Thursday, 13 August 2015

College mid boot for El Ganso


Friday, 31 July 2015

Time Out Magazine

                Time Out Magazine cover the opening of the new El Ganso shop in Westfield.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Henley Royal Regatta

Just back from Henley Regatta where I saw Gabor Csepregi from my Budapest club Danubius race in the Diamond Sculls event. He got all the way through to the final where he met and lost to the Olympic Champion Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand. Gabor did very well and is racing as a light weight, Mahe is not as you see in the post race photo. Well done Gabor.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

El Ganso-fresh colours for summer


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Snake leather shoes anyone?

                                   We had these python skins delivered today for sampling.

Skoda S100-beauty

                                    Seen in mid Slovakia on the way back from a production

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Suede desert boot


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

You Must Create-leather summer shoe

                                                          Horse hide shoe for YMC

Monday, 20 April 2015

Velocette Thruxton

                                                                 Fairly sexy

Thursday, 9 April 2015



Monday, 23 March 2015



Thursday, 12 March 2015

El Ganso SS15


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Rubber plantation in Kerela, India

I am in Kerela with a friend riding bikes. We went to a rubber plantation we saw from the road side. Since this is the base product for our shoes I wanted to see how it is done. We saw the whole process from cutting the bark, running the sap and the pile of mushroom like caps that are collected from the coconut husks that catch the dripping sap. Then to the pressing room with English made roller presses from 1910. The sheet of natural latex rubber will then go off to be heated in wood fired kilns before selling on to a cooperative to be exported and presumably used in shoe production amongst other things. Very good to see,