The Bespoke Shoes Thread

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

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    meccariello just
    finished work on
    one of my
    gator shoes
    and sent me
    tinypics..

    toe to throat
    side elastic

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  2. jerrybrowne

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    like those
     


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    perfectly proportioned - enjoy
     


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    they look fantastic. another great work form Antonio!
     


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  7. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Belt and wallet are often out when going through security, and an ID, credit card, or belt tip are helpful for slipping on shoes.
     
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  8. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    Another update on my first pair of shoes by Nicholas Templeman.

    Based on the fit of the trial pair (which was already pretty good), Nicholas has made adjustments to my last. In order to get an idea of the changes, here are adjustments made just to the right shoe of the last.

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  9. marcodalondra

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    Collected today in Naples. I was worried as they looked slimmer then my RTW ... But the volume is in the right place, over the instep. I never had an Oxford fitting so comfortably from the very first wear, and I know now what the "hugging the heel" with comfort means
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  10. jerrybrowne

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    They did a great job with these.
     


  11. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very fine Anglo/Italian co-operation. Both, the shoemaker in Naples and the lastmaker in London
    (St. Crispin's little brother) did do a very good job. Hopefully these lasts will beget many more shoes.

    "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
     


  12. marcodalondra

    marcodalondra Senior member

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    Thanks both.

    Once again Bengal, I really appreciate your help and pointers. The last will need probably small adjustments. Once I wear these shoes for few weeks I'll check with Steven to see what he suggest.

    I will eventually want to replace by 10 pairs of Formal shoes and also get some balmoral oxfords, cricket shoes (a copy from a picture of my great grandfather), monks and few loafers and slippers.
     


  13. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    teh 'crisi' in
    italy may not
    be such a bad
    thing...

    ... a shoemaker
    closed shop and
    offered meccariello
    a few top choice
    alligator hides
    which he is offering
    for an 'interesting'
    price..

    so that is why
    i nao have my second
    gator shoes
    a wholecut loafer:

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    standard (non aurum)
    'campus' loafer
     


  14. rostov

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    This fall, I plan to place an order for a SWB or LWB in olive suede and tan / burnished leather. Leaning toward doing this as a LWB, as eventually I'm thinking to do a tweed+calf SWB spectator. Likely AE due to price and comfort / sizing of their lasts (I'm a 10.5 3E).

    Basically, something like one of these:

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  15. jerrybrowne

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    In addition to the split toe blucher he's currently making for me, Nicholas Templeman is also making a pair of reverse calf butterfly loafers.

    Here are steps in the making of my dedicated loafer last. As you can see the differences between the loafer last and the lace up last are subtle but important. One major difference is that the quarters are thinned out on the loafer last facilitating the tighter fit necessary for a loafer.

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    The right foot of my adjusted laceup last

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    The left foot of my loafer last

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