J.M. Weston Craftsmanship
J.M. Weston, traditional shoemaker for more than 120 years, enhances and reinterprets classic codes with audacity. Building on the excellent craftsmanship of its Limoges factory, the brand continues to evolve, reinventing itself without ever compromising its search for timelessness. Each new style, new leather, new detail of manufacturing is conceived in its workshops to enhance the feet of men and women. More than just a shoe, the loafer, derby or oxford shoe become a walking companion, a reflection of an easy-going lifestyle and of resolute elegance.
J. M. Weston's know-how is illustrated through creations combining craftsmanship and traditional techniques inherited from its outstanding history: precious materials, arrays of colours, leather made with vegetal tannin offering a thousand combinations. This distinctive feature plays its full role in the special order : whether in coloured box leather, exotic skins, grained or suede calfskin, customisation is expressed in a discreet yet bold colour palette.
J.M. Weston's expertise is also reflected in the riding boots. A range of models are all based on the unique Saumur last, with its distinctive rounded tip: specialist boots for horseback trekking, hunting on horseback, polo ...
J.M. Weston makes also boots for the French Republican Guard. From cutting the leather to hand-finishing, they spend eight weeks in the Limoges workshops, undergoing around 200 procedures involving the techniques employed by the master shoemakers. Made to measure (according to the foot size, height of the leg, back of the knee, calf, mid-calf, ankle and heel girth of the rider), the boots meet the most stringent quality standards.
One single factory in Limoges where all the collections crafted on leather soles, are produced using traditional shoemaking techniques. The J.M. Weston shoe tells a story of skilled
men and women: more than 195 employees are working in the Limoges workshops.
It takes two months to produce a pair of shoes and over 150 procedures are required for each model (cutting the leather, stitching the upper, cutting the sole, assembly, hand finishing, etc.).
Everything is in the detail, as some things can be felt but not seen – the cotton thread, calfskin lining, leather reinforcements on each and every model.