Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Prices of Bespoke/Custom shoes/suits $$$$!!!!!!

I am in New York City at the moment with Tailor Steven Hitchcock, we went for a walk on the Monday along Madison Avenue, lots of very nice stores with plenty of beautiful things in them. The few we did go in to, to take a look around, we found the prices of 'ready to wear' shoes and suits are the same if not MORE than it costs to have something made for you by hand. I saw alligator shoes at nearly $11000.00 (Eleven Thousand!!!!! - ready to wear!!!). You could come in and see us while we are in New York and order a pair of bespoke alligator shoes and a suit for the same price!!!!! You could choose the colours, choose the fabric, enjoy choosing the style, the cut, the service............... You would experience something that you DO NOT get ready to wear!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Purple Buck Skin!

Here is a recent pair i have made in Purple Buck Skin. It is an interesting design with it being a whole cut elastic sided shoe with an arrow design in punching. This style of shoe is avery good fitting shoe as the elastic gives it very good support. The shoe trees fitted to all of my shoes are all individually made for each and every pair and are modelled fom the last the shoe is made on. Note: the interesting design across the toe cap.


I have the following links of people that i work with that will look after your needs in the custom/bespoke world.

London/New York - Steven Hitchcock Tailor www.thesavilerowtailor.com

Washington DC - Field English Custom Tailors - 1742 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Scottsdale AZ - Saverio Custom Clothiers www.saveriocustomclothiers.com

Middleburg VA - Highcliffe Clothiers www.highcliffeclothiers.com

CTDA Show in Washington DC

I was recently asked to talk about bespoke handmade to measure shoes at The Custom Tailors & Designers Association. It was held at the newly opened Gaylord National Hotel in MD and i found it very interesting. Aswell as talking about bespoke shoes i was able to meet a lot of people and make some good connections with companies across the States. I will hopefully be extending my trunk show to include Scottsdale Arizona and working with Saverio Custom Clothiers. After the talk they had other people talking and workshops available, it was a very interesting chance to meet a lot of new friends.