Pop-up shops for 2024 – in London and New York

February 28th 2024

I'm pleased to say the dates are fixed for two pop-ups this year - in London next month and then in New York in October. In three weeks we will be back on Savile Row, kindly hosted by New & Lingwood in their space at No.19. This worked well ...

Pop-up shops for 2024 – in London and New York

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Sounds fantastic! Thank you Simon, I look forward to meeting you this year....

February 28th 2024

Bespoke loafers with Seiji McCarthy: Commissionin...

December 15th 2023

In Japan earlier this year I started the process of commissioning a pair of bespoke loafers from Seiji McCarthy. Loafers are often tricky to make bespoke, and bespoke as a whole I’ve found a little inconsistent, so why did I take this leap wi...

Bespoke loafers with Seiji McCarthy: Commissionin...

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I also feel strongly about the Aberdeen last. I had just purchased the full strap loafer in black cordovan in a 14C from Alden Madison (as an NYC local), and everything is great except for the width around the toe joints...

ShoesDecember 15th 2023

Dressed-up New Yorkers: The view from the pop-up

October 27th 2023

Our New York pop-up (now in its second year) brings in an interesting range of people - more, perhaps, than London. There’s Guy, who came last time too, an old-school New Yorker in bespoke, red socks and Warren Edwards loafers; Duncan, the kn...

Dressed-up New Yorkers: The view from the pop-up

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Seconded!...

October 27th 2023

We’re coming back to New York (and bringing...

September 15th 2023

The pop-up shop we did last year with Rubato and Taillour went really well, so we're coming back to New York in October, with the addition shoemaker Seiji McCarthy (shoes below). This time we'll be on Christopher Street, with J Mueser kindly letting...

We’re coming back to New York (and bringing...

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Thank you Robert, it was lovely seeing you too...

September 15th 2023

The struggles with shoemaking in Japan

May 12th 2023

Five or six years ago, it was easy to find young people that wanted to be shoemakers in Japan. The wave of enthusiasm for both craft and menswear elsewhere in the world had washed up here just as strongly. Today, with Covid having only just effecti...

The struggles with shoemaking in Japan

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Thank you Nezar...

ShoesMay 12th 2023

Inspiring Japan: The 2023 trip

April 24th 2023

Last week I was in Japan for 10 days, mainly in Tokyo but also travelling around to Kobe, Osaka and Wakayama prefecture. It was the fourth time I’d been to Japan, but only the third for PS, and one of those had been for only a few days around ...

Inspiring Japan: The 2023 trip

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Yes, that's being updated and will be republished next week...

April 24th 2023

Seiji McCarthy bespoke shoes: East Meets East

September 23rd 2022

Seiji McCarthy is someone I've wanted to cover on PS ever since we hung out in Tokyo some six years ago. But with no prospect of travelling to Japan soon, I turned to local writer and friend Christopher Berry to visit Seiji and report - on Seiji's A...

Seiji McCarthy bespoke shoes: East Meets East

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You realise this wasn't written by me (Simon), right Kinte?...

ShoesSeptember 23rd 2022