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  • pieke24
    Junior Member
    • Apr 2011
    • 14

    My work (first 3 pairs of shoes)

    The first 3 pairs of shoes to come out of my studio.
    Made by hand in London

    I would very much appreaciate any comments regarding my work. Thank you :)

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    James Kearns
  • zamb
    Senior Member
    • Nov 2006
    • 5834

    #2
    I would say they look impressive
    Obviously needs work, there is a few things I dislike,

    for example the lack of lining and the Studs, but I absolutely love the shapes and the classic clean cut with rough hewn feel to it!
    hey are right up my alley. you need to tell/ show me more..............
    “You know,” he says, with a resilient smile, “it is a hard world for poets.”
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    • Faust
      kitsch killer
      • Sep 2006
      • 37852

      #3
      Studs must go. The rest is more of a matter of taste (well, studs too, but they are most obvious), but I would never buy shoes with such narrow toebox. But someone else might. Good effort, anyway.
      Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months - Oscar Wilde

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      • zamb
        Senior Member
        • Nov 2006
        • 5834

        #4
        Originally posted by Faust View Post
        Studs must go. The rest is more of a matter of taste (well, studs too, but they are most obvious), .



        Originally posted by Faust View Post
        S, but I would never buy shoes with such narrow toebox. But someone else might..
        “You know,” he says, with a resilient smile, “it is a hard world for poets.”
        .................................................. .......................


        Zam Barrett Spring 2017 Now in stock

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        • pieke24
          Junior Member
          • Apr 2011
          • 14

          #5
          Hi Zamb,

          Thank you, i really like the way you work with leather.

          The shoes are just studio samples really. I'm still in talks with the factory about the finish.
          The silver studs are sanded and will rust, they are alittle clean looking at the moment.

          I'll PM you
          James Kearns

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          • pieke24
            Junior Member
            • Apr 2011
            • 14

            #6
            Hey Faust,

            Thanks for your comments on the studs. Please tell me what it is about them that you dislike so much?

            i would really like to know :)
            James Kearns

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            • michael_kard
              Senior Member
              • Oct 2010
              • 2152

              #7
              I'm not a big fan of the toebox either and the leather seems to lack structure, at least from the photos. The rest looks pretty cool though, I'll be looking forward to your future work.
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              • lost53
                Senior Member
                • Dec 2010
                • 658

                #8
                Looking good, however you do need some full length images to show the shoes properly. Look forward to more images! Good work.

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                • Faust
                  kitsch killer
                  • Sep 2006
                  • 37852

                  #9
                  Originally posted by pieke24 View Post
                  Hey Faust,

                  Thanks for your comments on the studs. Please tell me what it is about them that you dislike so much?

                  i would really like to know :)
                  They just look eurotrashy.
                  Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months - Oscar Wilde

                  StyleZeitgeist Magazine

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                  • quiet noise
                    Banned
                    • Dec 2008
                    • 425

                    #10
                    is it just an optical illusion or do you indeed use wires for laces? if thats the case, its totally awesome. i really really like that. has it been done before?

                    i agree about the shape though, they kinda lack in character. I dont think the combination of matte leather and pointed toebox works very well. i like pointed shoes, but then you would want a more shiny, edgy leather. pointed shoes are eye-catching, so it makes no sense to use discrete leather. but the craftmanship looks solid. it will be exciting to follow your progress
                    Last edited by quiet noise; 05-06-2011, 04:33 AM.

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                    • pieke24
                      Junior Member
                      • Apr 2011
                      • 14

                      #11
                      Hi quiet noise

                      Thanks for your comments. The laces are leather coated in a metailic fabric paint to give them that look. It's something i'm still working on getting a different look for layering the paints.
                      I was going for an understated look, and didn't want the shoes to shine. As matte shoes arn't something i've seen much of, it was a idea i wanted to play with. They can be polished to make them shine if that look is wanted.
                      Thank you for the craftmanship comment. I've never been shown how to make shoes i just watched a few videos on youtube and had a go and that's the result. So that means allot to me.
                      James Kearns

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                      • quiet noise
                        Banned
                        • Dec 2008
                        • 425

                        #12
                        on a second thought, i do like these very much:

                        texture looks impressive and i like the pointed toebox. and again, the laces are outstanding. dont mind the studs as long as there are not too many of them, definitely think 2 is enough.

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                        • pieke24
                          Junior Member
                          • Apr 2011
                          • 14

                          #13
                          Hey,

                          Thanks QN, there great to wear. Have them on most days.

                          I will be posting more pics when i get them back from the factory as i am having samples made very soon. So they will look more together. As i'm not using any stiffeners in my shoes in the studio they look like this, and also the soles will be thicker and of a different leather.

                          Hope to post them in a few weeks when i get them back.

                          Thanks
                          James Kearns

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                          • cowsareforeating
                            Senior Member
                            • Jan 2011
                            • 1032

                            #14
                            very impressive! if you have the time, can you please pm me how you "taught yourself" how to make these!
                            pretty cool work!

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                            • gavagai
                              Senior Member
                              • May 2010
                              • 468

                              #15
                              I like the overall profile of these shoes but more pics are needed.

                              I'm not the biggest fan of the studs but maybe you just need to tinker with different types if you like the metals.

                              Cool stuff though. Nice start.

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