The process begins by drawing directly onto the last – the shoe form – to create a design in three dimensions. Next, the design is transferred to paper to create the flat pattern from which all pieces of the upper are cut..
Cutting & Stitching
Top grade European leather hides are selected and carefully inspected. All pattern pieces are strategically arranged on the hides and the leather is cut. Lastly, all seams and lining are stitched.
The stitched upper pattern is carefully pulled over the last. Any folds or wrinkles in the leather are smoothed to perfection and the final shape is complete.
A firm and steady hand is needed to secure the sole to the bottom of the shoe. The shoemaker inspects the sole and cleans any residue.
A variety of creams, brushes, and cloths are used by a highly skilled craftsman to create the final finish. The attention paid to the smallest details creates an authentic work of art.
This construction is ideal for maximum flexibility. The shoe upper is wrapped around the insole layer and a single stitch line attaches the insole to the outsole, producing a durable and lightweight shoe.