If exclusivity is one of the most important things to you when it comes to your style, and you get a high off of knowing you?re wearing something one-of-a-kind, then new Bushwick spot, How to Make Boots from Your Garage, promises to thrill your style senses.
How to Make Boots from Your Garage is built on these principles ? those and the solution to all those times you?ve dreamed up the perfect boot in your head only to realize it doesn?t actually exist. This craft school/shop is the creation of designer Olivier Rabbath, who was tired of not being able to find the shoes he envisioned for his unisex line, Illusion. He studied the art of shoemaking, and now wants to share with shoe lovers in New York.
At How to Make Boots from Your Garage, $375 will enroll you in a fifteen-hour class that can span over the course of a week or a month. During this class, you?ll learn how to make a pair of shoes from start to finish, and then you will, of course, get to keep the pair you make. This is DIY at its finest. You?ll learn from a master. You?ll reach that fashion nirvana state of knowing that you are, without a doubt, the only person wearing those boots.
If you?re not feeling so hands-on, you can also shop Rabbath?s creations at the Bushwick location. A buzzed-about favorite is a pair of boots with gold-plated heels. As fashion continues to get more and more hands-on and community-based, making your own boots could be the future of shopping.
How to Make Boots from Your Garage is at 180 Hoyt Street in Bushwick.