1. amator-blogosphere:

    Anthony Delos - Bespoke shoes

     
  2. manolosweden:

    On Manolo - First part in the article about our collaboration project with skoaktiebolaget in Stockholm… A Adelaide Oxford in Tobacco Suede produced by Carmina Shoemaker. 

    Check out Part II tomorrow for the final result! 

     
  3. fromsqualortoballer:

    Business Casual Basics, Part III: Shoes

    Previously: Part I, Part II. This is the third installment for my fellow white collar ballers.

    If you’ve spent any time learning about men’s clothing (be it from family, friends, or the internet) you’ve probably heard a disproportional amount of talk about shoes. Shoes are a huge part of what dressing well is about (both in cost and importance), even though they take up a fairly small amount of space on your body. It can’t be stressed enough; shoes are often what separate the men from the boys, and business casual workplaces are notorious for bad shoe choices. A little bit of knowledge here will go a long way. Shoes are also the foundation of your outfit in stylistic and structural terms; if you buy well and take care of your purchases they will in turn keep you comfortable and stylish for decades.

    1. Save up some money.

    This one has the potential to get expensive. Accept the fact that high-quality shoes will be expensive if bought new, and can even be pricey when bought secondhand. Thrifting can be a good option here as well.

    2. Learn the differences between “real shoes” and bad shoes.

    High-quality shoes are expensive for many reasons, but the biggest two are material quality and construction. These qualities are much more important with shoes than they are in a shirt or pair of pants because shoes need to stand up to a tremendous amount of wear. Read Kiyoshi’s post and Put This On’s article to get a sense for what I’m talking about. If you buy a high-quality welted shoe that fits well and is well taken care of it will last for decades. Trust me.

    Need some help finding out which brands can be trusted for high quality shoes and which can’t? I’ve included a short list at the bottom of this post, but my rule of thumb (toe?) is this: don’t buy shoes from any manufacturer that can’t tell you what last their shoes are made on. Any respectable shoe maker will have products on a range of last choices and will be able to tell you about them.

    3. Understand the different styles and their applications.

    Ready for some shoe terminology? This should be enough to get you started.

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  4. dandyshoecare:

    G. J. Cleverley & Co. Ltd.

    (Source: gjcleverley.co.uk)

     
  5. Herve Brunelle stained shoe trees for Anthony Delos bespoke.

     
  6. ilquadrifoglio:

    il Quadrifoglio Official Site : http://ilquadrifoglio-kobe.com/

    Calzature Su Misura, prodotto di KOBE fatto a mano

     
  7. John Lobb Paris bespoke wholecut oxford.  Sublime.

     
  8. yoshimihasegawa:

    Cleverley Tassel Loafer  / picture by Edward Lakeman

    G.J. Cleverley & Co. Ltd.

    13 The Royal Arcade ,28 Old Bond Street,

    London W1S 4SL 

    TEL: 44 + (0)20 7493 0443

    http://www.gjcleverley.co.uk

    (Source: yoshimihasegawa, via forno)

     
  9. dandyshoecare:

    The curiosity to discover new things prompts man to a continuous research. In these days of extraordinary technological developments we could not miss a development in artistic shoe colouring. Alexander Nurulaeff continues his search for deep, rich, three-dimensional colours, customized for each pair of shoes.
    Nowadays, a pair of really well-made shoes can no longer be simply black or brown. A true gentleman must have the possibility to wear at his feet all the infinite shades of colors that match perfectly with his wardrobe.
    I am pleased to present an exclusive collaboration with Alexander Nurulaeff and Skoaktiebolaget: three different shades specially created by Alexander Nurulaeff for this Limited Edition.
    The Patina “Skoaktiebolaget Grand Reserve” was created for those gentlemen who prefer wearing footwear of classic colors, but at the same time want to have something much more interesting and stylish than an ordinary light brown. Like an old, fine Cognac, the Patina of Dandy Shoe Care is full of shadows and sweet transformations of a shade into another, with captivating gleams highlighting the beauty of this shoe model.
    “Skoaktiebolaget Unique Edition” is available on http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se Or Humlegårdsgatan 4, Stockholm.

    (Source: dandyshoecare.it)

     
  10. saintcrispins:

    Mod 535S - straight toe box oxford on classic last