Saturday, June 16, 2012
Arriving at the ASW store recently have been several shoe-related items, among them a new leather shoe shine mat. Crafted by France's La Cordonnerie Anglaise, the mat keeps polish from damaging your work surface, and does it far more elegantly than old newspaper. Offered in black, brown, and tan. In Shoe Care.
Next up are my new flat silk shoelaces that turn black patent leather or ordinary calf oxfords into extraordinary evening shoes. These are usually only available from bespoke shoemakers and I believe the ASW store is the only online source on the planet. Look for them in the Shoes section of the site.
Shine mats and laces are joined by a new stock of my authentic espadrilles and will be followed in the next few days by new shipments of Sloop slip-ons, including the bi-color version for 2012, chukka boots and Le Chameau's leather lined Chasseur, the hunting boot worn by European royalty, demanding gamekeepers and ordinary mortals who need to slog through the wet. It is autumn in the Southern hemisphere after all.