Report from Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2016

Last weekend I attended the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2016 that was arranged at Scandic Anglais in Stockholm. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of good friends, colleagues, menswear enthusiast and industry representatives. In this post I wanted to give a short report on the event and also show you a picture special from the Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2016.

Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2016
Shoegazing Super Trunk Show 2016

In this year’s trunk show several very interesting brands were represented: Meermin, Yanko through Skolyx, Vass, Hiro Yanagimachi and Roberto Ugolini along with the event’s partners Brunngård, Oppermann London and Frank Clegg.

The Swedish Championship in shoe shining was arranged where two of my good friends Tor and Magic Mike participated. Unfortunately none of them managed to win but I give them an A for effort! Apart from this Magic Mike also showed us how patinas are done live during the trunk show. Something that I knew takes time and requires patience, but not this much!

Magic Mike, doing his magic Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Magic Mike, doing his magic
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Magic Mike Patina
Magic Mike Patina
Magic Mike Patina
Magic Mike Patina
The line up for SM in shoe shining
The line up for SM in shoe shining
Magik Mike during the shoe care championship
Magik Mike during the shoe care championship
Mr Tor working hard!
Mr Tor working hard!
The jury reviewing the finalist shoes. Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
The jury reviewing the finalist shoes.
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Rumors says that almost the trunk show had over 900 visitors, 170 pairs of shoes were purchased at a value of around 600 000 SEK and several bags, accessories and shoe care products we purchased along with that. No names mentioned but I witnessed some big spenders that bought shoes from Hiro for 19.000 SEK and added 2 Frank Clegg briefcases/bags to that. I also witnessed a late night bespoke order from one of the exhibitors, for a value of more than 20.000 SEK. A very interesting trunk show is the least you can say =)

Trying some shoes from Hiro, "luckily" they didn't fit. Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Trying some shoes from Hiro, “luckily” they didn’t fit.
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Work of art from Hiro
Work of art from Hiro
More from Hiro
More from Hiro

It was a big pleasure to finally meet the Clegg brothers Ian and Andrew. For those who follow me on Instagram and here on the website, know that I’m a big fan of their products. They presented some of their new bags for this season, and I have already found some new interesting products for future investments. (read the review of the Zip Top Briefcase here).

Ian and Andrew Clegg
Ian and Andrew Clegg
Frank Clegg work of art Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Frank Clegg work of art
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Also a big please to once again meet Rezsö and Eva from Vass. Vass again was one of the biggest drawing cards during this year’s trunk show. I couldn’t help myself from ordering a new pair of Vass shoes, which will be arriving later this autumn. Looking forward to my first pair of cordovan shoes! (Read about my previous MTM/MTO orders from Vass: Part 1, Part 2).

Vass was the drawing card this year again Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Vass was the drawing card this year again, here together with Eva and Rezsö
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Some beauties form Vass Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Some beauties form Vass, in the middle the new Walnut museum
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Full house at the Vass table
Full house at the Vass table
More Vass shoes
More Vass shoes
....Vass....
….Vass….

And of course nice to meet many friends, menswear/shoe enthusiasts and Instagram profiles; just to mention a few:
Rolle, Milad, Olof, Andreas, Niclas, Patrik, Mr Skolyx, Macco, Mr Svante, Jesper, Niklas and many more!

Niclas happy as always Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Niclas happy as always
Photo: Milad Abedi
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3 of the best dressed gentlemen in Sweden, "The Bespoke Shop", Andreas and Olof. Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
3 of the best dressed gentlemen in Sweden, “The Bespoke Shop”, Andreas and Olof.
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Mr papparazzi himself! Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Mr papparazzi himself!
Photo: Milad Abedi
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Talking beer, I mean shoes with Mac Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
Talking beer, I mean shoes with Mac
Photo: Milad Abedi
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With 2 instagram celebrities, Torpacosaurus and Datinventory Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
With 2 instagram celebrities, Torpacosaurus and Datinventory
Photo: Milad Abedi
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I tried to take som nice pictures as well. Photo: Milad Abedi www.miladabedi.com
I tried to take som nice pictures as well.
Photo: Milad Abedi
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The Oppermann London table
The Oppermann London table
The Skolyx table with lots of Yanko
The Skolyx table with lots of Yanko
waist.....
waist…..
Roberto Ugolini master pieces
Roberto Ugolini master pieces
More Roberto Ugolini
More Roberto Ugolini
Patrik helping out at the Skolyx table
Patrik helping out at the Skolyx table
Colleagues representing =)
Colleagues representing =)
Mr papparazzi himself
Mr papparazzi himself
choices.....
choices…..

Thanks to the organizers for a well executed trunk show. Already looking forward to next years edition.

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