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The London Super Trunk 2017 – The Results

As many of you may have read, I am soon moving to NYC. That being, I have been up to my eyeballs in sorting out my life here to have a seamless transition between countries. But what that means is that my time is quite limited for long blog posts and whatnot. Therefore, while I would have liked to make my own post about the London Super Trunk that Jesper and I put on, I […]

London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #8 — Stefano Bemer

Stefano Bemer was one of the most famous bespoke shoemakers in Italy before he tragically passed away in 2012. Luckily his name was not lost though as Tommaso Melani (who owned a leather company at the time, and still does I believe) took over the Stefano Bemer company and has since developed it into a very successful brand in the shoe industry. While Stefano had developed the bespoke business into a successful name, Melani has helped […]

May 9, 2016

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The Beauty of a Good Background

Ever since starting my shoe line I have become more and more interested in photography as a form of art. It is quite amazing how the smallest details can really enhance a photo and vice versa, how the smallest details can also ruin a photo. I saw this photo on Instagram of a bespoke sample by Stefano Bemer and was blown away not only by the shoe but mainly by the photography itself (as the […]

March 4, 2016

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Don’t Sleep on Burgundy Shoes – Stefano Bemer

When most men think of burgundy shoes what probably pops into their head is one of two things; 1. Penny or tassel loafers from some 100 year old company or some tanker like Alden derby shoe. But when I think of burgundy shoes, something along the lines of these Stefano Bemer leather/suede combination oxfords pops into my head. And why shouldn’t it? These are hands down one of the most attractive pairs of shoes that […]

July 28, 2015

Tapiro Chukka’s by Bemer

I have never been a great lover of exotic leathers, but have always been extremely intrigued by Tapiro and Carpincho leather. Something about the texture and those little white dots are somewhat fascinating. The problem is that I think that due to it’s nature, it is quite limiting in what shoe models you can use it for. I would presume that anything with a plain toe would be the best model for it, but what […]

July 7, 2015

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Buying International Products Online – Part 2

  In no way is this post directed at any one individual or a group of them. This is simply to do my best to educate, not only the consumer but the retailer so that we are all on the same page, because after all, we don’t want to charge you taxes, but it is not us doing so, it is your government. We have moved into a pure digital age where the internet rules […]

February 24, 2015

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Stefano Bemer Greatness

As many of you may have realized from knowing my background and having seen my shoes, much of my inspiration as a designer came from my year with Stefano Bemer and the fact that I was not only surrounded, but also immersed into the world of shoes. Stefano’s design ethos very much blended the idea of a British look with Italian flair, incorporating color in what would otherwise be a conservative model that you might […]

January 28, 2015

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Stefano Bemer: Postcards from Florence Series

    I am quite busy today doing photography for my socks and shoes, but saw this picture on Stefano Bemer’s Instagram the other day and wanted to share it with you as I thought that not only was it beautiful but also a great idea. It would seem that the Bemer team is taking pictures of their RTW collection with this amazing backdrop of the Duomo in Florence and creating postcards (or at least […]