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A Man’s Shoes and His Food: Photographs by Charles Masters

In his first New York exhibition, photographer Charles Masters examines the relationship of what we wear and what we eat. Based on the private shoe collection and food likes of Leffot founder Steven Taffel, Masters achieves a humanist perspective that will satisfy shoe and food fetishes alike. We cordially invite you to the opening reception on October 8 from 6pm – 8pm.

On view through November 5.


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Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show – October 2 and 3

Since 1999, Hiro Yanagimachi has been making hand-welted bespoke shoes in the English tradition. Trained at the London Cordwainers College, he learned the techniques and culture of bespoke shoemaking at places such as John Lobb.

In 2012 he began offering a made-to-order line, and until recently has focused on making shoes for local customers in Japan. Now he’s developing a new set of lasts for American and European feet, and he’ll be here to test them in a fit survey.

Hiro will bring fitting trial shoes of the new lasts, as well as many samples of his past work. He’ll also have on hand unfinished shoe samples to display his shoemaking process.

We’re excited to introduce Hiro’s shoes to the American market, and we hope you’ll be able to join us for this very special event.

To schedule an appointment, email us at, or call us at (212) 989-4577.

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Riccardo Bestetti Trunk Show, June 18 and 19

Last October we hosted Riccardo Bestetti for his first US trunk show. We’re excited to bring him back again for another show on June 18 and 19. Riccardo will be here to take orders for bespoke and made-to-order shoes.

In addition to regular MTOs, Bestetti also offers the Novecento line, which is made to bespoke standards. An existing last is adjusted to fit your foot, and small changes to the shoe’s shape are also possible. Both the Novecento line and standard MTOs are hand welted with a wood-pegged waist, and are made of the highest quality raw materials.

We’ll have a full size run of try-on shoes to assist in determining your size, so if you’ve never worn Bestettis, you’ll be able to get a sense of the shoes’ fit and feel.

We’re excited to bring Riccardo and his fine shoes to New York, and we hope you’ll join us for two special days.

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