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Shoemaker Saturday: Ambiorix

Manolo says, made in Belgium by the craftspeople of Ambiroix.

Shoemaker Saturday: Shoe Making in the 1930s

Manolo says, this silent color film is the remarkable artifact of shoemaking as done 80 years ago. What is most refreshing and happy-making is how little has changed over this time. Shoes, especially the best quality shoes, are still made in the same way, mostly by hand, with the help of durable machines of antique design.

Undoubtedly, some bright boy will soon enable the robots to entirely take over the making of the shoes, and we will be both richer and poorer for it.

Shoemaker Saturday: Cheaney English Shoes

Manolo says, what is not to like about this? Traditional English craftsmanship done by people who seem to revel in the work.

Jackie Chukka Boots in tan from Cheaney English Shoes