The Ultimate "HARDCORE" Shoe Porn Thread (Bespoke only)

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fitters model try on tomorrow. Wish me luck.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    One can only hope that "luck" has no part of it.

    But I wish you good results and a pleasant experience. Remember...mindful feedback--that's the key
     
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    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    I showed you the making process of this bespoke pair from Gaziano & Girling earlier, here's some pics of how they turned out (much more on my blog for those interested):

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    Out of curiosity, jesper: do you know how narrow the sole waist can be cut and still remain structurally durable?
     
  6. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Jesper...and others...may have a different take, but IMO, if the waist is narrower than the insole the vamp along the edges of the waist is put in jeopardy. Unnecessarily so, IMO.

    If the customer steps on a rock, a branch, the curb, the runningboard of his automobile, or the footpeg on his Royal Enfield, just the smallest amount off center the weight of the foot will push the insole (and the vamp) into that protrusion and damage the leather.

    FWIW...

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  7. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Cross post from the Japanese shoe thread: Picked up a new pair from Yohei Fukuda today, came out really nice and the fitting is getting close to perfect now. Some pics:

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    Unbelievable. Simply stunning.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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