What is Patent Leather?

What is Patent Leather?
A process that was called “Japanning” and meant high lacquering of leather to give it a glossy, shiny finish can be called the birthplace of the concept of patent leather. So is it some kind of leather? No, it’s a finish just like Suede. You would dip leather in a resinous varnish and then polish...

What is Suede?

What is Suede?
We see Suede all around us, commonly used on jackets, vests, handbags, gloves, hats, chokers and of course on our beloved shoes. But do we really know what is suede? When manufacturers want to create suede, they usually take standard full grain leather and run its surface against an emery wheel to break open the...

Brand In Focus – Vetro Power

Brand In Focus – Vetro Power
Do you tip-toe around and try to be extra mindful of all the potholes, dirt and puddles on the road when rocking a new pair of sneakers? Does your sneaker collection consist of lighter, pastel shades and comprises of materials like twill that makes them dirt magnets? Are you one of those people who dodge all the bullets...

How to wear Chelsea Boots

How to wear Chelsea Boots
The Chelsea boot is versatile, edgy and fun. It’s no surprise that a lot of global fashion influencers have chosen it as their go to shoe. In fact, at one point I thought Kanye West had more Chelsea boots than Yeezys and for a good reason! The shoe has been rocked by The Beatles and...

Sneakerheads in Focus: LaPaire

Sneakerheads in Focus: LaPaire
Our Sneakerhead in Focus series continues and our next stop is France. Nicolas and Cyril aka la_paire are Sneakerhead twins from Paris who happen to have more in common than meets the eye. We prod them about their sneaker tastes, the French scene and of course get to know their top 5! It’s so odd...
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