10 Years of Styleforum–we celebrated in style

10 Years of Styleforum–we celebrated in style

On May 4 and May 5, we had a celebration for our 10 year anniversary, at the W San Francisco.  Over 400 people took part in the event, which included a screening of O’Mast, our vendor showcase, and a party. We kicked it off Friday evening with cocktails and a sneak preview of the next ...

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Nick V. talks with shoe care magnate Sergio Barange

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Styleforum’s resident shoe care expert Nick V. of B. Nelson Shoes, New York, has been sharing his conversations with some of the biggest names in the footwear business. Check out his interviews with Nick Horween of Horween Leather, Paul Grangaard of Allen Edmonds, Peter Agati of Paul Stuart,  or William Church of Cheaney Shoes. Today ...

Ask the expert—shoe care with Nick V.

Ask the expert—shoe care with Nick V.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Men's Clothing | No Comments

Nick V., owner of esteemed shoe repair outfit B. Nelson Shoes, NYC, knows his stitch. And his welts, and his vamps from his throats. He knows shoes. He takes abused, worn-out kicks and recrafts and resoles them–rehabilitates them. In an ongoing series, Nick will be answering some of my questions to help you treat your ...

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Washington, D.C. shopping guide, part I.

Guest post by Grant Harris of Image Granted. Streets of Georgetown 1254 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007 When Joseph Abboud sold his namesake label to become chief designer for HMX Group, the largest manufacturer of tailored menswear in the country, he worked with HMX CEO Doug Williams to open Streets concept stores in select ...

Chausser shoes at Pitti

Chausser shoes at Pitti

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Streetwear + Denim | 9 Comments

I can’t say I know how you go about staking your claim on real estate at Pitti Uomo, but I would think that “smack dab in front of the Cucinelli space” seems like a good spot to be, trafficwise. Nonetheless, Yoichi Maeda, the guy behind Chausser shoes, seemed a little bored as buyers and other ...

To guard or not: Nick V. weighs in

To guard or not: Nick V. weighs in

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Men's Clothing | 9 Comments

The debate—whether it’s advisable to add sole guards to your shoes—has been raised many times on the forum. I wanted to share my insight on the topic from years of experience. There are several angles to consider. First, many people refer to sole guards as “Topys.” Topy is a brand that makes sole guards and ...

“Black, or brown?” “No.”

“Black, or brown?” “No.”

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Men's Clothing | One Comment

An unusual, impractical daub of color is one way to grab the attention of casual passersby at Pitti, where orders, after all, are still dominated by tones of navy, black, khaki, and gray. But it seemed maker after maker had at least a pair of shoes (mostly brogues) that were emphatically not in compliance with ...