Journal

Crepe soles

April 24, 2016

crepe soles  

Real crepe has been an integral part of our collections since the first range was created 6 years ago. With this in mind, we thought is might be worth sharing insight into what it is and why we use it. Traditionally, a crepe sole is made from colloidal latex, which...

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As this is the Journal section of the site, I thought it might be worth highlighting a new addition to the Cobbler range, our paperback Journals. They are handmade in France (literally each individual Journal is handmade), created using carefully selected materials by a guy dedicated to his craft, designed...

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Escuyer at the Cobbler

December 15, 2015

We recently crossed paths with the captivating Escuyer founders whilst on our European travels and found that our product principals were pretty much the same. Exciting product made in the beautiful country of Portugal. The name Escuyer derives from Esquire in old french. Their socks are hand made at a...

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Deer horn shoehorn

November 17, 2015

shoehorn  

Our charming shoehorns are made by a skilled artisan in the UK and originate from Deer roaming the Scottish highlands. Some folk are of the impression that the deer could be harmed in the process but they couldn't be further from the truth. Here's an insight into how our horns...

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Harris Tweed

November 08, 2015

Our new luxury slippers use beautiful Harris tweed fabric for the uppers so we thought we would give you a bit of an insight into Harris tweed and it's origins. For centuries the islanders of Lewis and Harris have woven cloth by hand calling it Clò Mór in the original...

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Real Shearling slippers

September 21, 2015

Next month we will be launching our very first Northern Cobbler slipper. Using real shearling lining, a Harris Tweed upper and charmingly presented in an imposing Wooden Port box (well it did have to be a Port box with our Portuguese connections!). Ideal as a gift and available on-line from...

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Our new Cobbled range

September 21, 2015

If you are a regular customer you may well have already noticed but if not, this season we have launched our Cobbled by Northern Cobbler line. This retains all the Northern Cobbler DNA in terms of design and quality but has a slightly more casual feel and sits at a...

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On a Cobbled street

July 26, 2015

Our new second home whilst busy working away in London. A splendid Georgian building, Batty Langley is a very private, boutique hotel in the heart of Spitalfield. Named after the man himself, Batty Langley (1696-1741), who published handbooks designed to help inexperienced clients plan their Georgian houses and gardens "in...

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The Goodyear welt

July 26, 2015

A selection of our Gents footwear is Goodyear welted, below we talk about what that means and why it is a sign of the highest quality.  The Goodyear welt process is a machine based alternative to the traditional hand welted method (c. 1500 AD) for the manufacture of men's shoes, taking...

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Hand carved Lasts

June 08, 2015

Last week we popped over to Northampton (the home of the English footwear industry) to see our friends at Spring Line developing our new shoe lasts (the last is the form used to mould the upper around, to create the unique shape of the shoe) . They are the only...

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