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Shoegazing Podcast with Jean-Michel Casalonga of Berluti
Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 22, Jean-Michel Casalonga, Berluti, about running a large bespoke workshop

Jean-Michel Casalonga is the main lastmaker and workshop manager of one of the largest bespoke shoe workshops in the world, Berluti’s Paris workshop. Listen to a podcast episode about the pros and cons with a large in-house bespoke production, about why they now make shoes their shoes softer than they used to do, about how one can get a chance to work at Berluti, and much more.

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Report – Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France

The most famous, prestigious and formal shoemaking education in the world is Les Compagnons du Devoir et du Tour de France, which most of the famous names in French bespoke shoemaking has been through. A journey which takes the trainee to a number of different workshops with the aim to develop both the person and of course their craft. Shoegazing sat down with compagnons trainee Pierre-Baptiste L’Hospital to learn more about this traditional shoemaking education.

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Buyer's guide, Inspiration, Store guide

Buyer’s guide – Stores in London

London is one of the best cities in the world for those interested in classic quality shoes. The capital of England contains a large number of shoe stores and bespoke shoemakers, basically an excellent selection of almost everything you can be looking for. Shoegazing guides you to it, and for those who have no plans of visiting the city there’s hundreds of pictures which hopefully can act as some inspiration.

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