Thank you for the write-up and the pictures, Matt. The construction looks to be first-rate, and I have a soft spot for three-eyelet derbies.
Would you happen to have a more detailed picture of the waist?
Thank you for the additional pictures. That is one fine waist. I am officially jealous now.They have the tightest cut waist that I have seen anywhere. There is no fiddleback, just a very tight, bevelled waist.
Only the last is not changeable. The rest is literally "sky is the limit". He has a ton of samples as all of his bespoke samples are equally applicable to the Bottier line. I do not think that anything is against the rules. The only bad thing is that you need to be there to order, and he does not ship. I was there to order, and had a family member pick them up in Paris and bring them to me. I am sure that you could find somebody to get them to you as long as you were there to place the order.Thank you for the additional pictures. That is one fine waist. I am officially jealous now.
To what extent were you able to specify the pattern? Would M. Gomez make the pattern from scratch if you had come up with something that he didn't have, or were you limited to making modifications to existing patterns?
The waist compares very well, even though it looks welted, to the pegged waist from another handmade RTW shoe, Saint Crispin's in this case:
They have the tightest cut waist that I have seen anywhere. There is no fiddleback, just a very tight, bevelled waist.