Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hup Holland

Die man van Holland wat die mooi skoene maak.

Go to his website


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

About Paul Smith

Paul 0019

Thursday, June 10, 2010

how to tie a scarf with

I found the manofthecloth blogspot and I just love his advice for men on how to tie a scarf with success. His opening lines...'Men have been ill-informed. Scarves, unlike cartoon ties and Crocs are actually both socially acceptable and fashionable for the modern man.'

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

some of the shoes I loved designing

Cleo one of my first designs. My mom found the fabric, its upholstery fabric so it really durable. I just love the colours and the beads compliment the shoe so well.
Victoria...she was a labour of love. I hand embroidered the flowers and I think it took me 3 days to do both shoes. I did the embroidery after the shoe was lasted so it was very difficult to handle. But I do love her dearly she has a very romantic delicate feel.
Raffia love...another labour of love. The shoe was actually meant to be just plain raffia with leather cap, back and binding but I just couldn't help myself. I started off by just weaving some of the pink raffia through the upper but then I found some off cut silvery pink leather and had to add it. this took me about a day to do. I just love the pink and the brown colours together.
Jules, named after one of my very good friends, Julia. This shoe is inspired partly by the classic Ferragamo flat with the grosgrain bow and Ferragamo buckle and a Roger Vivier shoe I saw in a book. The plain pump with the elegant simple buckle is so classic.

Chanel floral. I love raffia because you can get it in such vibrant colours. I just cant resist it. I really enjoyed doing the hand work on these.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Barnet Fair... I f I had a beard I'd go here

Barnet Fair is a stylish yet understated Barber Shop, situated in the heart of Cape Town, offering traditional hot towel shaves, head shaves, beard maintenance, and haircuts.
We use only the finest quality product on your number 1 asset- your face. Edwin Jagger wet shaving range of products are a must for any self respecting bloke who enjoys the finer things in life… so come and relax and let one of our skilled barbers treat you to a slice of the old world.

because I love shoes

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Maketh the man

Have a look at, for a great review on the patent leather David style.
I'm so glad that there are more men's fashion being done and talked about.
Other local men's designs