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News - Efe Laborde launches MTO offering
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Buying tip – Efe Laborde launches MTO offering

The British-based bespoke shoemaker William Efe Laborde now introduces a Made to Order service, with shoes made to exactly the same standard as his full bespoke, but on standard lasts available in two different toe shapes and in four widths. Initially an oxford and a derby are available as base models, and the leather options are spectacular, with among other things several vintage Freudenberg leathers.

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Report - London Super Trunk Show 2024
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Report – London Super Trunk Show 2024

The London Super Trunk Show last weekend was another brilliant shoe day. New visitor record of over 1,300 people coming to browse the men’s shoe and menswear exhibitors from around the world and follow the three world championships contests: in shoe shining, shoe patina and shoemaking. Here’s a report from the day with loads of pictures plus videos.

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Info on the London Super Trunk Show 2024
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Info on the London Super Trunk Show 2024

This Saturday it’s time for the sixth edition of the London Super Trunk Show. In the heart of London at 12 Regent Street we gather 13 awesome men’s shoe and menswear exhibitors, and host the World Championships of shoemaking, shoe shining and shoe patina. There’ll be a free shoe shining service, there’s a second hand shoes marketplace, and more. Below some practical info ahead of the event, for those who plan to visit, and on the live streaming we will do for those who can’t attend.

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London Super Trunk Show 2024
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London Super Trunk Show 2024

The huge shoe event in London is back for its sixth instalment, on Saturday May 4. There’ll be 14 shoe and menswear companies from around the globe exhibiting, a marketplace for second hand shoes, a free shoe shining service, plus the finals of the world championships of shoe shining, shoe patina and shoemaking. Here’s all info about the big day.

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World Championships of Shoe Shining and Shoe Patina 2024 – Qualification
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World Championships of Shoe Shining and Shoe Patina 2024 – Qualification

Time to kick things off ahead of the finals of the World Championships of Shoe Shining and the World Championships of Shoe Patina 2024, with the qualifications. The contests are organised together with the shoe care company Saphir and the shoe brand Bridlen. Finals take place at the London Super Trunk Show on Saturday May 4. The patina finalists will paint their shoes during the whole event, and the shoe shiners have 20 minutes to shine a shoe.

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News - Arterton open store in London
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News – Arterton opens store in London

Arterton has sniffed on physical presence before, with trunk show’s, pop-ups etc, but now they’ve opened up a permanent location in an excellent spot in the Princes Arcade, just next to Fortnum & Mason in the heart of London. Here they have a lounge section and sell shoes from Bridlen and Yearn, shoe care from Paul Brunngård, hangers from Nakata, and more.

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World Championships of Shoemaking 2024 - Call for competition
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World Championships of Shoemaking 2024 – Call for competition

We now open up the fifth edition of the World Championships of Shoemaking, where the final takes place during the London Super Trunk Show on May 4 2024. We have £6,000 (€7,000 / $7,400) and handmade shoemaking awls in the prize pool, and a chance to be showcased in shoe stores around the world. This year a loafer is the competition shoe to be made. Here’s all the info about the competition.

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