Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jerrybrowne, Dec 25, 2014.
The uppers have been stitched up. Ready for lasting:
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I agree, they look great so far!
Thanks, he decided to do a 360 welt as he thinks it achieve a more complete look, and see if I like it, otherwise future orders will be welted up to the waist area
that sounds like a fine idea. I have shoes that are in both ways, and prefer different types for different shoe styles.
made me want
a penny loafer
a few first choice
skins from teh italian
branch of hcp
so he started on
(except for the
strap and border)
with the toe
in teh 'normal'
side elastic upper
has now been
i wanted the
toe to be at
due to the interesting
... something dwfii
said about the
throat scales looking
The loafers are very nice looking...as good a usage of croc as I've seen in a while.
The side-elastic shoes are going to be an interesting and good looking but frankly the toe doesn't really look much like sea turtle on either the either skins or the lasted uppers.. I don't know if that's because these skins are croc (?) (as contrasted with American alligator) or what, but rectangular tiles are not very characteristic of turtle.
Looking forward to seeing the finished shoes.
Those are alligator skins, crocodile has a distinctive pore mark on each scale.
Once you've got both pairs, put up pictures and a poll, so people can vote whether they prefer the toe aligned towards the head or the tail of the beast.
To paraphrase the commercial..."everybody knows that..."
Well, maybe not everybody but you and I do. The photos were not enlargeable, however, and I've been mistaken before just looking at a photo instead of the actual item (shoes, leather, etc.), so I just took t4phage at his word that they were croc.
Anyway...all that's beside the point. here's a good look at some sea turtle:
Looks a little like crocodilian flank but not. Few if any rectangular tiles, in any case.
sorry if i implied
it was croc
i knew it was
No problem, you didn't come out and actually say it.
I mis-read...my mistake.
I had to look it up. Apparently the pore is some sort of sensory organ. Huh.
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