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London Super Trunk Show Archive

March 28, 2017

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The World Championship of Shoe Shining – The Finalists

The three finalists for the World Championships in Shoe Shining have now been settled, which will battle it out at the London Super Trunk Show on May 13. There they will have 20 minutes to polish up a shoe as nice as possible. In this post you can read everything about the big event. One of the highlights will be the shoe shining final, which is held in collaboration with Saphir, where the winner will receive […]

March 20, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #6 – Ramon Cuberta

Ramon Cuberta is another bespoke shoemaker also based in Barcelona, but was trained at home first by two Spanish independent shoemakers (pretty sure Norman Vilalta helped him along the way) and then by one who freelanced for John Lobb Ltd. He became know for offering full bespoke at relatively low prices(starts at £1750/€2 050), and during spring he’ll also launch a Made to Measure range of five models, three lasts, made as his bespoke shoes but will […]

March 15, 2017

London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #5 – Norman Vilalta

  Mr. Norman Vilalta has an interesting history. He hails from Argentina originally with the background and profession of a lawyer. Growing tired of that life, he decided to follow his passion and moved to Florence, Italy to be trained in bespoke shomaking by the legendary Stefano Bemer. After several years with Stefano he felt he was then ready to take on his own workshop and start making shoes wth his own name in them. After years […]

March 8, 2017

London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #4 – Hiro Yanagimachi

For many regular readers Hiro Yanagimachi will not need much of an introduction after taking the high end shoe industry by storm in the last few years, particularly with one of the best Instagram accounts out there constantly serving up things of beauty in image form. The beauty about his visit to our London Super Trunk is that very rare that Japanese bespoke shoemakers actually visit Europe for trunk shows, which makes it extra special […]

March 1, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show – World Championship of Shoe Shining

During the London Super Trunk Show on May 13 there will be the first World Championships in Shoe Shining, in collaboration with Saphir, where three finalists will have 20 minutes to polish a shoe as beautiful as possible. This competition is open for amateurs and professionals, and we now open the qualification for the final where you send in a picture of a well polished pair of shoes. In this post you can read all the […]

February 28, 2017

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LONDON SUPER TRUNK SHOW – BRAND SHOWCASE #3 – CAULAINCOURT

We are quite thrilled to let more people get acquainted with the the French brand Caulaincourt. It was founded 2008 by the entrepreneur Alexis Lafon and have a lot of fans in France, but are not too well known outside the domestic market. The shoes are made in the French region Maine-et-Loire, and they make both Blake stitched, Blake/Rapid, Bologna and Goodyear welted shoes. Caulaincourt has managed to make their shoes look really sleek and elegant […]

February 23, 2017

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London Super Trunk Show – Brand Showcase #2 – Carlos Santos for Skoaktiebolaget

Carlos Santos from Portugal has been around for several decades and are quite big in some parts of Europe and in Japan. But it wasn’t until the famous Swedish shoe store Skoaktiebolaget started carrying the brand that the menswear & shoe aficionados of the world got their eyes open to the very price-worthy shoes made in the large and effective factory hailing from Portugal’s shoe region São João da Madeira, just north of Porto. With a year of […]