The Shoe Snob Blog

February 8, 2013

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Vistis From PG, New Chisel Toe Last & Possible New Marcos Model

So as many of you may know, last week I was off at my factory, doing a bit of QC on the production, as well as thinking about the future and preparing for progress. While there I stumbled upon an error model that the factory made, just which happened to be something that I found quite appealing and that was my Marcos model (pictured above and below) in black box calf and black suede. What do you think? I was thinking about offering this at some point in the near future, particularly if it is something that all of you fancy…Do let me know, honestly….

Another thing that I was doing there was creating a new last, a nice chisel toe. Now, I have always liked the idea of a chisel toe, but have been quite fussy on how I like it cut. I respect the classic Cleverley and G&G shape, but I have always preferred the French style of chisel which instead of having an abrupt and very full toe end, like the English version, slopes gradually down from top of toe puff to end of the toe in quite a sharp and narrow manner. But as my target market is theoretically the London man, I have to not just do what I want, but rather what appeals to all. Therefore, I created two lasts and am having them both made up in order to make a final decision on who is the winner…

Last but not certainly least was that my good friend, Hugo Jacomet, stopped by today to say hi. It’s always a pleasure seeing him and his stylish nature. Three-piece Cifonelli suits and Corthay shoes, two things that make me incredibly jealous and envious…..and two things that I need to get as soon as I can afford them, particularly a Ciffonelli suit (just don’t tell my Savile Row tailor friends of my treacherous thoughts….)!!!