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Hiro Yanagimachi trunk show

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 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.

Appointments suggested.

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Chicago: Saint Crispin’s Trunk Show

Saint Crispin's trunk show in Chicago, March 8 and 9
Saint Crispin's trunk show in Chicago, March 8 and 9
Saint Crispin's trunk show in Chicago, March 8 and 9
Saint Crispin's trunk show in Chicago, March 8 and 9

Chicago

March 8 – 9
10 am – 6 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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Next week: Nackymade trunk show

Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show

Chicago

February 7 and 8
10 am – 6 pm

Join us as we host Naoki Nakagawa, also known as Nacky, for his first 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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Nackymade trunk show, February 7 and 8 in Chicago

Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show
Nackymade trunk show

Chicago

February 7 and 8
10 am – 6 pm

Join us as we host Naoki Nakagawa, also known as Nacky, for his first 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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Titan Black trunk show in Chicago

Titan Black trunk show
Titan Black trunk show
Titan Black trunk show
Titan Black trunk show
Titan Black trunk show

Chicago

December 9
12 pm – 6 pm

Join us Friday as we host bespoke watch specialists Titan Black in our Chicago store. Founder Luke Waite will be here to present the collection.

Titan Black takes the world’s finest watches and modifies them to create truly personal timepieces. They specialize in working on Rolexes, applying a variety of modifications to bring you an outstanding creation whose rarity and allure speaks for itself. The hands, dial, and body can be customized to your liking.

A key part of this process includes treating the watches with a diamond-like carbon coating. This gives the watch the desirable properties of diamond: hardness and durability. Uniquely, this process, as well as most other changes to the watch, can be reversed.

If you’re looking for a truly special watch, Titan Black makes them like no other. As a gift, even to yourself, it cannot be matched. Not only is a Titan Black wristwatch already branded a masterpiece in its own right, due to its legendary genetics, but on top of this, its superb finish and customized features makes it patently exceptional.

No appointment needed.


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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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