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February 20, 2011

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Shoes Of The Week – World Premiere

Brought to you first by The Shoe Snob are these incredible new bespoke offerings in a collaboration between Carreducker and Gieves & Hawkes. As part of the Carreducker’s move into the G&H shop on Savile Row, was a five shoe collaboration agreement between the two companies as a way to offer something that fit the feel of G&H but gave the bespoke uniqueness and creativity that the Carreducker duo display so often in the styles that they create. This is one of those 5 and so far, my favorite!
What I love about these boots (obviously besides the color) is the fact that such a simple idea, the middle seam, created something refreshingly different. Even though I love a nice, plain chelsea boot, they are hard to make different from each other. That being, a simple middle seam separates these boots from many of the others that you will find elsewhere. What else is great is the color swatch that they have available for their clients to choose from. Not only do they have a suede swatch with about 20 different colors but there is also a nubuck swatch, as well, that has another 20 different shades. So the options are endless….
P.S. While the boots look purple in some pictures, they are definitely not. They are some shade of blue that is quite unique but has purple tones to it. The second to last picture, below, gives the best example of the true color.

  • I came across carreducker through youtube and I think their make your own shoes workshop is a great idea.

    This pair of shoes is really purple – probably too purple for me…

    Regards, le.gentleman

  • Gentleman’s Gazette – Yea, I can understand where you are coming from. They are actually not really purple at all but my pictures give off that effect.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • It’s crazy how the true-to-color photo completely changes my perception of the shoe. I would love a chance to make these work.

  • these are indeed a nice idea.
    the one step up for that idea, imho, would be if the seam wasnt straight. there is something organic and aesthetic in the rhythm of a shoes asymmetric shape – the ruler-straight seam doesnt relate to that too well, i think.

  • Loveandalchemy – They are hot, right? Better save up some money, they are not cheap! Thanks for the comment by the way on Style Sage’s blog.

    Raphael – Well, everybody has their own way of perfection. So how would you have liked to see that seam?

    Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • loveandalchemy

    Justin- My pleasure. Finding this blog made me love blogging again, no exaggeration. Quick question: how does one go about acquiring your personal collection?

  • Loveandalchemy – Those are very kind words, I truly appreciate that and am very glad that i was able to inspire you. You really made my day with that. It is exactly my purpose with this blog to inspire, help and provide for others and it’s good to know that it is at least working for some.

    My personal collection right now are just a few 1 of 1’s but I am in the works of getting a line up and going but it takes time. I hope to have a design portfolio and samples made by the end of the year. And then the next step will be the business plan and investors. So we are looking at least 1 and a half before my shoes hit the streets. But as a reader you will be among the first to know when they do and can follow the process as I will announce everything. Glad that you like the one’s that I made though.

    -Justin, “The Shoe Snob”

  • Well that’s cool. Okay I’ll stay tuned then, and good luck to you