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Maison Barye Spring Summer 2016

Maison Barye Spring Summer 2016

The young Parisian house specializing in ties “ Maison Barye ” unveils its Spring Summer 2016 collection named “Planten un Blomen” (Plants and Flowers’ in Low Saxon dialect spoken mainly in Northern Germany). For this first collection, designers Sonia Caillou and Julien Lagarde offer a collection of high-quality neckties with a Spring floral inspiration. The French duo draw their...
Leather goods house Dajczman

Leather goods house Dajczman

Dajczman is high-quality leather goods brand using premium vegetable tanned leather and fine exotic skins handcrafted in France. Rock aficionado, Founder Régis Dajczman has managed to combine luxurious quality with ingenious design. All the designs of Dajczman are protected by patents worldwide. A hallmark of quality and consistency, the original creations of Dajczman are covered under...
John Lobb Autumn Winter 2015

John Lobb Autumn Winter 2015

The John Lobb Autumn Winter 2015 collection created by new artistic director Paula Gerbase took place at the Old Sessions House last week in London. Paula Gerbase graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins. In 2005, she trained in tailoring at Hardy Amies, and then worked as the head designer of Kilgour on Savile Row. In 2010,...
Gaziano & Girling in London

Gaziano & Girling in London

Last week in parallel of the London fashion week, I had the pleasure of discovering the British shoemaker, Gaziano & Girling founded in 2006 by Tony Gaziano & Dean Girling. Located at 39 Savile Row, the new store of Gaziano & Girling offers a ready-to-wear line, made-to-order, “Deco line” and top-notch bespoke service. Store manager...
Massaro shoes Autumn Winter 2014-2015

Massaro shoes Autumn Winter 2014-2015

The couture shoemaker, Massaro, was founded in 1894. Since 2002, Parisian house Massaro has been part of the twelve Chanel Métiers d’Art workshops. Massaro installed a beautiful pop up store at 19 Rue Cambon in Paris for the ready-to-wear collection. Footwear designer for the House of Chanel, Laurence Dacade and director of the house Massaro, Philippe Atenzia, created together their first Massaro ready-to-wear...
John Lobb Saint Crispin 2014

John Lobb Saint Crispin 2014

On October 25th, Saint Crispin’s day honours master bootmakers and their craft. Every year, John Lobb observes this time- honoured tradition by unveiling a unique new model to celebrate the day. John Lobb Saint Crispin 2014 model is beautiful punched cap toe (or Adélaide cut) oxford shoe crafted in 7000 form.  To provide an elegant line, Saint Crépin...
Atelier of Bespoke shoemaker Dimitri Gomez

Atelier of Bespoke shoemaker Dimitri Gomez

I had the pleasure to meet bespoke shoemaker, Dimitri Gomez at his atelier located inside the Crockett & Jones store located at 14, Rue Chauveau-Lagarde in Paris. Dimitri Gomez creates his shoes entirely by hand. Dimitri Gomez offers the “Bottier Line” a very nice made-to-measure at 1500 € and the “Bespoke Line” the quintessential shoe...
Manolo Blahnik shoes at Anderson & Sheppard

Manolo Blahnik shoes at Anderson & Sheppard

Spanish shoe designer, Manolo Blahnik men’s shoes are now available at the renowned Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard. Manolo Blahnik is one of the most loyal customers of this prestigious Savile Row tailoring house. Understandably, Manolo Blahnik showcases his classic oxford brogues in brown and black leather at bespoke shop, 32 Old Burlington Street. And...
Anatomy of the Aubercy’s shoes

Anatomy of the Aubercy’s shoes

I decided to showcase the beautiful details of Aubercy shoes by taking macro pictures. Those images unveil great textures, elegant lines and excellent craftsmanship… Click to enlarge the pictures… (Copyright www.high-toned.fr) www.aubercy.com
Tod's No_Code Autumn Winter 2013 by Jefferson Hack

Tod’s No_Code Autumn Winter 2013 by Jefferson Hack

Italian shoemaker Tod’s collaborated with Dazed and Confused co-founder Jefferson Hack on the beautiful No_Code capsule Fall Winter 2013 collection. Mr.Hack created five styles of forward thinking shoe. This cool look book is photographed (and painted on the campaign pictures) by the very talented SamFalls. Tod’s No_Code collection is now available from selected Tod’s boutiques...
Visit of shoemaker Corthay in Paris

Visit of shoemaker Corthay in Paris

I had the privilege to visit the flagship store and workshop of the shoemakers, Maison Corthay on rue Volney in Paris. Pierre Corthay was trained at the age of 16 years old within a craftsman’s guild called “Les Compagnons du Devoir”. “Les Compagnons du devoir” was founded in the medieval ages, and regroups the best craftsmen...
Visit of shoemaker Aubercy at Vivienne street in Paris

