How to clean your sneakers

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]

In praise of expensive loafers

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]

The art of equilibrium – Salvatore Ferragamo

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.

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