Tag Archives: bespoke

Elle magazine

I’m mentioned in Elle magazine this month. I have no idea why they wanted a photo of these boot tops instead of a photo of a completed pair of boots, but since chances are slim that being featured will lead … Continue reading

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Introducing…

“Sad Wind Sighs”

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Fillers

After lasting and inseaming the boot leather sits above the insole, leaving a depression. You can see how the boot in the center has areas that aren’t level. On the left is the filler piece and on the right is … Continue reading

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Toes

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Introducing:

Introducing: “Blackbirds and Crows” (rough-out version)

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Introducing:

“If Heartaches Had Wings”

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At least one of my prayers gets answered

The Boot Maker’s Prayer (Please match, please match) has been answered. I’ve been building and leveling heels all day and I’m tired so I’m going home now and I’ll finish these tomorrow.

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In love

I’m pretty excited about these because I think they’re one of the prettiest boots I’ve made. I’ll have them finished tomorrow.

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I like a challenge

I found this picture today of a pair of boots I made. There’s a raised cord design going around the front of the foot, precisely along the bottom of the vamp (foot) leather. To do this and get it perfect … Continue reading

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Lace-up Boots

Successful day lasting boots with my apprentice

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