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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quarantanove, Apr 19, 2012.
If you don't mind me asking...... What brand shoe is that?
Seen that so many times...on all manner of GYW shoes regardless of price or brand name.
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.
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?
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....
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?
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.
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.
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