Categorized as: Editorial

What’s the deal with Goodyear?

You hear over and over again that Goodyear Welted shoe construction is handmade, and that stitched construction is superior to cemented one. GYW shoes will last generations, cemented will split in moments. Let’s get it out of the way now: Goodyear Welted is, in most cases, a cemented construction. Yeah, really.

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Dressing up and comfort

Can leather-soled oxfords be comfortable? Of course! Would I say they’re more comfortable than that inexpensive pair of sports shoes I sometimes wear on weekends? No way.

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Why do I dress nice?

Don’t you look around sometimes and ask yourself: “What’s the point”?

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A case for boring

Navy suit, black oxfords, white shirt and silk tie. Many people keep asking how to make this outfit more interesting. And my answer is: why would you?

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The language of clothes

We use clothes to communicate. The thing is, we don’t know what we’re talking about.

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Beyond Britain and Italy #2: Japan

There’s a lot of interesting things happening in classic tailoring in Asia, and that’s worth some attention.

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