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Friday, 20 December 2013

2013 ends in a riot of colour!

This is the last blog of the year for us as we down tools and close up the workshops for a massive two-week break. But don't worry, there will be a host of new shoes, new projects and new challenges to write about in 2014.

There will be no easing into the new year, as we start our intensive course on January 6th. So, Deep Heat at the ready, (there are other brands available, just not so aptly named!) as muscles and tendons are jolted back into life!

The mood in the cutting room at Gieves has been one of jollity (and tired heads) as the decorations go up and the party season gets under way. It's lovely to see our friends and colleagues let their hair down, out-of-hours so forgive the indulgence of the sequence below from Gieves' staff Christmas party, in the beautiful Virginia Woolf room at The Russell Hotel...

Ms. Christine Macardy Gieves' bespoke's client liaison 
Mr. Matthew Crocker demonstrates the military precision of a ribs n' tux  combo
Getting the party started
Matt & Hugo throwing some shapes.
Why more men should dress up.
Guess what's on the left? The bar!
Old golden eyes  - head of Personal Tailoring, Mr. Shelton Miranda
The very lovely Ms. Agnes Smeder & Mr. Crocker (still on the dance floor) 

Effortless style!
And so we bow out of 2013 with a few colourful highlights from this year's bespoke commissions.

Carreducker shoes for a series of advertisements for Tim Page Carpets in Chelsea Harbour for super glossy home interiors magazine, World of Interiors. 5/10/2012
Our series for Tim Page Carpets ad. campaign
Carreducker shoes for a series of advertisements for Tim Page Carpets in Chelsea Harbour for super glossy home interiors magazine, World of Interiors. 5/10/2012
Our series for Tim Page Carpets ad. campaign
Stingray detail
BN Derby boots in box calf, stingray & Icelandic salmon with a sunflower yellow lining
JT Derbies in Bordeaux calf with an emerald green lining.
TK Derbies in caramel waxed calf with lime green detail
NS Derby boots in acorn and chambray calf with a sky blue lining

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays and until 2014, happy shoemaking!

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