Sole Welting

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quarantanove, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you don't mind me asking...... What brand shoe is that?
     
  2. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Seen that so many times...on all manner of GYW shoes regardless of price or brand name.
     
  3. Nick V.

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    I've seen that as well. Very rare that the staples are that pronounced -or- exposed though.
    I just looked at 14 pair in the shop opened.
    None even close.
     
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    Can someone ping me to a post
    Discussing their method of cleaning welt stitching

    I've done a search but don't seem to find anything.

    Maybe Lexol and toothbrush is all one needs?
     
  5. Zapasman

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    I posted that shoe in the forum long ago (I am sure DW remembers it). As far as this happens in all GYW brands and the fact that I already mentioned the brand in SF I will say they are JMW . I myself striped them to check construction and send them to Limoges for resoling. I was shocked at the time, not anymore....
     
  6. Nick V.

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    Thanks....
    We work on them all the time. I don't recall seeing the staples exposed like that. They are pretty standard high-grades.
    Curious though (and I realize that this wasn't your point). But, did you do anything to expose the staples more -or- did they appear like that when You opened the sole?
     
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    Zapasman Senior member

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    Believe it or not, they were like that. I was shocked to see a bunch of brand new twisted staples around the welt, but I am not a profesional striping shoes. I must say that those shoes use excellent leathers: insole, outsole, upper (not sure about heel and counters). Cheers Nick.
     
  8. Nick V.

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    I'm not disputing you, but that's unusual.
    They tan their out-soles to insure the consistency that they want. There are a few other components that they make themselves because either they no longer are available and/or what is available does not meet their standards.

    Best Zap.
     

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