Shoes 201 – Shoe Care – Suede Shoes

This is an excellent video and article by videojug about the proper care, cleaning and revival of suede leather shoes. Peter Schweiger,  the 5th generation owner of the British bespoke shoemakers James Taylor & Son, , demonstrates the techniques. How To Clean Suede Shoes Step 1: You will need: 1 suede protector spray 1 suedeContinue reading “Shoes 201 – Shoe Care – Suede Shoes”

The Birth of a Hat – Stetson

When this film was made around 1920, hats were an essential item of everyday dress and few people ventured outside without one. Birth of a Hat: The Art and Mystery of Making Fur Felt Hats gives an insider’s tour of what was then the largest hat-making operation in the world, the John B. Stetson Company.Continue reading “The Birth of a Hat – Stetson”

Television Program of Note – Downton Abbey

From the BBC comes a well written and well costumed drama series, Downton Abbey. Set in post-Edwardian England, the television series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the reign of King George V. The main male characters exhibit all the sense of style expected from an Englishman in theContinue reading “Television Program of Note – Downton Abbey”

Fitzgerald, DiCaprio and Luhrmann – The Great Gatsby is Coming! (In 3D!!)

Help Kingpin be named the sharpest man in Canada by voting here!! Few film events excite the sartorially inclined for reasons solely of style and clothing. But when they do… Bammo! The buzz about Baz Luhrmann‘s 3D film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby has been steadily growing among the dandy set sinceContinue reading “Fitzgerald, DiCaprio and Luhrmann – The Great Gatsby is Coming! (In 3D!!)”

Kingpin Music – Electro Swing in Toronto, Friday April 13th at the Gladstone Hotel

Electro Swing Club is a global network, operating sold-out events in London, Paris, Turin, Vancouver and beyond. It is coming to Toronto as the one and only monthly event dedicated to the genre. The launch event is this Friday, April 13, 2012 at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen West in Toronto. The electro swing soundContinue reading “Kingpin Music – Electro Swing in Toronto, Friday April 13th at the Gladstone Hotel”