Bespoke Display Shoe

reid elrod bespoke shoes english welt sample

sample shoe sole stitch reid elrod bespoke

reid elrod bespoke heel rand

Reid Elrod Bespoke Oxford Seamless Heel

Bespoke Gusset Oxford Reid Elrod Bespoke

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Latest work of a Gladiator Oxford, calf and python leathers.

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking toe puff leather stiffener

Toe stiffener and side stiffeners

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking welting gladiator oxford

reid elrod bespoke shoes portland oregon gladiator oxford

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking portland oregon oxford

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking portland oregon gladiator oxford bottom finish

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Wholecut Oxford

Reid Elrod Wholecut Oxford Besoke

Reid Elrod Bespoke Shoemaking

Reid Elrod Bespoke Shoes Finishing

Reid Elrod Bespoke Oxford Handmade Shoe

 

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Seamless

Some recent work on a seamless wholecut

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking welted

bespoke shoemaking reid elrod sole stitching and fudge marks

reid elrod bespoke seamless wholecut oxford

^before shine; v after shine

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking mirror shine on toe

 

Finished a pair for a female client a while back but forgot to post!

reid elrod womens bespoke oxford

And coming soon is a black calf w/ python skin gladiator oxford, we are excited for it.

reid elrod bespoke gladiator oxford sewing closing

 

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Finished Shoe

Dark Brown Calf Wholecut with Sidelacing. English Welted and Navy Blue Waist + Sole Edge

reid elrod bespoke wholecut sidelace

reid elrod bespoke sidelace wholecut

^Outdoor defused lighting

reid elrod bespoke wholecut sidelace oxford

reid elrod bespoke sole stitching

^Outdoor direct sunlight

reid elrod bespoke sidelace oxford wholecut

^Indoor defused lighting

Enjoy how the colors change based on the lighting

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reid elrod upper sewing closing

Closing the upper

reid elrod bespoke shoes lasting

Lasting

reid elrod bespoke shoemaking welting

The first stitch. Extra lasting allowance for the waist but a bit much…

reid elrod bespoke side lace oxford welt

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Trial Fittings

Before I make a final shoe I make trial fitters to test the fit, shape, and pattern of the shoe. I make mine by using lower grade leathers and just doing cemented construction (no welts the uppers are only glued to the soles). Right now I have 3 out waiting for feedback and while minor adjustments are definitely visible hopefully nothing major will need adjusting.

elrod shoe trial fitter

sidelace trial

elrod shoes elastic gusset trial fit

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