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This Wednesday: Complimentary Shines from A Shine & Co.

Join us on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, when we host A Shine & Co. for a special shoe shining event. As the premier shoe shiners in New York City, they’ll offer complimentary in-chair shines in conjunction with the filming of Shiners, a documentary directed by Stacey Tenenbaum. Drop by between 11am and 6pm for the best shine around.

Stacey Tenenbaum has traveled the world from Tokyo to Paris, New York to Toronto to Sarajevo, interviewing shoe shiners about their stories and craft. Every city has a unique relationship with its shiners, and she’ll be exploring New York’s take. Follow the film on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date.

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Riccardo Bestetti Trunk Show, November 12 and 13

We’re excited to bring Riccardo Bestetti back for his third US trunk show. 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.

Appointments suggested. Contact us at to schedule an appointment.

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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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