We were contacted in 1980 by a film company - please could we make some large size boots for Mr. David Prowse an actor who was to be in a space film? We did not know at the time that we were to boot one of the most famous fictional characters in film history.
Apart from the large size (14) English, 16 US - it was a standard job for a pair of heavy wax calf jack boots. Fit was quite important as the actor David Prowse had a bad toe at the time. Perhaps he would have been less frightening if filmgoers had known he had a bad toe!!!
The boots were made and dispatched and Darth Vader duly appeared on Screen in Star Wars ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.
The price back then was £185 which was quite cheap in the circumstances. We do still have a half pair prototype gathering dust in the corner. Although we keep our client list very private, we do bring out this film icon from time to time as some of our younger customers seem very impressed.