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Thomas Riemer trunk show

Thomas Riemer gloves
Thomas Riemer gloves
Thomas Riemer gloves

New York

December 2 and 3

Our trunk show with Thomas Riemer takes place this Friday and Saturday at our New York store. Sample styles for both men and women will be on hand, as well as a range of leather swatches so you can design the perfect glove for this winter. We also have many styles in stock in a variety of leathers and linings. They’re all available online and in store.

Thomas Riemer gloves are handmade and handcrafted in the Riemer workshop in Vienna, where they’ve been making gloves since 1845. They are the oldest glovemaker in Vienna, and use only the finest skins, hand-selecting each with meticulous care for the finest quality and construction.

Appointments are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.

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Saint Crispin’s trunk shows in Chicago and New York

Saint Crispin's trunk shows

Chicago

November 14 and 15

New York

November 17 and 18

Next week we will host trunk shows with Saint Crispin’s at our Chicago and New York locations. 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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Ambrosi Napoli trunk show

Ambrosi Napoli trunk show, Chicago

Chicago

November 14 and 15

We’re pleased to bring Salvatore Ambrosi, maker of the finest bespoke trousers, to Leffot for his first Chicago trunk show. His trousers are renowned for their impeccable fit and comfort. They 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.

More of Ambrosi’s exquisite work can be viewed here.

Appointments required.

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Edward Green Shoe Shine Tutorial

Edward Green trunk show

On October 24 and 25 we will have the pleasure of hosting Edward Green for the first trunk show in our new Chicago location. Attendees will have the pleasure of meeting Lauren Faulkner, master polisher at Edward Green. She will host a shoe shine tutorial at 1pm and 4:30pm on both days. She’ll demonstrate proper shoe shining techniques, as well as answer any questions you may have about caring for your shoes.

A complimentary shoe care kit will be provided. All you need to bring is your favorite pair of Edward Greens. Space is limited to twenty. If you’d like to attend, please email events@leffot.com with the date and time you’re interested in.

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Edward Green trunk shows

Edward Green trunk show

Chicago

October 24 and 25

New York

October 27 and 28

At the end of October we will be hosting trunk shows with Edward Green in our Chicago and New York locations. 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.

Schedule an appointment

Shoe Shine Tutorial

Attendees of the Chicago trunk show will have the pleasure of meeting Lauren Faulkner, master polisher at Edward Green. She will host a shoe shine tutorial at 1pm and 4:30pm on both days. She’ll demonstrate proper shoe shining techniques, as well as answer any questions you may have about caring for your shoes.

A complimentary shoe care kit will be provided. All you need to bring is your favorite pair of Edward Greens. Space is limited to twenty. If you’d like to attend, please email events@leffot.com with the date and time you’re interested in.

RSVP

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Corthay trunk show, today and tomorrow

Corthay trunk show

Today and tomorrow we are hosting a trunk show with renowned French shoemaker Corthay. We’ll have a number of samples on hand, as well as fitting shoes so you can determine your size. Corthay’s made-to-order surcharge is waived for the duration of the show.

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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