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”

Kingpin Clothing Sale at CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale – Saturday June 4th, Toronto

I will be at the CAFTCAD Movie and Television Wardrobe Sale this weekend with a full range of designer uniques, vintage clothing and gentlemenswear. If you are in the Toronto area, please do drop by for a sartorial chat and do a little treasure hunting. CAFTCAD puts on its bi-annual movie and television wardrobe saleContinue reading “Kingpin Clothing Sale at CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale – Saturday June 4th, Toronto”

Style Site of Note – A Suitable Wardrobe

Will Boehlke is the author of a men’s style blog that provides gentlemen with the why’s and wherefore of classic men’s style. A Suitable Wardrobe has been covering off the various elements of classic style since 2006 in a blog that is a rich resource for those of us wanting to know the best wayContinue reading “Style Site of Note – A Suitable Wardrobe”

Gentlemens Shoes 101 – The Slip-on

The slip-on, or the loafer, is an innovation in gentlemens shoes from ’30s Norway. They are a laceless shoe that is based on the basic moccasin construction. Originally worn by Norwegian farmers, the slip-on was promoted in the United States by shoemakers, including Maine bootmaker G.H. Bass, who sold them as ‘Weejuns’ adding the distinctiveContinue reading “Gentlemens Shoes 101 – The Slip-on”

Gentlemens Shoes 101 – The Monk

Ah, yes, the stylish buckle bound Monk, the gentlemens shoe with a dash of sass. The range of design flare that the Monk creates makes it a more formal than the Derby, yet less formal (and some say stuffy) than the Oxford. Rooted in the footwear of actual European monks, the style does not useContinue reading “Gentlemens Shoes 101 – The Monk”