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A night of polishing

Recently we held a little polishing circle at the studio with great results. The theme for the night was brushing up on skills and looking at the little rituals we all have when going about polishing our beloved shoes. For me personally I was excited to show the other end of the craft in so […]

By Nathan Baxter

March 2, 2016

Client Shoe Progress

The elves have been very busy setting the edges on this rebuild of a clients shoe. And now with hard wax, fire and some heated hand tools we have now set the edges so that they quietly shine like amber. Taking a step back in the process we set the edges the night before by […]

By Nathan Baxter

February 16, 2016

The process of patina

From a concept to outcome, one of the hardest things I have found to understand was the Art of Patina. This was partly due to the lack of shoes that are specifically made in crust leather or neutral coloured leather, that would enable me to practice on them. I have also never found a person to teach […]

By Nathan Baxter

December 15, 2015

All about laces

I have been somewhat fixated on laces. I typically steer towards the heavy wax variety in darker colours. However with the summer months, I am casting my gaze towards some lighter colours in a flat lace. If I can find a good-looking hunter green flat waxed, I am going to be very happy.

By Nathan Baxter

December 9, 2015

Polishing & Patina

We offer a premium service for polishing and patina. Usually this involves talking to the client about what colours and tones they would like on their shoes. Due to the variety of options available, this can take a while until a rapport is established.

By Nathan Baxter

December 9, 2015

Polish, Patina and Antiquing

So what is the difference? Generally, a Polish is where you use wax in the same colour as the shoe (and some neutral) to maintain a high shine on the shoe in the existing colour of the shoe. Patina is where we either have a shoe of un-dyed leather or a shoe that has had […]

By Nathan Baxter

November 30, 2015