Earlier this morning, I got a heads up on a new model of sneakers from a sneaker brand called, Greats. I love their Chukka Royals and they are finally bringing out a (Nero) black leather version. I wanted one – making it the third version of the model. I like them enough because they are comfortable, … Continue reading Social media is making us all skeptics & that’s not good
I think dirty sneakers are disgusting. And if your excuse is “I-don’t-know-how-to-clean-them” then here is a nice how-to article that takes you through the process, one step at a time. And if you do a good job, then you don’t have to buy those new Chuck Taylors, everyone is talking about. [Die Workwear]
I love slip-ons, loafers and drivers — especially during the summer. However, I don’t like any which are too ostentatious. I hate big logos. I hate the jewelry. And yet, I find this article about ostentatious and expensive loafers oddly interesting. [AContinuousLean]
I am known to go to great lengths and even greater distances to meet great bootmakers and shoe stores of some repute. Most people make vacation itineraries around the idea of seeing ruins or really old buildings. I prefer shoes and fantastic food (in that order) to be my guiding light. Continue reading “40 Kilometers”
Florence is a city of museums and beautiful historical buildings. There is so much to see and so much to savor, but I had just the one place on my agenda — the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, a museum that celebrates the life and art of shoe maestro Salvatore Ferragamo.
There are many reasons why I have been fascinated with Ferragamo — both the man and the brand he created. One of the first people in the world to understand brand association with celebrities and stars, Ferragamo was a true pioneer, though you can’t tell that from the current devolution of the brand into a somewhat mass-market-Burberry-esque company. This is perhaps even more surprising because the business is still run by the Ferragamo family.