Monday, May 23, 2011

My Cleverley Cordovan Shoes in Progress

My personal last sitting on top of the fitting sketch.
George from Cleverley sent me these snapshots of my cordovan shoes in progress.

I’m both excited and nervous about having them finished. The design process is a lot like making a photograph – technically, it’s not that difficult – however, does the finished image/product convey what you originally envisioned?

I want these shoes to look great with grey flannels but also dark navy denim. The more I think about it, the success will lie in the sole of the shoe (wow, that’s kind of a play on words). If the sole is too thin and refined it will miss the ruggedness that is a hallmark of cordovan. If the sole is too thick and clunky (which is currently the trend) it will miss the whole reason for creating my own vision. Even though the process is more than halfway done, it seems the most tricky decisions are yet to be made.

I’ll keep you posted.

The cordovan leather specially ordered for this pair of shoes. I was nervous about finding the perfect color, but we were able to nail it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

On the Street…..Eva, Milan

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vintage Photos

This is a photo of my maternal grandparents, taken while they were dating in the late 1940′s.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vintage Photos

- May


If you missed my initial post, here are the instructions again.

- The subject line of the email should read “Vintage Photo”

- The photos will only be posted here on the blog, so the file size can be very small (no bigger than 700kb). I DO NOT need hi-res images, they take too long to download.

- Writing a little something about the image you send will make your entry much more interesting for all of us.

- Email your photos to:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

On the Street….Runstraat, Amsterdam

Thursday, May 19, 2011

On the Street…..Danish Navy, Copenhagen

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Young Ladies Shot On Their Bike From My Bike, Amsterdam, Milan & Copenhagen




Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On the Street…. Runstraat, Amsterdam

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On the Street…. Luca R., Milan

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

On the Street…. Red Light Vintage, Amsterdam