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For a weekend away, our range of leather goods covers everything from your luggage through to your accessories. We use only the finest of English leather, which improves with age and use as each piece gains its own unique patina and personality. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wading Bird on tour!! Well OK, it was only 10 miles from my front doorstep, but it felt like I was abroad!

My waxed canvas tote goes everywhere with me and can even carry a picnic for four and my swim gear. Not too shabby hey.
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1 month ago

Summer chukka boot? We have you covered. Try our “Beattie” boot in tan suede. #bespoke #georgecleverley ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

A pile of welts prepared by hand by our students. Also available to buy from our webstore - www.carreducker.com/shop/shoe-making/leather/pre-cut-leather-welt/
#welts #welt #handmadewelt #handwelted #leatherwelt #bakersleather #oakbarktanned #oakbarkleather #shoemakingschool #learnshoemaking #coursesinlondon #carreduckerschool #weltedshoes #weltedshoe #shoeschool
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Wax calf fronts fresh out of the blocking machine #100yearold #oldfashioned #est1804 #horacebattenbootmaker #handmade #handsewn #bespoke #craft #madeinnorthamptonshire ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful evening. These old buildings have seen many. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Beautiful evening. These old buildings have seen many.

 

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Love this! Those old windows all had to be individually made when they needed replacing. I remember my dad doing it.

Can’t wait to make the trek one day and see them!

And long may it continue

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

The Times magazine:

Holly's hi-gloss heels with thanks to @shoemakers_toolmakers
for tragacanth tip.

#shoemakingschool #shoes #heelbuilding #tragacanth #gumtragacanth #oakbarkleather #heellifts @ Carreducker Shoe & Leather School
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2 months ago

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Some serious black on black. The Wigmore boot made in black calf, black hatchgrain with a black lining. Made to Order on the MH71 last. #ggwigmore

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2 months ago

An Oak Bark tanned Bridle Leather strap in London to go with a customers A Lange & Sohne. Nice combination ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Come find us at Enys House. We're upstairs and here until 5pm today and 11am-5pm tommorow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bespoke combination shoes at its finest. Antique whiskey calf with kralle brown alligator. #bespoke #georgecleverley ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

 

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What is the designation of this leather in your offer? Thanks You. Tomas

Russian Calf - J&FJ Baker - V roce 1782 byla spuštěna na vodu Holandská nákladní lod jménem Metta Catherine. Když její pro někoho zajímavý osud zkrátím, loď se s nákladem usní z Ruska po několika letech (1786) provozu potopila. Asi před dvěma lety jsem informoval na svých stránkách, že tato loď byla nalezena prozkoumána a náklad z části vytažen z moře. Pro mnoho lidí bylo velkým překvapením, že useň je po cca 240 letech ve vodě v dokonalém stavu a plně použitelná. Pár plátů usně bylo vydraženo za statisíce a zbytek byl uchován pro restaurátorské účely. Nicméně. v 17 století byla Ruská kůže velice žádána pro své vlastnosti. Především pro svojí životnost a odolnost, protože useň byla produkována nestandardním způsobem. Kůže v té době některé Ruské koželužny činily v březové kůře (standard je dub, buk a podobné). V té době i dnes je to neúsporná metoda, protože činění ve vrbové kůře je znatelně delší a náročnější. Vzor na usni vytvořený válečkem se nevytvářel z důvodu designu, ale proto, aby se lépe březový olej dostal do hloubky usně. Tento celý proces sice trvá a je náročný, ale jak je vidět měl svůj smysl. Britská koželužna J&FJ Baker & Co Ltd s tradicí produkce přes 150 let začala useň s označením Russian Calf produkovat a já jí mám teď pro Vás na svém stole. Je nádherná a naprosto vyjímečně provoněla celou dílnu. Bohužel tento materiál nepatří k nejlevnějším, ale já jej koupit jednoduše musel :-). Useň je plně přírodní, polomatná v barvě koňaku nerovnoměrné barvy. Useň je velice příjemná na dotek a má krásnou vůni. Je měkoučká a zároveň pevná. Skvěle se s ní pracuje a velice špatně fotografuje :-). Jestli se Vám líbí věřte, že realita je znatelně krásnější. #bakerstannery Baker's Tannery Colyton ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

 

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I was lucky enough to buy a wallet and credit card holder made with this Russian leather when it was on sale in Truro quite a few years ago and went to visit the workshop when the guy who made them was based in St Eval in Cornwall. Wish I could have afforded the briefcase he’d made! You can smell the sea and salt still!

So interesting. So much expertise and quality.

Gaziano Girling
Kirby Allison, Founder of The Hanger Project, headed to London and had the opportunity to tour the Gaziano & Girling Factory and see how our Goodyear Welted shoes are made.

Learn the many different qualities that make Gaziano and Girling unique and follow the shoemaking process with us.

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3 months ago

 

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What an amzing insight to the best of British leather and craftsmanship, a delight to see.

ROCKETMAN “Elton John” boot collection by George Cleverley launches 🚀 today online (link in bio). @mrporterlive @rocketmanmovie #rocketmanmovie #kingsman 📷 @alan_schaller ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Keeping it simple - bespoke sandal class using supple veg. tanned Italian leather and oak bark insoles. Just one of the group experiences we can tailor for you.

#carreduckershoemakingschool
#shoemakingschool #sandalmaking #leathersandals #summersandals #londoncourses #birthdayparty #henparty #girlsdayout @ Carreducker Shoe & Leather School
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3 months ago

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Finishing the heels by hand

#handfinished #handfinish #handfinishing #handbuilt #handbuiltheels #handfinishedshoes #lifelearning #lifeskills #learnsomethingnew #adultlearning #handmade #carreduckerstudent #carreduckerschool #qestscholar #qest #cockpit #cockpitarts #newskills #lovelearning
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3 months ago

From the Atelier - "Giono Boot"

Inspired by traditional walking boots, the Giono bespoke model has been re-designed for city walkers. Crafted with a Norwegian construction, this model is water resistant, whilst maintaining an elegant and pure silhouette.
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3 months ago

Hand stitched 🧵 in Mayfair, London. When the upper is thus completed it goes on the last to the maker. The maker adds toe and heel stiffeners and shapes the insole to the bottom of the last, having first soaked the bottom leather to make it mellow. This is moulded to the bottom of the last, and the upper is drawn taut and sewn to the welt. The welt holds the upper to the sole. Tensions have to be even throughout the shoe until the upper fits the wooden last like a glove. The maker then stitches the bottom sole to the welt using a precise number of stitches per inch; the appropriate number of stitches depends on the weight of the leather being used. Between the inner and outer soles, the maker includes a layer of tarry felt to eliminate squeaks in the shoe.

Later the maker adds the heel, which is built up piece by piece with rivets. The bottom of the shoe is then edge-trimmed to provide the finished look. The finish to the bottom of the shoe is very important and demands a high degree of skill. The finish will greatly affect the overall appearance and styling of the shoe. 📷 @steveshawphotos @ G J Cleverley & Co.
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3 months ago

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