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Boot Black shoe care products

Boot Black Collections Cream

Made in Japan, Boot Black makes some of the finest waxes, creams, lotions, and cleaners available. We have a robust offering available online and in our New York store. In addition to their wax and cream polishes, we also stock two shoe shine kits, which are also available online and in store.

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Below we feature some of Boot Black’s most notable products, outside their waxes and cream polishes.

Collections Cream

Boot Black Collections Cream

Boot Black Collections Cream is formulated with far more color pigment than their standard cream. Use on your shoes’ heels and toes for an instant burnish. It doesn’t take much — just a dab will give you that antiqued finish.

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Edge Crayon

Boot Black Collections Cream

You may have used edge dressing to recolor your sole edges. This crayon does the same thing, but with less mess and a more natural finish. Available in black and dark brown.

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Repair Cream

Boot Black Collections Cream

Fix scuffs and scratches on your shoes with this repair cream. Apply a small amount to a palette, mix with water, and rub into the scuff or scratch. Let dry for fifteen minutes, then cover with a matching shoe cream. Afterwards your shoes will be as good as new.

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Leather Sole Conditioner

Boot Black Collections Cream

Formulated with Jojoba and mineral oils, Boot Black’s Leather Sole Conditioner makes leather soles more flexible. It guards them from stiffening or cracking caused by rain and wet weather.

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Pantherella new arrivals

Pantherella socks
Pantherella socks
Pantherella socks
Pantherella socks
Pantherella socks

If you wear great shoes, you owe it to yourself to wear great socks. We recently added new models in linen and cotton from Pantherella. They’ll spice up an outfit without drawing unnecessary attention away from the man wearing them.

All Pantherella socks are made in England and hand-linked at the toe for maximum comfort. They have a satiny finish and a silky hand. You have to feel them to truly understand how luxurious they are. We stock models in both merino wool and cotton, so you’re covered year-round.

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New York: Saint Crispin’s trunk show, June 12 and 13

Saint Crispin's trunk show
Saint Crispin's trunk show
Saint Crispin's trunk show
Saint Crispin's trunk show
Saint Crispin's trunk show
Saint Crispin's trunk show

New York

June 12 – 13
11 am – 7 pm

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.

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Father’s Day gift ideas

A collection of Father's Day gift ideas from Leffot.

June 18 is Father’s Day. We’ve got you covered with five gift ideas for dad. And if you don’t see anything here, we also offer gift cards in any denomination. Email us for more information.

The L

The L wallet

A good wallet can be hard to come by. Thankfully we have the L. It’s minimal, classic, and made from 100% Horween shell cordovan. With three slots for card or cash, it’s all you need to keep things organized.

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Gimlet kit

Boot Black Gimlet Kit

Boot Black makes some of the highest-quality shoe care products around. Their Gimlet kit includes black and neutral shoe cream, two kinds of brushes, two chamois cloths, and shoe cleaner. It all comes in an elegant black box, so dad can finally ditch the tattered shoebox he’s been using.

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Bleecker Belt

Kreis Bleecker Belt

Kreis has been crafting leather goods in Germany since 1963. They’ve made our Bleecker Belt out of three pieces of shell cordovan. It’s the perfect match to a pair of Alden color 8 longwings or plain toe bluchers. There aren’t many shell belts around these days, and Kreis makes them as good as they get.

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Abbeyhorn shoehorn

Abbeyhorn shoehorn

These beautiful shoehorns are both a one-of-a-kind handcrafted gift and a practical tool essential for preserving the life of your shoes. Made from real oxenhorn, each Abbeyhorn has a unique, natural pattern.

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Jill Platner bracelet

Jill Platner bracelet

Jill Platner jewelry is handmade in New York, each made of sterling silver on a crocheted cord with toggle clasp. They’re all personal pieces with a unique tactile quality. They’re gorgeous in photos, but there’s nothing like having one on your wrist.

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The L wallet

The L, wallet in shell cordovan
The L, wallet in shell cordovan
The L, wallet in shell cordovan
The L, wallet in shell cordovan

We’ve partnered with Kreis to make the L wallet in genuine Horween shell cordovan. It’s the natural evolution of the Fold — minimal, classic, 100% shell. With three slots for card or cash, it’s all you need to keep things organized.

The L is available in color 8, bourbon, and black. It can be made-to-order in color 4, mocca, cognac, green, and navy. Contact us if you’d like to make an L to order.

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Nackymade eyeglasses review and trunk show

Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show

Chicago

June 6 – 7
10 am – 6 pm

Last February we hosted our first trunk show with Nackymade in our Chicago store. In case you’re not familiar, Nacky is a maker of high quality eyeglasses based in Kobe, Japan. He offers a range of unique styles, shapes, and colors that is highly customizable.

Being a new partner with Nacky, I was naturally intrigued with making a pair for myself. Nacky offers three tiers: ready-to-wear, made-to-order, and bespoke.

I went made-to-order. The process is simple. I started by trying on and selecting a shape, of which there’s an extensive selection. I settled on round (personal preference).

Next there is size, color, temple, and the character at the end of the arm (dragon is the signature). The choices can be overwhelming, but it was a lot of fun working with Nacky and his wife Mocky. They couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. Their advice and guidance is sincere and easygoing.

I received my frames this week, and I’m absolutely delighted with them. They came out exactly as I had envisioned. After a few slight fit adjustments by Nacky, they feel extremely comfortable and light on my face.

I also gave them my prescription for progressive lenses. For an extra fee, the lenses were made and installed in Japan. They’re by far the best lenses I’ve ever had. And it eliminated the step of going to a shop and waiting for them to be made.

Nacky and Mocky will be back in our Chicago shop on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6th and 7th, from 10am to 6pm, alongside our store manager Sean Moran. They’ll bring with them a selection of ready-to-wear frames and sunglasses available for purchase.

Please send us an email to events@leffot.com or call us at (312) 964-5345 to make an appointment. If you’re not sure of your schedule, feel free to stop in at your convenience. We’d love to see you (pun intended).

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