In a corner of Central London, hidden away from the relentless animation of the city, my bespoke workshop creates some of the finest made to measure footwear you will find today.
Every pair of shoes I produce is entirely hand crafted, using techniques passed down through generations of masters of the renowned West End tradition and made exclusively from the highest grade of materials, attentively examined throughout to ensure that all aspects satisfy my own exacting standards.
I was trained by John Lobb in London's West End, where I worked as a Lastmaker & Fitter. During my time there I was given the responsibility of travelling throughout the USA and Europe as a representative, my skills benefiting from the unparalleled position of serving a far reaching clientele and a personal customer base including noted actors and musicians, royalty and industry leaders among a diverse range of patrons, each one with their own unique requirements to be met.
Before a career in shoemaking beckoned, I took the first steps in training my eye and aesthetic sense during a Batchelors Degree in Fine Art where I was drawn to the various methods of printmaking. Improving the finished article by refining the technique quickly became the most enjoyable part of the creative process for me, and combining this with a longstanding obsession with shoes seemed to me to be an entirely logical step. Fortunately for me it was as straightforward as that, and it's this grounding established during both University and my apprenticeship that's remained to this day and driven me to be as dynamic and progressive in the craft as I can be.
Within the industry I've earned a reputation as a craftsman of the highest order, producing consistently excellent and gracefully executed work. The reason for forming my own company was to allow myself the ability to fully express my flair as a craftsman, my understanding of the possibilities available only through the bespoke process, and to offer a service to my customers as personalised as their shoes should be.
My aim is to provide every customer with footwear as unique as those entrusting me with their commission; reflecting the character of not only the person who made them, but equally the one who wears them.