Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    coincidental this is my credo. i'm glad, i can improve...
     


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    Well that explains it. Thanks DW.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Ha, sorry to disappoint...I'm quite happy with the color as I didn't really have any other shoes in a rich dark brown like that. I think I need to expand my shoe collection a bit more before I can spring for a $800 green shoe :)
     


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    I've got these now, little snug but comfortable

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    St C ?? could have knocked me over with a feather!
    have to rethink my attitude
     


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    Looks quite similar to the F last in real life. Congrats.
     


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    high quality classic pebble grain wingtips! A staple shoe to be sure... and OK for rainy weather as well. Congrats.
     


  11. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    DWFII has written about "Shoemaking Competitions" that took place long ago in the U.S. I believe he mentioned the "Holy Grail" of stitching being in the neighborhood of 64 per inch. Not necessarily wearable, but definitely showcases the maker's skills. Here are 2 entries from a similar competition that took place in the U.S. in the 1920's. Rather than shoe construction, the focus here was coming up with the most beautiful Re-Sole possible. First the shoe, then the soles. WOW!

    1) Gorgeous work

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    2) This pair was un-frigging-believable

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  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Wow!

    I'd love to try some of that but I don't know where to find the "pins" Someone must be producing them or something that could replicate them because sometime ago there was a post here of a contemporary Japanese maker who was doing this kind of work.

    If anyone know where to buy pins I'd deeply appreciate if they would pass on the link.
     


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    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    i've GOTTA get my sh*t together & discuss getting a pair of YOUR hand-mades.
     


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    These are total wow! It amazes me that very little today seems to capture the total elegance of these boots. I can't even pinpoint exactly why I find them so appealing but I think part of it might be the heel and how it is so distinct and proud, but everything else just seems so top notch as well.

    I have seen recently very precisely made brass tacks when dissassembling a pair of Prada casual shoes (3 years old). I was surprised to find no corrosion under the inner sole at the heel area, since usually hard steel tacks/nails are used which always rusts. But these tacks about 1 cm long were almost prestine and shiny.
     


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    The second sole is absolutely stunning! The first one looks kind of like a western boot sole to me.
    Are these even made to walk in? I would not want to ruin them. Aren't StCrispins also with these nails on the sole and have initials on them and such?
     


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