The collection

By offering you an opportunity to return the emblematic Westons that you no longer wear, the brand undertakes to restore them at its Limoges factory and give them a second life as part of the Weston Vintage collection.

How collection works

1.

Rendez-vous in one of the J.M. Weston stores

(excluding department stores)

2.

An expert assesses whether your iconic shoes can be repaired by our craftsmen

3.

Two options:

If they are: you will be offered a voucher worth at least € 100. Your shoes are then sent to Limoges for restoration and will soon be available for purchase as part of the Weston Vintage collection and in the Weston Vintage stores (Champs-Elysées, Saint-Honoré in Paris and Aoyama in Tokyo).

4.

If your iconic shoes cannot be repaired, you will be offered a complementary shoe polish.

The vintage models

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The restoration

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The collection

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The portraits

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The vintage models

Proud of the durability of our shoes and as part of our sustainability policy, with Weston Vintage we are looking to pass on the timeless style of our emblematic models to a new generation.
Discover Weston Vintage, our specially selected emblematic vintage models for men and women. After completing their first life, they have now been hand-restored in our Limoges factory. Thanks to Weston Vintage and our in-house restoration, one person’s footsteps become those of another.

Discover the models available
in the Weston Vintage stores:

55, avenue des Champs-Élysées,
Paris 8ème

243, rue Saint-Honoré,
Paris 1er

5-11-5 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Japan

For further information,
contact us:

+33 1 55 90 53 01

Paris - Boston - Abidjan
38,235,212 steps
Restored in Limoges

Loafer 180
The 180 is a legend. Since 1946, this emblematic Weston loafer has stood out from the crowd thanks to its seagull cut-out strap, the distinctive lines of its apron and its traditional Goodyear welt.
330€

Dinard, Pebble Beach, Saint Andrews
62,947,853 steps
Restored in Limoges

Golf Derby
Born on the fairways and greens of the golf course, the Golf derby is an emblematic shoe renowned for its comfort, sturdiness and unique style since 1955.
380€

Lyon - Shanghaï - Stockholm
25,185,943 steps
Restored in Limoges

Half-Hunt Derby
A classic J.M. Weston model with its stitching distinctive shape. A style that has continued to transcend fashion trends.
380€

Milan - New York - Moscou
28,734,296 steps
Restored in Limoges

Cap toe oxford shoe
With the finely-stitched leather inserts that form its upper and its Goodyear welt, it offers an elegant formal look. This cap toe Oxford shoe has been a Weston classic since 1958.
380€

Bordeaux - New York - London
51,726,952 steps
Restored in Limoges

Chelsea boot
The Chelsea boot is one of Weston’s emblematic models that helped build the brand’s reputation. Each boot, made from a single piece of leather and stitched at the back, has been hand-shaped on a wooden last by our craftsmen since 1969.
450€

Deauville - Londres - Jodhpur
13.455.631 steps
Restored in Limoges

Jodhpur ankle boot
A jodhpur-style ankle boot with a strap around the ankle for an equestrian look. Each boot has been hand-shaped on a wooden last by our craftsmen.
450€

Les Sables D’Olonne - Johannesburg - Ostend
20.983.396 steps
Restored in Limoges

Deck Derby
An emblematic model with a thick rubber and leather sole. Hard-wearing in style and spirit, it is ideal for outdoor pursuits.
380€

La Nouvelle Orléans – Londres - Tokyo
22.995.318 steps
Restored in Limoges

Triple Sole Derby
The quintessence of J.M. Weston expertise, this model bears all the hallmarks of the shoemaker’s craft: lace detailing, medallion toe, stitching and perforations... mounted on a triple sole, it is the very symbol of the brand’s heritage.
450€

Fontainebleau - Tokyo - Copenhagen
26,352,367 steps
Restored in Limoges

Hunt Derby
An icon of J.M. Weston expertise, the Hunt Derby is entirely hand-made using the traditional Norwegian welt method. Genuine craftsmanship at its best that defies both time and trends.
1000€

The restoration

Our factory in Limoges has always restored your Weston shoes to offer them an even longer life. Our restoration workshop is unique in France, re-assembling and repairing some 10,000 pairs each year.


Thanks to this expertise and to Weston Vintage, you will now be able to give your shoes the second life they deserve.

Before and after restoration Move the cursor to see the result

Restoration
for Weston Vintage
step-by-step

Once each pair has been assessed, they move on to re-discover a total of 150 procedures, each carried out by hand in the heart of the Weston manufacturing workshop. Five major steps for a meticulous restoration process and a shoe that looks like new!

1.

