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Fitting client’s mock-up shoes. They had a good fit with only small changes to be made on both the last and the upper. She was very pleased. #luxury #bespokeheels #bespoke #bespokeshoemakers #bespokeshoes #fitting #madetomeasure #heels #helsinki #handmade
Apr 19, 2014 / 2 notes

Fitting client’s mock-up shoes. They had a good fit with only small changes to be made on both the last and the upper. She was very pleased. #luxury #bespokeheels #bespoke #bespokeshoemakers #bespokeshoes #fitting #madetomeasure #heels #helsinki #handmade

Just got new tools from Liogier. Shoe last modellers grits 7 and 11. Absolutely beautiful tools with a superb bite. #liogier #france #helsinki #bespoke #bespokeshoes #bespokeheels #bespokeshoemakers #highheels #heels #luxury #modelmaking #shoemaker #shoemaking #instafashion #instaframe
Apr 17, 2014 / 3 notes

Just got new tools from Liogier. Shoe last modellers grits 7 and 11. Absolutely beautiful tools with a superb bite. #liogier #france #helsinki #bespoke #bespokeshoes #bespokeheels #bespokeshoemakers #highheels #heels #luxury #modelmaking #shoemaker #shoemaking #instafashion #instaframe

Finishing with dye and wax. #bespoke #heels#bespokeheels #bespokeshoes #bespokeshoemaker#shoemaking #shoemaker #luxury #leathercraft #leather #luxury #handmade #madetomeasure #instafashion #helsinki
Mar 25, 2014 / 2 notes

Finishing with dye and wax. #bespoke #heels#bespokeheels #bespokeshoes #bespokeshoemaker#shoemaking #shoemaker #luxury #leathercraft #leather #luxury #handmade #madetomeasure #instafashion #helsinki

Something of an achievement accomplished today. Good day. #kendo #kikentaiichhi #helsinki #6kyu #shoemakerachievements
Mar 25, 2014

Something of an achievement accomplished today. Good day. #kendo #kikentaiichhi #helsinki #6kyu #shoemakerachievements

After a lot of sanding and some shellack (and some more sanding :); this is where we are now. #bespoke #heels #bespokeheels #bespokeshoes #bespokeshoemaker #shoemaking #shoemaker #luxury #leathercraft #leather #luxury #handmade #madetomeasure #instafashion #helsinki
Mar 22, 2014 / 6 notes

After a lot of sanding and some shellack (and some more sanding :); this is where we are now. #bespoke #heels #bespokeheels #bespokeshoes #bespokeshoemaker #shoemaking #shoemaker #luxury #leathercraft #leather #luxury #handmade #madetomeasure #instafashion #helsinki

Sickling the leather heel after rasping removes excess scratch marks. After this the surface is ready for some serious sanding. #bespoke #heels #bespokeshoes #bespokeheels #madetomeasure #luxury #shoemaking #shoemaker #customshoes #instafashion #leather #helsinki
Mar 20, 2014 / 1 note

Sickling the leather heel after rasping removes excess scratch marks. After this the surface is ready for some serious sanding. #bespoke #heels #bespokeshoes #bespokeheels #madetomeasure #luxury #shoemaking #shoemaker #customshoes #instafashion #leather #helsinki

My muse at work. #bespoke #heels #bespokeheels #bespokeshoes #scarlettjohansson #luxury #shoemaking #bespokeshoemaker #helsinki
Mar 19, 2014 / 1 note

My muse at work. #bespoke #heels #bespokeheels #bespokeshoes #scarlettjohansson #luxury #shoemaking #bespokeshoemaker #helsinki

A few nails on the top lift before starting the finishing on the heel. #bespoke #heels #luxury #leather #loafers #tassel #gold #brass #shoes #shoemaker #shoemaking
Mar 19, 2014 / 2 notes

A few nails on the top lift before starting the finishing on the heel. #bespoke #heels #luxury #leather #loafers #tassel #gold #brass #shoes #shoemaker #shoemaking

The leather sole and heel all shaped and ready for the finishing process. #bespoke #heels #luxury #leather #madetomeasure #loafer #tassel #jr #rendenbach
Mar 15, 2014 / 2 notes

The leather sole and heel all shaped and ready for the finishing process. #bespoke #heels #luxury #leather #madetomeasure #loafer #tassel #jr #rendenbach

And away we go. Cutting the heel breast with a knife. #bespoke #heels #luxury #helsinki #shoemaking #shoemaker #handmade
Mar 14, 2014 / 2 notes

And away we go. Cutting the heel breast with a knife. #bespoke #heels #luxury #helsinki #shoemaking #shoemaker #handmade

A ruler comes in handy when determing the angle of the heel. It should be facing along the waist shape. #bespoke #heels #women #shoes #luxury #shoemaking #wtf
Mar 12, 2014 / 2 notes

A ruler comes in handy when determing the angle of the heel. It should be facing along the waist shape. #bespoke #heels #women #shoes #luxury #shoemaking #wtf

Skipping straight to sole and heel building. This is a cemented construct, as I can make a really light and thin sole like this. I used organic paste and wooden pegs to build the heel. #bespoke #heels #leather #luxury #madetomeasure #surmisure #traditional #shoemaker #loafer #calf #helsinki
Mar 11, 2014 / 1 note

Skipping straight to sole and heel building. This is a cemented construct, as I can make a really light and thin sole like this. I used organic paste and wooden pegs to build the heel. #bespoke #heels #leather #luxury #madetomeasure #surmisure #traditional #shoemaker #loafer #calf #helsinki

When the toe stiffener leather is properly attached and has dried out a bit, I use a hammer’s shaft to compress the fibres. This way the toe box stays mximum thin and it’s easier to last. #bespoke #shoemaking #luxury #heels #loafers #tassel #helsinki #leather #handmade
Mar 8, 2014 / 1 note

When the toe stiffener leather is properly attached and has dried out a bit, I use a hammer’s shaft to compress the fibres. This way the toe box stays mximum thin and it’s easier to last. #bespoke #shoemaking #luxury #heels #loafers #tassel #helsinki #leather #handmade

After the stiffener leather has dried out a bit and is attached nicely to the lining, I use a hammer’s shaft to rub it’s fibers
Mar 8, 2014 / 1 note

After the stiffener leather has dried out a bit and is attached nicely to the lining, I use a hammer’s shaft to rub it’s fibers

Attaching a toe stiffener with a natural paste adhesive. Needs a few nails to keep it in place. #bespoke #heels #luxury #shoemaking #helsinki #shoelast #madetomeasure #sumisura #surmisure
Mar 7, 2014 / 2 notes

Attaching a toe stiffener with a natural paste adhesive. Needs a few nails to keep it in place. #bespoke #heels #luxury #shoemaking #helsinki #shoelast #madetomeasure #sumisura #surmisure