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Ambrosi trunk show

Ambrosi trunk show

Chicago

May 1 – 2
10 am – 6 pm

New York

May 4 – 5
11 am – 7 pm

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.

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Edward Green trunk show

Edward Green trunk show
Edward Green trunk show
Edward Green trunk show
Edward Green trunk show
Edward Green trunk show

Chicago

May 1 – 2
10 am – 6 pm

New York

May 4 – 5
11 am – 7 pm

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.

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Thank you Floyd

Floyd Gilmore

For sixty years Floyd Gilmore dedicated his life to the Alden Shoe Company. He is a legend in the industry, a consummate sales professional, a friend and mentor. I learned a great deal about Alden and the shoe industry spending time with Floyd. We worked on so many great Alden make-ups over the years it’s impossible to remember them all.

I’ll always be grateful for his patience, perspective and support he showed us over the years. To be a friend of Floyd is to be a part of his family, which is good enough for me. Because I can think of only one thing Floyd values more than Alden, and that’s his family.

Enjoy your retirement Floyd, you more than earned it. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and congratulate you on a helluva career. A record that will never be broken. You’ll always be Mr. Alden in our book.


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Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show

Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show
Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show

New York

April 21 – 22
11 am – 7 pm

Chicago

April 24 – 25
10 am – 6 pm

Hiro Yanagimachi joins us this week and next for our annual MTO trunk show. For those unfamiliar with Hiro, he is a master shoemaker, based in Tokyo. He moved to England in 1995, where he graduated first in his class from the prestigious London’s Cordwainer’s College. He then learned the techniques of bespoke shoemaking at John Lobb.

Upon returning to Japan, Hiro started his own brand in 1999. The rest is history.

Hiro is an extraordinary, meticulous craftsman in the fine tradition of English style and shoemaking.

This is a very special trunk show and Hiro’s only visit to the U.S. this year. He’ll be in New York April 21st and 22nd, and Chicago April 24th and 25th. As a shoe enthusiast, I’m certain you will find the shoes and Hiro most interesting.

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

Appointments suggested.

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Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide

Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide
Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide
Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide
Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide
Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide
Permanent Style presents: The Style Guide

The Style Guide is the latest book from Simon Crompton of Permanent Style, featuring street-style shots of some of the most stylish people in menswear. This is not just a collection of pretty images, but truly a guide to style: what makes it, what drives it, and how to reproduce it. Simon accompanies each image with a breakdown of the reasons the outfit works the way it does. It makes for a compendium of Permanent Style advice that’s a must for anyone interested in menswear.

Each copy is signed by Simon.

SHOP


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