Many of you guys know me as one of the shoe experts on SF and I have recently learned about a very special bespoke shoemaker from the Bordeaux region of France. He joined the Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France in 1988. He worked for great shoe houses like John Lobb Paris and Stefano Bemer in Florence. As of recently he has decided to make his own shoe house or bottier in his home region of Bordeaux France, in his actual home.
Being that he finished the Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France in 1988, he had to make a masterpiece shoe/boot which truly shows off the level of mastery of shoe/boot making. His boot that he make was truly unique, beyond anything that I've ever seen before.
They are motorcycle boots that are Norwegian welted with a braided thread. There is a patch on the upper of the left shoe to protect it from the motorcycle pedal. Another unique feature is that the Blutcher flaps from the lacing actually continue and connect to the shaft of the boot where it latches to the side to hold onto the leg.
As I have time, I will be posting more on his "normal" bespoke shoes, so you can all see his style of work, which is very elegant and still quite French, compared to the style of this boot!