I apologize for being m.i.a. for over a week without notice. It was not completely planned, but necessary.
As I have shared in the past, I am starting a men’s shoe and leather goods company. I am currently down in Mexico working on sourcing and development, which has been great. However, time intensive and the internet less than kind to WordPress and blogging. Which leaves me sitting on a bench outside my hotel writing this post on my iphone (I don’t want to know what the data roaming charges will be for this). Things should get back to normal in the next few days.
Until then,


  1. Just started reading your blog, I love it. About the shoes If you are designing oxfords I would love to buy a pair. Shell Cordovan preferably

    • Ryan,
      Thank you for the kind words. I am starting out with casual shoes of the penny loafer and driving loafer sort. Eventually I may do dress shoes, but I doubt they will be in cordovan. Keep checking the blog for updates.

  2. I’m currently in Mexico as well, and the roaming charges are steep! I’m in Huatulco, where are you? Love the blog btw!

  3. Hey, enjoy your stay in Mexico, and if you can, check the Guanajuato Shoe factories/workshops, you may be able to get good prices and nice quality for your project.

  4. Good luck on the start-up. Take a detour down to Brazil for sourcing and of course the FIFA World Cup dude!

  5. Hello Justin,

    Just wanted to say I subscribe to your blog and enjoy reading your articles. Whenever I can- I share with our Hitchcock Shoes FB fans and they really enjoyed your Tuxedo blog.
    Good luck on your men’s shoe and leather goods company; you have excellent taste and I’m looking forward to seeing your styles and reading your blogs!