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The French brand Orban’s is an interesting new actor with a some nice lasts and models and a low price tag of $150 it has made a big impressions since it launched 1,5 years ago. And in my eyes Orban’s is one of the most affordable brands in the market for classic quality shoes today. Why it’s like that I go through in this review.
Tonight the Swedish shoe store Skoaktiebolaget has its official grand opening for its new premises at Nybrogatan 23 in Stockholm, where they presented their latest addition to the brand flora: John Lobb Paris.
We often talk about the fact that we see a sort of a renaissance for classic shoes nowadays, and yet another example of this is how we more and more see shoes produced in ways tha is closer to art than products supposed to be worn. It’s also what Christophe Corthays new interesting project Tranchet Vif is about. Also info on an upcoming contest in the next newsletter where one can win a well filled shoe care valet box from Care of Carl.
Shoes, like much else, varies in how beautiful they are depending on angle their viewed from, and it can differ widely between different models. Some looks best from the top, some seen from the front, and so on. But one angle that makes virtually all shoes look really nice is straight from the side in profile.
Heschung is one of the classic French brands of quality shoes, with their own distinct style. Here’s a substantial review of the derby Crocus with double rubber soles and a so-called reverse welt.
An online giant’s own quality footwear brand, the cheapest of the Hungarian manufacturers of fully handmade shoes, and a British Frenchman, that’s what is offered in today’s three outsiders post.
Shoes are made of many different kinds of leather, but seal is definitely one of the less common ones. This is Paraboots iconic model Michael with the vamp in sealskin. The model is no longer manufactured, but Skomaker Dagestad in Oslo has picked up a pair as a small special, and they have the option to buy from the little stock that is left of the model.
Yesterday it became official that the French luxury brand Hermés acquire the Tanneries Du Puy from JM Weston. This means that Hermés now owns both the two largest suppliers of calf leather for quality shoes in the world. How this affects other footwear brands which also are purchasing hides from Du Puy to a large extent remains to be seen.