Leather Creases. Plain and simple. There is no such thing as crease-free leather. Frankly, the thought of people thinking that leather should not crease is just
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Good Leather Creases – A Lot!
"Good, quality leather doesn't crease" is probably the dumbest thing I have ever heard. On the contrary, as I am more and more involved in the shoe industry, I
The Delusion of the Uncreased Leather
Assuming leather doesn't and/or shouldn't crease is like believing in unicorns. It's incredible how many people believe in unicorns these days. The question is
A Guide to Leather
There are many different types of leathers that are used on footwear these days. And many different styles to the same type of leather so allow me to break down
Bookbinder Leather — Don’t Be Fooled
While living in America and working at Nordstrom (way back when), I remember many of the Italian brands making shoes in what looked like a cross between
Leather Is Not What You Think
The shoe industry is ever evolving. What was fact last year, is not this year and won't be next year. What I mean by that (and this is something that I have
Remember: Leather Creases….Plain and Simple
This is just a reminder that to all of the newbies out there that think leather creasing means lack of quality, well you are mistaken. In fact, as I
My Saint Crispins Boots – Review
After going to the Saint Crispins factory last year (and writing about it HERE), I worked with Phillip Car (the owner) to have a Saint Crispins boot made up for
How Dress Shoes Should Fit
Many men are wearing the wrong shoe size, especially those in the US. It is not a stab at American men, it is a reality based on what we are taught about fit,
London Super Trunk Show – 2 Week Countdown
The London Super Trunk Show is officially 15 days away and it is getting exciting now. After a 3 year hiatus, we finally have the opportunity to get shoe
London Super Trunk Show 2022 – Confirmed!
It’s confirmed! On Saturday, May 7 it’s finally time again for one of the world’s largest open event on classic shoes, The London Super Trunk Show,
Get Ready For Shoe Industry Price Increases
Mark my words, next year will be the year of price increases and a shortage of goods which will end up in delayed goods. I have been dealing already with it and
Five Tips For Shoe Longevity
There is nothing worse than getting a bad return on investment. And a lot of time, when it comes to physical goods, that investment is cared for by ourselves.
London Super Trunk Show 2022
IMPORTANT NOTE NEW DATE! Postponed from October 10th, 2021 to the new date of May 7th, 2022 due to the world situation and continued complications in
Francis Waplinger – Better With Each Pair
Francis Waplinger has been really honing in on his skills pair after pair that I see of this. It is actually quite intriguing to really see the increasing
Shoe Tips Series – Fit
There is no right or wrong when it comes to fit. There are objective concerns that should ultimately guide someone to a good fit but overall it is a subjective
Why Are Wholecut Oxfords More Expensive?
Ever wonder why Wholecut oxfords cost more than other models of the oxford family? You might think to yourself that it is odd, assuming that because it is one
Sole Creativity on the Rise!
A strange phenomenon has occurred and that is that people seem to be enjoying more and more the idea of a decorated shoe sole and pictures of them. When I add a
London Super Trunk Show 2021
IMPORTANT NOTE - NEW DATE AGAIN - SATURDAY MAY 8 2021! Postponed from first April 25 and then October 10 2020 to SATURDAY MAY 8 2021, due to the coronavirus
A Dress Shoe Guide for Noobs
I feel like many dress shoe noobs have a lot of unrealistic expectations when it comes to stepping into their first decent pair of dress shoes and am hoping to
London Super Trunk Show 2020
IMPORTANT NOTE NEW DATE! Postponed from April 25 to Saturday, October 10 due to the coronavirus situation. More info below. We are happy to once again invite
Using Saphir to Get the Shine Results You Want!
It is not a coincidence that Instagram, YouTube and the rest of the web for that matter is riddled with people taking photos of their shiny shoes next to Saphir
The Perfect Cap Shine
A lot of people get overzealous with their shoe shining and want to cover the entire toe cap using the cap line as their metric of measurement. The problem with
Löf & Tung – New Swedish Shoe Brand on the Block!
Many of you will be familiar with the Swedish shoe shop, Skoaktiebolaget. Few of you might, however, be familiar with the history of the owners and how they