Trunk shows coming up, around the world…
Since we introduced the Trunk Show Calendar last year, it has become an increasingly popular part of the website.
Customers of bespoke can filter the listings for their city, for a type of clothing, or for a particular maker, and chart their travels.
It meant that last week we could publicise the first real trunk show by a Japanese shoemaker in the UK: Masaru Okayama (above), who was in the Marriott Park Lane along with Vass shoes and several others.
And it means that this week we can help our friends Whitcomb & Shaftesbury, as they travel to Boston and Chicago for the first time.
Among other highlights coming up for readers over the next month are:
- Turnbull & Asser going to Korea and Japan
- Len Logsdail journeying across the US
- and Drake's and Orazio Luciano together in Hannover
As you can see, there is a broad range of both makers and locations, and new categories like glasses (EB Meyrowitz, above) and leather goods (Dunhill, tailoring shown below) are also making an appearance.
And it's noteworthy that several tailors book well in advance: Henry Poole and Co, Benson & Clegg and Timothy Everest are already taking appointments for October and November.
We've added over 20 makers since the last post on our Calendar, but there will always still be some missing.
If you know anyone that is travelling near you, and you think should be on there, please contact us at [email protected]
We are also working on an email alert system, so bespoke customers can stay informed without having to check in every time. More news on that soon.
Top image: Nackymade (at The Armoury, New York, at the beginning of June)
Below image: Enzo Bonafe (at Skoaktiebolaget, Stockholm, at the end of April)