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

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  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    ^Correct! Black shell. They fit like socks, so comfy.

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    I'll post more pics in a new thread when I have some more free time, hopefully tomorrow.


    Mark, those are beautiful. I admired them at the Meet-Up but the light could have been better.
    They look like they were inspired by these vintage Edward Green bespoke shoes, except for
    the position of the lacing. Note the rounded toe...timeless.

    http://centipede.web.fc2.com/egvinboot.html
     
  2. Metroboy

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    That is awesome Fishball

    A question:

    What insole thickness did you use and how deep did you cut the holdfast into it? Is there a standard insole thickness that bepoke makers use (when carving holdfasts from insole) or does that vary alot?

    thanks


    EVery shoemaker is diffrent but the insoles i use are probebly around 8 iron thick. sometimes 10 and i usually cut the hildfast 1/3 into the sole. But this is just a sort of standard i use and I will alter this depending on the upper, material and ofcourse what i want the finished product to look like and what the recuests are.

    I´m a bespoke maker for Gaziano&Girling so I always use baker leather...If i was to use Garat or Renden.. I might change this even more..

    Daniel
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    EVery shoemaker is diffrent but the insoles i use are probebly around 8 iron thick. sometimes 10 and i usually cut the hildfast 1/3 into the sole. But this is just a sort of standard i use and I will alter this depending on the upper, material and ofcourse what i want the finished product to look like and what the recuests are. I´m a bespoke maker for Gaziano&Girling so I always use baker leather...If i was to use Garat or Renden.. I might change this even more.. Daniel
    Welcome Daniel! Always good to have another bespoke maker and esp. someone who recognizes the quality of Baker. I am going to PM you about another matter.
     
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    EVery shoemaker is diffrent but the insoles i use are probebly around 8 iron thick. sometimes 10 and i usually cut the hildfast 1/3 into the sole. But this is just a sort of standard i use and I will alter this depending on the upper, material and ofcourse what i want the finished product to look like and what the recuests are.

    I´m a bespoke maker for Gaziano&Girling so I always use baker leather...If i was to use Garat or Renden.. I might change this even more..

    Daniel


    Hi Daniel

    You have finally outed yourself,

    Good on you

    Are you working on my latest order, full balmoral brogue in Mohagony super grade.
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For my money post, here are two pairs of recently arrived shoes from Foster. The quarter brogues have returned after some adjustment, which is why they have some wear on them. Apologies for the photography--this may be my first time taking static shots like this with a real digital camera and I have much to learn--and for the image size--imgur doesn't have thumbnails (that I can figure out). [Edit: Huge images behind the spoiler tag, resized ones below.]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] If someone knows how to resize them, have at it. [Edit: Thanks, B-S]
     
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    Hi Daniel

    You have finally outed yourself,

    Good on you

    Are you working on my latest order, full balmoral brogue in Mohagony super grade.


    I´m afraid I am not the maker making your shoes But I´m sure "your" maker is on them
     
  7. emptym

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    Mark, those are beautiful. I admired them at the Meet-Up but the light could have been better. They look like they were inspired by these vintage Edward Green bespoke shoes, except for the position of the lacing. Note the rounded toe...timeless. http://centipede.web.fc2.com/egvinboot.html
    Thanks Roger. You and DW would get along famously. You might give him a try.
    For my money post, here are two pairs of recently arrived shoes from Foster. The quarter brogues have returned after some adjustment, which is why they have some wear on them. Apologies for the photography--this may be my first time taking static shots like this with a real digital camera and I have much to learn--and for the image size--imgur doesn't have thumbnails (that I can figure out). If someone knows how to resize them, have at it.
    Thanks for posting these, dopey. You can resize the images on imgur by these steps: click the lower left corner of your image, where there's a paint palette, click "edit" which appears above the images after you click the little palette, click "show resizing presets" below your image, click whatever size you want (I like 800x600 - 15" monitor), click "continue" and you're done. When you first load a pic, you can click "auto resize" and the setting you want, so it uploads in the proper size.
     
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    Hey guys,
    Does anyone know if any of these places have options for vegan bespoke shoes (canvas or whatnot).

    And please no obligatory vegan jokes... thanks for your cooperation.
     
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    Hey guys,
    Does anyone know if any of these places have options for vegan bespoke shoes (canvas or whatnot).

    And please no obligatory vegan jokes... thanks for your cooperation.


    .....
     
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    For my money post, here are two pairs of recently arrived shoes from Foster. The quarter brogues have returned after some adjustment, which is why they have some wear on them. Apologies for the photography--this may be my first time taking static shots like this with a real digital camera and I have much to learn--and for the image size--imgur doesn't have thumbnails (that I can figure out).
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    If someone knows how to resize them, have at it.


    Both are very nice.
    Thanks for posting them!
     
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    Daniel,
    welcome on board. Hey, this forum is about to be a great information source for all interested of quallity footwear which is of great value to keep it going.
    Janne
     
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    For my money post, here are two pairs of recently arrived shoes from Foster. The quarter brogues have returned after some adjustment, which is why they have some wear on them. If someone knows how to resize them, have at it. [Edit: Thanks, B-S]

    Yours are too big? Same thing happened to my first pair from them. Might be re-made but energy probably best spent elsewhere.
     
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    For my money post, here are two pairs of recently arrived shoes from Foster. The quarter brogues have returned after some adjustment, which is why they have some wear on them. Apologies for the photography--this may be my first time taking static shots like this with a real digital camera and I have much to learn--and for the image size--imgur doesn't have thumbnails (that I can figure out). [Edit: Huge images behind the spoiler tag, resized ones below.]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    If someone knows how to resize them, have at it. [Edit: Thanks, B-S]


    Dopey... sigh... Those are so delicious... I need to sit down. I realy like the punching and the wing on the slip ons... I know they are more casual than the cap toe versions that Will (asuitablewardrobe) got, but aesthetically I prefer these I think. I see that you had the front of the soles rounded off as per your comment to Mr Tilley here: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...0&postcount=20.

    Two questions. Why no pitch on the heel of the 1/4 brogue? 2. Are the 1/4 brogues a very dark brown? Still... listen, I am lost for words... J
     
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    Dopey...did Foster's use the same last for both shoes?

    Did you make a double order...or which shoe was made, fitted & delivered first?
     

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