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Stockerpoint Men's Shoe Tailor Oat

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At James Taylor & Son we are dedicated to making wonderful footwear, to fit feet of any shape or size.

As the name suggests, bespoke shoes are entirely tailored to the wearer’s feet using the utmost precision. Therefore, only the most skilled and expert craftsmen are able to undertake such a feat in workmanship. Once your feet have been measured, Payson makes the wooden lasts himself from his workshop just outside of York. These are then sent to Allan who creates the uppers in his workshop before returning the shoes to Payson where he hand-sews the soles before being fitted with the customer.In bespoke shoe-making, the lasts are instead wooden moulds that are precisely shaped like the client’s feet based on the client’s measurements. The team in our London store will also be delighted to help you with any questions you may have. You can visit us at:

For instance, Goodyear welts are achieved using a machine. If a similar construction is desired, the shoe will be hand-welted instead, which is an even more labour-intensive and time-consuming process. In 1976, Hermès acquired the English shoemaker’s Parisian workshop as well as the rights to use its name. However, the latter has become something of a hot issue of late. John Lobb France has boutiques all over the world, which has resulted in a much more international presence than its English counterpart.

The result is a unique shoe or boot that fits the contours of your feet perfectly and is exactly to your specification; from the leather, to the welting, and sole choice.

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 10:00am-5:00pm (except bank holidays) Thurs 10:00am-12:00pm Sat: By appointment only After meeting at Steven Lowe and Dominic Casey’s bespoke shoe last making course at Lastmaker House, Scotsman Allan Donnelly and US-born Yorkshireman Payson Muller teamed up to launch their own brand. Trained in Italy by Angelo Imperatrice, Francis Waplinger then worked under Roberto Ugolini as his apprentice. Upon returning to the USA, he followed another apprenticeship with Pennsylvania-based Hungarian shoemaker, Marcell Mrsan.However, you are now probably aware that it is also very expensive and justifiably so. Consequently, why should someone invest in bespoke shoes?

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