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Viberg boots getting made - Cutting and Sewing, Part 1 of 3.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    As some of you may know, I had a really special pair of Viberg Service boots made recently. They were made from Horween Heather Grey leather, roughout, from the only hide in that color at Viberg. I wanted a "sneaker boot", with a thick sole and a rounded toe. Guy, from Viberg, took a thousands of pictures while they were being made. We start at the beginning.

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    Tag written and dies pulled.

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    Cutting the vamp liner

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    Cutting the quarters

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    Sanding the toe cap

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    Upper and liner cut

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    Everything is recorded before moving onto sewing

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    Skiving edges

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    Perforating the toe cap

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    Placing markers for the sewers

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    Zig-zagging the quarters

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    Trimming threads

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    Pounding down the back seam

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    Sewing in the top band and woven label

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    Sewing the counters

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    The quarters are left open for eyeletting

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    Depending on eyelet choice the machine has to be recalibrated and refilled before each use

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    Fully closed and ready to be lasted
     
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    Is it a normal service for Viberg to take pictures of manufacturing procedure & to send them to their customers when boots or shoes are custom-ordered?
     
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    It's good to be the king.
     
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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    There will be 2 more parts.



    lol. No, it's not normal procedure, but I talked to Guy before this, and we talked about how you guys would enjoy a walk-through of the manufacturing process. These pictures are culled from thousands that Guy took, so you should really thank him. I learn a lot from these pictorials too, btw.
     
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    Arizor Senior member

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    Eagerly looking forward to more Fok.
     
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    this thread reminds me of the first time I saw pictures of a nude chick - jaw kept dropping with every down scroll
     
  8. LorenzL

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    Pretty cool, looking forward to the next part. By the way, I always wondered how burnishing is done - just hours spent rubbing in the polish or is a machine used?
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Different generation. We had to turn pages.

    I don't know.. But this is something that I could ask Tony Gaziano, who makes an entirely different type of footwear.
     
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    I'd be very interested !
     

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