Tag Archives: bespoke

More experiments

Here’s a pair of shoe uppers made from the fabric used for Fender amps. Please someone tell me that the gray bar along the vamp edge looks like the knobs on a Fender amp. The last for this pair should … Continue reading

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Back at work

If I have to be out of my shop for a while it always takes several days to catch up on paperwork and orders before I get to work on boots or shoes again. I was finally able to get … Continue reading

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Square toes and wingtips

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Progress on the rainbow shoes

I’m still getting the tongues too long which is a problem I only have on the cowboy boot shoes and it’s beginning to annoy me. Obviously I need to figure out what the problem is and fix it. Other than … Continue reading

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Closed toe sandals

I’m not sure what I’m doing here, but I’m having fun!

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Introducing

Introducing “If Heartaches Had Wings”

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Introducing

Introducing “Some Days are Diamonds”

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On the trees

It’s always a good feeling to reach this stage. I’ll let them sit over the weekend and then send them to their new owners.

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Labor and delivery

It was another hard labor but the second pair of lasts have been safely delivered and I’m going home. Shaping the heels will be easy tomorrow because the boots weigh half as much with no lasts inside!

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???

Am I posting this picture (gasp, wheeze) to show my progress on this pair, or is posting an update (puff, pant) just a good excuse to take a break after wrestling the lasts out? 🥴

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