Thursday, 8 April 2010

A load of cobblers...

No sordid innuendoes on this blog! This post isn't in-reference to balls and testicles (cockney rhyming) but shoes, not just any old shoes - shoes that even the quality conscious M&S would be proud of.  On a serious note, with mass production spreading like an epidemic it has enabled the high street retailer to offer a mammoth selection of footwear (that quite frankly are a sight for soar eyes) at bargain prices (being a  stereotypical jew - Im not complaining). However, those cheap and nasty's are putting a squeeze on the very art that is cobbling. Yup, the days where shoes are made to order are few and far between but we can and will invest in the small number of specialists, whom take pride in their art and use very the best leathers and fabrics in doing so. The brand you ask? Officine Creative... Lets stand and they will deliver hand made shoes made by Giuseppe himself (Ok maybe not a Giuseppe, but they guarantee it will be a gentleman of Italian origin) 


Washed Derby Lace-up Shoes - £300
These are the beauties that caught my eye.



Derby lace-up woven shoes - £265
I know what your thinking, I too am not warming to this shoe - Its the colour! However, lets appreciate the craftsmanship.




Sandals - £220



Lace-up ankle sandals - £215

Shop online www.asos.com

Pics courtesy of asos

8 comments:

The Heart Of Fashion said...

Those shoes are awesome!! Expect for the sandals..I'm not so sure about them..^_^

nice blooog!

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Ilse said...

ohh love the first ones! they have such a nice vintage feel to them

LoliTa said...

amazing- love the beaten up leather with the laces!

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Danielle Barbe said...

hmm. i actually REALLY like the second pair of woven ones.. they're really beautiful.

Alecto said...

whoa- the first pair are 300 pounds?! Too bad, the color and heel are perfect. Sad. Thank you for your comment, by they way :-)

Davidikus said...

The shoes are rather nice. I used to buy only very good shoes. Now that I live in London, I find it a problem. Every so often, shoes need a new Topy (you know this rubber sole on top of a leather sole so you don't go flying everytime the pavement is slightly slippery) or even a new heel etc. The cobblers (as in the people repairing the shoes) in London have nearly all proved to be disastrous. There is this handmade pair I had tailor-made in 1990 & Timpson almost destroyed, then claimed the shoe was "gone" when I complained. Of course, a Parisian cobbler "saved" it very easily... I hope it will reach 30 years (it should).

WE SPY WITH MY LITTLE i said...

David - Timpsons!!! Im not suprised they slaughtered your shoes!! You should know better buddy!

R. Gratz said...

Sicktastci array of shoes!!! Asos is definitely a favorite of mine. The Derby Lacce-Up Woven Shoes are soo legit!

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