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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    sigh #artisinal
     

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    Zamb Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    but this is a different and more difficult repair than the sole

    Matter of fact, this cannot be sensibly repaired and while difficult the best bet might have been to replace the boot altogether.

    the construction of the boot with those seams and stiff leather is problematic. that open seam that is stitched on both sides needs to be reinforced in the underside before the stitches are done. if that doesn't happen the boot (or whatever garment / object its used on) is basically "hanging by the thread" that is used to initially join both peices of leather together. its not a very strong seam if its not reinforced on the underside.
    we use it in the back of a lot of our jackets, but it is reinforced on the underside with a tape that takes away the stress from the thread
     

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    newp Senior Member

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    I have a
    I am considerable clueless regarding boot construction so I have no word in this indeed.
    If it cannot be repaired then indeed it's better just to replace it.
     

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    GarleyCavidson Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the assessment that repairing this seam is a significantly different matter than repairing the sole.

    The seams on this boot will face significant stress as the boots are worn. But as these seams are constructed, they are not strong enough for a lifetime of wear if, as you highlighted, they do not also have a material backing it where the parallel stitching attaches. The seams on my boots lasted for less than a year before they began to tear on both boots.

    To repair the boots correctly would require removing the outsole and re-stitching the seams on the upper (hopefully adding said backing in order to increase durability). It would mean rebuilding the boots.
     

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    Zamb Distinguished Member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have a customer who is a member here who bought a pants from me, the dry cleaners screwed up the pants and i asked him to send it in for repair. When the pants arrived, i realized there was no sensible way to repair it while maintaining the integrity of the pants. it was then I opted to make him a new pair. He had to wait a while, but in the end he got a new replacement pair was very happy with it rather than sending him a pants that would has issues again after a few wear


    that seam should be constructed like this:

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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Having a horizontal felled seam at the heel of the boot makes zero sense. You want the stitching parallel to the direction of stress. The only time you should have a seam parallel is when there is a additonal reinforcement piece attached. Sometimes, probably because of the experimental nature of the designs, and at least partially because sometimes the designers are self-taught. there are some questionable design choices.
     

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    skeen7908 Distinguished Member

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    Wow that's really bad

    Altieri has always given off that huckster vibe with his travelling roadshows

    Unbelievable that he thought that was a satisfactory repair
    Although the boots possibly never touched his hands, just got sent to one of his contracted factories

    What did the retailer you bought them from say about it ?
     

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    docdocgs Senior Member

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    Eck,
    I almost bought those! They look great, and I'd love to see pictures of them on real feet in "real" light. But since I just picked up Murakami's Reverse Cordovan Un-Norwegian boot from Atelier, and received Alessio's handmade boots recently from PN\P, I figured maybe it was time to stop for the year. Oh, and I also picked up Murakami's new novel.
    Loose associations just come naturally to me.
     

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    What is Murakami's Reverse Cordovan Un-Norwegian boot? Got a link @docdocgs
     

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    Do you still have these for sale???
     

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    @docdocgs

    need images of the handmade L0 boot!
     

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    I got in touch with Maurizio and mentioned being dissatisfied with the repair and he has offered to replace the boots. Things run slow in the M_Moria world but things are run with care.
     

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    Glad to hear this, please show us your new boots then!
     

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    sinnedk Stylish Dinosaur

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    Folks wondering if i can get some opinions here. I want a zip boot thats easy to wear with pretty much anything. I have been reaching a lot more than before for my cDiem horse s21m. I can't say i am super happy about the horse leather used for the cDiem revamp but the silhouette of the boot does work well.

    Anyways i have 3 things i've been eying and wanted to hear if folks have some good opinions on what the best option is. Alternatively should i just skip all 3 cuz they will be redunant of what i already own?

    My current zip boot rotation is:
    cDiem s21m
    CCP x3 regular last
    CCP wide last

    1. a1923 kudu side zip
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    2. Cdiem calf side zip

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    3. layer-0 zip boot
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