Lewis Leathers Westway Boots
Today I escaped from my drawing board and went and met up with Derek, the owner of Lewis Leathers down at their new store/office near Paddington in London.
I'd been drawing a Tank Girl Illo and decided to give her my favourite old boots... Lewis Leathers Motorway boots. I checked out LL site and discovered they're now doing a shorted version, more like engineer boots, the Westway Boot.
Talking to Derek, you've really got to admire the time, effort and incredible attention to detail he's put into the relaunched Lewis Leathers. It's all made in the UK, and is really well crafted, and at the store they'll do alterations to fit everyone.
I'd become slightly obsessed with the Westways, and bought a pair, and they are great boots.
I'd highly recommend either a trip to their site, or far more enjoyably, their shop.
http://www.lewisleathers.com or 26 Chilworth Street London W2 6DT, 0207 402 0863
I think my next purchase will be a new Bronx jacket.
Nothing beats the buzz of talking to someone who gets 'it'.. and Derek really has hit the nail on the head.
Please excuse my terrible attempts at photography, their site obviously has great pics.
The zips on the back of the boots are Riri, and unlike the previous 20 years of LL boots, they really deserve to have their LL crest emblazened on them!
and Tankie's pair