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News - R.I.P. Stephane Jimenez
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News – R.I.P. Stephane Jimenez

There’s been too many of these lately. News about great shoe people passing away. Now the iconic French bespoke shoemaker Stephane Jimenez has deceassed after a period of illness, at a too young age. A shoemaker that perhaps wasn’t the most famous name for a wider audience, but highly respected among shoemakers and shoe aficionados around the world.

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Shoes for Life - Charity raffle win a pair of bespoke shoes
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News – The Shoes for Life raffle, win bespoke shoes

Today the online charity raffle Shoes for Life was launched, where entrants can win their dream pair of bespoke shoes from a number of French bespoke shoemakers, at the value of €7,000, plus plenty of other shoes and other prizes at a value of over €10,000 in total. The contest is organised by the French shoemakers’ association CSNB together with Gustave Roussy’s institute for fight against cancer, to which all the funds from the contest will go to.

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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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Shoegazing Podcast

Shoegazing Podcast – Ep. 19, Jacques Kress, Tanneries Haas, about calf leather tanning

In this highly interesting episode of the Shoegazing Podcast Jacques Kress of the largest calf leather tannery in France, Tanneries Haas, gives an insight into the world of premium leather tanning and how this special business works. Very informative for those who are interested to learn more about how calf leather tanning works, and different angles of this area.

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