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Friday, 28 March 2014

Crafted, Makers of the Exceptional

Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional

We are delighted to be showing at the Royal Academy as part of the Vicheron Constantin Walpole Crafted Makers of the Exceptional exhibition. 

We would like to extend a warm invitation to you all to visit the Royal Academy, to come in to say hello and to see the work of so many talented craftsmen ...including old friends Ndidi Ekubia, Wayne Meeten, Ptolemy Mann, Mr. Smith, Jacqui Cullen and Helen Amy Murray.  

Any talk of shoe making this week? Well yes. We are frantically busy making a new capsule collection for the show. (There will be pictures, but after the two of us spent a couple of hours wrestling lasts from a pair of riding boots, I'm afraid it won't be today!) The new showpieces are designed for a gentleman who enjoys country pursuits - a riding boot, jodhpur boot, stalking boot and Derby shoe - and we're really excited!!! 

Anyway, the exhibition is free, so do please pass on the details

The Royal Academy's Burlington Gardens entrance is also just across the way from Gieves & Hawkes at No.1 Savile Row, so it's an opportunity not to be missed to pop in to see the store's ongoing transformation. Below is our understated showcase in the new bespoke rooms which have a very masculine, elegant feel.   

Much, much more news of shoe making next week, but until then happy shoe making!