Visit of shoemaker Aubercy at Vivienne street in Paris

Recently, I had the pleasure to visit one of the best shoemakers in Paris, Aubercy. For three hours, I had the chance to talk to Mr. Xavier Aubercy about his family business. Founded in 1935, Renée and André Aubercy created their design house located since its creation at 34 rue Vivienne, near Paris stock exchange...
Men's Ex September 2013 on Japanese shoemakers

Men’s Ex September 2013 on Japanese shoemakers

In the September issue of Men’s Ex unveils a beautiful focus on Japanese shoemakers for their 20th anniversary “Shoes Book”. We can discover the popular models of few Japanese brands such as Sanyo Yamacho, Otsuka M-5, Sotch Grain, Madras, Union Imperial, Regal, Miyagi Kogyo, Ginza Yoshinoya, and Perfetto. We can also read about four talented...
John Lobb Saint Crepin 2013

John Lobb Saint Crepin 2013

On October 25th, Saint Crepin’s day honours master bootmakers and their craft. Every year, John Lobb observes this time- honoured tradition by unveiling a unique new model to celebrate the day. The Saint Crépin 2013 model is a derby (inspired by the lines of the contemporary 2511 model) crafted in beautiful leather and coloured by...
Neighborhood X James Lock & co Hats

Neighborhood X James Lock & co Hats

Neighborhood, one of the Japan’s biggest and most wanted street wear brand, has teamed up with one of the oldest hatters in England, James Lock & Co in their autumn winter 2013 collection. They produced a beautiful hat called “Voyager” made of rabbit fur available in 5 colours. This hat is easily foldable to be...
Masaru Okuyama Bespoke Shoes

Masaru Okuyama Bespoke Shoes

Japanese bespoke shoemaker, Masaru Okuyama showcases simply exquisite shoes. He learned the craftsmanship of bespoke shoes-making from the famous Japanese shoes craftsman, Chihiro Yamaguchi at “GuildWeltedFootwearCollege” in Tokyo. In 2010, he was awarded with the gold medal in Custom-Made Shoes category at ‘The international efficiency contest of the shoemakers’ event in Germany. Highly skilled Masaru Okuyama is...
Rado D-Star Rattrapante limited edition watch

Rado D-Star Rattrapante limited edition watch

The Swiss watch brand, Rado presents their new watch called “Rado D-Star Rattrapante Limited Edition” (produced in a series of just 250 individually numbered pieces) in black matt ceramic offering a modern and elegant look. The Rado D-Star Rattrapante uses a rare movement, which gives the watch its name. This enables the wearer to time two different events...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th Anniversary

Swiss Manufacture from ‘Le Brassus’ in the Vallée de Joux, Audemars Piguet celebrates the iconic Royal Oak 40th Anniversary in Paris. ‘Royal Oak 40 Years : From Avant-Garde to Icon’ exhibition held in Paris from June 6th to June 10th 2012 at the Palais de Tokyo (13 Avenue du Président Wilson  75116 Paris). On view through...
Louis Vuitton travel case for America's Cup trophy

Louis Vuitton travel case for America’s Cup trophy

One of the famous French fashion house, Louis Vuitton unveiled the travel case it has created to hold oldest active trophy in international sport, America’s cup. The special order trunk, handmade by a single master craftsman in Louis Vuitton’s historic Asnières workshop near Paris, has been meticulously designed to accommodate the Trophy until it is handed to the...
Coach Bags by James Nares

Coach Bags by James Nares

Luxury American leather goods company, Coach unveils this beautiful limited edition of tote bags designed by New York based artist’s, James Nares. The painter explores the ideas of weightlessness and gravity on the Coach totes with his lyrical brushstroke on natural Italian canvas. Five colourful bags (blue, orange, green, fuchsia and black canvas with white...
Brioni's sunglasses 2012

Brioni’s sunglasses 2012

PPR confirmed in November 2011 the acquisition of Brioni. For this season Italian suit maker, Brioni turned into lifestyle brand’s with the first sunglasses collection. Beautiful sunglasses made by laser-cut, hand-polished buffalo horn arms and polarised (and they can easily be bent 180 degrees for more flexibility). Anti-reflective crystal lenses called ‘LotuTec’ are produce by the...
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 Sunglasses

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 Sunglasses

The sunglasses collection of Louis Vuitton was launched in November 2005 with the opening of the Champs Elysées store after 2 years of design research to ensure both the highest levels of eye protection and the ultimate in design. In 2010, Graphic Studio Louis Vuitton enlisted graffiti artist and party boy, André Saraiva as the...
Hiroshi Tsubouchi Spring Summer 2012

Hiroshi Tsubouchi Spring Summer 2012

Hiroshi Tsubouchi, the Japanese designer presents his men’s spring summer 2012 collection. This collection is mix of classic elements from Europe or USA with a Japanese twist of contemporary colours and luxury materials. Hiroshi Tsubouchi produces each pair in Japan, ensuring amazing quality. pics via : Openers.jp http://www.facebook.com/Hiroshi.Tsubouchi.japan http://id-limited.com