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The term "bespoke" was a foreign term to me

RRPRRP Posts: 24,068
edited January 2018 in Off Topic
I had to look it up. Then I went back to @DWFII's posts and talk about being impressed! Any eggers wanting to buy custom made "cowboy boots" or shoes ought to take a look! 
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  • British origin, so that makes sense.  Some very cool stuff being hand made by @DWFII no doubt.
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  • WoodchunkWoodchunk Posts: 911
    I see he was in the 82 airborne, must have been at ft brag in the 60's
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 1,066
    Bespoke has become recently overused in my opinion like craft and artisanal. We could stand to use these words less often.
    Mountain View, CA
  • DWFIIDWFII Posts: 308
    edited January 2018
    dmourati said:
    Bespoke has become recently overused in my opinion like craft and artisanal. We could stand to use these words less often.


    To the contrary, we could stand to use them more rigourously and in a context where they actually mean something. People in contemporary society tend to dislike excellence in any form. So we dumb down the meanings of words and reduce all good things to the lowest common denominator.

    FWIW, "bespoke" has been associated with the Trade (shoemaking) since time out of mind--the 18th century, at least.
    Bespoke boot and shoemaker--45+ years
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  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 1,066
    DWFII said:
    dmourati said:
    Bespoke has become recently overused in my opinion like craft and artisanal. We could stand to use these words less often.


    To the contrary, we could stand to use them more rigourously and in a context where they actually mean something. People in contemporary society tend to dislike excellence in any form. So we dumb down the meanings of words and reduce all good things to the lowest common denominator.

    FWIW, "bespoke" has been associated with the Trade (my Trade) since time out of mind--the 18th century, at least.
    We're in agreement.
    Mountain View, CA
  • DWFIIDWFII Posts: 308
    RRP said:
    I had to look it up. Then I went back to @DWFII's posts and talk about being impressed! Any eggers wanting to buy custom made "cowboy boots" or shoes ought to take a look! 
    https://www.instagram.com/dwfrommer/

    British origin, so that makes sense.  Some very cool stuff being hand made by @DWFII no doubt.


    Thank you for the kind words.
    Bespoke boot and shoemaker--45+ years
    Instagram
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,886
    Dangit @RRP get out of my wallet.  Not much of a boot guy but those dress shoes got me thinking.  I read up on his site I don’t know if I am patient enough to wait.  Plus I don’t even want to know what they would set me back.  I’ll keep dreaming. 
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Quality boots that I'd wear with confidence. Nice work and feed @DWFII
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    Beautiful work.  I'm impressed.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    some nice work there. do you have a source for the polarbear hair, my stock is getting increasingly low

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  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,545
    Very nice work. Too bad I only wear sneakers, Sanuk's, and sandals. 
    Scott
    Greenville ,Tx

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  • DWFIIDWFII Posts: 308
    some nice work there. do you have a source for the polarbear hair, my stock is getting increasingly low


    Thank you!

    I suspect every fisherman would like a source. I think it's illegal in the US...or was last time I heard.

    I haven't tied seriously for some 25 years. Before that I tied well enough to trade flies (of the sort you see on my IG feed) for custom built McNeese fly rods.  McNeese sold or gave me most of that bear...and it was prime--no "broomed" tips...and a fair portion of is was dyed--red, orange purple.

    Then I quit fly fishing entirely about twenty years ago until about six years ago when I took up the spey rod. McNeese was again an influence there--he had worked with Jim Green and Les Eichorn and others to develop a 14'  rod for the Dean, and they were the first Am. made spey rods built here in the US...that I know of.

    About two years ago my balance started going and I ended up in the water almost as often as an ouzel. Esp. in these big brawling rivers of Oregon--the Deschutes, the Rogue, the Umpqua--and wading deep for steelhead. And i had some medical issues.

    So, reluctantly, I hung it all up again...probably for good.

    But all that's still a big part of my identity and I still own a single-handed trout graphite rod that I built and a trout spey--11'9"--and a steelhead spey--13'2". And some pretty nice English reels.

    Like Egging, however, I couldn't afford to get into it from scratch...if I wanted or had to...now that I'm retired.




    Bespoke boot and shoemaker--45+ years
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,351
    Very cool.  True craftsmanship.  A little nicer than my elephant skinned Tony Lamas! 
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,955
    DWFII said:
    some nice work there. do you have a source for the polarbear hair, my stock is getting increasingly low


    Thank you!

    I suspect every fisherman would like a source. I think it's illegal in the US...or was last time I heard.

    I haven't tied seriously for some 25 years. Before that I tied well enough to trade flies (of the sort you see on my IG feed) for custom built McNeese fly rods.  McNeese sold or gave me most of that bear...and it was prime--no "broomed" tips...and a fair portion of is was dyed--red, orange purple.

    Then I quit fly fishing entirely about twenty years ago until about six years ago when I took up the spey rod. McNeese was again an influence there--he had worked with Jim Green and Les Eichorn and others to develop a 14'  rod for the Dean, and they were the first Am. made spey rods built here in the US...that I know of.

    About two years ago my balance started going and I ended up in the water almost as often as an ouzel. Esp. in these big brawling rivers of Oregon--the Deschutes, the Rogue, the Umpqua--and wading deep for steelhead. And i had some medical issues.

    So, reluctantly, I hung it all up again...probably for good.

    But all that's still a big part of my identity and I still own a single-handed trout graphite rod that I built and a trout spey--11'9"--and a steelhead spey--13'2". And some pretty nice English reels.

    Like Egging, however, I couldn't afford to get into it from scratch...if I wanted or had to...now that I'm retired.




    sorry to hear about the medical problems, i dread the day i cannot cast any more. my source used pre 1972 hides and had some great colors, i try not to tie more than a half dozen flies with it a year now which gets me thru a few weeks when the smelt arejust entering the lake, very small and transluscent young of years. mostly fish for native landocked atlantic salmon now.  i do need to learn the double hand spey, my right arm elbow and shoulder isnt what it used to be for single handed casting
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • DWFIIDWFII Posts: 308
    edited January 2018
    sorry to hear about the medical problems, i dread the day i cannot cast any more. my source used pre 1972 hides and had some great colors, i try not to tie more than a half dozen flies with it a year now which gets me thru a few weeks when the smelt arejust entering the lake, very small and transluscent young of years. mostly fish for native landocked atlantic salmon now.  i do need to learn the double hand spey, my right arm elbow and shoulder isnt what it used to be for single handed casting
    Arm and shoulder problems were the reason I quit the first time. I am only 5'7"+/- and I was casting a 10' for a 9 most of the day.

    Medical problems were mostly age related and an allergy to some meds the VA prescribed. Not inconsequential but nothing life threatening beyond what any invasive surgery poses, for the most pat.

    Go to spey and you'll never go back--longer casts, less effort, more river (some good casters can hit 80'-90' with trees not ten feet behind them)...although forget about dry fly.
    Bespoke boot and shoemaker--45+ years
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  • beautiful  boots.  thank for the link.....I do wear boots
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • DWFIIDWFII Posts: 308
    Thanks for the compliments and conversation, lads.
    Bespoke boot and shoemaker--45+ years
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