Comments on “Shoemaking in Maine

    bobs your uncleon July 13, 2009 @ 12:35 PM:

    this is AWESOME.

    show some fucking repsect for the handsewn beef roll.

    i mean seriously. so nice.

    look at the shape of that boot in the first video! its perfect.

    this stuff is above trend. i hate that word. this is stuff that your daddy and your greasy greasy grand pappy wore every single day…

    i think as an industry we pay such fleeting attention to such amazing awesomeness and traditions as this and devote so much more time and rediculous amounts of ad dollars to shit that is fleeting.

    way to support the real deal, man. hopefully, through this website, more and more people will start to take notice of true craftmanship and the from that is a result of that craftsmanship instead of bullshit names and mass media brainwashing.

    fashion should be taken out in the backyard and shot like an old lame horse. let form follow function.

    my grandfather is long in the ground, but i still think, what would he think if he saw me. would he approve? or would he say, “son, you look like a damn clown.”

    indeed.

    Bunnyon July 13, 2009 @ 5:38 PM:

    The way he puts in that box stitch and draws the upper in is really quite beautiful. (final stitch in the first video) What a craftsman.

    Thomas E.K.on July 13, 2009 @ 10:19 PM:

    That was cool as hell. I don’t have any hand made clothing or kicks in my closet and usually don’t care but seeing things like this really make me want to shell out the extra bucks. It must feel incredible to put on a pair of shoes like these and know that it is the product of skilled, dexterous hands just doing what they’ve been doing most of their lives to support themselves and their families.

    Thanks!

    Nathaniel Edwardson July 14, 2009 @ 7:11 AM:

    Beautiful shoes indeed. It isn’t the hand-making per se that makes me appreciate the work. It is more the care and personal involvement of a worker and his project. Had the people in the videos seemed disinterested or apathetic, what good would hand-making be? But, these gentleman really gave off a sense of pride… I could be wrong, but I hope not!

    JBon July 14, 2009 @ 8:22 AM:

    Thank you. This is indeed a treat to see. I love watching craftsmen do their magic.

    Kashon July 14, 2009 @ 9:49 AM:

    This was astounding. It is a shame you cannot divulge the specific shoes they were making as I can think of no better advertisement.

    Bradon July 14, 2009 @ 12:40 PM:

    What other brands does that factory manufacture for?

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