Events at Leffot



Events

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.

Chicago

320 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL
(312) 964-5345

Vintage WatchesFebruary 27 – 28
Vintage watch sale – February 27 and 28

February 27
11 am – 6 pm

February 28
10 am – 6 pm

with Vladimir Dzeletovic

You are cordially invited to join us for a special watch event with Mr. Vladimir Dzeletovic of Reis-Nichols Jewelers. We will showcase a fine selection of vintage and contemporary watches. Each watch will be available to purchase at the event.

Vladimir is a highly respected expert in the watch industry, and brings with him years of experience with fine watches. We hope you’ll be able to join us.

No appointment necessary.

AmbrosiMarch 8 – 9
Ambrosi trunk show – March 8 and 9

March 8 – 9
10 am – 6 pm

with Salvatore Ambrosi

We’re pleased to bring Salvatore Ambrosi, maker of the finest bespoke trousers, to Leffot for a trunk show. Renowned for their impeccable fit and comfort, his trousers feature extensive hand work, an extended waist band, double pleats, and a button cuff.

The Ambrosi family have been trouser makers for the past four generations. The Ambrosi legacy began during the economically testing time of the Second World War. Antonio Ambrosi seized the opportunity to provide practical work trousers in a time when formal suiting and sports jackets were considered frivolous. When Italy returned to normalcy, Ambrosi produced trousers for the most respected tailoring houses in Naples.

Appointments required.

Saint Crispin’sMarch 8 – 9
Saint Crispin's trunk show – March 8 and 9

March 8 – 9
10 am – 6 pm

with Phillip Car

Headquartered in Austria and made in Romania, all Saint Crispin’s shoes are handcrafted by a small team of artisans. Their shoes are quite possibly as close to a bespoke fit as you will find in a ready to wear shoe. 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 means the outside of the heel is slightly lower than the inside, as is the top line under the ankles, thus cradling your foot’s natural resting position.

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.

Appointments suggested.

Hiro YanagimachiApril 24 – 25
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show – April 24 and 25

April 24 – 25
10 am – 6 pm

with Hiro Yanagimachi

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.

This trunk show will be the first time he’s offered his MTO and MTM program to the Chicago market. 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. You can learn more about what he’ll be offering in this post on his website.

Appointments suggested.

Edward GreenMay 1 – 2
Edward Green trunk show – May 1 – 2

May 1 – 2
10 am – 6 pm

with Fredrik Blindheim

Edward Green is regarded by many to make “the finest shoes in all of England for the discerning few.” A more classic English shoe would be hard to find. Having been in business for more than 120 years, Edward Green has become discreetly famous for the finest welted shoes.

Our EG shows are tremendously popular. We present the largest selection of samples assembled at any Edward Green show in North America. You will have your choice of models, lasts, leathers, colors, and soles for your made to order pair.

Appointments suggested.

New York

10 Christopher St, New York, NY
(212) 989-4577

Hiro YanagimachiApril 21 – 22
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show – May 1 and 2

April 21 – 22
11 am – 7 pm

with Hiro Yanagimachi

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.

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. You can learn more about what he’ll be offering in this post on his website.

Appointments suggested.

Edward GreenMay 4 – 5
Edward Green trunk show – May 4 and 5

May 4 – 5
11 am – 7 pm

with Fredrik Blindheim

Edward Green is regarded by many to make “the finest shoes in all of England for the discerning few.” A more classic English shoe would be hard to find. Having been in business for more than 120 years, Edward Green has become discreetly famous for the finest welted shoes.

Our EG shows are tremendously popular. We present the largest selection of samples assembled at any Edward Green show in North America. You will have your choice of models, lasts, leathers, colors, and soles for your made to order pair.

Appointments suggested.

Saint Crispin’sJune 12 – 13
Saint Crispin's trunk show – June 12 and 13

June 12 – 13
11 am – 7 pm

with Phillip Car

Headquartered in Austria and made in Romania, all Saint Crispin’s shoes are handcrafted by a small team of artisans. Their shoes are quite possibly as close to a bespoke fit as you will find in a ready to wear shoe. 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 means the outside of the heel is slightly lower than the inside, as is the top line under the ankles, thus cradling your foot’s natural resting position.

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.

Appointments suggested.

Past events

Nackymade (Chicago)February 7 – 8
Nackymade trunk show – February 7 and 8

February 7 – 8
10 am – 6 pm

with Naoki Nakagawa

Join us as we host Naoki Nakagawa, also known as Nacky, for his first trunk show in Chicago. Nacky makes some of the finest eyewear available. He’ll bring with him samples for sale, and will also take orders for MTO and bespoke.

Nacky began working in the eyewear world as a salesman. When he couldn’t find glasses he would wear himself, he decided to learn to make his own. He trained in Fukui, the home of eyeglasses in Japan. In 2004, after 8 years building a base of knowledge in manufacturing, designing, and retail, Nackymade was born.

Nackymade is all about glasses that fit well, are designed creatively, and crafted with love and care. Nacky respects the traditional way of making spectacles, and uses the best materials, such as Japanese plastic acetate and European antiques. He always tries to create something new and interesting, going so far as developing his own materials.

Appointments suggested.