Everything is better if it is bespoke, as the fits, styles, and more will theoretically be more aligned with your needs. Shoes are no stranger to this theory. In Sydney there is a very cool and well-regarded shoemaker by the name of Andrew McDonald. As Sydney’s most prominent bespoke shoemaker, he has been making shoes for the most custom of gentlemen for years.
Filmmaker Column O’Dwyer has recently put out a cool video about McDonald and the craft of shoemaking. If you’re even remotely interested in quality film, custom shoes, or any part of the process, the video is a good one to check out. It provides much insight into how the entire shoe, from start to finish, is created.