Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Saturday, 21 November 2009


It's now confirmed, we are in Bergdorf Goodman. In the window. You can just about see the Cobblers Shop, obscured by a huge dummy. But it's there. And you can see our boxes in the window. It's cute. I have photos which I will post when we get home.

My feet are now officially throbbing after a day of pounding the hard streets of new York.

I also have shots of those finished Norwegian welted boots. Delivered them on Tuesday and the client was delighted. They looked amazing, it must be said. Again will post on Monday.

Friday, 20 November 2009

New York City

Here we are then! The day after our trunk show at Leffot. I am exhausted.

After an unwanted run in with officialdom, we managed to get there and set up by the skin of our teeth. Steven and Hiroko were as welcoming as usual, and helped in every way.

It was a grey wet day, which did not help, but the atmosphere in the shop was great. The Winkers took pride of place, sitting happily along with the 2 colourways Leffot already carry. The McDougal check was a particular favourite.
We also had some conversations about our carreducker shoemaking course in May, which is very promising seeing as it is so far away (I say that but it will be upon us before we know it). The new Special tweed boot was also a popular style. It is beautiful and seems to be the way forward for our bespoke shoes. Leather and tweed, gorgeous!

We met some old faces and some new, so all in it was a successful day.

Today we are visiting some retailers to hawk our wares from a trunk. Should be good. This will include a trip to Bergdorf Goodman to see the fabled Fantastic Mr Fox window display. Pics when we get home (muppet boy here forgot the cables for the camera).The sun has just come out, so bring it on.

My family is driving down from Maine this afternoon, with my brother arriving from Utah tomorrow, so I am really looking forward to seeing them. It's been over a year.

So that is a little taster of what we have been doing. More later.