Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Zsuzsi on the new Velocette. Not in fact new as was built in 1935. New to us.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Hand painted shoes

My daughter decided it was best to hand paint my new trainers. Pretty good I feel.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Hardy Amies

“It is totally impossible to be well dressed in cheap shoes.” 
― Hardy Amies

Friday, 1 April 2016

Mr Wools-New Zealand raw wool trader

Whilst visiting my brother in New Zealand in December he had some massive bags of wool from his small flock of sheep to sell. An appointment with Mr Wools was made and we delivered by pick up his sheared wool. It was explained to us how different breeds of sheep produce a different quality of wool depending upon how harsh a life they lead at different altitude and conditions, as well as different levels of lanolin qualities-the oily, waxy coat that the animal produces to protect the coat. The raw wool was graded accordingly and a price per kg paid. Then it is compressed into these cubic packs ready to be taken away to our friends out in China to be made into all manner of products from carpets to felt tipped colouring pens. 

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Chinti & Parker-London

We just delivered these Chinti & Parker fun shoes for spring. Known for their cashmere garments they wanted to try a smaller run of shoes.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

El Ganso-London

A friend just wrote to say he bought these at the El Ganso shop in Chelsea, London. Very good choice Gavin.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The basis for our men's PLIMSOLL range

We found the original Hungarian supplier of this pressed shoe. Look how it came out in 2015