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HYPEBEAST Trade: Thomas Park of Leather Soul Talks About the Dress Shoes Market in Hawaii

Heading back to Hawaii, we pay a visit to one of the island’s top purveyor in men’s shoes — Leather Soul. Having opened its doors a little over a decade ago, we sat down for a chat with owner Thomas Park to discuss how he made it work in a city smack dab in the middle of the ocean. Stocking some the best names in shoes such as Alden, John Lobb, JM Weston and Edward Green, Park explains how he went from Jordans to dress shoes after learning about the rich history of shoemaking and construction process. Watch to video above to hear why Thomas would rather teach customers than sell to them.

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