Image Granted said that he first wanted to just get bespoke suits, but that is played. It’s all about the bespoke footwear. I agree
You think Allen Edmonds are handmade? Not like these. Check out the sewing machine used for the uppers, that is Green sewing.
All Tweed Everything.
Not really. I thought it appropriate that I finish this tweed day off with a WIWT. Also I wanted to update you all on where I am right now with some of the things that I have hinted at for the past few months.
The Branding Agency- We have our first client project. A tie company. You will know it when you see it. Crafting a collaboration project specifically for the ADT followers, plus a lot of cool things that I feel will be organic. I wouldn’t push it if I wouldn’t wear it. Real talk.
Trunk Show - We have 2 of the 3 brands we need to make this work. The Gibson has agreed to let us host it. We are shooting for the end of November. Dates and brands will be supplied
The Gibson Meetups - Next Friday is the first Friday of the month, but being that half of us will be in NYC we will be moving it to the following friday. The cool thing is that we keep having more people, so we may have to move it to Thursday because the private rooms at the Gibson can only be reserved for 2 hours on Friday and the weekends. I will put the word out before hand for anyone who wants to attend.
Last but definitely not least the app. I haven’t spoken too much about it, and the only thing that I can guarantee is that this will help you find or enhance your personal style. Other than that, look for people to be using it by Fashion week. Download it.
So i wanted to take this time to do my #followfriday for my immediate team. All of these guys are well on their way to changing the game in their own individual lanes. It’s cool to have a collective like this. ImageGranted, PresentingCorey, Cirq6, CB, Wingtipsandloafers, Manshion, Wellpressedgamer, Addison Wright.
I also want to thank all my blurs who have been going hard and supporting me. All the outside supporters who keep me motivated and give their support behind the scenes from the messages to the reblogs.
NiceTrybro, Anoblesavage, modernconnoisseurtt, Nickelsonwooster, Ethandesu, Whereisthecool, Acollectedgentleman, Anchordivision, TheSigOther
Ladies stay fly, Gentlemen stay fresh
Brogue Traders by Alexandra Henton is probably the best guide to English shoemakers and brogues that I’ve ever read. Between giving a background on the brogue and dropping names like Tricker’s, John Lobb, and Church’s, this article will educate you until the sun goes down. It also provides a…
Shout out to:slsterling
HitoFilms shoots John Lobb
JL has been a favorite footwear brand of mine for years. I have always appreciated how they have managed to stay ahead of the curve while staying true to their heritage. Not many brands can execute in such a way. The narration of this short is in French but that doesn’t take away from the great shots of how they craft these one of a kind shoes. Also the interview is conducted in English. Enjoy
You just need your surroundings and you can evolve”- Mark Ong aka SBTG, takes viewers through his creative process and roots growing up in the perceived restrictions of Singapore. Finding inspiration in the simplest of forms, SBTG creates the “138” shoe collaboration with FICE Boutique in Salt Lake City, Utah and explains how the Misfits inspiration guided the collaboration. On the surface the film purposes to expose the cerebral world of SBTG and an emerging sub-culture in Singapore, but the film becomes deeply personal as SBTG reveals how his experiences have affected his work and current mindset.
The collaboration shoes are available at ficegallery.com
Bontoni makes some of the most comfortable and most commented-on shoes I have ever owned. I get stopped and asked where I bought them almost every time I wear them. Best of all, if you order them at a trunk show you can specify the color of the finish….and they have many delicious colors to choose from.
Shout out to:abitofcolor
George Cleverley Shoes
I was first introduced to English shoe makers after college and I was put on to Church’s over on L st here in D.C. Still to this day one of my favorite shoe makers. This brief documentary shot by Mike Saunders shows the detail it takes to create an excellent pair of shoes, that are designed to last a lifetime. TRT: 2:43
For all of you budding filmmakers:
Filmed on Sony PMW-3
Close-up shoes shot on Canon 550d
Interviews shot on the JVC HM100
The Loake family has been producing fine, handmade men’s footwear for longer than anyone can remember.
“Their premium Goodyear Welted shoes continue to be made in England and take eight weeks to produce. Some 130 skilled craftspeople, up to 75 shoe parts and approximately 200 different operations are involved. Only the very highest quality materials are used. This film gives you a unique insight into Loake and an intricate construction with origins that can be traced back over 300 years.”
Another Footwear gem. Shout out to the incredible filmmakers who take the time to really allow you to get inside of a brand.