Author: LS


January 24, 2013

LS Pro V1s

For all you golfers who work by LSDT, we have LS Titleist Pro V1s available at a promotional price of $30.00/dozen. As you golfers know, the list price for a box of Pro V1s is currently $39.99. Here’s your chance to get a great deal and help us promote LS!

Categories: Shop Talk

Waikiki, Downtown

January 22, 2013

Quoddy – Leather Soled Loafers (LSDT)

Although they are known for their rubber soled moccasins, Quoddy also makes great leather soled loafers. The soles have special ridges cut into them to provide flexibility, giving an instant broken in feel. The buttery soft leather insoles and lining provide great comfort with or without socks.

We have two styles available at LSDT, the penny loafer and the tourmaline loafer, both available in black or natural Chromexcel and wine Cavalier.


Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, Quoddy

Saint Crispin’s – The Simply Wholecut (LSW)

Saint Crispin’s “Simply” Wholecut has to be one of the most spectacular RTW shoes we have ever encountered. The difficulty of making a real full wholecut model most times limits them to full bespoke orders. Seeing this amazing style as a RTW model is quite rare and special.

There are no seams visible because the shoe starts out simply as a piece of leather with a hole in it. The shoe is lasted very carefully for about 9 weeks.

($2900.00, lasted hollowed shoe trees included)

Categories: Brands, Dress Shoes, Limited Edition, Saint Crispin's

Alden Shoe – Choco Suede Tanker Restock (LSW)

We’ve just received a restock of one of our most requested Alden boots, the Choco Suede Tanker Boot. Although about half of the order has been already presold, we still have little more than 30 pairs available for sale now.

Rich chocolate brown suede looks great with the contrast stitch of the NST. The commando sole featured on the Tanker continues to be the most popular boot sole and rightfully so.


Categories: Alden, Boots, Brands, Casual Shoes

Waikiki & Beverly Hills

January 15, 2013

Tom’s Favorites – Self Edge

Self Edge is the only place to go outside of Japan for the best selection of premium Japanese jeans, clothing, and accessories.

With three locations in the US: San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, my friends Kiya and Demitra Babzani have an amazing business, one that I truly look up to and respect.

Tom’s Tip: Start with a lighter weight denim, then work your way up to one of Iron Heart’s famous heavier denims. They are intense but well worth their weight.

Self Edge

Categories: Tom's Blog


January 15, 2013

New Balance – M1300ER (LSDT)

Since you can’t wear “Leather Soul” shoes for every occasion, we’re introducing some “Rubber Soul” shoes for those times when leather soles don’t make sense.

We are proud to introduce New Balance’s Made in USA and Made in UK to Hawaii, available in Hawaii only at Leather Soul Downtown.

First up is the M1300ER, available in sizes 7-12D.


Categories: Brands, Casual Shoes, New Balance

Alden Shoe – Plaza Balmoral (LSW)

It’s been about 5 years since we’ve had the Plaza Balmoral in stock. (Please see the last photo to see how a 5 year old pair has aged.) After the initial response in-store we realize that it should be a shoe we have on order constantly.

A simple and versatile shoe, the Plaza Balmoral works great with suits all the way down to jeans. One may even wear the black version with a tuxedo.

Available in black or color #8 shell cordovan.


Categories: Alden, Brands, Dress Shoes


January 9, 2013

Tom’s Favorites – JJ Dolan’s

JJ Dolan’s has been serving the best NY style pizza in Hawaii since 2008, in of all places, Chinatown. My buddy Jay Niebuhr and his pal Danny Dolan, veterans of the Honolulu restaurant and bar business, decided to combine two of my favorite things: the Irish pub and the NY style pizza parlor, thus creating my go to “pau hana” spot, walking distance from Downtown Honolulu.

Tom’s Tip: Get the Giacomo, it’s their signature pie, but add onions to make it a Shoedaddy special.

JJ Dolan’s
1147 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Categories: Tom's Blog