Saturday, May 23, 2015

Custom Shoes in Virginia USA

For the custom shoe you are looking for, look no further than making your next pair of bespoke custom shoes than with The London Shoemaker. Situated in the small town of Boyce we are open Thursdays, Fridays 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, all other times we are happy to see you-by appointment.

We also offer Custom Velvet House Shoes embroidered with initials, crests, logos etc, Custom Belts made from calf, english bridle leather or exotic skins such as alligator, ostrich, snake or lizard.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bespoke Shoes in Richmond, Virginia

Where can you be measured for bespoke shoes in Richmond, Virginia?
Franks Custom Clothiers at 101 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220 is where, by appointment, The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies is able to measure you for a pair of the finest hand made to measure bespoke shoes. While you visit, and are measured for your shoes, relax in the comfort of Mr. Franklin Morris's store and choose the style of shoe, the shape, the color and material, the lining, the sole thickness, the heel height-choose everything that goes into making the shoe of your dreams. Mr. Davies will help and guide you through the process of ordering your bespoke shoes and help in designing a shoe that is as individual as you are. 

Mr. Davies is at Franks Custom Clothiers the last Saturday of May, July, September, November 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and all other times by appointment.

You can contact Mr. Paul Davies at his store 540-837-2016 or directly on his cell 540-222-6267

Saturday, May 9, 2015

What Makes a Bespoke Shoe?

There's a good question-what makes a bespoke shoe? Is it the person who measures you*, the person who makes the last*, the person who cuts the pattern, cuts the leather, closes the upper or the bottom maker who puts the soles, heels, stiffeners and toe puffs in to the shoe? The answer to the question is-all of the above.....BUT, with a few of the above can make a very big difference.

The overall shoe can change a lot if we don't follow correct procedures, at The London Shoemaker, the person who measures you ALSO MAKES THE LAST! Why is this important? Well, think about it, that person who measures you also relates those measurements to the shape and form being created for you as a customer, therefore, rather than just write a measure here, draw an arch there, make a mark on the paper somewhere else-who has to decipher all these notes? Answer-THE LAST MAKER! You cannot relate all this information to another person as precise as the person who measures and makes the last, you cannot relate all this information to a company who produces a last to the measurements the person gives them-that is impersonal service, not a personal service. The shoe starts LAST FIRST! If you are not a trained last maker how can you relate the measurements or relevant details to someone else or a company, something will be missed, then they wonder why the shoe doesn't fit correctly!

At The London Shoemaker-we INSIST that our last maker measures you, this ensures that after we have taken the measurements and any appropriate details required in making the shoe fit correctly and any relevant details marked down regarding fit, style, color etc are then used to make the last in house in our work shop. When you next order your bespoke shoes ask if the person measuring you actually MAKES the last and not passes this information to someone else, also make sure they actually MAKE THE LAST and DON"T fit up a stock last. There are last makers and there are last 'Fitters', if you are getting a truly bespoke shoe then make sure the lasts are also made by hand-not a machine and fitted up! There are correct ways of making things and to have the whole process done by hand is what you get when you come to The London Shoemaker.

With all that said, when we make you a bespoke pair of shoes at The London Shoemaker, WE measure you, WE hand carve the last, We use West End of London Closer and Bottom Makers, people we have worked with for over 30 years! Our experience is the best and that is exactly what we offer-a bespoke shoe in the USA that is totally hand made to the same exact standards or better than a shoe made in London.

Come in and visit us and have your next bespoke shoe made by us, by hand, the way it should be made.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The London Shoemaker-Custom Shirts

Custom Shirts by The London Shoemaker are available to order now either in store
or at one of our trunk shows. We can measure you and guide you through the various choices you can make on designing your ultimate shirt. Choose the collar, the front, the back, the cuff and collar lining, choose a pocket or plain front and have your shirt monogrammed with your initials. You can sit in comfort and have a wide choice of the finest shirting materials available.
From ordering, we can make your shirt or copy a favorite fitting shirt you may have in just a couple of weeks. We can also make corresponding collars and cuffs, whatever your choice, we are able to make. There is nothing quite like the fit of a custom shirt that has been made to your measurements. Whatever way you like a shirt to fit whether it be tailored and close or with more room for movement, or straight cuffs or french cuffs, the choice you make will create the shirt you have only ever dreamed of.

Visit us in Boyce to see what we have to offer-your little bit of luxury in the country.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The London Shoemaker-Itinerary for April & May 2015

The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies will be in the following cities;

April 25th             Washington DC-Field English Custom Tailors
May 3rd-4th         Knoxville, Tennessee-Crowne Plaza (Call)
May 4th-5th         Nashville, Tennessee-Hyatt Place (Call)
May 30th             Richmond, Virginia-Franks Custom Clothiers

For an appointment in any of the cities please call Paul Davies 540-222-6267

The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies measures for Vogel Riding Boots

The London Shoemaker-Bespoke Shoes & Custom Store in Boyce, Virginia is a distributor for Vogel Riding Boots. Paul Davies can measure you and guide you through the ordering of your new Vogel Riding Boots. Make sure when you come in to be measured that you are wearing the correct clothing that you will be wearing with your new boots so that the measurements are taken correctly.

