2016. Time for a change. All around us the world is changing and maybe not always for the better but I aim to keep up and keep on making the best historic footwear.
A number of events have coincided in acting as a catalyst for a new way of working, galvanising me into a new website but perhaps impolitic to expand on.
As of end of January 2017 I hope to have a new site up offering a range of historic periods available in whole and half English sizes. The ordering and payment will be possible entirely online even though the shoes will still be made as the order is placed. There will no longer be a postal measurement chart to struggle over. These will be my ‘Standards’. If any folk wish to choose footwear out of the set range they are free to order ‘Bespoke specials’ but with a small additional fee. Made to measure will be available in person at my home on fixed days posted throughout the year. Those of you who have benefited from this in the past can relax in the knowledge that 35 years of measurements stored here will remain for their use as needed.
Whether ‘Bespoke’ or ‘Standard’ I would like to reassure customers that they will still be sewn by hand by me to the same quality as before. I will still be offering a resoling service and as always upper repairs will remain free of charge and I assure you that I shall still be around in another 30 years when you need the next pair.