shoe construction...behind the veil

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DWFII, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    No screw fell out either, done at B Nelson.
     
  2. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    You opining about the above does not make any of these things facts. Please stop. Honestly, its getting embarrassing at this point. I have never used the block member feature on Styleforum, but you are giving me cause to consider changing that record...
     
  3. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Go ahead. I won't miss your comments. And you can troll somewhere else. Otherwise facts are facts.

    Or you can proof the facts I listed wrong.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    VRaivio Senior member

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    You opining about the above does not make any of these things facts. Please stop. Honestly, its getting embarrassing at this point. Everybody knows pancakes are so last millennium.
     
  6. Mr. Claymore

    Mr. Claymore Senior member

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    How about waffles? Waffles are good.
     
  7. Gazelle

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    I think I would prefer pancakes too, the thin English ones (crepes if you prefer the word) - sugar and lemon please
    Perhaps you could use them as gemming on you waffles.
     
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  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    No preference. Both thicker than 5mm but doesn't form good footbeds, makes no sound when walked on, and dissolves by water. Poor choice of shoemaking material especially compare to their close cousin, the bread loafer.

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  9. Gazelle

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    Wonder if the do a Saphir butter oil in tan.
     
  10. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No.....

    John Lobb has had a wholesale account with us for over 20 years.
    They supply us with their own components directly from their factory.
    Not only are their heel seats leather but the quality is on par with JR leather.
    They stain the the tops of their heel seats black.

    Here is a picture taken in the shop today.
    It shows the top and underside of a pair of Lobb heel seats:

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  11. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    So what is considered an "acceptable" filler for leather? I can't find it now, but I think Nick mentioned filling in a screw hole if it became necessary. Is there a special product for this?
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  13. The Craftsman

    The Craftsman Well-Known Member Affiliate Vendor

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    What about cork filler?
     
  14. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Yes.

    It is expected--the shoe evolved very specifically such that the outsole should be replaced without any significant damage being incurred in the process. Like changing clothes. On the other hand, the inseam...esp. the handwelted inseam...is the backbone / spine of a shoe. Damage done to the inseam is far more serious than damage done to the outsole or even the welt.
     
  15. Gazelle

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    Talking of souls,
    and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time (with or without gemming)
    ooops wrong sort of sole
     
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