Choose from their full range in the comfort of our custom store in Boyce.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The London Shoemaker in Nashville Tennessee May 2015

The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies will be in Nashville Tennessee Monday 4th May and Tuesday 5th May 2015On show will be our bespoke shoes, custom velvet house shoes, men's custom shirts and fine accessories. See the finest leathers and suede, buckskin and exotic skins, view the colors of velvet and linings and see the different logos, crests, initials and designs available. Also choose from the finest shirting materials we shall also have on show.

Paul will be at The Hyatt Place 721 Royal Parkway, Nashville.
For an appointment please call Paul 540-222-6267

The London Shoemaker in Knoxville Tennessee May 2015

The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies will be in
Knoxville Tennessee Sunday 3rd May and Monday 4th May 2015
On show will be our bespoke shoes, custom velvet house shoes, men's custom shirts and fine accessories. See the finest leathers and suede, buckskin and exotic skins, view the colors of velvet and linings and see the different logos, crests, initials and designs available. Also choose from the finest shirting materials we shall also have on show.

Paul will be at the Crowne Plaza 401 W Summit Hill Dr, Knoxville TN 37902.
For an appointment please call Paul 540-222-6267

The London Shoemaker in Washington DC April 2015

I am looking forward to being at Field English Custom Tailors this coming Saturday April 25th. 
Hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm by appointment is preferred but please feel free to come by and see the selection of finest leathers, suede, buckskin and exotic skins. Also on show will be custom velvet house shoes, see the range of colors, linings, and choose from initials, crests, logos or stock logos all embroidered to the highest quality. Ilook forward to seeing you and also your kind recommendations.

For appointment please call Paul Davies 540-222-6267
Fields are at 2134 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The London Shoemaker In Richmond Virginia

The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies will be in Richmond, Virginia 
on Saturday May 30th from 10.00 am.
On show will be our bespoke shoes and custom velvet house shoes.
Come and view our range of finest calf, suede, buckskin and exotics. Our house shoes can be made in a variety of colors and leathers with quilted or leather linings and your choice of initials, crests, logo, or plain. We also carry the shoe for black tie, a very elegant and classic patent bow pump.

For more information and to book an appointment, please call Paul Davies 540-222-6267

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The London Shoemaker at Field English Custom Tailors Washington DC

The London Shoemaker-Paul Davies will be at Field English Custom Tailors 
2134 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007 
Saturday April 25th 2015 from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. 
I look forward to seeing you and also your very kind recommendations. 
On show will be our Bespoke Shoes, Velvet Albert House Shoes and our selection of finest calf, buckskin, suede and exotic skins.

Come and be measured for the finest pair of bespoke shoes to compliment your fabulous custom suits, then choose from our selection of beautiful velvet colors and choose a design you would like hand embroidered on them and leave knowing that you have just created the perfect hand made shoe or slipper.

With 35 years experience in the shoe business Paul Davies can help you in choosing styles, designs, colors, shapes, linings and everything else that goes in to making your bespoke shoes or slippers. A last maker trained in the West End of London, Paul has worked with the finest companies and now offers his own style on classic and modern styles that you are looking for.

For an appointment please call Paul Direct
Boyce VA Store 540-837-2016
Cell 540-222-6267

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Shoe Shine & Shoe Care

The London Shoemaker offers a complete shoe care program for all your shoes. From keeping them all beautifully polished to shoe care products like brushes, creams and wax, we are able to keep your shoes in pristine condition. Ask about our shoe care program, having them shined to new heels or soles we are able to keep your shoes in tip top condition.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Shoe Repairs by The London Shoemaker

The London Shoemaker-Bespoke Shoes and Custom Store is pleased to announce we offer a full repair service to your shoes, boots and leather goods. From re heeling to full soles or stitching we are able to service them and bring them back to life.

You can drop repairs off at our store or mail them direct and we can return ship them to you. For details call our store 540-837-2016 or send in your repairs to:
The London Shoemaker 15 West Main Street, Boyce, Virginia. 22620

If mailing repairs, please put a covering note for the work to be done, a contact name, address and telephone number.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The London Shoemaker-New USA Launch with Store.

The new updated logo for The London Shoemaker has now been made and is shown above. Exciting things are happening, Paul Davies shall soon be travelling to Washington DC, Richmond, Nashville and NYC. Our website is being revamped and is currently being worked on. The new store 'The London Shoemaker' Bespoke Shoes and Custom Store shall soon be opening in Boyce Virginia. This is the new location primarily for The London Shoemaker where on offer will be hand made woven silk ties, custom shirts, custom sheepskin-from rugs to gloves, handmade soaps, cufflinks, a range of custom clothing for ladies and gentlemen and of course the Bespoke Shoes & Custom House Shoes.

We shall keep you updated of whats happening and also our grand opening.