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Wholecut Cap-toe Oxford

Wholecut with cap-toe in black calf from Haas. This is the first time this client will ever have had an oxford where the laces are closed, due to abnormally large instep and a bone spur. Just one of the many … Continue reading

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Suede Alligator and Patent Crocodile

Recently finished pair of a slip-on style: Brown patent crocodile leather with natural edge finish, soles sewn 16 spi. I didn’t get a chance to shoot finished photos of the suede alligator pair, but have some making shots: Lasted, before … Continue reading

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Alligator Oxford 16spi

Black alligator Oxford on pointed toe last with navy blue fiddleback waist, rubber protective soling, and metal toe taps. Sole is sewn at 16 stitches per inch. Heel lifts attached with Hirschkleber paste and pegs. The shaping is done with … Continue reading

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Bespoke Orders: Beatle Zip Boot & Balmoral Semi Brogue

This boot took four fittings, but the final result was a glove like fit. Upper leather is black calf from Haas and English veg tan calf lining. Balmoral Semi Brogue with patina effect on Spanish calf upper and English calf … Continue reading

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Oxford Order and Another Sample Shoe

Round toe “lazy man” oxford My favorite lasting pliers for the shank area, sometimes referred to as “crab pincers” Art Deco inspired Ghillie sample shoe  

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Sample Oxford; One for the Archives

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Bespoke Wool Prince Albert Slipper

Bracing stitch. Stitching the outsole to the upper and insole, the slipper stitch. Beveled waist ironing. The pegged beveled waist on a slipper is unconventional, but beautiful.

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