"My Beloved Bruno Magli's"

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

One of the highlights of my summer so far has been visiting Chatsworth House in Derbyshire where the brilliant exhibition House Style curated by Hamish Bowles and Laura Burlington is on show. The day trip with my dear friend Interior decorator/stylist Sera Hersham Loftus proved to be pure nirvana as we encountered a wonderland of incredible styles, history and design that was the world of the Devonshires.
These treasured soles belonged to the 11th Duke of Devonshire. In the exhibition book House Style, Hamish Bowles writes "When the scales of his crocodile John Lobb shoes began to peel off with age, they were carefully sewn on with tiny blanket stitches, whilst his embroidered slippers from the same establishment were so beloved that they were worn until threadbare and patched up with scraps of leather like ancient holy relics"

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