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Hand Dyeing: Elevating Shoes to New Heights

3 Thg 5, 2024

Hand dyeing is the process of adding colour or texture to the leather. Hand-dyed shoes have a depth of colour that captivate the eye and create an aura of authenticity.

Oxford shoes

6 Thg 9, 2023

Elevate Your Style with Timeless Elegance: Oxford Men's Shoes by Andrew McDonald

So how was your year ? the year in review.

8 Thg 12, 2020

In this short video retailers in The Strand Arcade talk about their experiences dealing with covid in 2020. The ups and the downs as well as the highlights and joy of this year.

Dubbo gaol museum shoemaking video

10 Thg 11, 2020

This short video depicts some of the processes used by prisoners making shoes at old Dubbo gaol. The gaol is now a museum. As a visitor when you peer into the jail cell you will see this video playing reproducing the shoemaking techniques of yore.

Womens shoe style guide

1 Thg 8, 2020

There’s a vast variety of shoe styles for women, each with their own identity and history. The wide array of women's shoe styles can sometimes leave us a little confused as to what's what, and when certain women's shoe types should be worn.

The Path to Sustainable Shoes

15 Thg 6, 2020

We are experimenting with materials that can reduce the environmental impact in collaboration with a sustainable consultancy called "Sustainable Pineapple" who are helping small businesses to become more ethical, by using materials such as pineapple, orange skin and cactus.

The shoemaking process

2 Thg 6, 2020

This is the third blog in our 4 part series on slow fashion.The sustainable feature of bespoke handmade shoes is fit. Factory made shoes do not always fit, this is why 70% of people surveyed said they own shoes that do not fit.

Handmade versus factory made

18 Thg 5, 2020

This is the second of our four part series on sustainable and slow fashion.Here we discuss the pros and cons of handmade shoes versus factory made. In the previous article we discussed the environmental impact of mass produced fast fashion and how it differs from sustainable fashion, if you missed it you can read the article on our blog. 

The rise of sustainable fashion

4 Thg 5, 2020

As part of our purpose of offering high quality shoes we have started exploring sustainable materials. This is the first of a 4 part series on sustainable and slow fashion, a subject Andrew is passionate about.

Happy Feet Quay quarterly magazine

28 Thg 3, 2020

We take you through a step by step guide to leather shoe cleaning. There are five basic steps . 1 Clean off loose dirt . 2. Use a good quality polish . 3. let polish dry 4. brush buff the leather . 5. Give your shoes a final polish again .

Big boots to fill as private equity sizes up RM Williams

11 Thg 11, 2019

A.McDonald featured in Sydney Morning herald Saturday 9/11/19 . For Sydney shoemaker Andrew McDonald, there's a pretty simple pitch behind a pair of RM Williams boots. "When you buy them it's no-frills," the experienced cordwainer says. "You just want quality."

Balvenie x A.McDonald leather & whiskey tasting

7 Thg 11, 2019

SPECIAL INSTORE EVENT:  Thursday 28 November 5.30pm-7.30pm .Shop 121, 2nd Floor, The strand arcade 412 George st Sydney .Be our guest & enjoy a selection of whiskies with light refreshmentsWe are excited to invite you to experience the synergies between A.McDonald shoemaker and Balvenie distilleries in creating the distinctive character of handmade shoes and finest whisky.  

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