Author: LS


April 25, 2013

John Lobb – Philip II in Cashew Suede (LSW)

The Philip II continues to be our top selling John Lobb model. The classic design coupled with the elegance and quality of John Lobb’s Prestige construction make the Philip II an extremely desirable model.

To continue on our JL Spring/Summer suede releases, we present the Philip II in cashew suede with an antique edgetrim.

For a limited time, we will be offering a complementary Edoya suede brush with every suede John Lobb shoe purchase, a $65.00 value.

(7000 last, $1650.00, shoe trees included)

Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, Dress Shoes, John Lobb


April 23, 2013

John Lobb – Suede Williams (LSW)

It’s officially Spring and Summer suede season and there’s no better way to start than with a pair of John Lobbs. The William is one of JL’s iconic models and we are excited to offer it in two shades of suede, pewter and cashew.

For a limited time, we will be offering a complementary Edoya suede brush with every suede John Lobb shoe purchase, a $65.00 value.

(9795 last, $1300.00, shoe trees included)

Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, Dress Shoes, John Lobb

Waikiki & Beverly Hills

April 22, 2013

Alden Shoe – Flex Chukka Restock (LSW, LSBH, & LSDT)

We’ve just received a restock of one of our most celebrated Alden makeups, the Flex Chukka.

Available in three colors of Alden’s soft “lady calf,” the Flex Chukka is one of those shoes that may not seem so great until you actually own a pair yourself. Once you wear them, we guarantee you will believe the hype. These will become one of the most comfortable shoes you own.


Categories: Alden, Boots, Brands, Casual Shoes


April 19, 2013

Alden Shoe – Barrie NST (LSW)

Three skilled women at the Alden factory are responsible for all of the handsewn NSTs and LHSs that go through the factory floor. It obviously takes more time for these handsewn shoes to be made but the wait is definitely worth it for this special detail.

This color #8 burgundy NST is a model we regularly stock on the Aberdeen last, but rarely see on the Barrie. Grab a pair while they’re available in stock.

Also pictured is the exact same pair, 12 years old, with very minimal polishing. The patina is amazing and the wear on the shell is equally so. This pair is a testament to the value in a pair of Alden shoes made with Horween shell cordovan.


Categories: Alden, Brands, Casual Shoes, Dress Shoes


April 18, 2013

JM Weston – Alligator 180 Loafer (LSW)

We’re not going to lie, this isn’t a shoe for everyone. But for those who can pull it off, it’s an amazing look, right out of the pages of 1960’s GQ.

JM Weston’s 180 penny loafer is one of the top three iconic men’s penny loafers in our opinion. It is now available in two shades of alligator, camel and burgundy.

($4495.00, shoe trees included)

Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, J.M. Weston


April 16, 2013

Edoya “Kawadamashii” Restock (LSW)

We’ve just received another shipment of Edoya horsehair (uma) and bronze suede brushes.

In this day of mass production and automation, when a company perseveres in tradition and quality, it truly is a breath of fresh air.

Founded in 1718 during Japan’s Edo Period, Edoya started as a hand made paint brush manufacturer in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Almost 300 years later, Edoya continues to methodically produce 100% hand made brushes to a civilization dependent on efficiency and mass production.

There are no machines in their workshop, only weathered hands with years of experience. Each brush is hand planted and hand cut with precision, calculating the length and amount of bristles, the same way it was done decades ago. It is this attention to detail and quality that maintains value, even when cheap alternatives are abundant.

Edoya brushes are Shig-Approved.

(Suede brush $65.00, Uma $85.00)

Categories: Accessories


April 14, 2013

John Lobb – JL2012 Restock (LSW)

It’s 2013 but that doesn’t mean 2012 is out of style. We’ve just received another restock of the John Lobb St. Crepin 2012 chukka boots, one of the most elegant chukkas we’ve ever seen.

The minimalistic design is timeless and elegant. This boot will work very well with the most handsome suit all the way down to a pair of slim jeans.

Available in black or dark brown misty calf.

(7000 last, $1740.00, shoe trees included)

Categories: Brands, Dress Shoes, John Lobb, Limited Edition

Waikiki & Beverly Hills

April 11, 2013

Tom’s Favorites – 12th Ave Grill

12th Avenue Grill in Kaimuki is a well known hidden gem, if that makes any sense. It’s a true “neighborhood restaurant” that serves good tasting food, focusing on local ingredients and big flavors.

Mike, the manager/mixologist, is the true star of the restaurant in my opinion. Although the food is great, Mike’s cocktails are true bliss. Tell him Tom from Leather Soul sent you.

Tom’s Tip: Ask Mike for the “Benson.” It’s a secret drink named after a friend of mine.

12th Ave Grill
1145 12th Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816

Categories: Tom's Blog