Scarpe di Bianco is highlighted in Robb Report’s recently released September issue. For more, head to: http://robbreport.com/paid-issue/elements-style-september-2013
Vincent is wearing SB712 in Smoke Grey.
Scarpe di Bianco monk straps were featured in Esquire's Big Black Book for Fall of 2011, in a feature titled "The Unrivaled Authority of the All-Busines Monk Strap". Download the full-size pdf of the attached images here.
I dropped in to this shoe repair shop to have a shine since it is so close to my showroom. If you speak Spanish the banter with the two mainstays of the shop is always interesting but the atmosphere gets stiffer when the owner is around.
If you are wearing quality shoes they recommend using a cream instead of polish for shining. They believe that using polish can sometimes leave too much residue on the shoes that with time can take on an opaque color. They do an ok job and for the $3 cannot be knocked, but I would look elsewhere for a top quality shoe shine.
My rating for Star New York: 2.5 Brushes out of 5
Often overlooked by North Americans, Portugal and in particular Lisbon is a worthy destination. This past May I found a self proclaimed "Celebrity" shining shoes on the street near to the Restauradoes metro stop on Avenida Libertadores.
He has apparently been featured on several TV programs and has played a small part in at least one Portuguese film. With a pipe in the corner of his mouth he delivered a celebrity shoe shoe on the street, stopping only to make sure his umbrella kept the sun out of my eyes.
He used a very soft semi-liquid neutral shoe polish that brought up the color in my pebble grained loafers. Ten minutes and 3 euros later I was a fan.
My rating for Celebrity Shine Lisbon: 4.5 Brushes out of 5
Scarpe di Bianco shoes are being featured regularly on The Style Blogger's website. The SB has an excellent site devoted to NY style. Check it out Scarpe di Bianco features at thestyleblogger.com.
Read more about Scarpe di Bianco's custom Sestriere sole at Esquire.com