The horse, The most beautiful animal also produces the most beautiful leather, This pair are in two tones Shell Cordovan, That is the ( cross-pieces of horse-butt), Hand welted and sewn heel seat, pegged heel stacks.
This pair is going to be the last pair made in 2016, French calf and kip lining, whip stitched heel seat and pegged heel stack. Season greetings & happy holidays to you all.
This shoe is made from calf leather and kip lining and welted all around.
I have included a field trip day as part of our shoemaking course this year, A day to go visit the suppliers of leather and tools and for the future shoemakers to meet those people, Ted Heslop of Moore-Pearsall Tannery is a man who knows his leather not to mention his humour, I am lucky to have these students taking my shoemaking course and listen to me for 3 weeks, They walk out after 3 weeks knowing how sharpen knives and skive leather, How to make waxed leather and above all the science and art of pattern cutting, lasting and welting, They would not be masters at these skills until years later if they wish to continue.