Lodger Footwear, London
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Nothing quite matches the sublime luxury of a perfectly fitting bespoke garment. And while London's Savile Row might be the final word in bespoke tailoring, it's Lodger on nearby Clifford Street, which opened last October, that's whetting our fashion appetite with its unique brand of exquisite, custom-made men's footwear.

how Lodger shoes are made

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See how Lodger shoes are made

Our favourite innovation is the company's custom fit system – think traditional Italian-English craftsmanship with a 21st century edge. A 3-D virtual map of the customer's foot is taken using laser scanners to ensure the most accurate and comfortable fit possible every time.

More than fifty measurements are analysed, aesthetic considerations are discussed between the store's design director and the customer, and then the brand's expert craftsmen get to work, delivering the perfect shoe sixty days later with the customer's name and the date of completion hand painted inside.

The store also offers three ready-to-wear collections (English Classic, English Contemporary, and Italian Contemporary, manufactured in their respective locales) as well as an English and an Italian limited edition 'shoe of the month'. We chatted with Lodger founder Nathan Brown about what makes a pair of shoes really exceptional, the fashion mistakes men make, and discovered a man who takes his footwear very seriously – just like us.

Q&A with Lodger founder Nathan Brown


15C Clifford Street

London W1S 4JZ


Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.