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Oct 11, 2018

Hey Duc-Ho, I'm here because nobody responded to this thread after a few days...maybe one of these resources will help you:

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If we're lucky, maybe I can guilt some users to help you out: @Oual @victorstephan04 @Bahnimanggv

I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Oct 16, 2018

I have a pair of bespoke shoes. Cost me a fortune, but I can't say it wasn't worth it. Did some research on StyleForum before deciding to go get fitted for a pair by Nicholas Templeman. He's based in London but travels to the States at least a couple times a year. I went with him over a couple local NYC shops like Oliver Moore because I liked what I saw on his Instagram and because of his past experience working at John Lobb (that's like...the Blackstone of the shoemaking game).

Oct 16, 2018

Tradition is definitely best. Once you start wearing bespoke shoes, it is difficult to go back to store-bought. How did you go through the process of getting your foot measured and selecting the style? Are you planning to get the same pair again since traditional shoemakers keep your shoe trees.

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Oct 16, 2018

During the first meeting, the shoemaker basically just took my measurements by using a tape measure and tracing the outline of my feet on a piece of paper, making notes about certain aspects like a slender heel or a prominent bone along the topside of my foot. I paid half the cost upfront. I had a rough idea of the style of shoe I wanted, but that idea was gradually refined into a tangible pair of shoes over a series of emails between Nick and I during the subsequent weeks and months. Things like color, type of leather, sole, toe shape, and medallion were decided on during this time. I don't want to delve too far into the specifics as Nick does feature my shoes on his Instagram and it would be fairly simple to trace the pair back to me, but it is a work-appropriate pair of black oxfords. After several months, Nick returned to NYC with my unfinished pair of shoes for a fitting. The shoes were still missing heel stacks and soles, but he didn't need those to assess how well they fit my feet. After concluding that the fit was good and that no major changes needed to be made, I paid the other half of the invoice, the shoes were finished and shipped to me with a complimentary tin of Saphir shoe polish.

And yes, Nick does have possession of my custom lasts and I do plan on getting another pair at some point, but not right now.

Oct 16, 2018

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Oct 16, 2018

What's your specific foot issue? I have wide feet and found Ferragamo works well in general. You can buy a lot of higher end shoes in wider/narrower flavor too.

Oct 16, 2018

Narrow foot with really long middle toes. Store bought 11s are too wide while 10.5s are too short. Plus I tend to wear plain toe black oxford year round so I would prefer to have the ability to go back to the same shoes every time.

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Nov 13, 2018
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