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March 20, 2012

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Today’s Favorites – Septieme Largeur

I figured that while I have been pitching wholecuts quite tough for the last few weeks or so, I might as well keep on! I mean, how could I not after seeing these bad boys by Septieme Largeur? It just makes sense, doesn’t it? I think so…..Nevertheless, the beauty about having a custom patina done on your shoes is the fact that you can have any shade of color that you would like, and even multiple shades of many colors if you fancy that. You see, for me, this blue is perfect. It’s not too light, but it’s not too dark either. It’s just right and shows you that it is a blue. There would be not question about it, like navy can sometimes come across as black. This is blue, period. But you would have a hard time finding this exact color at a leather tannery or supplier. There might be something close, but not exact, and more likely than not, once lasted it would not look the same. It’s amazing how far along shoes have come since their conception. I remember once going to some museum and seeing replicas of some of the first shoes made, and to think that since then we can now do what we do, having customized fit, color, shape, detail etc….it’s quite amazing…..yet I feel that we are at the peak in terms of customization (not craftsmanship), because what more could we truly do to make a shoe unique? Add hovering capabilities? 🙂

  • Nice! I have a pair of these. Only mine are in what I like to call spooky green. There’s just something eerie about them

  • WdV

    I received my shoes from septieme largeur 2 weeks ago.
    Its the same model but in green.

    http://lespatinesseptiemelargeur.tumblr.com/post/18438217925/septieme-largeur-ref-v014

  • Ike

    What is to say, this pair is gorgeous. The cut, the finish, and for sure the color. What is the price level of a Typical Septieme shoes?

  • WdV

    180-250
    +50 for patina
    450-500 for cordovan

  • Beautiful shoes Justin. I am planning on ordering some also but it’s going to take a while to decide on what style and color. There are so many outstanding combinations. The web site is a bit confusing, maybe you can help me out later.
    Peter

  • Dallas – Spooky green huh? I think that I know what you are referring to…lovely nonetheless, spooky or otherwise

    WdV – Lovely!! Very intricate color…

    Ike – 225-295 Euro ($300-$400) and then the rest below as WdV said…

    WdV – Thanks for that.

    Peter – Anytime Peter, just let me know…

    -Justin

  • john caulfield

    Hi justin- i recently took delivery of a pair of saddle septieme’s in grey/ green and purple (it works!). What would you recomend in terms of shoe care/ polishing? The complexity of the patinas makes it difficult to use a single coloured cream or wax. Is it better to use blends of different colours or stick to a neutral cream/ polish? Cheers. John

  • John – Nice one!! I think that I know the one’s that you are talking about.

    As far as your question goes, it depends really. I like to bring out colors by using other ones. For instance, I would probably use my navy polish on your shoes (if they were mine). You see, true bees wax polishes should not affect color in a strong way, but will help to bring up undertones, particularly in a patina shoe.

    This is what I did on the green loafers in this post:

    http://the-shoe-snob.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/customers-shoes-and-my-shine.html

    If you use a cream, then yes, it should be neutral, as it will affect the color..

    -Justin

  • john caulfield

    great, thanks Justin, i can’t wait to try. Cheers. John

  • John – No worries sir, best of luck!

    -Justin

  • Omar A Omar

    Hello I was wondering where can I order these shoes from if you don’t mind me asking

    • TheShoeSnob

      there is a link to their website on the post, the brand is Septieme Largeur