oxford dress shoe | April 2017
April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
This is a 5-day shoe making class. in which, we will each build a custom pair of comfortable “non-lasted” oxford dress shoes based on this classic design but more flexible than the typical hard soled men’s dress shoe.
WHERE: my home basement workshop in north portland, oregon
WHEN: April 26-30th 2017
HOW MUCH: $600. (at least 1/2 deposit needed to register)
Sign me up: 1/2 down as deposit to hold my place
Sign me up: paid in full
in this class we begin by making a casting of your foot (they will truly be custom built) then move on to patterning and leather selection, cutting and skiving, stitching, lining and assembly. we will be using walking foot and industrial post sewing machines in this class to assemble the uppers, some sewing machine experience is helpful but not required. once the upper and sole are attached by hand stitching we move onto closure, finishing and finally attaching and trimming the soles.
we cover a wide assortment of leather working techniques and tools in these classes and in this class we will go even more indepth spending at least a full day skiving with various blades… some well over 100 years old!
these are my out on the town shoes when i wanna dress up a bit! i’ve always loved the look of dress shoes but never liked how stiff and confining the typical pointy toed conventional men’s shoe fits. utilizing my “internal stitchdown” construction technique i set out to make a more refined shoe that actually fits and is comfortable to wear and walk in all day.
this pair of shoes could easily last you for the rest of your life if well taken care of!
space is limited to 5 students per class and they fill quickly.
***REFUND POLICY*** i’ve recently updated my refund policy and will no longer issue refunds of deposits or full payments… this is a very small family business run from my home based workshop and i generally start purchasing materials for each class as sign ups come in. when you sign up for one of my classes please be ready and committed to show up, work hard and have a great time with your fellow students. i love the work i do and am fully committed to providing a fun, informative and challenging class! I do of course know that things come up that are beyond our control and am happy to transfer any payment you make to me to a future class. Thank you for understanding…
FROM OUT OF TOWN? a couple of recommendations for near by places to stay…
students have had only good things to say about their experiences when using airbnb to find lodging near by.
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