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As we’ve noted before, cobbling’s a tough racket. And while we’ve seen a lot of good stuff come out of the UK, domestic shoe men are usually more interested in basketball than brogues.

But there’s always the exception…

Today, UrbanDaddy filled us in on a lesser-known bespoke cobbler named George Esquivel. Operating in Los Angeles at *B.spoke*, Esquivel builds shoes from a hand-measured footprint with a choice of high-end leathers and designs, like the skulls below.

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We’re big fans of bespokery—it’s hard to do better than a perfect fit—but we were under the impression that a perfectly fitted shoe required a trip to London, or even Hong Kong. Apparently it’s a lot closer than we thought.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom

RESOURCES

B.spoke, 8311 W. Third St, info@esquivelshoes.com