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Brand: Leffot

  New York is a strange town for menswear. It’s a bit of a Wild West, without the same traditions of Europe and with bespoke largely undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it is for value: … > Read more
I’ve been in New York this week, visiting old and new friends – neatly encapsulated by this blurry photo of dinner last night with Steven Taffel of Leffot (left) and Bram Frankel of William Abraham. Many thanks to Pierre Lenis … > Read more
My latest article in the Financial Times, on luxury hiking boots, was published this weekend.  If you’re interested, the post can be found here.
  – NOW SOLD OUT –    The Permament Style club tie, our collaboration with Drake’s, has almost sold out, with just four available worldwide. The Drake’s store and website has sold out, Leffot in New York has two remaining … > Read more
  – NOW SOLD OUT –    There are only around 15 of the Permanent Style club tiesleft, in case anyone missed last week’s post and wants to snap one up now. They are still available at Drake’s, online and … > Read more
  – NOW SOLD OUT –    The Permanent Style club tie is now available to buy on the Drake’s website. The ties are strictly limited to 100 numbered editions and the first 10 will be on sale tonight at … > Read more
This column in Japanese magazine Free & Easy is the result of the photo shoot I posted about before Christmas. I have no idea what the Japanese text says, but hopefully it faithfully reports my opinions on shoes and shoe … > Read more
My first visit in New York was, naturally, to the shoe store Leffot. When I was in New York four years ago, I stumbled across Steven Taffel’s new shop the month it opened. At that point you couldn’t get half … > Read more
 I had a lovely evening last week at the first of Corthay’s glaçage events – that’s a high polish to you and me. Myself and three Frenchmen, quietly polishing our Corthays and getting tips on technique from maitre patineur, Thomas … > Read more
It’s time for US tours again. Doesn’t time fly?The full dates for two makers – Cleverley and Alfred Sargent Handgrade – can be seen on their sites at those links. And pictured we have some new styles from Sargents, awaiting … > Read more
Following a conversation earlier in the year with Chay Cooper, I commissioned the Alfred Sargent Handgrade shoes above. One of the reasons Handgrade has developed such a word-of-mouth following is the personalisation it offers, both as regards the design of … > Read more
In New York this week, and I popped in to see my good friend Steven Taffel, founder of Leffot – far and away the best shoe store in the city. In fact probably anywhere in the US outside Hawaii (the … > Read more
One of the luxuries of shopping at tailors and other high-end menswear stores is the knowledge of staff. OK so if you’re a real shoe geek you might know more than the sales assistant – few people care what a … > Read more
A quick note to readers in New York that Leffot will be holding a trunk show for Carréducker on Saturday, May 9. Carréducker makes fine shoes in the UK and, most interestingly, runs courses for those interested in learning how … > Read more
Leffot, the shoe store I described as “a gem in New York” almost a year ago now, is going from strength to strength.Back then it had only been open a month and was still finding its feet. Now it is … > Read more