ABOUT US

James Taylor & Son is a leading British bespoke shoemaker, established in 1857. We make a wide range of fully bespoke footwear, ranging from fashionable shoes and boots, through to complex orthopaedic footwear for all types of foot condition.

We are a small, very long established business that is absolutely dedicated to the design and making of beautiful, classic shoes that are incredibly comfortable to wear. Our staff are some of the most experienced and talented in the industry, we use the best materials that money can buy, and we make shoes that fit perfectly and look beautiful.

All our shoes are made in our Paddington Street premises in the heart of London and we are one of a handful of traditional West End shoemakers. But we are also comfortable with technology and we use the world's most advanced 3D foot scanning and CAD/CAM system, so we can design absolutely perfect shoe lasts and orthotics to fit your feet.

As well as bespoke, we offer a limited range of very high quality ready made shoes, including the Status range (providing a lift of several cm) and Finn Comfort that are ideal for the fitting of custom orthotics. We also offer a full repair service for all types of footwear including, of course, our own. We have an excellent reputation for handling all types of repair and alteration work, and we can extend the life of your shoes and boots almost indefinitely.

"Your shoes seem to never wear out" Mrs. Y Norwich

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CLIENT LIST

James Taylor's famous customers past and present make an impressive list.

Lord Butler (RAB)
Robert Stephens
Jack Warner
Jessie Norman
Prince Galiltzine

Robin Leigh Pemberton
Lord Gilmore
Mrs. P. L. Travers
Enoch Powell
Sandy Gall

Ronnie Corbett
Matthew Kelly
Lord Patrick Beresford
Sir Peter Saunders
Sir Kenneth Macmillan

Illinois Jaquet
Steve Winwood
Toni Morrison

Lord Mancroft
Robert Bolt
Bob Hope
Liberace
T. D. Barclay

Peter Lewis
Marjorie Proops
Meredith Davis
Cardinal Basil Hume
Richart Siefert

Dorothy Simpson
Cecil Parkinson
Lord Snowdon
Lord Goddard
David Graham

Michael Winner
Brian Eastman
Sir Samuel Brittan
Paul Getty

 

OUR PEOPLE

Our team at James Taylor & Son are all specialists in the field of shoemaking, some of whom have been with us for over 30 years.  Their individual skills include all the key shoemaking functions such as last making, pattern design, clicking, closing and making.  We also have two fully trained orthopaedic shoemakers to supervise the design and construction of custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes.

Each pair of shoes made by James Taylor & Son is worked on by at least five different craftsmen, in order to achieve the exact fit and style that you require.  It is a uniquely skilled process and one that has barely changed in over 150 years.

 

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