Expertise

In our stores, an expert ensures that your pair of shoes is restorable. If so, the pair is sent to our Limoges manufacture to be restored and integrated into the Weston Vintage collection.

2.

Disassembly

The shoes are completely stripped down by the craftsmen in our workshop specifically dedicated to restoration.

3.

Reshaping on the last

This is the great difference compared to having shoes resoled by your cobbler, however skilled he may be. Once the sole has been removed, the shoes are replaced on their original lasts. The leather upper thus returns to its original shape without losing the patina of age.

4.

Resoling

Thanks to the Goodyear welt, the shoes are able to be fully resoled using the same noble materials as a new pair, notably the sole leather produced by the extra long vegetable tanning technique used in the Bastin tannery.

5.

Polishing

Before joining the Weston Vintage collection, the upper is thoroughly cleaned, brushed, creamed and polished to a perfect shine. The shoes are literally as good as new and ready for their brand new life.

The collection

By offering you an opportunity to return the emblematic Westons that you no longer wear, the brand undertakes to restore them at its Limoges factory and give them a second life as part of the Weston Vintage collection.

How collection works

1.

Rendez-vous in one of the J.M. Weston stores

(excluding department stores)

2.

An expert assesses whether your iconic shoes can be repaired by our craftsmen

3.

Two options:

If they are: you will be offered a voucher worth at least € 100. Your shoes are then sent to Limoges for restoration and will soon be available for purchase as part of the Weston Vintage collection and in the Weston Vintage stores (Champs-Elysées, Saint-Honoré in Paris and Aoyama in Tokyo).

4.

If your iconic shoes cannot be repaired, you will be offered a complementary shoe polish.

The portraits

They wear their Westons every day. Walking, cycling, riding a metro, they live at their feet, taking a patina. And are (almost) always maintained. Meet the owners of the Westons you may be wearing tomorrow.

Bruno Desbois, coordonnier, Paris.

I’ve been repairing shoes for 11 years now. I set up the Desbois workshop 3 years ago.

Restoring a beautiful shoe with a story is where the fascination of our job really lies. When you love your shoes it’s important to look after them.

It’s like with your hands: when they’re dry, you put cream on them.

The world of shoe-repairing is changing, and this year we’ve contributed to the next step in the process with the recycling scheme La Fibre du Tri.

Spencer Phipps, créateur Phipps International, Paris.

Would you more define yourself as a fashion player or a designer ?

I think more than a designer I consider myself a storyteller.My biggest inspiration is my life and everything that I’ve experienced on the way.

Is vintage clothing as important in Paris than in California ?

In California, everybody wears vintage, and it’s completely normal. It’s more of a rarity but it’s definitely prevalent in Paris.
We have introduced Gold Label which is a collection of vintage and recycled garments.
We look at style from the past and put it in to make it better and more modern context.

Would you say that Phipps International is about recycling clothes and styles ?

I started the brand because I didn’t see a change and I wanted to do my part to make a difference.

Alireza Niroomand, créative director, Paris.

I’m the Creative Director of a group of Italian restaurants in New York called Sant Ambroeus, and on the whole I’m having fun.

What I like about my job is giving people pleasure (I'm camera-shy), making people laugh.

Creative Director of a restaurant, what does that involve?

It’s about the décoration, we’ve worked with some luxury brands, if you’re interested in Weston, you tell me so.

My first Westons?
I was quite young, they were a gift from my father, who was mad about Weston.

My favourite style of Weston?
That’s maybe the loafer, the Golf derby, or the boat shoes.

Paul Benchemhoun, fondateur Brut Archives, Paris.

Brut Archives, these days, is two things: it’s a vintage store in Paris, and a showroom for people in the fashion business.

What I like most about vintage pieces…
It’s more of an idea that I have, the idea of clothes that stand the test of time, down the generations and through different eras.

The future is going to be very bright for vintage, I think it’s really taking off.

We really need to stop and think about what we’ve been manufacturing during the past few years of fast fashion.
With vintage, we are going back to our roots.

Loyc Falque, stylist, Paris.

The role of vintage in your style?

Vintage has for a long time a big place in my everyday style. I really like to hunt for vintage clothes and objects. These are pieces that I like a lot because for some, I took several years before finding them. This is what gives them great value in my eyes!

The best way to maintain your pair of shoes?

Personally I like it when city shoes have lived, when leather has folded, softened ... When they are new, I have the impression of being disguised. But to slow wear, it is necessary to moisturize the leather from time to time to prevent it from sensitizing and cracking. Shoe trees must also be used.

The importance, today, of vintage consumption?

I would say that it is important to relearn how to consume well : most of the time, vintage is of much better quality because these are clothes that were designed to last for a long time. Today, I prefer to buy less but better.