Posts Tagged ‘Stratford’

“Stratford” Availability, and Silk Ribbon Shoelaces!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Hello, all! As I mentioned in my previous post, American Duchess and I have collaborated to bring you “Stratford,” an Elizabethan/Jacobean shoe now available for pre-order. These come in both ladies and mens sizes! You can find full details and pre-order here!

Additionally, I am happy to offer silk satin, double faced, shoelace ribbons perfect for any kind of simple tie-closure shoe. This is real silk, not polyester like many ribbons out there. At the end are two handmade brass aglets or tips, into which the ribbon has been inserted and kept in place with a little bit of glue and a gentle crimp. They come in 1″, 1.5″, and 2″ widths, and a variety of colors, and make an excellent addition to “Stratford.” You can find them on my Etsy site, and the silver 2″ wide ribbon is pictured on the right.

1″ Ribbon Shoelaces:

1.5″ Ribbon Shoelaces:

2″ Ribbon Shoelaces:

“Stratford” Elizabethan / Jacobean Shoe

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

I did allude to some news a while back, and now I can let the cat out of the bag – American Duchess and I have collaborated to bring you a truly remarkable shoe! “Stratford” is a reproduction 1600s shoe, suitable for both men and women from about the 1580s through to the 1630s. We both worked very hard to bring you this piece, and we’re terribly pleased to offer Stratford to you, designed by yours truly, and produced by American Duchess. Below, I provide some interim design stages and background about the process, but first, let me give you Stratford!

“Wait a moment,” you might say. “These look just like your past work, which you’ve documented in Lesson 8!”

Exactly. =) Still curious? Click below…