We are glad to announce the introduction of the new Belgravia shoe last which we have been working on for the past 6 months. An elegant chisel toe, a narrow waist and a beautiful cuban heel, these are the 3 main features of the Belgravia last. The Belgravia shoe last is available for Goodyear Welted shoes. You can choose between 5 different sole styles, including the beautiful Fiddlewaist leather sole.
Patent leather is a type of leather characterized by having a very clear, shiny, polished surface. The surface is generally water-resistant, or waterproof, and helps provide durability by protecting the leather underneath.
Dainite is the only rubber outsole that can be considered luxurious and the best option for someone looking for a long-lasting rubber sole with an added measure of durability. As well as being clean, slick, and applicable to anything from an understated derby to a more rugged service boot. Dainite is applied to footwear using a Goodyear Welt , making them easy to recraft time and time again.
In 1872 Charles Goodyear invented the machine capable of stitching the welt to the insole, thus revolutionizing the quality of footwear worldwide. Due to its longstanding heritage, little-needed maintenance, waterproof durability and clean aesthetic, Goodyear method is highly valued in the high-end shoe market.
Stencilling is a technique for reproducing designs by passing ink or paint over holes cut in cardboard or metal onto the surface to be decorated. This handmade technique is carried out pair by pair in our facilities, by the same artisans in charge of the hand made patina finishing.
Leather is such a fascinating material. Since the dawn of time, mankind has been using leather for a variety of applications.In this article, you will find more about its production process, the different leather grades, and how the process of sourcing works at Dapper Lane. (Estimated reading time: 3 minutes)