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February 12, 2018

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London Super Trunk Show – World Championship Shoe Shining Qualification

At the London Super Trunk Show on April 7, there we will host the 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 both amateurs and professionals, and now we open the qualification for the final, whereby you send in a picture of a well-polished pair of shoes for us to pick the qualifiers. The championship takes […]

September 20, 2017

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A Proper Winter Boot by Loake

I saw this picture (above) on Instagram yesterday and was extremely impressed not only for the quality of the photography but also the nice looking pair of boots by Loake that IG user @muddy250 was wearing. I dont often post Loake for not being a huge fan of 75% of their stuff but I must say that these look like a top notch boot for what I am sure is a great price. And it […]

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 […]

January 17, 2017

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Loake New 1880 Export Grade

I have never been the biggest supporter of Loake, not because they can’t make a good shoe, but mainly because of their prevalent use of bookbinder leather on their lower end lines as well as a general lack of anything but classic models. There was never anything that jumped out at me and made me think, ‘wow’. Their 1880 line I always found was a good value for money and a great entry point for […]