The Bespoke Shoes Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jerrybrowne, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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  2. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Looking good!
     
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    I agree, they look great so far!
     
  4. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    [​IMG] 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
     
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    mw313 Senior member

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    that sounds like a fine idea. I have shoes that are in both ways, and prefer different types for different shoe styles.
     
  6. T4phage

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    hai
    i recognise
    teh work
    of a.e
     
  7. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    seeing bengal's
    croc moc
    made me want
    a penny loafer
    like this

    meccariello has
    a few first choice
    skins from teh italian
    branch of hcp
    so he started on
    my wholecut
    (except for the
    strap and border)
    'campus' loafer
    this time
    with the toe
    in teh 'normal'
    position

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    oh
    and my
    side elastic upper
    has now been
    stitched...

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    i wanted the
    toe to be at
    the throat
    due to the interesting
    scale pattern
    ... something dwfii
    said about the
    throat scales looking
    sea turtle-y
    was interesting
    enough for
    me to
    try
     
  8. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
  9. ntempleman

    ntempleman Senior member

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    Those are alligator skins, crocodile has a distinctive pore mark on each scale.
     
  10. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
  11. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    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:

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    Looks a little like crocodilian flank but not. Few if any rectangular tiles, in any case.
     
  12. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    ^
    sorry if i implied
    it was croc
    i knew it was
    gator and
    don't recall
    writing it
    was croc
     
  13. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    No problem, you didn't come out and actually say it.

    I mis-read...my mistake.
     
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    I had to look it up. Apparently the pore is some sort of sensory organ. Huh.


    http://crocodilian.com/cnhc/cbd-faq-q1.htm


     

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