of mine, who's a much more professional photographer than I am, took some additional photos before they were shipped out. I'll let you know when those go up. I'll probably replace the new photos w/the old ones, I agree that the lighting and the proportions are quite off.

    Spencer, black double monks and the brown captoe are yours. All the diff shots of the brown captoes are from one pair of shoes.

    I also want to mention that all the styles reflect the customers' preference. So if you see something you don't like (I've heard mentions of "ghastly toe," "unseemly last"), it only provides reason for you to come up w/a photo you really like and send it on...
     
  14. nerdykarim

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    I also want to mention that all the styles reflect the customers' preference. So if you see something you don't like (I've heard mentions of "ghastly toe," "unseemly last"), it only provides reason for you to come up w/a photo you really like and send it on...
    this may be sort of a hairy request to fulfill, but i'd really like to see the pictures each customer emailed you next to the pictures of the shoes made by your shoemaker. or perhaps the brand name and style of the shoe to which your shoemaker paid homage. i'm also really looking forward to the pictures taken by your photographer. for what it's worth, i find it very useful to take pictures of shoes that have shoe trees in them--it tends to show more of the shoe's true shape.
     
  15. seok

    seok Senior member

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    your wish is my command.

    these are stylistic guidance photos of the 3 pairs of shoes photographed on the site. take into account that there's different angling and lighting for the guidance photos and the end products.

    1. brown captoe
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    2. black double monks
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    3. brown plain toe
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Fuuma

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    I want more pictures. [​IMG] Can you take some from the top straight down, side, insole, underneath, etc. and use a "normal" (50mm equivalent) focal length on the lens? It appears the pics on the site have been taken with a wide-angle lens (or zoomed-out setting) making the closest parts appear disproportionately large and distorting the pictures horribly. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just set the zoom to about mid-way and take the pictures from however far away is necessary.

    The black double monks look very interesting, and I hope you can take more pics of those. If you want to have this project take off, a bunch of really good pictures would definitely do it.


    When I receive my pairs I'll take some pictures with a 50mm prime.
     
  17. kcgreg

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    your wish is my command.

    these are stylistic guidance photos of the 3 pairs of shoes photographed on the site. take into account that there's different angling and lighting for the guidance photos and the end products.

    1. brown captoe
    [​IMG]

    2. black double monks
    [​IMG]

    3. brown plain toe
    [​IMG]


    Very interesting to note that the Prada design is actually quite a good replica on the website because the pics do tell the shape of the shoes. I cannot tell from the double monk straps though - needs another angle.
     
  18. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Senior member

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    where in NYC will you be taking orders?
     

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