Gestures, Scene V


The final installment of John Lobb’s Gestures Series reveals the meticulous detail involved in the finishing of a made to measure pair of shoes.

Cream, applied in a painterly manner is liberally worked into the leather. Excess is brushed and the transformation begins to take shape through the rhythmic gestures of an expert hand and the time honoured alternation of water and wax.

An object of refinement emerges - the embodiment of generations of transmitted gestures, and a celebration of all of those who devote themselves to the cultivation of their craft.