Each pair of boots is tailor-made to fit your feet. I start by taking over a dozen measurements in order to shape the boot lasts.
I produce a series of drawings and leather samples, based on your interests, and we work together to refine the design. I sew a full scale boot top for final review so you know just what they will look like when completed.
I also use some power tools – they date to the early 20th century – beautiful cast iron behemoths from a by-gone era of manufacturing in this country.
I use quality leathers - cow and calf primarily - though all manor of exotics are available. Each boot top is sewn on a vintage industrial Singer machine.
After a metal shank is placed, the outer soles are attached with wood pegs, which expand into the leather (nails rust and break).