but you can call them blue suede, as you probably don’t know any songs about nubuck shoes, right? Anyway – a simple, casual derby for everyday, just to add a hint of color to your khakis, maybe jeans.
This shape is kind of rare. First of all: not the latest fashion, except western boots and women shoes. It doesn’t mean you can’t find this style in the bespoke fashion. Here is an example. I am not saying it is only possible by hand, but for a nice result – that s the way. It… Read More
Trim it back to the holdfast… then …
I have been really busy recently making my prototypes, introducing RTW models and making some courses this summer. Well, it doesn’t mean that I am not available to my customers, so here is a sample of my recent work – cap-toe oxford, 5 eyelets (smart choice!), french boxcalf upper, full JR sole – heel counter… Read More
Here is an old customer’s order, and the first step of making a pair of shoes. Personally I thought that the upper pattern for a chukka boot seemed easy, but it is really not. There are plenty of small details, which can make your life miserable. You make a perfect pair, then you realize the the wind can easily blow in at the sides of the laces. Oh yes, it happened the first time (years ago) when I made a chukka for myself. Since then, I always make a pair for test from any new idea. (Which means: many shoes go into my own wardrobe. But someone has to get this job done too, no? 🙂 ). Read More
Cordwainers in my wokshop: Craig Corvin from Seattle, Andrew Diba from Canada, Seiji McCarthy from all over the world, but mainly USA, Dani Hart from London, UK and me at the front. October in Koronya workshop. And brogue overload on my shelf. (the second pair is technically a wholecut, thats why it has a backseam)