Since 1881 NPS Shoes has only produced men’s shoes so when Jack Wills said they wanted to work with us to produce some brogues for them. Not a problem for us, we’ve been making classic brogues since Victorian times. Until Jack Wills said they would like a ladies collection. Because we had only made gentleman’s shoes before, ladies’ sizes are more petite so first things first we had to get a whole heap of different sized ladies’ lasts (those wooden foot-shaped objects people like to use as door stops or novelty candle-holders!). Since that day in summer 2011 we haven’t looked back. We now make both ladies and men’s collections.
Check out the video Jack Wills shot of our guys hard at work in The Factory.