Spanish shoemaker, Enrile, does a great version of the hand-stitched apron. Enrile’s style of making is more towards that of the Austro-Hungarian style of proper robustly made shoes and while not personally being my favorite shoemaking style, I think that it really lays well with this type of model. Here you can see a few versions that he has done with both machine-stitch upper sewing as well as hand-stitched upper sewing. It’s not often you see a hand-stitched quarter line. That takes a lot of time and patience to do all of the pieces to the pattern (excluding the top line of course — that would just be too much). Completely handwelted and hand-sewn soles, Enrile’s Cordovan derbys start at €810. Then depending on how much of the upper you want sewn by hand, the price can go up. Not bad though for Cordovan and pretty much completely hand made shoes?!!!
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