Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Have a fantastic Christmas everyone and a wonderful New year.

And let's hope 2011 is a great year. I have a feeling it will be.

It's my last day today and then it's a well earned holiday... well, staycation.

Here is a festive treat for all of you. The first two pairs of bespoke shoes in a capsule collection we have designed to launch our concession at Gieves and Hawkes. Hope you like them.












I love the matt croc, it gives a cooler edge to a classic tassle loafer. And I also love the military ribbon tug. We went through Gieves military archive to find inspiration and found some truly amazing clothes and equipment.
The hand stitching on the upper which goes all the way along the side to the back seam is masterful. £5000 worth of shoe.


The next one is called the Campaign Boot. We used a military twill on these and were inspired by the Map Room at Number 1 Savile Row where the body of explorer David Livingstone lay in state. Love the chocolate pebble grain and the brass rivets.






So, this is it. The last post of 2010. I will be back on January 7.

So, until then, happy shoemaking!