George Esquivel

On Location: Tour George Esquivel’s Orange County Workshop

The George Esquivel recipe for success calls for one part charisma, one part craftsmanship, and one part unimpeachable California cool.

The designer has been hand-making sturdy, European-style shoes with spunky, West Coast personality for both men and women for nearly 20 years now—the most recent 11, headquartered in a breezy Orange County workshop. The family-run factory has doubled in square footage since the team first planted roots, in order to keep up with the demands of a growing business. (When Janelle Monáe and Karlie Kloss are placing custom orders via text, it’s best to have your ducks in a row.)

George was kind enough to let The Window’s cameras inside his HQ for a tour, as well as tell us a little bit more about how the Esquivel universe came to be.

PaintedWingtip

BatallionBoot

Kilties

SuedeDerby

DublinBoot

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