Housed in traditional shop premises in the very heart of the city, the name of Ducker & Son has for more than a century been synonymous with the pinnacle of the art of bespoke shoemaking.
The business was founded by Edward Ducker in 1898. He died in 1947 and left the business to his wife, who died two weeks later. A limited company was formed - the directors and shareholders of which now include Bob and Isobel Avery and also Hilary and Gillian, descendants of Edward Ducker.
When Mr Ducker arrived in Oxford with his boot-making tools in 1898 he joined at least 20 other shoemakers in the city now there's just one, and the company is one of very few traditional hand-sewn shoemakers outside the West End of London.
Oxford, United Kingdom
Hand welted, Goodyear welted
RTW, MTO, Bespoke