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The Bespoke Shoes Thread

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

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    Bravo Maestro!!:slayer::slayer::slayer:
     

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    @DWFII. May I know what beautiful leather do you use for the lining?. It is more white than most veg leathers I have seem for this purpuse. TIA.
     

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    From the early days of the Chinese bespoke shoemaker Wanmenxiedao
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It is a veg tanned 'kip'. I get various tannages of this from several different sources, some of it is whiter, some of it is 'pinker' and some of it has a tannish cast. All seem to be pretty much of the same quality, sometimes one source offers heavier stuff.
     

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    The contrast of the black leather with the whitish lining is gorgeus. The shape and lines of the boot seem to follow every aspect of the feet of the wearer, yet being extreamly elegant. For how long have you being working on those pieces of art?. Your customer must be drooling.
     

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you!

    All my life. :cool2:
     

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    Are they for you then?, hahaha.
     

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    No.
     

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    Absolute perfection. It's the only full on gator or croc anything I would wear.
     

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Thank you. tipofthehat.gif
     

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Actually no...but, that said, I never really quit. This order was placed (with a substantial deposit) about ten years ago. The customer didn't respond to requests to begin...and then one day last year here he comes.

    At this time I am taking no new orders and only doing orders from long time repeat customers. Of which there may be half a dozen who are still kicking and/or haven't moved on.

    Mostly I teach and experiment and make shoes for me and my wife. I've even stopped buying new tools...which for me is unheard of. :(
     

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    No worries, and :( indeed. No harm in my asking!

     

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