Video: A conversation of cordwainers

May 22nd 2019

Two weeks ago, Deborah Carre of Carreducker and I organised a talk among five very different shoemakers, to talk about how and why men are buying bespoke today. It was scheduled to coincide with London Craft Week, held in Carreducker's leather schoo...

Video: A conversation of cordwainers

Two weeks ago, Deborah Carre of Carreducker and I organised a talk among five very different shoemakers, to talk about how and why men are buying bespoke today. It was scheduled to coincide with London Craft Week, held ...

ShoesMay 22nd 2019

Carreducker: The pains of learning to saddle stitch

February 4th 2019

Last week I took part in a leather hand-stitching class organised by Carréducker: British bespoke shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker. It was lovely to see Deborah and James again (I last covered them back in 2013) and to see the...

Carreducker: The pains of learning to saddle stitch

Last week I took part in a leather hand-stitching class organised by Carréducker: British bespoke shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker. It was lovely to see Deborah and James again (I last covered them back in 20...

Belts and walletsFebruary 4th 2019

Repatinating shoes with Carreducker

September 6th 2013

I love my brown Cleverleys – the first bespoke shoes I owned – but I’ve never been that happy with the colour. Cleverley are good at many things, but patination is not one of them. George Jr has looked at introducing a patination se...

Repatinating shoes with Carreducker

I love my brown Cleverleys – the first bespoke shoes I owned – but I’ve never been that happy with the colour. Cleverley are good at many things, but patination is not one of them. George Jr has looked at introduci...

ShoesSeptember 6th 2013

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

April 5th 2013

Sophie Coryndon’s toolbox for her decorative lacquer pieces These are good times for craft. Hermès is bringing its festival of artisans to London next month; Vacheron Constantin is touring Europe with a series of craft days; and this...

Crafted: Makers of the exceptional

Sophie Coryndon’s toolbox for her decorative lacquer pieces These are good times for craft. Hermès is bringing its festival of artisans to London next month; Vacheron Constantin is touring Europe with a series of ...

StyleApril 5th 2013

Davide Taub joins Gieves & Hawkes

February 22nd 2012

Davide Taub left Maurice Sedwell a few weeks ago to become senior cutter at Gieves & Hawkes. He replaces Kathryn Sargent, who left at the beginning of the year to set up on her own with a board over at Meyer & Mortimer. I know David...

Davide Taub joins Gieves & Hawkes

Davide Taub left Maurice Sedwell a few weeks ago to become senior cutter at Gieves & Hawkes. He replaces Kathryn Sargent, who left at the beginning of the year to set up on her own with a board over at Meyer & ...

February 22nd 2012

Carreducker at Gieves on St Crispin’s Day

October 31st 2011

As requested, some shots of Deborah Carre making shoes in the window of Gieves & Hawkes last week, to celebrate St Crispin’s Day. Brave gal, putting herself on display like that!

Carreducker at Gieves on St Crispin’s Day

As requested, some shots of Deborah Carre making shoes in the window of Gieves & Hawkes last week, to celebrate St Crispin’s Day. Brave gal, putting herself on display like that!...

ShoesOctober 31st 2011

Happy St Crispin’s Day

October 25th 2011

You knew it was St Crispin’s Day right? Patron saint of shoemakers? Well, the English equivalent is St Hugh, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. The day is being celebrated by Carreducker, or more specifically Deborah C...

Happy St Crispin’s Day

You knew it was St Crispin’s Day right? Patron saint of shoemakers? Well, the English equivalent is St Hugh, but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. The day is being celebrated by Carreducker, or more ...

October 25th 2011

Gieves & Hawkes becomes a destination

April 20th 2011

Yesterday was the grand opening of the new Gieves & Hawkes, after an extensive refurbishment and the inclusion of several friends of Permanent Style. Tim Bent has his dedicated room at the front of the store, as well as some beautiful pieces...

Gieves & Hawkes becomes a destination

Yesterday was the grand opening of the new Gieves & Hawkes, after an extensive refurbishment and the inclusion of several friends of Permanent Style. Tim Bent has his dedicated room at the front of the store, as wel...

April 20th 2011

Shoe shine from the shoe snob

March 16th 2011

Justin Fitzpatrick does a mean shoe shine. The aspiring shoe maker and great blogger ( The Shoe Snob) was set up by Gieves & Hawkes recently to do shoe shines for customers as part of its general re-fit (which also includes Bentley’...

Shoe shine from the shoe snob

Justin Fitzpatrick does a mean shoe shine. The aspiring shoe maker and great blogger ( The Shoe Snob) was set up by Gieves & Hawkes recently to do shoe shines for customers as part of its general re-fit (which also ...

March 16th 2011

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

January 14th 2011

It’s easy to think that people have always appreciated vintage items like leather luggage, bags and accessories. But back in the early eighties, that wasn’t the case. It was only in the middle of that decade that taste in the UK started t...

How great things have aged: Bentleys antiques

It’s easy to think that people have always appreciated vintage items like leather luggage, bags and accessories. But back in the early eighties, that wasn’t the case. It was only in the middle of that decade that tas...

BagsJanuary 14th 2011

Carréducker show and training

May 7th 2009

A quick note to readers in New York that Leffot will be holding a trunk show for Carréducker on Saturday, May 9. Carréducker makes fine shoes in the UK and, most interestingly, runs courses for those interested in learning how to handma...

Carréducker show and training

A quick note to readers in New York that Leffot will be holding a trunk show for Carréducker on Saturday, May 9. Carréducker makes fine shoes in the UK and, most interestingly, runs courses for those interested in lear...

ShoesMay 7th 2009