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James Taylor & Son

Founded 1857 in United Kingdom
Based in London

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.

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.


London, United Kingdom



Construction methods

Goodyear welted

Product ranges

RTW, Bespoke

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