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Re: The Gallery

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:38 pm
by homeboy
Dee-Dubb....they look great! Thanks for sharing! :tiphat:

Jake

Re: The Gallery

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:15 am
by dw
Thanks, Jake. Against all odds.

Re: The Gallery

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:56 am
by martin
A bit of fancy Roman-ness from the history department ;-)
This pair is made after one of two quite similar finds (no.s 220 and 221) from one of the wells at the Saalburg castell, dated to the 2nd cent AD. The cut and decoration of the uppers is so similar, yet different, that it seems likely that they came from the same workshop if not from the same hand.
The finds were made more than a hundred years ago and the details of the construction are not entirely clear. The decoration is an elegant mix of circular holes, triangles, squares, darts and slits. Here I'm following the suggestion of Marquita Volken by further enhancing the decoration by stitching with coloured thread and bands woven through the slits.
As the original sole does not survive, the nailing pattern is taken from contemporary finds. At a total of more that 1500 cutouts and slits I guess we can safely count this pair among the heavily decorated Roman shoes.
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Re: The Gallery

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:46 am
by Arttu
This is the third pair of shoes I've finished. The toe cap is too sort, facings are too far back and there is a little too much space under the vamp, but they are much better than my previous pairs. Overall fit is surprisingly good, considering I have no idea what I'm doing when modifying lasts.

Handwelted, soles hand stitched at 8spi, "commando" half soles cemented on.

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Re: The Gallery

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:29 pm
by martin
Nice work! I like them!

Re: The Gallery

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:35 pm
by homeboy
Dang.....pretty smart looking! You're on your way now!

Great job!

Adios, Jake

Re: The Gallery

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:40 am
by dmcharg
Nice work Arttu and Martin.
That's a lot of work and complexity for your third pair of shoes, Arttu. Keep it up. The fact they are better than your previous pairs says you are learning and moving forward. Something we all need to constantly do.
Hey Martin, I've loved the shape and beauty of those old Germano/Roman shoes since coming across them in shoe archaeological books I have. You've done a magnificent job.
Cheers
Duncan

Re: The Gallery

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:51 am
by Almar
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pictures of my job and a link to a "step by step" of this job
http://travail-du-cuir.fr/coordonnerie/ ... t1591.html