We have just launched a new range of ready-to-wear shoes on our new lasts inspired by Terry Moore. These are the first rtw shoes that we have offered with our signature fading, which reproduces the effects of sunlight and age that are a feature of our older bespoke shoes (see the Chaves below)
The effect is impressive and attractive. It originally came about when we were at Duke of York Street and the shoes in our south-facing window faded due to exposure to sunlight. We were asked to reproduce that effect in our bespoke shoes – something we have been doing for quite a while now – and felt that it was time to make it available to all of our customers.
The process is now without its dangers though, it could damage shoes quite severely if not done carefully, and it takes up to four weeks to complete for each pair. But we’re very pleased with the outcome.
The pair in the photographs here is currently on display at 82 Jermyn street, you’re welcome to come and have a look for yourself.