I want to keep you updated on where we're at with the February campaign.
As I told you in my last post, we received some amazing leather from our partner tannery in Argentina. We start by unrolling each hide and identify any flaws, scratches, thin spots, or other imperfections on the leather. After any problem areas have been found and discarded, our leather workers start marking and cutting the leather by hand.
This is always the first, and one of the most important steps to making any leather goods.
It's more labor and time intensive but we believe that cutting leather by hand results in a better looking shoe with more character. It also allows our artisans to maintain a higher level of detail as they're personally doing the work on each piece of leather, rather than leaving it all to a machine. It contributes to each being unique as no two items will be alike.
This goes for broguing as well, a very difficult and time-honored process that only our most experienced artisans can do:
(They make it look easy!)
As soon as you get your shoes and/or bag, I'm sure you'll quickly see and appreciate the difference that an experienced hand makes.
After the cutting process is complete, we'll then move on to stitching and lasting the uppers. I'll be sure to let you know when we've started and show you how it's done.
As always, please leave a comment below if you have anything to say, we're always happy to hear your feedback!