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Sons of Henrey - Shoes of timeless elegance - Official Affiliate Thread

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@Notch any sample pictures of the brown calf being used for the upcoming penny loafers?
 

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First, let me clear up some confusion: 'Burgundy Sienna hatch grain' doesn't exist.

Hatch grain is a type of leather, made by Horween. Sienna is the colour that the HW sample was made in. Burgundy is a different color.

That friend of mine was interested in Sienna hatch grain by Horween, the exact same pair as the sample. Anyone interested in the GMTO for this pair from the handwelted line, please like this post or reply below.

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Damnit, why did I click on SoH thread. You’re planning hand welt now. There goes my 2020 budget. :brick:
 

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Amended the spec list for the handwelted range:

Cork sheet footbed instead of leather. Similar to, for example, how Hiro Yanagimachi does it (see picture attached, picture courtesy of Shoegazing blog). It was a misunderstanding between me and the factory.

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Thank you for that @Notch. Forgot HY uses cork.

So does Saskia Wittmer. I inquired with her why she uses that over the leather footbed. She says it reduces vibration in the body and the impact on the feet. Apparently also makes shoes easier to work with and ligther, although she only uses it on the forefoot.

Makes sense to use it at this price point all things considered.
 

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The beveled waist looks better than a fiddle back imho
To me any Shoe that is intrinsically casual (loafer, majority of SpTDs, boots, majority of grained shoes) looks fine with a standard waist, beveled waist or a slightly narrowed waist.

Once you go begin to delve into blind waists, fiddlebacks, and extremely narrow waists only an Oxford will do. Of course, this is a generalization there are exceptions (i.e. the proposed square toed smooth leather SpTD SoH/Oct 10th collab can easily carry a blind waist).

Funny that it used to be only high end shoes or Bespoke shoes carried a Fiddleback. These days with that machine that can carve out the shape, it kind of loses its exclusivity and appeal.

I like when you have that narrow waist or a blind waist, and the forefoot are different colors. That's like the new feature I find myself requesting haha.
 

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You guys who own a pair in Hatch Grain from Horween, have you also noticed how squeaky the leather is when wearing the shoes for the first time? I'm breaking in my pair of Byron boots and it's an audible experience :) Getting less with each wear but it's something I've never experienced this way with any other leather :)
 

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