Womenswear: HELP: Cobbler who can re-upholster a leather upper?


swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

posted 25 Apr 2022 21:01, edited 25 Apr 2022 21:01
appreciate this is a weird one but would value any leads

my wife-to-be is searching for her dream shoes for the "big day". Unfortunately she found them but now they are sold out everywhere - including direct from the brand nodaleto…… she therefore wants to customise a pair of similar shoes (which she already owns) to replicate the ones she wants. this can probably be achieved by a decent cobbler who can line the existing leather with a silk/satin material (wedding style). does anyone know a cobbler (or other person) who can do this sort of thing? surely it is doable?

nodaleto ones she wants:



mules she already owns (ideally the sole would also be lined with satin/silk or painted white):


joe6886
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956 posts since 16/11/08

26 Apr 2022 01:12
I’d give dean at Yorkshire sole a message/phone call. He may say it’s too much for him but he’s just sorted out a pair of trainers for me, wasn’t what he normally does but he cut a Velcro strap off that looped across the laces, restitched some
Suede intothe lace panel etc (hard to describe) but quite a tricky job but he’s made them look spot on.

He’s a dead honest bloke and will probably just tell you straight if he doesn’t fancy it
Rez
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8998 posts since 5/4/09

26 Apr 2022 09:30
Plus one for Dean, a nice guy who is interested in pushing the limits of the service he can offer!
Kadafi39
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2187 posts since 30/10/09

26 Apr 2022 09:47
You marrying Austin Powers?
exactlythat
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2346 posts since 27/10/07

posted 27 Apr 2022 08:27, edited 27 Apr 2022 08:27
think 'the restory' is your best chance. i don't think the uppers would be impossible as there's a 'welt' stitch.

they probably could just take the uppers off, fuse some satin on and steam it to but i wonder if they'd have problems with keeping the form and need to make a last for it - which is all quite a lot of work.

the sole isn't stacked leather by the looks of it but a decorative veneer to look like it is so maybe it could just be peeled off and white leather fitted.

which raises the question, they don't look all that in terms of construction so you're talking £££ that might not be worth it for the final result. is there no chance of something similar being found?

i know guidi have recently done new models with the same mule form in a white leather and could even make something to order. they look much less 'rough' than their styles maybe 5-10 years ago. i reckon you could find someone to make a pair bespoke from scratch.
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

27 Apr 2022 09:18
thanks - really helpful info Cool she is actually also exploring getting a pair made of scratch as they are quite a simple shoe
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

27 Apr 2022 10:25
Who the fuck makes one-off shoes from scratch?
Scottishmark
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843 posts since 25/1/11

27 Apr 2022 10:52
Bespoke shoe makers? Laughing out loud
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

27 Apr 2022 11:17
Of the mens bespoke shoemakers that I know of, you still have to choose a style from a range (oxford, derby, monks, etc.) rather than starting from a blank piece of paper.

I would've thought all bespoke makers would have 'house' styles, but women's bespoke footwear might be totally different.
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

27 Apr 2022 12:08
its a mule/clog shoe mate. bit different to a pair of oxfords
burny
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6155 posts since 25/5/06

27 Apr 2022 12:08
Bear in mind Swedes from proper silver spoon stock. Not made up stock like some in here. His Dad probably owns the factory.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

27 Apr 2022 12:10
swede wrote: its a mule/clog shoe mate. bit different to a pair of oxfords

Read what I said again.

"Of the mens bespoke shoemakers that I know of…"