Hello once more, dear readers, we hope you have had a great week.
With the arrival of the sunshine and with a spring in our step, we would like to share a couple of pairs of recent bespoke shoes with you.
First up is a pair of Oxford shoes in a large scotch grain. They are slightly unusual in that most often, people associate Oxford shoes with a more dressy look and grain leathers with a more casual look. But here they are combined to give a great result. We think they would look equally at home in the boardroom or the pub.
The colour is a warm chestnut which would compliment most suit colours or a pair of indigo jeans.
The two lines of 2:1 punching on the counter and cap give that bespoke flavour to the shoes.
Luckily, the customer's feet are an elegant narrow shape, so they give the shoes a sleeker silhouette. We gave the toes a good shine to give the shoes a touch of distinction.
All in all, a great first pair which the customer is very happy with.
Next up is a really interesting pair of low Chelsea boots with an asymmetric vamp and dark purple patina - very cool.
We love this style, very contemporary and unique but with a retro Star Trek vibe - "Beam me up, Scotty".
The patina is a combination of navy, black and purple which really pings in sunlight.
The high shine shows off the colour variation.
And we fitted them with 3-piece bespoke boot trees made by our expert lastmaker.
Pretty cool - I want a pair!
And that is it for this week. We hope you liked the shoes and we look forward to welcoming you back next week. Until then, happy shoemaking!
Monday, 22 May 2017
I'm sure that you will join us in congratulating the six handsewn shoemaking students who finished their shoes on Saturday in a flurry of rasping, glassing, sanding, polishing, dyeing, waxing and burnishing!!!!!
Here's week two of their journey in no particular order...and, of course, their wonderful shoes!
And they're done!
And all together....Marc, Ivana, Alesha, Greg, Emily and Abby and me