Originally Posted by Michael Ay329
Does anyone have any suggestions on a Northampton area last maker who possibly can assist in making a bespoke last for Clifford to use?
"˜Springline' in Northampton is the only last making firm left in the UK.
They make production lasts for all the Northampton factories.http://www.springline.net/index.html
They will also make individual bespoke lasts., as well as bespoke shoe trees.http://www.springline.net/bespoke.htm
They can also supply you one of their (numerous) stock lasts, which you (or someone else) can alter to your requirements.
Also check the catalogue of SpenlÃ© in Germany. They have a huge library of different styles:http://www.spenle.de/
You would have to clear with Cliff, if he is willing to work with individual (and idiosyncratic) lasts
or if he prefers to work with just two or three last styles he knows well.
It is always good to have your own last on the mantle piece.