“Bootmaker (noun) Historically one who makes and sells boots. Now refers to the crafting of bespoke shoes and boots.” Dictionnaire Larousse
From our first conversation to the delivery of your order, every aspect of your project is taken care of in our workshop : measurements, elaboration of a custom made wooden last, leathers selection, pattern drawing, stitching and assembly. Our craft serves your imagination every step of the way. Without limits.
Every day, we hold true to our commitment to take no shortcuts, and make no compromise in the crafting of your shoes. This is how we boil this traditional craft down to its purest form, Art, all in the service of exceptional workmanship.
Already a trained Cobbler-Bootmaker, Stephane Jimenez joins the Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France in 1988. Here, at the Lodge, among masters in the techniques of traditional craftsmanship, he will be handed over the living legacy of this ancestral savoir-faire.
Received by his peers in 1995, he will take his talent to prestigious workshops such as John Lobb’s in Paris, or Stefano Bemer’s in Florence. But it is Bordeaux, his hometown, that will be chosen for his own workshop, where he will take these experiences to the next level.
His new workshop has been completely redesigned and dedicated to an uncompromising Bespoke experience. Each of his creations is the fulfillment of a life of passion and craft.
What leaves Stephane’s workshop isn’t just an object. It is a dream come true, and a very real piece of the people that brought it to the world.
“We are but the hand that strolls,
Between your dreams and our tools.” SJ