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Hiro Yanagimachi at Leffot

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

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 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. He 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.

This is a very special trunk show, and Hiro’s only visit to the US this year.

Appointments suggested.

Schedule an appointment

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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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

A Man’s Shoes and His Food: Photographs by Charles Masters

In his first New York exhibition, photographer Charles Masters examines the relationship of what we wear and what we eat. Based on the private shoe collection and food likes of Leffot founder Steven Taffel, Masters achieves a humanist perspective that will satisfy shoe and food fetishes alike. We cordially invite you to the opening reception on October 8 from 6pm – 8pm.

On view through November 5.

RSVP to events@leffot.com.

Optimo trunk show – October 14 and 15

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a trunk show with Optimo hat company on October 14 and 15. Graham Thompson, owner, will be here for two days to take custom orders. We’ll also have stock on hand to purchase. Whether you’re new to hats or you’ve worn them for sixty years, you’ll be certain to find something special.

Optimo hats are without question some of the finest available. Using traditional hat-making techniques and felts made of all wild furs, their hats match the quality of the great hatters of fifty years ago. They work with their mills to create exclusive felts in new colors each year, as well as special blends like true silverbelly and melusine.

One particularly special aspect of Optimo’s hats is the sizing. In addition to traditional sizes, they offer three sizes between each size, as well as four different oval shapes for heads of different proportions. The combination of these two variables means that Optimo hats have an exceptional fit.

A wide variety of styles and swatches are available. Feel free to peruse the Optimo website for an idea of what they’ve made in the past. Anything is possible, so if you don’t see the perfect hat, it can always be made specially for you.

This trunk show is by appointment only. To make an appointment, or for more information, send us an email at events@leffot.com, or give us a call at (212) 989-4577.

William Abraham trunk show continues tomorrow from 11 to 6

William Abraham trunk show

Our trunk show with William Abraham continues tomorrow from 11 am to 6 pm. Bram Frankel, founder, will be here to present the collection.

Inspired by impeccably tailored suits and exquisite suiting fabric, William Abraham introduces an elegant aesthetic and a distinct sartorial perspective to the world of fine socks for men. Until now, only two options have been available: traditional, old-school socks, or trendy, fashion-statement socks. William Abraham offers an option for the style-savvy gent: fine socks designed with modern elegance and sartorial sophistication.

Knit from nature’s finest noble fibers like cashmere, merino wool, Belize cotton, fil d’ecosse cotton, mulberry silk, and ultra-rare fibers like vicuña and cervelt, the William Abraham collection embodies a continuous search for the world’s finest yarns and craftsmanship.

With by far the widest variety of fine-fabric socks and over-the-calf socks, the William Abraham collection is the fine sock destination for modern elegance and sartorial sophistication.