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Handmade Shoes for Men

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Without a doubt, custom-made shoes are a luxury for the feet. The authors of this book have traced the trail of a traditional craft that remains vital today. Take a look behind the scenes of some of the most renowned workshops and experience the creation of elegant, handcrafted men's shoes - from measuring the foot to professional packaging. ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Konemann (first published January 1st 1999)
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Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was not the how-to guide I expected, but was still an enjoyable introduction to the world of bespoke (made-to-measure) shoes. The book is worth owning for the illustrations alone.
Noah Edinger-Reeve
I can make shoes now
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: had-as-browsing
Gee whiz! This book was a delight. While I wouldn't recommend buying it, because (???), it sure was fun to browse and skim.

I learned the difference between an oxford and a derby! You're curious now, right? It also helped me appreciate section on fine Italian footwear in the book How to Archer, so there was that.

Anyway, if you like knowing How Things Get Done, you might like this book.
Zhang Stanley
Great book.
The process of making a shoes is really a tedious one, and usually it's the part not visible to the eyes that takes the most amount of time and the most crucial to the comfort.
Maybe I won't go that far to make my own bespoke shoes, but this book definitely brought my taste and judgement of beauty to another level.
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent look at materials and construction. Chapters are
1. Size
2. Lasts
3. Shoe Styles
4. The Upper
5. The Shoe
6. Caring for Shoes
7. Workshops (a review of several top-tier, old-world shops)

What I take away is: Polish often, nearly anything can be repaired, and I have to learn proper lacing techniques.
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great look into what makes an unparalleled pair of handmade shoes.
Wood Brother's
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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