In case you haven’t yet heard of him, Patrick Frei is the most exciting thing in bespoke footwear at the present moment. I have yet to do a major post on him because truth be told, time is just a luxury that I have little of these days but I won’t go too much longer without telling the backstory to this interesting individual who makes exquisite shoes. One of his latest creations is this intricate oxford that almost has the feel of a saddle derby but in fact is simply just a unique saddle oxford. I love the mix of exotic and calfskin here, particularly?the coloring. That reddish brown alligator/crocodile is probably my favorite shade of exotic leather. Which therefore comes as no surprise that many makers use that color scheme to make it in as it is the obvious choice!
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This is probably the most beautiful oxford I have seen. I really hope that mr. Frei can find a clientele big enough to stay afloat. The English bespoke shoemakers survive for the most part on the London city bankers and the (increasingly ageing) British establishment. The recent media attention is a nice start and I wish him a successful career.
Patrixk you’re really a champion! You are a vert vert good shoemaker I have to tell you i am also a shoemaker in Sénégal ans you give me inspiration so i do have to telle you thanks!!!!!!