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Postponed: Ambrosi in New York

Ambrosi trunk show
Postponed

New York

July 12 – 13
11 am – 7 pm

Our Ambrosi trunk show is postponed until further notice. Check back here for updates.

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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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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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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Next week: Nackymade trunk show

Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show

Chicago

June 6 – 7
10 am – 6 pm

Join us as we host Naoki Nakagawa, also known as Nacky, for a trunk show in Chicago. Nacky makes some of the finest eyewear available. He’ll bring with him samples for sale, and will also take orders for MTO and bespoke.

Nacky began working in the eyewear world as a salesman. When he couldn’t find glasses he would wear himself, he decided to learn to make his own. He trained in Fukui, the home of eyeglasses in Japan. In 2004, after 8 years building a base of knowledge in manufacturing, designing, and retail, Nackymade was born.

Nackymade is all about glasses that fit well, are designed creatively, and crafted with love and care. Nacky respects the traditional way of making spectacles, and uses the best materials, such as Japanese plastic acetate and European antiques. He always tries to create something new and interesting, going so far as developing his own materials.

Appointments suggested.

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Edward Green & Ambrosi trunk show

Edward Green trunk show

Chicago

May 1 – 2
10 am – 6 pm

New York

May 4 – 5
11 am – 7 pm

The second day of our joint trunk show with Edward Green and Ambrosi is underway in Chicago. Fredrik and Salva will be here until 6pm. After that, it’s off to New York, where we’ll host them this Thursday and Friday.

Feel free to drop by anytime to see Edward Green. We recommend scheduling an appointment with Ambrosi. To see what’s available, you can email us at events@leffot.com, or call our Chicago store at (312) 964-5345, or our New York store at (212) 989-4577.

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Ambrosi trunk show

Ambrosi trunk show

Chicago

May 1 – 2
10 am – 6 pm

New York

May 4
11 am – 7 pm

May 5
11 am – 2:30 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.

Schedule an appointment


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