Friday, 24 December 2010

European shoe production 1930's way

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.

Quality control at one of our European factories

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

El Ganso in El Courte Ingles

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.