Photo special for some recent works All our shoes are proudly handmade in Singapore, including handwelting and handstitched outsoles. A black wholecut oxford with medallion with full-paint black soles, black linings and completed with antique black shoe trees. A dark brown adelaide oxfords with a half-paint sole and custom initial, completed with vintage cherry shoe trees. In other news, Fumu socks are now 15% off with min. purchase of 2 pairs till the end of Feb. We also now offer free worldwide shipping for orders above $50 SGD. Explore our range of socks here.
The finishing stage is arguably the most important step to get a beautiful looking shoe. A well-constructed shoe with poor finishing just looks awkward or cheap. Finishing shoes properly takes a lot of patience and takes up a disproportionate amount of time.
Japan is a country famous for its enduring and meticulous craftsmanship. Artisans or "shoukunin" are people who dedicate themselves to the mastery and perfection of their craft. While bespoke shoemakers are considered shoukunins, we are often reliant on other artisans when it comes to shoemaking tools. Here's an introduction to my Japanese tools