Saint Crispin’s & The Armoury visit Tokyo
From the start, Saint Crispin’s has been a shoe maker that we have deeply appreciated, and our customer invariably feel the same way. A handmade shoe, built with the sobriety and classicism of an English benchmade, but with a higher level of hand work in the lasting and welting, Saint Crispin’s as a shoe of the shelf fits beautifully, is built like a tank and has counters so firm that they look almost regimental long into their wearing life.
But it is in the flexibility of this tiny manufacturer that we find our niche. The Made to Measure, or Pret Customised as it is also known, offers each client a personal last for a small upcharge over ready to wear, and the fitting process allows us to create shoes that, while not fully bespoke, offer most of the advantages in fit and customization, with none of the uncertainty that can be present in true bespoke.
Producing around 1000 pairs per year, Saint Crispin’s has afforded us the opportunity to create ranges of shoes that fulfill our wardrobe needs - with collaborations of design from Koji Suzuki, commissions from Drake’s London and our own small range of models.
Combining business and pleasure, Phillip Car and I will be setting up camp in The Mandarin Oriental, Nihmobashi Tokyo, this February 20-22, taking orders, measuring clients and polishing shoes.
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