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History - The evolution of RTW lasts

History – The evolution of RTW lasts

Shoes have gone from something that most ordered from a local cordwainer in versions of relatively standard styles, past a segment where styles were perhaps more limited but Ready to Wear shoes were kept in loads of different lasts and widths that customers could try on, up to today’s situation where there is a huge selection of styles but fit-wise more and more streamlined to fit the most common feet “ok”, instead of fitting some feet great. Here’s how it all evolved.

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The picture – Happy New Year

2022 comes to an end, and as I’m prepping for this evening’s festivities I snapped this photo and got this post together. This has been a year where much of what was missed from before the pandemic has been back – for example the super trunk shows, meeting folks in person for podcast interviews and travels to Japan, Italy, England etc to gather content. For next year, it will be more about introducing new exciting stuff.

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Shoegazing Podcast - Seiji McCarthy
Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 25, Seiji McCarthy, about revamping a shoe brand

New podcast episode with the American-Japanese bespoke shoemaker Seiji McCarthy who recently has done a revamp of his brand where he is merging classic American style with the precise, skilled Japanese craftsmanship. A talk about the revamping process, about finding oneself as a shoemaker, about his love for the relaxed elegance of traditional US style, and more.

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