Author: LS

Waikiki, Downtown

August 15, 2014

Tom’s Favorites – Izakaya Torae Torae

I first met Chef Hide Yoshimoto when he was brought in by my friend Kevin Aoki to revamp the first Doraku Sushi restaurant, our neighbor in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Hide brought a fresh and radical way of creating modern Japanese cuisine to Doraku.

Fast forward a few years and Chef Hide has opened his own izakaya on McCully Street at Young Street. At Izakaya Torae Torae (pronounced To-Rray To-Rray), Hide continues to offer out-of-the-box, but amazingly flavorful and fresh Japanese dishes to his loyal fans.

Tom’s Tip: If it’s not too busy, ask Chef Hide to make you his special Dashimaki Tamago w/Unagi and Cheese. It’s not on the menu but Chef Hide will make it for you if he is not too busy. It’s simply amazing.

Izakaya Torae Torae
1111 McCully Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808)949-5959

Categories: Tom's Blog

Waikiki, Downtown

August 15, 2014

Alden Shoe – Attorney Shoe in Black Restock (LSW & LSDT)

The “Attorney Shoe” was originally designed for the opening of LSDT, intended for the attorneys in Downtown Honolulu. For those who don’t know, attorneys are one of the only professionals in Hawaii who actually wear suits…sometimes. We wanted to create a classic dress shoe with a modern appeal and comfort.

The Attorney Shoe features a single oiled leather sole.

(Plaza last, $535.00)

Categories: Alden, Brands, Dress Shoes

Waikiki

August 8, 2014

Alden Shoe – Ultimate Indy Restock (LSW)

We’ve received a small restock of our original Ultimate Indy in brown Chromexcel. For those of you who have patiently waited for your preorder, someone will be in contact with you shortly. We have a very limited supply of available pairs for sale but they are already selling quick in-store so please contact us quickly if you are interested.

SOLD OUT!

Categories: Alden, Boots, Brands, Casual Shoes

Waikiki, Downtown

August 6, 2014

Alden Shoe – Burgundy Trapper PTB (LSW & LSDT)

Alden’s #990 Plain Toe Blucher (PTB) has been our top selling shoe since day one back in 2004. So it’s funny that we’ve never thought about making a calf version after all these years. After all, as much as we love shell cordovan, there are many people who prefer calf.

After ten years we finally present to you the calfskin version of the #990 PTB. Instead of using burgundy “dress” calf, we chose to offer it in burgundy “trapper” calf giving it a slightly more casual and traditional look, guaranteed to patina and age with time.

(Barrie last, $535.00)

Categories: Alden, Brands, Casual Shoes, Dress Shoes

Beverly Hills

May 28, 2014

LSBH Closed

May 24th, 2014 was Leather Soul Beverly Hill’s final day in business.

We would like to express our genuine gratitude to everyone who supported us these past four years.

We will be continuing our business as usual from our two locations in Hawaii and look forward to seeing you sometime in the future in Hawaii.

MAHALO!

Categories: Shop Talk