1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 8: A Bespoke Coat from David Reeves

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 6th auction of the year is for a Bespoke Coat from David Reeves. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

The Bespoke Shoes Thread

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

  1. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,988
    Likes Received:
    670
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    
    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 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    

    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015


  3. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,988
    Likes Received:
    670
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    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

    jerrybrowne Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    

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


  5. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,988
    Likes Received:
    670
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    
    LeatherSoul doesn't require personal visits. :cool:
     


  6. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    

    Heh. Sorry, I'm slow tonight.
     


  7. Concordia

    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    5,988
    Likes Received:
    670
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    And now they're out of the Edward Green business. Oh, well. Good thing I didn't fly out to see them. :D
     


  8. grc1

    grc1 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    2,162
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Location:
    London


  9. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,919
    Likes Received:
    565
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    

    Wow. Kind of surprising.....
     


  10. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    6,564
    Likes Received:
    1,107
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    That weak yen/strong dollar must put them in a world of hurt...
     


  11. mw313

    mw313 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    New Jersey/Philadelphia
    

    Keep us updated on this pair!
     


  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    12,251
    Likes Received:
    638
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    this is what they said.
     


  13. mw313

    mw313 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    New Jersey/Philadelphia
    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

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    11,934
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    BTW, Vass can add more arch support and other modifications if you need it.
     


  15. mw313

    mw313 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    492
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Location:
    New Jersey/Philadelphia
    

    I didn't know that they would do that.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by