An institution online for all those interested in men’s vintage shoes. The website Classic Shoes for Men collects and sell quality vintage and antique shoes, both used and new, and the library with over 2,500 shoes is a goldmine to dig through.
It’s summer, warm weather in many parts of the world, and one want to be as cool as possible. On ones feet, sandals or similar may not always be suitable, and unlined shoes may still feel a bit warm. So, this solution is not a bad one, unlined shoes with perforations all the way through.
In today’s day and age, people do their best to remove any type of hurdles and make ones existence as smooth and comfortable as possible. This goes for footwear as well, where the “soft and flexible” take over everything from classic RTW to bespoke shoes. Thoughts on this development in today’s article.
The Norwegian bootmaker Lars Jensen of Østmo has teamed up with the Chinese brand Iron Boots to make his styles more accessible. Now the first drops from the collaboration is ready, and orders on still limited amounts can be placed the coming weeks. Here’s an introduction to the first styles.
In the field of quality footwear, there are some terms that can be a bit confusing and unclear, especially for those who have recently become interested in the topic. Here I go through several of them and try to clarify and explain.
Finally time for super trunk in Stockholm again, on Saturday 24 September. Six shoe exhibitors from different parts of the world, plus three partners exhibiting. Also featuring, among other things, Swedish Championships of Shoe Shining, spit shine shine workshop, free shoe shine service and of course Shoegazing Market – the second hand marketplace for selling and buying quality second hand shoes.
The well-known British shoe store Pediwear is sadly closing, after 46 years in the business. Now they run a closing sale at up to 50% off on everything in their store, including Carmina, Crockett & Jones, Tricker’s, Cheaney, TLB Mallorca, Carlos Santos, Barker, Paul Sargent, Heschung, and many others. Reductions will continue to increase until everything is gone.
At the London Super Trunk Show back in May we had the second edition of the World Championships of Shoe Patina, where three contestants were to paint a pair of crust leather shoes during the day. These here are the winning shoes from then, painted by Toan Junie who is working for Corthay in France.
This June the summer edition of the men’s fashion fair Pitti Uomo took place in Florence, the first proper one since the pandemic hit. Shoegazing was there and checked out a bunch of the shoe exhibitors, here’s a summary of what could be found and some news from talks with brand representatives, who witness on the positive trend the quality footwear sector is seeing.
The US shoe and clothing store Division Road today presented their sixth instalment of The Patina Post, where they showcase how the patina develops on boots and shoes. This round there’s models from among others Crockett & Jones, Tricker’s and White’s boots included, and together with the previous rounds they form a great base to see how footwear in many types of leathers ages.