A.McDonald Shoemaker has partnered with J&FJ Baker to supply Upper and soling for our shoes. This oak bark tanned leather is the finest quality material for the finest quality brands. Baker take pride in their reputation for quality and performance.
J. & F.J. Baker has been run by the same family for 6 generations at its Devonshire site which has been a tannery since the Roman times. The site has grown, developed and expanded over centuries and with it the oak bark production techniques, perfecting the art of tanning.
F.J. Baker & Co. supplies the most exclusive shoemakers, saddlers, interior designers and leather workers. British leather quality is world-renowned and our unique tanning methods make our product even more sought after.
It is the only oak bark tannery in Britain. Luxury leather like ours cannot be found anywhere else. We make the highest quality, most durable leather for a wide range of leather goods including shoes, equestrian equipment and interiors.
The Baker family bought the tannery over 150 years ago in 1862 and J. & F.J. Baker & Co. Ltd. remains a family business to this day.
Oak bark tannage is a long, gentle process that protects the natural fibres of the hide unlike modern tanning methods. The best hides, natural products, 14 months and a sustainable process produce each piece of uniquely crafted, luxury and durable leather.