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DWFII

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Here's my latest pair. Veg calf and American Alligator. Hand welt stitched at 10-11 spi.
 

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Just add steel eyelets and they would be perfect
 

DWFII

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Originally Posted by Michael Ay329
Just add steel eyelets and they would be perfect
Sorry...I'll never use steel eyelets again if there's any way to avoid it. I hate the look and I hate the hassle of shredded laces.
 

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Beautiful balmorals, DW.
 

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That waist treatment is just gorgeous
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Handsome soles. - B
Actually, in these photos, they seem a bit mottled and dark to me. In real life they are clearer and more even and more a yellow amber than a brown.
Originally Posted by emptym
Beautiful balmorals, DW.
Thank you. I was especially please with the way that I was able to match up the alligator such that the main "interstices" between the rows of tiles lined up across the facings.
Originally Posted by Newcomer
That waist treatment is just gorgeous

Thank you. The beveled and fiddleback waist is/was one of my "three things" that I have been working hard to refine. I'm close...real close. I was pleased and satisfied...better will come, I suspect, but only incrementally from here.
 

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crikey! that's the first pair of alligator shoes I've ever seen that I actually wanted.

nice work, sir.
 

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sweet now i know where to resole my shoes ;-)
 

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Originally Posted by gherrmann
crikey! that's the first pair of alligator shoes I've ever seen that I actually wanted. nice work, sir.
Thank you. Alligator doesn't get a lot of love here but I've always liked it. Handled with respect and allowed to speak, without misguided attempts to enhance it or "doll" it up, I think it can be rather elegant. It's kind of like a beautiful woman...no make-up needed.
 

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Originally Posted by DWFII

It's kind of like a beautiful woman...no make-up or needed.


and tastes like chicken............



Great last shape, not too elongated and not too round. I also like the toe shape very much. Not a huge fan of teh "high" waist and high heel but that seems to be de riguer in bespoke shoes.
 

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Wow, good job. These are a work of art.
 

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