I learned of Caswell Boot Company by watching YouTube videos; and reached out to meet with Kevin for a fitting in the DC/MD/VA area (DMV). I typically order two sizes of Ready-to-Wear boots to determine my size in that brand and on the brand's particular Last. I am so pleased that Kevin offers the Try-On service for the MTO, as it spared me from having to tie up hundreds of dollars for months or of getting stuck with a pair of custom-ordered boot that do not fit. While deciding on a leather choice and other options for the MTO, Kevin emailed links to articles, answered all my questions, and offered his professional opinions to assist me with creating an aesthetically pleasing pair of boots.
I placed my order on 01 Nov 2023 and my boots were delivered to my door on 08 Feb 2024. Throughout the time, Kevin stayed in touch to provide updates and a possible delivery time. Considering these boots were ordered during the busiest holiday season and that the leather had to first be special ordered from Law Tannery and then shipped to Spain; having my boots in hand in less than 4 months was amazing. Speaking of amazing, my Garrett Black Cherry Bison boots arrived well packaged to prevent any damages during transport and there were no loose threads, no nicks or scratches in the leather, no loose skin, and no mix matched panels. I had opted for a rolled collar and matching tongue for the MTO, and was impressed that the same, thick, supple bison leather had been used throughout in the construction of the boots.
The fit? Perfect! Working with Kevin to create a beautiful, well-fitting pair of custom boots could be likened unto ordering bespoke on a budget. Caswell has an extensive line of styles, leathers, and lasts. One is sure to find or be able to create a grail pair of boots that will exceed the expectations of any woman or man. These Caswell MTO boots are truly a work of art!