Leather Soul x The Armoury
This coming week, April 1, 2 & 3, Alan and myself will be in Honolulu in the lovely land of Hawaii. Ostensibly we are there to introduce Salvatore Ambrosi Bespoke Trousers and Orazio Luciano Made to Measure Suiting, via Salvatore Ambrosi and myself. In reality we are looking forward to catching up with our old friends at Leather Soul, and our new friends in Hawaii.
Email Tom at Leather Soul for bookings, and we look forward to meeting new friends then.
My friend Tom
Orazio Luciano and Sorley
Rolled Denim and EG Buxton’s
Building a great store(s), brand and business is definitely GMS. My friend Tom Park’s Leather Soul mini-empire, is/are the best shoe stores in the world. World-class product, from the best makers, with well-trained, cool sales staff. Ive known Tom since his Downtown Honolulu days, and am so proud of what he has built. He has helped me build a great collection of lifetime shoes, and this pair of cognac shell cordovan double monks from Ed Green may be the greatest pair of shoes I’ve ever seen. Aloha.
(DAS MY SHOOZ!)
Tom Park’s bespoke Cleverleys.
You don’t have to be skinny and on trend to look good, merely to be noticed in certain circles that are ultimately inconsequential. And on that note, you don’t have to look good to be of worth or value. You haven’t failed at life because you don’t know how to tie a bow tie or which denims should be washed and which refrigerated. You are simply on a different track with different values to a small contingent of online personalities. None of it really matters. How you live and whether or not you can count that life a success will, ultimately, only be determined by you.
—(Quoted for truth, by my brother Ethan desu.) Rugged Old Salt: Identity, Integrity and Self
Saint Crispin’s 545.