Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 26 January 2018


How finishing a pair of shoes feels...

Welcome, once more, to one and all - old timers, curious newbies and those who are starting their shoe making journey....we hope you have had a good week.

We have had a great January with the January Intensive Shoe Making Course ending on a high, the second delivery of Tor boots wending its way out via numerous couriers 

and a further delivery due very soon...never mind catching up with things in the workshop and our new one-to-one student joining us from Korea! Welcome Jove!

We have also started the year with two fabulous pieces of coverage both in hot, new terrestrial magazines. 

The first is on our collaboration with William Lennon to create the Tor boot in Riddle magazine - a great on and off-line read with an intelligent look at style, fashion and life in general

Photo courtesy Riddle Magazine by Andy Barnham

...and the second is in the launch issue of The Maker's Atelier, founded by former shoe making student and seamstress extraordinare, Frances Tobin. The magazine is principally about making clothes and includes a full pattern for a garment in each edition. We love the make it yourself ethos. We also love that it is print only - buy it here.

So we've finished the month feeling excited and enthused for the year ahead! Wishing you all a great weekend, until next week happy shoemaking.