- Aug 24, 2011
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Yeah, well not the counter but the seam, it's a regular wholecut with an inside seam.If i'm not mistaken you can actually see the counters on their picture, ridiculous...
If you meet with Adam and he makes the last, and one of the good makers do bottoming, you'd likely end up with a well fitting good looking pair. If you get measured by Sr. and his scribbles are sent to Springline (who do what they can with it, but know it's a mess for them trying to figure things out), and then a it goes to one of the makers who throw things together very quickly since they know that it's accepted to do work that way (not necessarily that they can't do better work, they just don't need to, and I can surely understand why some then don't bother, some just want to make a living), then you are more likely to get a pair that doesn't fit and look like... well, not good...My impression is that they have different "assembly lines." If your shoes go down one route, they can be fine. If they go down another route, they can be bad. This is why I brought up my supposed maker to Senior, and asked if my remake can be assigned to different people.
I've heard they're the largest bespoke shoemaker in London in terms of volume. So perhaps there just aren't enough qualified, skilled people to keep up with orders.
I'd be surprised if Cleverley is bigger than Lobb, still think they have a larger production, they make loads of shoes. Cleverley makes quite a lot as well though.