Ever wonder from where we got this iconic pattern on our shoes sole? Isn’t it amazing!
A craftsman forced his skiving tool into a piece of leather, making a shoe sole. In the next building, out of sight, a man flirted with his female servant. Somewhere, far away, an eagle cried.
The world around us is changing faster than ever, it is been like this for centuries. While some of us have been riding the speedy ride, few have been trying to remind that we do need time to reflect.
Hometown Folk is a breathing space in a busy web, reminding that we do need take a break and consider what is happening and what matters for our happiness.
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Kick off the day with a pair of handmade shoes from HOMETOWN. The brand’s band of Pakistani craftsmen—many of whose talents have been passed on through generations—show off their serious leather handling skills in this stylish lace-up. For the ultimate summer look, pair the Mr. Aramis Shoes with a lightweight cotton suit, no socks, and a woven trilby.
Here is a note Sarah sent through PandoDigest today.
As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I was thoroughly delighted with David Holmes’ review of Andrew Mason’s new business rock album. We’ve had a great few days of content but — sorry everyone else including me— this post was a standout example of what I love about our team. He actually took the time to listen to the entire album and write a serious music and business criticism of it.
The core observation was how Mason really seems to think of the entrepreneurial journey in terms of making money. Maybe it’s a joke; or maybe he’s betraying the dark side of the tutelage of Eric Lefkofsky.
There were a lot of great one liners in this post. But perhaps the best was this: “The question must be raised: Is Andrew Mason fucking with us?”
Hometown is looking for summer interns, apply from anywhere in the world.
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They say you gotta move with the times to stay ahead; they also say don’t forget where you came from. HOMETOWN understands these teachings better than most, as it rescued the livelihoods of scores of expert Pakistani shoemakers by creating an online platform for them to sell to the world. Each pair of Mr Aramis shoes has all the attention, care, and artisanal craftsmanship of a bespoke commission made right before your eyes. And with each pair, you can be sure the money spent is going to help preserve those precious skills for a future generation.
Pakistani craftsmen make Kaptaan Chappal to support and invest in Imran Khan’s dream of Naya Pakistan. You can buy to join.
Thanks to my startup, going through most fasinating time of life so far. Feels great to be achieving what was/is just impossible.