I'm happy to let you know that production is continuing to move forward on all the items from the December 2017 campaign.
For the shoes, this means the uppers have been stitched and lasted. Below is a photo of some of the Dean Oxford uppers from this campaign after stitching:
After the stitching process, the leather uppers are wrapped around a foot shaped mold called a last. The bottom is tacked to the mold and the leather is heated. After they have cooled down, the leather will retain its shape.
Mass-produced shoes normally stay on the last for just a few hours whereas we keep them on for a couple days. This takes more time but makes a big difference in the structural integrity of the shoe, as well as comfort over time. Here are couple Oxfords shoes at the factory on the last:
The next step is to remove the lasts and stitch the soles to the uppers using the Blake stitch. This is the step we're about to start as soon as all the shoes have finished lasting.
Production is moving ahead without issue and we're still on track to ship all dress shoes in March and I'll continue to keep you updated on their progress.
Domingo bags and Dalton satchels
Production is nearly finished on the Domingo duffle bags and Dalton satchels. We're just finishing up stitching the zippers and other components. After each bag has been completed, our artisans will finish the leather and do a final round of quality control before packing them up to be sent out.
We expect to be finished soon and after they've arrived to our warehouse in Miami, we'll ship to you. Once we ship, at the beginning of March, you'll receive a tracking number via email or Messenger letting you know exactly when they'll arrive.
Alba sneakers and Morgen Classics
Sneakers are coming along nicely and are being finished up right now. If you ordered the Alba sneakers, they'll be arriving early and you can expect your tracking number next week. The Morgen Classics will be shipping soon after and you will receive your tracking number at the end of this month or early March.
As always, if you have any questions or anything else to say, please leave a comment below and I'll answer right away. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call (Monday-Friday) at 1-844-423-2538. We're always happy to hear from you!