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Making of a shoe - quality story

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How Alfred Sargent shoes are made. Great story by A Fine Pair of Shoes.

Alfred Sargents’ factory opened in 1899 and today still remains a family business in it’s fourth generation. Through 8-12 weeks and 8 stages of production, each pair of Goodyear Welted, hand crafted shoes undergoes over 200 individual operations.

1. Pattern Cutting

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2. Clicking

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3. Closing

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4. Preparation

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5. Lasting

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6. Making

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7. Finishing

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Italian Craftsman Shoemakers by Juan Carlos Jones / Milan, Italy

paucisverbis:

Italian Craftsman Shoemakers by Juan Carlos Jones / Milan, Italy

(via mso1)