Author: LS

Edward Green – Buxton in Rosewood Country Calf (LSDT)

Edward Green’s Buxton is essentially an unlined penny loafer version of the Dover. A handsewn Norwegian apron and split toe gives the Buxton its unique look. As an unlined shoe the Buxton is extremely comfortable, which makes it very wearable sockless, perfectly matching with chinos or trousers with no break, to complete the “LS look.”

(61 last, $1350.00, shoe trees included)

Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, Edward Green

The Armoury x Ambrosi Trunk Show at LSDT

We are pleased to announce our next Armoury x Ambrosi trunk show at Leather Soul Downtown on Thursday December 5th and Friday December 6th. Ethan Newton and Alan See from the Armoury and Salvatore Ambrosi of Ambrosi Napoli will be in-store showing their offerings and taking measurements for MTO and bespoke clothing.

Please contact Justin at for more information or to make an appointment.

Categories: Shop Talk

Waikiki & Beverly Hills

November 15, 2013

Tom’s Favorites – Vintage Cave

EDIT: Chef Kajioka has left Vintage Cave as of July 2014. At this time, he is looking to open his own restaurant in Hawaii.

“It doesn’t matter how much it costs, even if it’s $10 million or $100 million…”

Those are the words of Mr. Takeshi Sekiguchi, the self-described crazy Japanese real estate developer who has single handedly changed the dining scene in Hawaii through the opening of his $20 million Vintage Cave.

Mr. Sekiguchi put his trust, and a signed blank check book, in the hands of my fellow Iolani School grad, Chris Kajioka. Now at the ripe old age of 30, Chris is the head chef of the top restaurant in the State of Hawaii. After making his mark on the mainland at Per Se and Willows Inn, Chris is now responsible for the wonders of amazement that diners are now able to experience here in Hawaii.

Chris, you are the man.

Tom’s Tip: No tip needed, if you are lucky enough to get a reservation, do it.

Vintage Cave
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. #2250
Honolulu, HI 96814


Categories: Tom's Blog

Waikiki, Downtown

November 14, 2013

Wildsmith – Bloomsbury Loafer (LSW & LSDT)

The first slip on loafer-shoe in London was created by Raymond Wildsmith. It was derived from a bespoke pair of house shoes made for King George VI. The “Wildsmith Loafer” became immediately successful and to this day the style has been carried on by many British shoemakers.

Wildsmith’s modern rendition of the “Wildsmith Loafer” is the Bloomsbury. Available in London tan and mole suede. The Bloomsbury is unlined for comfort with a nicely beveled waist and a very elegant toe shape.


Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, Dress Shoes, Wildsmith