Yanko shoes – quality from Mallorca

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Yanko shoes – quality from Mallorca More and more of you know all the quality shoe brands that exist nowadays, Yanko being one of them. Not as well-known as its Spanish “sisters” Carmina and Meermin yet but definitely producing shoes of top quality too. Today I would like to tell you a story of Yanko and what its relationship with …

Jan Kielman bespoke – new website

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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 …

Laszlo Vass shoes – Blue loafers in suede

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Laszlo Vass shoes – Blue loafers in suede Long holidays break, sadly, is finished and it is time to go back to you readers and my usual work. Few months ago, when it was still warm, I ordered a long awaited pair Laszlo Vass shoes – blue loafers in suede (previous post). They are inspired by a pair I saw once …

Luxire trousers and J. Fitzpatrick shoes

Luxire trousers and J. Fitzpatrick shoes Luxire trousers It’s almost the end of summer but last weekend I managed to wear a shirt and a cardigan only so it is not that bad yet. Sunday was a day of trip to Hampton Court Palace, a short train ride from Central London. Shortly before the weekend I received another parcel from …

Meermin shoes – MTO and new website

Meermin shoes – MTO and new website Marka Meermin – nowa strona interenetowa i program butow na zamowienie New Website Well-known Spanish shoe brand Meermin from Mallorca has recently launched its new website. Oh boy the old one was really bad. Anyway, everyone who discovered Meermin a few years ago remember the tan coloured background and very simple mechanics of …

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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 …

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 …

Best English black oxford shoes by BlueLoafers 2014

Best English shoes of 2014 by Blue Loafers – black leather captoe oxfords Shoes is the topic I really like to cover on my website. There are some reviews on other blogs and websites which try to describe best classic shoes a man can get. The reason they do not create any grades or rankings is quite simple – there are …

Cad & The Dandy Jacket #2 (PL)

Here is the outfit from my latest photo shooting with Matthew from topgrain.co.uk. I finally got myself a matching trousers to the jacket that Cad & The Dandy  Savile Row tailors made for me. It is made of the same Dugdale Bros cloth – grey hopsack check with light blue over-check which weights 12-13oz (370-390g). In my opinion very solid …