The Bespoke Shoes Thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No to shell, or just shell in the unlined loafers? Because crup seems to be on the broader menu these days.

    I'd forgotten for a moment about C&J. I'll give them a try when next in London. Even if I have to wait for MTO, they do more than one flavor of shell. Alden created the look they're aiming for, but they do a nice version of it.
     
  2. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    It was a "no" to shell loafers in general, although strangely, they were wiling to make a pair of crup monks for me at the time. But as you said they have expanded their crup offerings more recently so things might have changed.
     
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  3. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I'll be on Jermyn Street in a few weeks, so I'll find out what they say.

    And perhaps triangulating to Northampton via Hawaii would produce a more satisfactory answer. :lookaround:
     
  4. jerrybrowne

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    You're going to Hawaii?!! Lucky man. Enjoy the trip!
     
  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    LeatherSoul doesn't require personal visits. :cool:
     
  6. jerrybrowne

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    Heh. Sorry, I'm slow tonight.
     
  7. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And now they're out of the Edward Green business. Oh, well. Good thing I didn't fly out to see them. :D
     
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    Wow. Kind of surprising.....
     
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    That weak yen/strong dollar must put them in a world of hurt...
     
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    Keep us updated on this pair!
     
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    this is what they said.
     
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    I completely forgot to post this a while back, but I have a pair of wholecuts in the works in a sort of caramel / cognac color, with a very unique lacing pattern like a triple lace but in pairs to keep the six eyelets that are needed for a foot of my length.

    I shoot pictures over when they are finished but I just had my first fitting and they are quite close in fit already; just a tad tight on the top of the rear portion of the ankle collar and a little tight over my big toe. The rest is literally like a glove and almost all laces have to be loosened to get them on at first. It is incredible!
     
  14. venividivicibj

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    BTW, Vass can add more arch support and other modifications if you need it.
     
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    I didn't know that they would do that.
     

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