Last year German bespoke shoemaker Patrick Frei and his new partner Kazuya Kimura were part of the Amsterdam Super Trunk Show, where they showcased some old but also a bunch of new sample. I showed a few images in the report from the event, but these shoes are so amazing that it would be a shame not to show more of them. Here’s a picture special to rectify this.
The British premium brand Gaziano & Girling has just started a sale on models that they will discontinue, and there’s large discounts we are talking about. 45% off on a pair of G&G should surely interest many.
Traditionally constructed good quality shoes have a long lifespan, which means that it’s a product that are commonly sold second hand. Looking for used classic shoes can lead to awesome bargains, but also expensive mistakes. Here’s a guide on what to think about when buying used shoes, and where to find them.
There’s a lot of mixed and contradictory information found online about the various kinds of napped leathers – nubuck, split suede, full reverse suede and roughout. Here I go through all of these leathers and sort out what each of these actually are, the differences and the pros and cons of them all.
It’s that time again, when retailers and brands do their annual winter sales. After a quite crazy Black Friday sales period recently it seems things are a bit more calm this winter sales period, but still a bunch of great bargains to be made. Here’s a few of them highlighted.
Another year has passed, another 100 articles posted on this blog. A year that obviously hasn’t been like nothing we’re used to. Here’s the annual pic from the New Years celebrations along with a longer than usual summary of the year that has been, and a look into what’s coming.
The Japanese bespoke maker T. Shirakashi Bootmaker has launched his first range of hand welted Made to Order models, on standard lasts available to order online. Shoes made to a very high level, which stands out with his distinct casual feel.
This week I received my sixth pair from the Japanese bespoke shoemaker Yohei Fukuda. A seamless wholecut in a stunning burgundy patina, which really enhances the magnificent shape of Fukuda’s chiseled last. Here’s lots of pictures plus a film showcasing the beauties.
A year when nothing has been normal, and with a Christmas that is not what it use to be for most people celebrating it around the world, it feels good that at least some things can be the same. Like here on this photo, where it’s the same shoes, socks and trousers as in last years Christmas greeting here on Shoegazing.
There’s a few men around the world that has more impressive shoe collections than others. Luckily a few of them take the time to share their collections online, one of these is the Japanese behind the website Centipede, where photos of his around 250 pairs of shoes are gathered, everything from entry level Goodyear welted shoes to bespoke shoes from lots of different makers.