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Roman Senators Shoes.
#1
Bonus Dies!

I am working on a Senators Toga Virilis and Tunica Clava. However, I need information on the senators maroon closed shoes/boots i've been hearing/reading about. However I have little knowledge about how/where to make/buy them.

Thanks for your time!
-Gaius (Sam)
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#2
Hans Binsfeld might be able to help you. At the bottom of this page you can see a a reconstruction of 'toga-shoes' and on the next page you can see both equestrian and patrician red boots.

http://www.binsfeld-replikate.de/AntSchuhe1.htm
http://www.binsfeld-replikate.de/AntSchuhe2.htm

Vale,
Jef Pinceel
a.k.a.
Marcvs Mvmmivs Falco

LEG XI CPF vzw
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http://www.LEGIOXI.be
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#3
Ah! Thank you very much for the link!

-Gaius (Sam)
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#4
Quote:Ah! Thank you very much for the link!

-Gaius (Sam)

You're welcome.
Jef Pinceel
a.k.a.
Marcvs Mvmmivs Falco

LEG XI CPF vzw
>Q SER FEST
http://www.LEGIOXI.be
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#5
This is my impression thus far.

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-Sam
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#6
Very nicely done impression, Senator, sir.

And a click of the old laud for ya!
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

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#7
Way to go Sam!

Not sure 'bout the haircut though.. Big Grin
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#8
Nice work Sam,

You have even managed to capture that Senatorial aloofness!
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#9
Very nice. Where did you get the shoes in the end?

The only remark I have is that I'd do something abou the fraying of the fabric at the armholes. I don't think a senator would want that.
Jef Pinceel
a.k.a.
Marcvs Mvmmivs Falco

LEG XI CPF vzw
>Q SER FEST
http://www.LEGIOXI.be
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#10
Maybe he's doing one of Caesars 'promoted allies'? :lol: Very cool though!
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#11
Those are temporary, I used some old leather slippers, I attached several other pieces of leather, then spray painted them red. I am still waiting for a reply from the chap in Germany. Otherwise they worked out well.

I felt the same about the sleeves. I wanted to have the Tunica wider so that the excess would 'fall' more. I will definitely be working on those though.

Thanks for the comments!

-Sam
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#12
The man you need is Robin Brown in the UK. He makes custom Roman footwear and has made a set of shoes for our Senator. Drop me a line at [email protected] and I can give you his contact details and send you images of our senators shoes.
MARCVS VLPIVS NERVA (aka Martin McAree)

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Legion Ireland - Roman Military Society of Ireland
Legionis XX Valeria Victrix Cohors VIII

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#13
Salvete everybody.

So far, I have not been able to find any archaeological information on the senatorial shoe types. The only evidence so far seems to be various sculptures. 
Or am I maybe overlooking some documentation  on finds? I would love to know.
Ils sont fous ces Romains!
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#14
(11-06-2016, 08:01 PM)sendanor Wrote: Salvete everybody.

So far, I have not been able to find any archaeological information on the senatorial shoe types. The only evidence so far seems to be various sculptures. 
Or am I maybe overlooking some documentation  on finds? I would love to know.

Your pefectly correct there is only sculptural evidence, though there is also plenty of evidence for construction and some surviving shoes are quite similar but for some of the details....
They are essentially a variation on the Mainz Calcei (no hobnails)
Ivor

"And the four bare walls stand on the seashore. a wreck a skeleton a monument of that instability and vicissitude to which all things human are subject. Not a dwelling within sight, and the farm labourer, and curious traveller, are the only persons that ever visit the scene where once so many thousands were congregated." T.Lewin 1867
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