What about repairing my shoes?
There are many things that our workshop can do to resole, repair and rejuvenate shoes that have lived a good life. We will be pleased to discuss this with you and assess the costs on an individual basis.
Certainly the bespoke customer will be sure to send his shoes to the maker who has his original last. If your original supplier is not on hand, an acceptable last can often be found from our large collection, but the resulting shape may be subtly different. Repairs in themselves are a very skilled job, as in effect the final stage of making is being performed again.
We also strongly advise our ready-to-wear customers to have a professional repair done: we use high quality oak bark tanned soles as we do on our new shoes, and it will pay off in the long term both in appearance and life of the shoe.
Much the same applies to other leather goods such as leather brief-cases, luggage etc. Many beautiful old cases have a patina that can't be replicated, and a loving restoration can give use and pleasure to succeeding generations for years to come.
I have a nice old case that I want copied but don't live in the UK: Do I have to send it to Jermyn Street?
Not necessarily: we are used to dealing with leather goods and photographs and /or scale drawings will probably be enough for us to work from, provided you photograph all the key items such as locks and fittings, front, back etc. and give us the key dimensions.