Tag Archives: bespoke

Introducing

“Blackbirds and Crows”

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Always trying to improve

Several years ago, a customer of mine brought in a pair of boots made by a Texas boot maker named Don Atkinson. They were beautifully made but I especially admired how neat and clean and flawless they were where the … Continue reading

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Skiving

I have the boot tops skived and all the pieces for the inlay skived too. It took me around 45 minutes to hand skive all four boot panels.

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More progress! In one day!

The soles are stitched. I’ll let them sit overnight in a plastic bag; I want the soles to be still damp but not too wet or completely dry when I put in all the wooden pegs tomorrow.

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Don’t mind me, I’m bragging

Four layers of leather on top of each other (two boot front panels, two back panels), design cut by hand with an X-Acto knife

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Progress

The customer chose the smooth leather over the rough-out and they’ll be completed soon. I laid the soles this morning.

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Surprise!

New boot design for someone who was wise (or unwise) enough to say, “I don’t know… do what you want.”

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Surprise!

Surprise! There are two pairs of these shoes! I couldn’t decide if I wanted the design to be stitched on the smooth side or the fuzzy side of the leather so I’m making a pair of each. Which one do … Continue reading

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Shoe preview

These are only draped over the last. I’ll last them properly tomorrow but I was eager to share! P.S. See… I can do subtle!

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RBG

I started making these shoes when Ruth Bader Ginsberg died and it’s taken me this long to finish them. On the outside of the shoes are the words “DISSENT” and “RESIST.” The insides say “nevertheless she persisted” and “when there … Continue reading

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