- Dec 6, 2007
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That looks like a charcoal to me? I might go with a dark blue, is that too much?
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Looks dark brown to me. But I don't know. I would just go with whatever looks like the laces that come stock on shoes. Personally not into colorful or unusual laces.That looks like a charcoal to me? I might go with a dark blue, is that too much?
Supposedly, Antonio Panico has put his hands on prospective clients' shoulders and turned them away, suspecting they might be too much of a hassle, by telling them that they're too elegant and he can't do anything for them.I have a friend who is really into tailoring and has been making MTM clothes with a local company for years. When I started my company he was very supportive and said he'd start making things with me. I told him theres plenty of work out there and he should stay loyal to the guys that had been making his stuff for years.
The real reason I didnt want to make him clothes is that he's neurotic and I've seen him have the same sleeve on a suit jacket adjusted an 1/8 inch repeatedly, as well as other ridiculous alterations and changes. They can keep that business...
Interesting. I guess this comes down to what you mean by significantly better.I haven't had any problems fitting into RTW and tbh I don't find that my bespoke shoes fit significantly better than RTW. But I buy the stuff anyway because I like clothes.
I just put both pairs of shoes on for jawnz science. Put on: my Dovers on the 606 last and then my first pair of Templemans, which I figured would be closer to whatever can be described as a "house style."Interesting. I guess this comes down to what you mean by significantly better.
Say EG Dovers on 606 last, which I would describe as kinda chunky with little shape in the waist. On my feet they fit okay in the heel and instep, but with a lot of excess room in the arch. So little to no arch support. I would imagine good bespoke offering much more shaped waists and offering better arch support.
I assume your Templemans give way better arch support than your Dovers? This, of course, may not be described as a significantly better fit.
I'm in the same boat.The only time I've had problems with ready-to-wear shoes was when I bought super sculpted shoes from Saint Crispins. I still like the shoes I bought, but generally speaking, don't like super sculpted shapes. So for Crockett & Jones, Edward Green, Alden, etc, I find that I'm usually a pretty standard 9D on the US sizing system, or the UK equivalents. Maybe it's a matter of me being a somewhat standard size and me preferring rounder, more comfortable shapes.
I suppose if someone had problems fitting into RTW, they can and prob should expect to see an improvement in bespoke. I went into this process knowing that I feel comfortable with RTW shoes and just wanted to try bespoke for fun.
You are a braver man than me if you can dance in that.