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by pearl
Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Shoes & how to make them
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

[quote="Colin Middleton What is NOS? How do you spot high quality bridkle leather as opposedto 'cheaper leather'? When you say 'boiled in a very heavy wax', presumably this was something thicker than bees wax? I would assume that this would turn them very hard and inflexable. I take it that the...
by pearl
Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: World War 2 era women's shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

Its mainly an adhesive used in high pressure combining of leather (cheap splits) with other materials rather than a low impact constructional cement, and is , in this context, mostly used for footwear destined for the UK market. Orthopeadic shoemakers, here, have a range of materials that are free f...
by pearl
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: World War 2 era women's shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 2090

I take it you mean ladies. If you have a specific style .let me know and the size and I can get you a quote. One of the shoemakers I supply has continental 40s lasts for up to two inch heels. They have just used them for a limited run of a Tbar in three colours. Others have suitable flats. But Ii wi...
by pearl
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Shoes & how to make them
Replies: 8
Views: 1619

Well you are on the right track. I am still wearing the plaited cords that were used in the research for the original article, although removed from the wooden patterns and stitched on to leather ones.(yes i stole them) I always get through any soft ground faster than anyone else, and maintain my fo...
by pearl
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Insurance of costumes?
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Mine are covered by existing insurance. This I know for a fact as I had to claim last year..
They are also covered for any damage they may do to other people, which I find is strange.

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