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The World of Jean Gaborit

Makes of Fine Custom Boots and Classic Motoring Apparel Visit Our Shop

For nearly a century we have been crafting beautiful boots from the finest leathers at our workshop here in the Vendee region of France. It’s where we still design and make all of our boots today. Each pair is made-to-order, to your precise specifications and measurements, using skills and craftsmanship that have been passed down through four generations of the Gaborit family, who founded the boot-making business in 1922 and whose descendants remain intimately involved with the company today.

We make a complete range of boot styles – fashion, glamour, equestrian, field & country, biker boots, vintage and historic styles. Our customers have included rock stars, TV presenters, world class event riders, performers at the flamboyant Crazy Horse Cabaret in Paris, and the designer fashion house Tommy Hilfiger for whom we custom-made fourteen pairs of thigh boots for their New York Fashion Week show. Our vintage and historic styles have been used on expeditions and reenactments all over the globe, from the Battle of Waterloo to the recreation of the 1907 Peking-Paris Classic Car Rally. Lately we have expanded into custom-making classic motorcycle and flight jackets from 1920s and 1930s in response to requests from our customers who have been unable to source high-quality authentic clothing to go with their vintage boots.

We are passionate about what we do and love to share our passion and our stories with others. We hope you will enjoy our blog.