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
Great news, here’s the final schedule for our 2014 Summer Intensive Apprenticeship Course! Time: 9th (Monday) to 27th (Friday) June 2014, on weekdays The duration of the course is 3×5 days, that is 15 intensive all day workdays. Location: Savannah, GA, USA. This is the only location and time we have for this year, so… Read More
I am very busy. There are 3-4 upcoming courses and plenty plans ahead. There are amazing stuff down the road, what I want to complete this year. This time just keep it as a surprise – trust me, you will like at least one of them. So, here are the lasts, waiting for students.
Before you start to make button shoes, make sure you have these two pliers: The first one makes the holes (I don’t think that you can’t make it by a knife and a hole punch, but perfectionism.. you know what I mean)
Hard to believe, but you can collect some negative feelings even if you work f’n hard to protect and preserve a traditional craft, putting your whole life on it, spending 24 hours thinking about it, teaching, writing, blogging and videotaping it. You know what? I am actually glad that I have haters – I prefer… Read More
Did you know that my anchestor (around) in 1800 came to Hungary as a tanner? That was a highly appreciated job. Very recently I have visited a tannery, and those big barrels generated some strange emotions – not as my great-great grandpa would have from these “modern” stuff (those in the pictures are 100 years… 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)