At Bespoke Shoemaker Ugolini, Florence
Some #menswear Details.
I’ve had a few readers ask recently if I could recommend 1) boots that are good with dark denim and 2) boots that are under $200. The Promontory Point looks like a fine candidate for both.
It seems quite similar to the sort of country derby boot put out by many English makers: pebble grain uppers, Dainite sole, and Goodyear-welt construction. As seen in the stock photo of the outsole, the Promontory Point also features a tapered, slightly squared-off toe—apparently the shape appears much sleeker in person than is suggested by pictures online. That kind of shape is also not unlike English shoes.
However, there’s one notable difference: the Allen Edmonds version is made with football grain leather. It’s likely sourced from Horween in Chicago, who along with making the finest shell cordovan in the world also happen to be the sole leather supplier for NFL footballs. In fact, according to a 2011 New York Times feature, Horween’s largest single business segment is football leather.
SuperDuper Hats AW14 Pitti Preview
Following the outstanding opening show Matteo Gioli and his crew put together, there wasn’t much more else to say about SuperDuper Hats… A closer look at their debut stand presented an outstanding array of hats and caps, all in a variety of models and luxurious materials that immediately caught your attention.
Besides the unique aesthetic and attention to detail poured into each model, the understated color palette was absolutely stunning featuring shades of teal, blue, camel, grey and brown. Handmade in Italy, these hats exude quality and a trademark character that makes them my first choice when compared to other high-end offerings out there…
Ph: Beyond Fabric