Structure is essential. Without it the foot is not reinforced. Plus, pressure from the foot will eventually bend and crease the leather. The following information is based on my bespoke shoe training. Other shoemakers or brands can vary these steps and materials. But the foundation is there. Shoemakers provide structure in a few ways. Most … Continue reading Giving Shoes Structure
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
Impeccable craftsmanship can be seen in Lavabre Cadet’s Paris showroom. The Lavabre Cadet glove company has existed since 1946, purchased by Camille Fournet twelve years ago. Millau, a small commune south of France, is the heart of Lavabre Cadet’s glove operation. The area holds a long tradition of glove-making. Who are the behind-the-scenes craftsmen? The … Continue reading Lavabre Cadet Gloves
Woe is the state of dress codes in education. For teachers and students. To be fair, I have had my lazy days of track jackets and sneakers as a teacher. It was a poor look and I resembled like a P.E. coach. That or a kid going for a run. For their own credibility, young teachers should … Continue reading Teachers Leave Those Kids Alone!
Inclement weather can best be handled with proper shoe soles. It's best to choose your type according to functionality and aesthetic, with the former being more important. Most high-end soles are made of leather, as shown below. They are slightly water repellant because they have been burnished (i.e. sealed through rubbing), but are not immune … Continue reading It’s Raining, It’s Soling
Socks aren't very exciting compared to shoes or jackets. But I do like wearing knee-high socks and seeing the colors harmonizing with my trousers. The first question perhaps is how many socks to own. In this exceptional case, more is better -- as long as you don't wear out your socks with constant use. At … Continue reading Socks…What Colors?