Carmina is back at it with another Custom Weekend where the custom MTO fee is completely waived at checkout.
On top of that goodie, is the fact that when you purchase a shoe (MTO-fee free), you unlock the ability to then customize a belt as well!
I never thought I would create a leather bag under my label. But when my friend and collaborator Martel Francois asked me if it was possible for our collaboration between his lifestyle company, Martel B Francois NYC, and my shoe brand, J.FitzPatrick, to offer a bag I thought to myself ‘why not?!’ And so I found a supplier and we knocked out a sample.
There is a new-ish shoemaker in the UK region but offering more than what you would expect from a traditional British maker. And their name is The Last Shoemaker. While the name would make you think it is just one person it is actually a collaboration of sorts between two gentlemen who are both shoemakers and specialize in their own categories of shoemaking.
Here I unbox a pair of Stefano Bemer’s Classica Collection, one of three of their shoe lines on offer.
This is what would be considered the ‘middle’ line, with handwelted construction and a step up in finishing from the Essenziale collection which was featured a few videos back.
Here is a little rant against the bad information of the industry, whereby people spew their opinions as facts in the hopes to build a following of ill-informed consumers that have their back when they want to complain about $200 shoes.
When the explore page on Instagram is actually showing you ‘like content’ and not the latest ‘influencer’ garbage, you can sometimes discover some pretty cool things there. That is how I stumbled across Kenjiro Kawashima who is a bespoke shoemaker that works with/for Norman Vilalta.
Here I present one of Stefano Bemer’s added perks to their leather goods offering. With a huge selection of exotic leathers, often specializing in sharkskin, Bemer has started to offer bespoke watch straps to accompany your pair of shoes.
Representing from 3 different countries and cultures, a Japanese, a Singaporean, and a Norwegian have made the finals in the shoe-shining contest. For the patina event, the finalists consist of a Singaporean and two guys from France.