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  1. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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


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    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Just add steel eyelets and they would be perfect
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Beautiful balmorals, DW.
     


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  7. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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.
    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.
    That waist treatment is just gorgeous [​IMG]
    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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    i like the eyelet placement.
     


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    sweet now i know where to resole my shoes ;-)[​IMG]
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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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    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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    Agreed- I like the overall shape.
     


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


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