Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.
Dude, these look great. Even better in real life. I thought about ordering a pair new when they first came out, but wasn't sure about the last or the color; and now I regret not doing it. Foiled again..!
Regarding the weird eyelet situation, mine are the same. The right side seems balanced and normal, but something is off with the left. Are all lefts like this?
Thanks! The color definitely looks better in-person. The Latigo leather is very soft and supple. Not wild about the collapsed toe... I know, funny because I curse them. However, after selling off most of my "dress boots," decided I needed at least one pair that is passable for semi-formal occasions and can be worn in an everyday capacity.
It is not the eye holes punched wrong the actual pattern of they eyelet leather curves cut wrong on the left shoes. It is not not the same..the bottom of the left flap curves much more in a sweeping curve than that on the right shoe..
Wrong. The eyeholes are definitely punched wrong.
I dis agree as they are even with each other the bottom holes are even if you draw a line across. The leather is cut wrong look at the red lines those outer cuts of the leather are not symmetrical. The left flap is at a crisp 90 degree and the right flap is a sweeping curve.
At least we can agree it is not right.
Oh I was not looking at the second hole...I see now and I think that hole right flap is cut wrong.
I disagree about the flaps being cut wrong. It's not like Viberg is cutting their leather by hand. They stamp cut the leather into predesigned templates, so they're all literally the same, and have been no doubt for years. It's consistent from batch to batch. The curve you're seeing is the way the leather was sewn onto the "body" of the boot. Perhaps it was sewn off angle, but I think another explanation could easily be that the leather is curved coming up over the boot and that's hard to capture in photos.
I stand by the hole punch theory.
Maybe they farmed out a batch to Dayton..?
Sometimes they hand-cut the pattern, but I don't they they do for standard sizes of established models. If you look at the rear view of his shoes, though, you'll notice that the leather isn't cut quite evenly for the tab in the back.
I suspect the eyelets on the derby line up as the flap is opened up / lacing loosened. I think this was their intention as they will widen up at an angle. I can see the other pair with looser lacing has more lined up eyelets.
I think it would have taken another six months for him to receive the shoe if that were the case. Plus it wasn't lopsided enough.
Or you would make excuses if it was Viberg haha
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