This might be of interest to some of our new shoemakers who didn’t have the opportunity of a long period of working/apprenticing with a master who hand welts and how he/she prepare the insoles and soles for inseaming and sole stitching, I can see how this preparations can be over-looked in a few weeks course on shoemaking. NoContinue reading “Mellowing leather soles and insoles”
From the “FOOTWEAR REPAIRER”, VOL. 2: no 7. London April 1948 ” + + NEWS ITEM + BRISTOL AND PLYMOUTH ASSOCIATIONS OF BTA HAVE SENT RESOLUTIONS TO WESTERN D.C. URGING COUNCIL TO ASK NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALISTS AND ALL NEWSPAPERS EDITORS TO STOP USING THE OFFENSIVE WORD “COBBLER” IN THE PRESS + + A MORAL libel, orContinue reading “COBBLER–a word that libels the craftsman”
This pair of classic shoes are made from calf leather upper and fully hand welted,The seats are whip stitched.
A pair of wingtip reaching the end of the line, it is good to leave the lasts (wood) in the shoe as long as possible beyond the two weeks I usually allow for the bottoming leather to dry completely,it will help the shoe to retain the shape of the last. On a different note, My cactus plant remembered the kindness i wasContinue reading “Plain Oxford wingtip”
A recent pair of Balmoral lace boots in calf leather and fully hand welted,There are more pairs on the go as fast as two hands can produce. Nasser
It has been a while,but here is a pair of boots I was making last week for Defiance, So I thought I will show them to you. more to come soon. Nasser
A two holes tie shoes in calf leather,Today is the pick up day for these shoes,so i thought i will post a photo of them. Nasser
Here is another ankle boots in French calf and pebble grain for the wings. Nasser
Apologies for the long absently form here, Both hands were busy making shoes of all sorts,half a dozen on the go,here is one of them,an oxford in calf and pebble grain in the mustard color and they are made to order.
Here is a shoe in snake skin and calf leather, It took me a while to feel comfortable putting my knife into snake skins,This pair was bought by someone who likes leopardskin.