Today we introduce the launch of our online training platform Black Man Style. This has been a project we’ve worked on for 2 years with Mr. Antonio Centeno of Real Men Real Style.
Black Man Style is the internet’s finest resource and support community focusing on the sole purpose of helping black men improve their presentation and deal with the unique challenges they face with their personal image and style. Registration details are below. We look forward to seeing you in the course.
This is a guest post brought to you by Vero Linens. This is the first in a series of posts introducing the benefits of luxury bedding for men of style.
Are you making the right impression in the bedroom?
You have a closet full of Italian made suits, shirts & shoes, the latest in electronic gadgets, and possibly a European sports car. You can order fine wine from a wine list, appreciate great scotch and fine cigars. Your tastes are refined and you can impression someone.
When it comes to watch trade fairs most people are familiar with Basel World, and for good reason. Basel is where any and every watch brand in the world can attend and show off their wares. Basel hosts some of the best brands in the world. Today we introduce the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). SIHH hosts only the best brands in the world.
This week our Menswear Dialogue Series takes us to the largest textile tradeshow in North America. You’ve probably heard of the apparel shows where boutiques and department stores buy the lovely things in the window you can’t afford, but you may not have heard of the tradeshow that provides the fabric that created that Summer weight double-breasted blazer you’ve been coveting. Today, we speak to one of the leaders in the textile market for her insight and recommendations on how to play the fabric game.
Today we’d like to introduce Mr. Paul Davies, Director at The London Shoemaker. Originally from Sittingbourne, England Mr. Davis learned his trade cutting his teeth with the top cobblers in London and has been in the footwear industry since the early 1980′s. His shop is located in rural countryside and horse country of Middleburg, VA and he is celebrating the recent grand opening of his new leather and crafts boutique where his product is made on site in the USA.
The London Shoemaker offers bespoke handcrafted shoes, boots, and RTW house shoes in calf, suede, velvet, buckskins, and exotics and select leather accessories for those looking for something classic but distinct. While Paul’s product is bespoke and therefore personally customized, he leans towards a classic rounded toe with stacked heel. The process begins with a consultation where the foot is measured and a specific last is created. Next, the leather and design are selected. Calf or exotic? suede or velvet? Split toe or whole cut? Embroidery or riding boot? The choice is yours. The fitting follows the design where any inconsistencies are considered by Mr. Davies himself and adjusted for fit, form, and function. Lastly the soles are attached and each pair is finished with a polish and a pair of handmade shoe trees to protect your investment.