- Oct 16, 2006
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What leather did you use there?
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Well, it can be done before or after. But it is always done after the leather has been blocked.
I don't really know. It was something I picked up as a 'job lot'...I liked the feel of it (the temper) and the fact that it was 'struck through'. I suspect it was/is a veg retan.What leather did you use there?
Could someone give me tips on key points to consider when evaluating the fit of a bespoke pair of shoes?
My understanding is that the heel should be held firmly, the toes should be able to wiggle and have some room, the vamp and sides should have a snug glove-like feel and the footbed of the shoe should follow the arch of your feet.
Is this correct?
Thanks. I need more knowledge before asking the questionWell, it can be done before or after. But it is always done after the leather has been blocked.
Understanding the difference between blocking and lasting, any stitching would be no more difficult than the broguing.
Theoretically, the fundamental reason that HW'd bespoke shoes evolved the way they did was to maximize longevity and make resoling as easy and straight-forward as possible.How important is it to send bespoke shoes back to the manufacturer for resoling? What’s the risk in getting a good local cobbler to resole them instead?