Master Shoemakers: The Art and Soul of Bespoke Shoes

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Master Shoemakers: The Art and Soul of Bespoke Shoes is a large-format photobook presenting eleven master shoemakers from England, France, Germany and Italy. Written and photographed by Gary Tok, Master Shoemakers is the first book of its kind to focus on the artistry of bespoke men’s shoes. Each chapter explores the works of a renowned master shoemaker through a combined 165 original photographs. The photographs are supported by a personal life story of each master shoemaker.

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  • Hardcover: 256-pages.
  • Limited to 3,000 copies.

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Whether a connoisseur of bespoke shoes, a classic menswear enthusiast or someone who simply appreciates fine craft, the ability to inspect the nuances that make one artisan different from another is paramount. Master Shoemakers captures the diversity in creativity and craftsmanship through side-by-side comparisons of the shoes made by eleven master shoemakers. This unique study has never been realized before, whether through print or online, until now.

Gary Tok is a well traveled professional who enjoys commissioning and wearing bespoke clothing made by master tailors and shoemakers from England, Italy, France and Japan. He has channelled this passion into his first book, Master Shoemakers – The Art and Soul of Bespoke Shoes.

Master Shoemakers features bespoke shoes made by:

Anthony Delos
Hidetaka Fukaya
Dimitri Gomez
George and Anthony Cleverley
Stefano Bemer
Benjamin Klemann
Emiko Matsuda of Foster & Sons
Saskia Wittmer
The shoemakers of John Lobb, Bootmakers
Roberto Ugolini
Tony Gaziano