These are in “russian calf” with kangaroo toe cap, quarters and back strap. Blue lining and piping and a 360* stitched sole. They also have room for orthodic inserts.
Bakers oak bark leather was used for the insoles, soles and stiffeners.
The hand stained Camel and Roo combo worked well I feel. The large broguing on this Adelaide oxford was inspired by Norman Vilalta, a Shoemaker in Barcelona. This customer cleverly ordered a matching belt to go with.
Balmoral boots in brown museum calf.
Hand welted and hand stitched (Jon Rendenbach) Soles.
On our Regal Last
Hand-welted, hand stitched outsole, hand-dyed on the last, chain-stitch detail round heel seat, original Medallion on toe…. these were a little more work than average but immensely enjoyable to make.
This Camel was a bit of an experiment for me but it lasted beautifully and I’m happy with how the dye came out. It’s from a Tannery near Abu Dhabi which is supposed to be 100% Sustainable. Like kangaroo, camel hide is several times stronger than cow and the nomadic beasts take a far lesser toll on the land.
These are on our vintage American G&R lasts and were for a customer with a narrow foot especially in the heel which was a challenge.
Including a pegged waist, and house made metal tipped laces.