Sunday, 28 December 2014

You Must Create

We produced this Wrestling Boot for YMC a year or two ago-still love it. It came in cream, chocolate or military green all with the herringbone heel stripe. Get along to their Poland Street, London store.


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Military shoe for Nigel Cabourn

We ran these Plimsolls a couple of years ago for Nigel Cabourn which sells mostly in Japan. Still love them.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Now this we like

                                             Long range tank/massive front brake combo

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Match Canvas open like a kipper

Just before the stitching phase we see details of Match Canvas coming together-with a pink lining. One for the ladies.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Detailed Rubber Trapper Boot

Looking to run a remake of this vintage Converse Trapper's boot with our European vulcanised shoe factory. Not many of these factories left now in Europe. This was made in the US originally. Our contacts produce a lot of rubber boots so the production of a similar canvas boot to this should be straight forward enough.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Tigra AW 14 production

Just back from one of our suppliers seeing the shoes come off the production line and boxed up to go out to El Ganso. I decided to put a sized 45 Green/Orange Tigra seen in the background into my bag.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Classic Tigra

The new El Ganso shop has opened on London's King's Road in Chelsea.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Made in Europe


Thursday, 4 September 2014

New shop in Chelsea, London for El Ganso

                                  El Ganso open their Chelsea branch on King's Road-London

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Deck shoes

                                                                  S Double-Japan

Monday, 18 August 2014

S Double-Japan-desert boots we produced for Shawn Stussy


Friday, 15 August 2014

Thursday, 14 August 2014

College Leather

We are putting further leather models into production at this time of year for our partners at El Ganso -Spain. The orders continue to increase and shops are opening every month. At the last found El Ganso had 96 shops world wide.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Tigra Track shoe on lake Balaton, Hungary

Tamas was sailing on a beautiful 1930's wooden sailing boat and took this photo as thanks for the shoes we sent him. Not the first pair I can assure you. I will ask for photos of the boat to put on the blog-it is a real beauty.

Monday, 5 May 2014

London to Capetown by 1930's Velocette-a young man's game

Richard and Tom decided it was best to ride from London to Capetown on 1930's Velocette motorcycles. This is a photo of Richard in Khartoum doing a little street jig in a pair of our shoes and a nifty get up for the entertainment of that local chap.

Below the pair are seen in early autumn in Budapest as they came to see me about some engine repairs.

The trip is written up in their fantastic blog-

They made the whole distance btw.

Good lads.

Monday, 14 April 2014

JAP twin engined salt racer

Who needs brakes when you are trying to go fast? JAP was a British engine supplier to some of the really exotic motorcycle makers of the 20's to the 50's.