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For those interested in a deal, Drop 93 has some of Armoury's house line split toes available at a discount. They're factory seconds. Price is pretty good at $300 ish.

 

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For those interested in a deal, Drop 93 has some of Armoury's house line split toes available at a discount. They're factory seconds. Price is pretty good at $300 ish.

Bingo, from the pics I can confirm they are made by Cheaney.
 

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A couple of pages back there was this discussion about longer vs shorter split. Now, i have the Carmina Norwegian - Forest in dark brown Suede which has a relatively short split-long apron. It's a beautiful shoe, but I find that the proportions look kinda off on a long foot (UK10.5). Would a longer split - shorter apron be better for longer feet a la TLB for example?
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A couple of pages back there was this discussion about longer vs shorter split. Now, i have the Carmina Norwegian - Forest in dark brown Suede which has a relatively short split-long apron. It's a beautiful shoe, but I find that the proportions look kinda off on a long foot (UK10.5). Would a longer split - shorter apron be better for longer feet a la TLB for example?View attachment 1314214
Fit wise it should be the same. Visually I believe on a longer foot the shorter apron should look better. It would assist in not making the foot appear longer.
Proportion wise, your best bet may be to pick something in the middle. The Dover, to my eye, appears perfectly balanced in this regard. The next closest SpT that appears balanced (distance of apron finish to toe) is SoH shoe.
 

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Just bought these gravati unlined suede spilt toes for 70% off. fit is pretty great. Would have never paid full price but for less than $300 I can’t complain. Any thoughts on Gravati ? Any experience? These should hold me over until I get some custom ones in the future.
 

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Well boys and girls, a new entry into the world of HW SpTDs. Feast your eyes on the Sons Of Henrey offering. Details to be divulged shortly, but these are made by Xibao (Chinese company). Handsewn apron for those that appreciate the look.

Sons of Henrey offers a wealth of high grade leather opportunities so be on the look out for them when they hit your stores 😉.

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Thanks for sharing @WilYa. Interesting article in that I never considered the SpTD in a cordovan leather. Not bad looking at all.

Incidently, I would love to have a pair of shoes made by Korbinian Hess Ludwig. His stuff looks amazing.
They look good in cordovan .. but I don’t like the sole on it .. just gets the balance wrong
 

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Something about these Split Toes just appeals to me. Initially, they are sort of plain (compared to say the G&G Hove). Though, they have more oomph than a Vass or Carmina split toe.

Delve deeper and then you see that waist disappear then reappear into the heel. Undeniably Bespoke. The heel damn perfection. Just beautiful work by Martin Castez over at Castez Ermili. Probably one of those rare SpTDs that can compete with Nicholas Templeman's and Hiro Yanagimachi's SpTDs.

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