I'm not so keen on the styles of some of the shoes from this brand, but this is an interesting video showing the way the pattern is created and cut and how the shoe is then made:
I've seen them on instagram a couple of times - looks like the company is based in the US but I wonder where the shoes are made? Didn't quite realize that they handwelted their shoes - interesting.I'm not so keen on the styles of some of the shoes from this brand, but this is an interesting video showing the way the pattern is created and cut and how the shoe is then made:
it's been a dream to see Lattanzi in the flesh and even own a pair. Interesting how the black pair are in polished cobbler leather (like a grain corrected).
Thanks for the links.Hello, I found this forum and I found it interesting. After introducing myself Rambo has encouraged me to present some of my work, how can you see i'm leather craft and shoemaker
and I also leave an interesting video about our watch strap manufacturing.
Thanks very much.Thanks for the links.
Nice traditional looking shoes that are very well made. Can you do made-to-measure where you alter the stock last?
I notice your lasts have a lot of volume in them. Where do you source your lasts from?
It's also interesting how some of your shoes have close cut waists. How many years have you been doing close cut waists for, and what inspired you to do close cut waists? Also, how long have you been a cordwainer for?
They could be o.k, but keep looking for navy suede loafers and some tan loafers. I want you to up the game and do it right.
Brass screwed construction is no good, it has a major construction fault and you would be better off with goodyear welted.Dropbear said:
Would you like to tell us more about these other critical points in simple language so we can all understand?I have read many criticisms of this net, especially for the deterioration of the canvas of the gems, but there are many other critical points (plant, stops, buttresses, cuts attached to canvases ...). All this seems that nobody takes it into account.
The hand welted construction is perfection, it solves all the problems in shoe construction. It preserves the integrity of the construction like nothing else can. It's amazing how a strip of leather stitched to an insole by hand can create a perfect construction...so simple yet so brilliant!Enrile said:Goodyear popularized the price of a worthy shoe, but it can never be compared to a handwelt shoe.
Very interesting. I thought you may have gotten recent inspiration by looking at French and English bespoke shoes online, so hearing that you got inspiration from a pair of 100 year old boots is a great delight to read.Enrile said:my violin waist inspiration is given by an old pair of boots made in my city over 100 years ago. I started doing it just a year ago.
completely agree, all good points.Regarding critical points, everyone gives much importance to gems. In any industrial construction the hurry intervenes, therefore the hidden materials used must form and harden very quickly.
The strong tip is made of synthetic material, just like the buttress.
when you do this with real leather, it is done with water and bumps, this takes time and expertise .... however it allows good perspiration and some deformation when wearing shoes, which is certainly more comfortable.
That is a really good point, and especially with some shoes where the cork is completely shifted under the ball of the foot.Enrile said:The hole that remains under the gem is 6 to 8mm. Cork stuffing at best. With use it sinks and the shoe seems to get much bigger.
Yes, most people have no experience in really good shoes, and they don't understand the importance of good shoes and the corners usually cut in making shoes, so they are easily satisfied.Enrile said:That said, I must also argue that goodyear in general has a price for what you get, and this is enough for most people.
that is incredible, so closely stitched.My violin waist is stitched, don't stake
Yes, l watch that channel too, and yes many shoes costing well over $500 use cheap materials, especially in the heel. Then again, the old Florsheim Imperial v cleat shoes that everyone raves about used plastic heels under the top lift for decades since the 50's or 60's, and that is probably why they used all those metal slugs in the top lift, because a few nails and glue would not have been enough to hold everything together. Lots of shoes also have cheap insoles and cardboard heels, and that includes Allen Edmonds and Alden.