Friday, 24 December 2010
Glued by hand on wooden lasts, onto the racks and into the Flash Gordon style vulcanising chamber for the bonding process which is one hour of cooking at 130 deg. The old way. The best way.
These photos were taken whilst visiting one of producers in Europe. Very old fashioned, hand made conveyor line and built on hand cut wooden lasts. Very agreeable, with a fine eye on detail. Yet another reliable producer we have located allowing a larger range of product to our customers.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
See these photos of the new Courte Ingles stand in Madrid. As you see the brand is nestled nicely between Levis and Pepe Jeans. More Courte Ingles stores plan to open El Ganso departments in the near future.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Pavlos from Greece sent me this photo of Tigra Tartan bought from the El Ganso shop in Barcelona. We have been working on Jeremy Stanford for El Ganso the last 5 or 6 years coming up with interesting colour combinations, using a variety of fabrics and overseeing all aspects of production. I hope you like these as much as Pavlos.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
This very simple pressed sol, string mesh shoe was produced by us for You Must Create of London. Once again simple structure and well priced.
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
These basic models will need to have changes made to the fabric uppers, the soles however show great potential with the toe caps which many customers ask for.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Sunday, 7 November 2010
That means sausage, bacon and enough meat to last a Hungarian family through the winter, it also means a very early start in the morning and a fairly brutal technique with the sledge hammer when piggy is not looking.
These are the ladies who handle the stitching of a large part of our shoe orders. Here I am checking the production as the shoes come out of the vulcanising chamber just before being wrapped in tissue paper and boxed up for shipment to Spain. This supplier is really very reliable.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Over the last five years I have been able to locate for friends these vintage Heuer watches. Beautiful pieces. My favorite was the gunmetal Pasedena sold to Benny. Some of these went to the Monaco auction for motor sport related items.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Tisza was the original shoe available in Hungary in the 70's and 80's, we recreated and updated the model with 5 colour prints for men and women.
Following a recent visit to Belgrade I was introduced to the fashion buyer of the very cool, retail and restaurant space called SUPERMARKET. It may be that within a few weeks PLIMSOLL will be available in a range of 5 or 6 colours.
Friday, 24 September 2010
This seersucker beach shoe worked out well for our customer El Ganso. I gave a pair to an old friend and he recently sent us a photo of him wearing them in Florence. Hope you like them.
Friday, 17 September 2010
This was taken a couple of summers ago when Zsuzsi and I went to visit a shoe factory in Hungary to collect new samples for PLIMSOLL. Whatever this guy had done to this Fita 500 worked for us.
Saturday, 11 September 2010
This is the factory handling some of our pressed shoe range-PLIMSOLL, RED SOLE and models for You Must Create.