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Corthay trunk show, September 23 and 24

You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Corthay on September 23 and 24.

Corthay is arguably one of France’s most dynamic shoemakers. His shoes are elegant and ultra sophisticated, like small works of art. He began his shoemaking career at Les Compagnons du Tour de France, a venerable crafts guild. He later worked for John Lobb Paris before taking over as atelier head at Berluti. In 1990 he struck out on his own and has not looked back.

In 2010 he was awarded the honor of “Master of Art” by the government of France. The Master of Art designation of France, while not widely known in the States, is not bestowed lightly. In short, it means that the individual or firm is a cultural icon.

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Fall Trunk Shows

We’ve begun to put our fall trunk show schedule together. We organize trunk shows with our vendors twice a year. They are a fantastic opportunity to meet the artisans or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first-hand many sample styles for custom orders.

This year we’re particularly excited to host several trunk shows in our upcoming Chicago location. As always, we’ll have a full slate of shows here in New York. More dates will be posted to our events page as they’re confirmed.

Chicago Trunk Shows
Edward Green — October 24 and 25
Saint Crispin’s — November 14 and 15

New York Trunk Shows
Edward Green — October 27 and 28
Saint Crispin’s — November 17 and 18

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Hiro Yanagimachi Trunk Show, May 13 and 14

You are cordially invited to join us on May 13 and 14 for Hiro Yanagimachi’s first North American trunk show. He will be taking orders for made-to-order and made-to-measure. A variety of samples will be on hand, as well as fitting shoes so you can determine your size.

Hiro offers a line with machine-stitched soles, as well as a fully handmade line. You’ll be able to create a shoe from over 45 models and 50 leathers. Fit and pattern modifications are also available. For more information about his offerings, as well as pricing, see this post on his website.

Since 1999, Hiro 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. This trunk show will be the first time he’s offered his MTO and MTM program to the North American market.

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Saint Crispin’s Trunk Show, April 25 and 26

You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Saint Crispin’s on April 25 and 26 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Mr. Phillip Car, Managing Director of Saint Crispin’s, will be here to present the collection.

Founded in 1992, Saint Crispin’s is recognized as a leader in design and craftsmanship of fine European footwear. As such, they work only with very fine selected partners around the world.

Headquartered in Austria and made in Romania, all Saint Crispin’s shoes are handcrafted by a small team of artisans, craftsmen and women. Their shoes are quite possibly as close to a bespoke fit as you will find in a ready to wear shoe. And while that may sound like a big statement, in our opinion these shoes are top flight all the way.

The attention to detail is evident in all aspects of the shoes, not least of which is the fit. Saint Crispin’s designs their shoes with human engineering in mind. The heels are canted, which is the outside of the heel is slightly lower than the inside, as is the top line under the ankles, thus cradling the natural resting position of your foot.

The same attention to design goes into the styling of the shoes as well. Saint Crispin’s shoes are some of the most unique shoes produced, full of individualism and character.

The company’s business model is based on custom shoe orders, as such you will be offered a wide variety of models, leathers and fits including individualized lasts. Your shoes will be delivered to you in approximately 8-10 weeks.

We encourage you to take advantage of this special opportunity to meet Phillip Car and check out his extraordinary collection of shoes.

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Spring 2016 Trunk Shows

We organize trunk shows with our vendors twice a year. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the artisans or their representatives who are extremely knowledgeable about their products. It is also an excellent chance to see first hand many sample styles for custom orders.

We’ve begun to schedule our spring 2016 trunk shows. We’ll announce more events as they are confirmed. Keep an eye on our Events page for additional shows. We invite you to join us for the following:

March 21 and 22: Edward Green, with Fredrik Blindheim
April 25 and 26: Saint Crispin’s, with Phillip Car
May 13 and 14: Hiro Yanagimachi, with Hiroyuki Yanagimachi

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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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