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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior Member

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    Great to see how bespoke have aged - an important part of the decision making process for observers. Great post and thanks again. Would even be great to see the soles and have fitting comments!
     


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  4. Steven Cash

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    Picked up my Cleverleys yesterday. Very pleased. DSC02961.JPG DSC02963.JPG DSC02974.JPG DSC02975.JPG DSC02979.JPG DSC02980.JPG DSC02987.JPG DSC03002.JPG

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    Very nice. Details of leather, please?.
     


  6. Steven Cash

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    Thank you. I honestly don't know what the upper leather is, although it looks remarkably similar leather to the pair Simon Crompton commissioned. I went in and asked for a very dark brown pair of cap toe oxfords and they selected what they thought was best. I did however, specify vegetable tanned lining and insole leather based on their advice that it copes with moisture better and it just so happens to offer a subtle contract to the dark brown.
     


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    Nice looking pair Steven! Interesting heel shape, with the tapered back part which goes over to a more cuban heel shape along the edges. Haven't seen that before. Did you specify it?
     


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    Thank you. I didn't specify anything with the heel. Most of the samples in their showroom were quite tapered so I assume it is their house style. I must confess DSC03007.JPG that it makes my G&G Decos look like a pair of wellington boots in comparison.
     


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    Steven: Ok cool. Yeah they usually have tapered heels, but to tapper the back and move towards inwards curved sides (cuban heels when the whole heel has it) isn't something I've seen I believe.
     


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    Ah I see. No I definitely didn't specify it, but quite like it.
     


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  12. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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  13. j ingevaldsson

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    I've made a compilation of the prices of around 50 bespoke shoemakers around the world. The prices are approximate, and in some cases they may be outdated, so you are more than welcome to correct if you see errors, and of course, provide information about more manufacturers and their prices. In the post on my blog I will keep updating the list with new info and brands. It's copy pasted from the blog, hence the links etc.


    England:

    Carréducker – €3 400 / £3 100
    Foster & Son – €4 350 / £3 950
    Gaziano & Girling – First pair €5 450 / £4 950 (consecutive pairs €4 350 / £3 950) – Buyer’s guide part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5
    George Cleverley – €3 850 / £3 500
    John Lobb Ltd. – €4 500 / £4 070


    France:


    Aubercy – €4 900
    Berluti – €6 000
    Corthay – €4 500
    Crockett & Jones (Dmitri Gomez) – €3 500
    John Lobb Paris – €6 000
    Stephane Jiminez – €6 000


    Italy:

    Antonio Meccariello – €2 500 – Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
    Il Micio – €3 500 – Report
    Mannina – €1 400 – Report
    Mario Bemer – €2 400
    Paulo Scafora – €1 900
    Riccardo Bestetti €2 600 – Report, Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
    Roberto Ugolini – €1 500 – Report
    Saskia Wittmer – first pair €2 100 (consecutive pairs €1 700)
    Stefano Bemer – €3 600 – Report


    Japan:

    Ann – €2 500 / 320 000 yen
    Bolero – €2 500 / 320 000 yen (consecutive pairs €2100 / 270 000 yen)
    Clematis Ginza – €2 900 / 370 000 yen – Report
    Guild of Crafts – €3 400 / 440 000 yen
    Hiro Yanagimachi – first pair €3 100 / 400 000 yen (consecutive pairs €1 950 / 250 000 yen) – Buyer’s guide
    Main d’Or – €2 250 / 290 000 yen – Report
    Marquess – €3 250 / 420 000 yen – Report
    Spigola – €3 400 / 440 000 yen
    TYE Shoemaker – €2 600 / 330 000 yen – Report
    Yohei Fukuda – €3 500 / 450 000 yen – Report, Buyer’s guide


    Other:

    Brunon Kaminski (Poland) – €750 / 3 100 PLY
    E. Vogel (USA) – €1 450 / $1 700 – Report (Swedish)
    Jan Kielman (Poland) – €850 / 3 500 PLY – Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
    Klemann (Germany) – €2 500
    Maftei (Austria) – €1 100 – Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
    Materna (Austria) – €1 400
    Melker Shoes & Boots (Sweden) – €2 900 / 27 500 SEK – Report (Swedish)
    Norman Vilalta (Spain) – €3 500
    Ramon Cuberta (Spain) – €2050
    Scheer (Austria) – €5 000
    Skomakeri Framåt (Sweden) –€2 900 / 27 500 SEK
    Tadeusz Januskiewicz (Poland) – €650 / 2 700 PLY
     
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    Fantastic! Thanks for the info
     


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    Thanks for the info Jesper.

    It surprises me the "low" price of Cleverley.

    I'm visiting Rome in December, I'll try to get the prices from Marini, Pettrocchi, Gatto and Perticone.

    Best,
     


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