Classics

A common misconception about bespoke is that you can get whatever you want in a whatever style you want. While that, in theory, is true, the "whatever" should fall inside the so called "house style" of a said bespoke...
Last summer, by a delightful surprise, I got an opportunity to have a pair of shoes made for me by Mario Bemer, famous Florentian shoemaker. After recovering from the complete, although very pleasant "out-of-the-blue" surprise, I begun pondering the...
When walking around the hip El Born area of Barcelona, we popped into a cozy atelier of Ramon Cuberta, young shoemaker. Carrying on the classic shoemaking tradition, Mr. Cuberta is one of the two currently active practitioners of the...
While suits and shoes are commonly considered as the most essential, central, parts of a man’s wardrobe, the item that is closest to the person is often overlooked. The cut and fit of the shirt is central to the...
In this series of articles on men's shoes we'll be covering the classic styles of men's footwear, their care and other aspects related to shoes. The three types of shoes detailed in this first article are the one's that...
Longines is a traditional Swiss watch manufacturer, whose image has been tarnished this past decade by a sort of lack-of-oomph, but which is seeing a resurgence - at least partly due to the continuing wake of the heritage boom....
Disclaimer: This article explains and compares the handmade shoes with high-end factory made shoes. We acknowledge that the differences and benefits are often rather small and, also, under a continuous debate. We also acknowledge that the construction methods of...
The classic tailoring houses are often deeply anchored to their past. While the history is a beautiful thing that adds to the story of almost any tailoring house, it occasionally binds the progress down, causing the house to live in...
The black cap-toe Oxford shoe is the cornerstone of a well-dressed man's wardrobe. With a leather sole, they are the most formal of shoes, equally appropriate when meeting the President or attending a funeral. Paired with a dark suit,...
Day 4 - Friday On day 4, Pitti Uomo concentrates mainly on business and the attendance is seriously lower than during the earlier days. Some buyers obviously aim to avoid the crowds, making their purchases during the last day. As...