You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Hiro Yanagimachi. 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.
You are cordially invited to join us for a special watch event with Mr. Vladimir Dzeletovic and Mr. Cole Hale 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 and Cole are a highly respected experts in the watch industry, and bring with them years of experience with fine watches. We hope you’ll be able to join us.
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.
You are cordially invited to join us for a trunk show with Norman Vilalta on March 5 and 6 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm each day. Offering both bespoke and made-to-order shoes, Norman Vilalta is a classically trained shoemaker with a modern eye for detail.
Norman studied and practiced law for a number of years, but at 31 decided he wanted to pursue something that truly motivated him. In 2002, he moved from his home in Argentina to Florence, where he trained in the Stefano Bemer workshop. Since then he’s been crafting shoes in his workshop in Barcelona.
All of Norman’s shoes are unique creations that attest to his love of creating beautiful objects. They’re truly pieces of art, and Norman is a true artist, taking inspiration from sources as varied as Ferran Adrià to contemporary Nike sneakers.
Alongside some faces familiar to us here at Leffot (Phillip Car, Tony Gaziano, Dean Girling, Pierre Corthay, and Tommaso Melani, among others), Norman recently took part in the BeShoes event held at the Stefano Bemer workshop during Pitti Uomo 87. We’re proud to host Sr. Vilalta for his first US trunk show this March. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to come see his beautiful work.
You are cordially invited to join us for Riccardo Bestetti’s first US trunk show. Riccardo will be here this Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, 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.
We’re excited to bring Riccardo and his fine shoes to New York, and we hope you’ll join us for two special days.