St Pauls Cathedral view

St Pauls Cathedral view Sometimes all you want is just show some beautiful images in stunning scenery. St Pauls Cathedral is definitely one of my favourite buildings in London which works perfectly for any photoshoot. St Pauls sits on top of the Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and …

Jan Kielman bespoke – new website

jan kielman bespoke

Jan Kielman Bespoke – new website Last year, during my trip to Warsaw in June I have interviewed owner of Jan Kielman Bespoke Shoemakers – Mr Maciej Kielman – and published it here on the blog. Kielman is a renewed Polish shoemaker, said to be the best one, with years of experience. They have very recently launched a long awaited …

Pitti 87 – part 2

Beshoes event florence

Pitti 87 – part 2 Day 2 Day 2 was very difficult, probably for everyone at Pitti. It was Wednesday so the day after the first night out. It was quite obvious that people had good fun the night before as the fair was relatively empty by midday. The ones who arrived, either for work or just because they were …

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Foster and Son bespoke shoes #5 – finished shoe

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #5 – finished shoe Worry not! It turns out not to be the last post of the Foster and Son bespoke shoes series. Couldn’t resist and visited Andrew Murphy and Foster’s store today again. It was very nice to see Andrew again but also to note that the sale is up and running. This year …

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Foster and Son bespoke shoes #4 – finished shoe

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #4 – finished shoe This unfortunately is the last post from the Foster and Son series. The previous three posts can be found here #1, here #2 and here #3. They cover almost the entire process of hand made bespoke shoemaking. Finally, please find below some of the bespoke shoes that I managed to take …

Suitsupply double breasted jacket

Suitsupply double breasted jacket Details of todays outfit: Jacket – Double breasted jacket by Suitsupply Trousers – Made to measure trousers by Luxire custom tailoring; Khaki heavy twill fabric Shirt – blue gingham shirt with a spread collar Tie – silk olive tie with small white dots by Suitsupply Pocket square – silk square by Shibumi Berlin Shoes – semi …

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #3 – pattern making, clicking and brogueing.

Foster and son bespoke shoes #3 – pattern making, clicking and broguing 1. Pattern making The next step, after taking measurements and preparing the last¬†(see my previous post), is the pattern making. Emma, Fosters specialist, starts with placing the last on a piece of paper and drawing the center line of the last. Everytime similar operation takes place, Emma always …

Jan Kielman bespoke shoemakers – Conversation with Maciej Kielman

Jan Kielman – bespoke shoe and boot maker from Warsaw The workshop is run today by third and fourth generation of descendants of the founder Jan Kielman. Established in 1883 it’s heyday was in the ’20s and ’30s when the movers from across the Europe (including young Charles de Gaulle) were clients. many Poles supplied themselves with beautiful shoes as …

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #2 – measurements and last making

Foster and Son bespoke shoes #2 – measurements and last making 1.¬†Measurements Taking measurements is said to be one of the most essential parts of the bespoke process. There is only one fitting at maximum so the shoemaker must be very careful and gather as much information as possible about customer’s feet. Yes, it is important to accurately measure both …