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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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    Thanks a lot! And great if you could get the Rome-based makers prices Aristoi.
     

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    Any info on Marini ( Rome) prices.
     

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    Ordered a pair from Paolo at Marini last fall, came in this June. My New Shoes.jpg
    What a fit! The leather is amazing. $2400.
    They are just up the street and around the corner from the Spanish Steps.
    No machines, all steps by hand. Very small boutique shop.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Nice looking shoes and I don't want to take anything away from them. But let's be clear...using a sewing machine to sew the uppers (almost a certainty) is not...not...the same as "no machines, all steps by hand."
     

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    2.400$, having seen the finishing on the Marini shoes in Instagram, looks rather expensive. I'm not saying they aren't nice but, at this price point, Ugolini or Bestetti look better. What do you think?
     

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    Cross post from the Japanese shoes thread:
    Today I received the second pair of fitting shoes from Main d'Or/Eiji Murata. The shoes are made in the same leather as the final pair (just bad parts), hand welted (to be as close to the real pair as possible, to give a good feel of the fit), with cemented leather sole and properly built heels. These will be worn for a few weeks now before I visit Japan again for the final fitting session.

    The shoes are very nicely made for being trial shoes, and the fact that he bothers to do things like a hand braided reinforcement stitch at the bottom of the lacing on a pair of fitting shoes is just crazy.

    Initial impression of the fit is very good. Toe boxes a bit too low, maybe a tiny bit more extra space for right inner ball, a couple of other small things. Will know more once worn a while.

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    The overall quality is quite incredible for a trial pair of shoes .....
     

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    Wore my Marquess semi semi brogues today. Very happy with the fit and everything of these.

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    Took some pics during and after some TLC of my first pair from Marquess.
    Shined with artist palette from Boot Black. Pretty good for a cream.

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    Just received my dancing slippers. Made out of kangaroo skin :)

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    What are people's thoughts, generally, on bemer vs. cleverley? I am thinking about venturing into my first bespoke pair of shoes.
     

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Seamless oxfords, seamless lining. Veg retan calf. One inch heel.

    Lots of somewhat new stuff here including the smartphone camera. Overall maybe not my very best work, lbut that's the beauty of making shoes for yourself, you can try new things and work to perfect new techniques--such as antiquing...which, admittedly, I am not very good at. Yet. Best of all, however, is that they fit.

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