Brands, mills, artisans, and customers amidst Covid-19 have additional hurdles to cross. Trunk shows have been cancelled and stores/mills closed. Some ateliers have ceased production altogether. Luckily, some artisans can work from home, with plenty of orders to tackle. Some countries are on partial or full lockdown. For sartorialists, this temporarily includes China, the UK, … Continue reading Shipping During Covid-19
I'm selling my Carmina derbies and decided to put together a guide for those planning to sell their shoes online. 1. Clean/ polish your shoes before photographing. Your shoes will look so much nicer on camera. 2. Take excellent 5-6 photos with a quality camera. Profile viewBottom view People are visual. Appealing photographs will draw … Continue reading Tips for Selling Your Shoes
Due to fast fashion, women have limited options in terms of quality shoes. Years ago I had no idea where to look. There were numerous brand options for men, but few carried classic women's shoes. Here is a solid made-to-order list of brands, in order of quality: Edward Green ($$$$)- Storefront based in London and … Continue reading Where Do I Shop for Classic Women’s Shoes?
Camp moccasins are splendid to wear if you live on the west coast. I live in California and mostly wore sandals until I discovered camp mocs. To learn about the history of moccasins and driving mocs, please read Raphael Schneider's post. I found Rancourt online three years ago; they were a revived, slowly burgeoning company in … Continue reading Rancourt Camp-mocs
Alden sits rather nondescript on Madison Avenue. Inside, you will discover a tight space fully stocked with men's shoes and accessories. Alden was founded in 1884 by Charles H. Alden in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Production continues today in Middleborough, though Alden's flagship store is in New York. There, Alden supplies their largest stock of shoes. Moises Acevado … Continue reading Alden
This post will focus on Crockett & Jones' ladies line and my experience with their 617 last. Crockett & Jones is expanding their RTW (ready-to-wear) women's collection, headed by fifth-generation family member Philippa Jones, who works on design and implementation. Their women's line consists of a range of feminine, classic, and rugged styles. Many styles are … Continue reading Crockett & Jones (Ladies)