A man's shoes are the most important items in his wardrobe.
However, a pair of custom-made welted shoes goes beyond mere items of apparel.
They are the creation of a master craftsman, expressing the social standing of the wearer while simultaneously providing the delicate structure of the feet with optimum protection from the stress and strain of everyday life.
Custom-made shoes are also a work of art in leather, designed for the distinctive feet and the individual taste of the fashion-conscious gentleman.
This book takes an expert look into the workshops of internationally renowned shoemakers.
The many detailed photographs in this book reveal the closely-guarded secrets and tricks of the trade that come between the taking of measurements and the completion of the shoe.
This book is for those with a sense of both fashion and tradition, for those who love shoes.
It is also a worthy introduction, for both the professional and the layman, to the wealth of tradition that is waiting to be discovered in the shoemaker's workshop.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 216 pages
- Publisher: Ullmann Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/03/2013
- Category: Fashion design & theory
- ISBN: 9783848003686