Yanko shoes – quality from Mallorca

yanko shoes

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 …

Norman Vilalta shoes – new collection

Norman Vilalta shoes

Norman Vilalta shoes – new collection In the early December Norman Vilalta shoemaker located in Barcelona launched a new collection of shoes at the renewed shoe store in New York called Leffot. You can find a bit more information on Norman Vilalta shoes in one of my previous posts here. Founded relatively recently, in 2008, Leffot is a store located in …

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 …

Shoepassion shoes review

shoepassion shoes review

Shoepassion shoes review Sometime ago I was contacted by Shoepassion and asked if I would be interested in reviewing a model of their shoes. It was the time when this German (Berlin based) brand has already been know to menswear industry so I was curious to see how do they perform in real life. Jakis czas temu skontaktowala sie ze mna …

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 …

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 …

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 …