October 25, 2011

Happy St. Crispin's Day

St. Chrispin is the patron saint of shoemakers, just in case you aren't up to speed on your Saint knowledge you can read more about it here.

We used to celebrate this holiday every year in my shoe construction class. And, although it has been 6+ years since I have put leather to last I still would like to think that if I wanted to I could grab one of the antique lasts I collect and bang out a shoe in no time. Im sure that is just wishful thinking... but today I am thinking I have a saint on my side.

a cobbler from the 20's, shoe makers during war time, and a collection of vintage shoe lasts... I have been collecting these pictures for so long I no idea where I got them from.

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