Monthly Archives: October 2012

My new favorite

1977 Gillette adjustable. Very mild. Awesome for everyday. I use feather blades.

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Hong Kong photos

one of my favorite cities on the earth…
the sights, the food, the people.

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Bespoke shoes, Hong Kong style

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I’ve used a Hong Kong tailor for years, with good to great results at reasonable prices, but I have always wanted to get a pair of custom shoes made.
I finally made the plunge.

The first step was to measure and trace my feet (I am standard 9, but have a bit of a wide toe box requirement although I am not a 9 Wide.)
I selected the style and leather.
Second step was a set of “cloth” shoes with the real soles made in about a day which the cobbler marked up with notes and lines dictating the appropriate closure at the top etc.
Final fitting was near perfect. He then highly polished the final product and I was out the door with shoes that “fit like gloves.”

Pricey, but Recommended. About the same price as a good pair of Allen Edmonds. (he did have shell cordovan leather, but only in Black. His stock was from France.)