shoe making

Church’s – A British Jewel in the Art of shoe-making. 

Church’s – A British Jewel in the Art of shoe-making. 

Church’s story in shoe-making starts officially in 1873 with the foundation of the company by Thomas Church and his 3 sons. But the shoe-making heritage was already in the Church’s family since the 17th century. In deed, Stone Church, the Church’s great grand-father of Thomas was born in 1676 in Northampton. This British city had a long and solid heritage in shoe-making. So this specific know-how was written in the family’s DNA for several generations. It was natural that several decades later Thomas Church founded his company in Northampton where they still have the main factory. The business remained within the founding family until 1999, year that Prada Group took over. Thanks to this acquisition, the British company had enough resources to expand overseas. Today the company produces around 5’000 pairs of shoes every week and 70% of total production is dedicated to exportation. Besides products sold to resellers and…

The new Drugstore band is back. Le MOC, a new story by JM Weston. 

The new Drugstore band is back. Le MOC, a new story by JM Weston. 

With the launch of a new Mocassin called Le Moc, JM Weston revive an exciting period of the Parisian history: the 60’s and the band of the Drugstore. They were young French dandies who literally became the opinion leaders of their time. It was a lot about music and style. From beautiful Bourgeois appartements to Punk-Rock and clothes, the Minets (kitties) were young, trendy, wealthy and shaped the look of an entire decade. The 60’s, the wings of modernity just spread at all levels. Welcome to the avant-garde. During the 60´s France had an amazing decade. The Second World War was already far away and we did not care about the future because, at that time, the future was right there, right at that precise moment. There was a full generation seeking a wind of freedom and satisfaction. It was the time to let the old world behind (wars, conflicts,…