“Sphinx" by Franz Von Stuck (1901).
One of the nice things about writing a menswear blog is that I get to meet people who actually make things. Bespoke cordwainers, tailors, and even the occasional fashion designer – people who produce the things that many of us love. A few years ago, I met Bellanie – the co-founder and craftswoman behind Chester Mox – when I was searching for a leather card case online. Since then, we’ve become friends, and I’ve had the fortune of seeing her skills as a leather worker develop.
Recently, Bellanie graduated from an apprenticeship with a master craftsperson, and her whole line has undergone an overhaul. She sent me couple of pieces (on loan) to check out, and I can genuinely say: I think she’s setting new standards for what men can expect for their money. The last time I’ve been this impressed with a brand was with Meermin – that Spanish shoe company that, I believe, has redefined affordable footwear. I think Chester Mox is now doing the same, except for high-end leather goods.
The name of Norman Vilalta is associated with creativity, craftsmanship and exclusivity. Each shoe is entirely bespoke made, with the best materials and designed according to the personality of each client.
El nombre de Norman Vilalta esta asociado a la creatividad, la artesanía y la exclusividad. Cada zapato es realizado totalmente a medida, con los mejores materiales y diseñados según la personalidad de cada cliente.