About 5 weeks back I had met up with a friend at 21 Mercer that was in town to make a Bespoke. My only plans were to go there to chill for a couple hours and see my friends design; so much for that. Not sure who I was kidding because by the time my friend was done with his render, I was already holding materials in my hand planning my next move.
So here is my end product.. a Bespoke fittingly named “Off the Cuff”. Grey canvas upper, sail midsole. Binary bottom eyelets, laces and outsole with infrared pivots. Blue vipera swoosh, backtab & heel strip. Leather deubre with gold tipped aglets. Cork insole and alce draping the liner and secondary swoosh.
So these are my 3rd Bespoke installment, called Kashmir’s. Fully grey cashmere upper, cork midsole, black outsole, estadio pivots on the outsole, swoosh, tongue & heal-tab. Black cashmere liner with a grey velvet footbed.
I am not one that typically likes loud or busy patterns. My personal choice is to typically go with earth tones… but when I walked into 21 Mercer and saw the various Liberty Prints, I knew I had to use one of them. This particular shoe pays ode to two of my favorite rap groups.. De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest. Some folks loved this shoe, while others detailed their disdain. I’ll update later with proper details.
This was my first bespoke that I made at 21 Mercer in March 2013. I’ve always been into fashion/footwear, but it took me a long time to actually make the move to create something. From the time I walked into the lab, I knew I was hooked. Materials include: brown twisted croc upper, sail midsole, gum outsole, cork swoosh, backtab, tongue, tongue tab & insole. Estadio laces, top eyelets, leather sock liner and leather secondary swoosh. Liberty print dresses the interior as well.