An interview with Jesper Ingevaldsson (Shoegazing) (II)

March 13, 2018

Jesper Ingevaldsson - photo Milad AbediBest value/price ratio RTW brands in your opinion?

This is something that’s very hard to just state as fact, but some good price/quality ratio RTW you find with for example Vass, The Sabot’s private label and Matsumoto.Vass

Are your feet happy with a specific RTW last?

As mentioned above it’s rarely a really good fit in all regards, but one RTW last that works well for me is from a brand I used to work for before, Swedish/Italian Italigente and their 29 last.

How do you describe your personal shoe style?

I like classic, elegant shoes. Doesn’t stand out too much, but looks clean and good, and I do have some patina models etc, though versions of brown, nothing crazier than that.

What are your habits regarding wearing shoes? I personally polish them regularly, buy I hate mirror polish for example. 

I’ve been polishing a higher shine in recent years than I did before, though I’m not in any way extreme with mirror shining. But nowadays I don’t polish my shoes that often at all to be honest, part of it is since I have a good amount to rotate between, but also cause I’m a bit lazy I guess, and often a quick walkover with a nylon cloth fix them up enough.Maftei derby

What was the most extravagant item you have ever worn?

A pair of burgundy derbys from the Austrian bespoke shoemaker Maftei with lizard facings and patina with the toe and heel in slightly lighter colour is probably the most extravagant shoes that I’ve worn regularly, though I’ve had green and blue shoes and stuff like that, but they got sold rather quick.

Are you sentimental regarding your shoes and clothes? Is there any item that you are especially fond of?

Regarding clothes, no. Shoes, yes, and also some vintage watches I own I can be sentimental about. Of my shoes I always have a bit of extra feeling for the first pair from different brands, it’s always a bit special getting something that you’ve never had before.

What is your favorite word?


What is your least favorite word?

Hate.Italigente 29 last

What turns you on (creatively, spiritually or emotionally)?

People that are passionate about something, whatever it may be.

What turns you off?

People who can’t see their own flaws.

What is your favorite curse word?

Fan (Swedish version of ”shit”, sort of).

What sound or noise do you love?

My kids laughter.

What sound or noise do you hate?

My kids crying.

What profession would you not like to do?

Anything which requires you to work outdoor all the time, like construction worker or something like that. The nice sunny days will never make-up for the bad weather ones.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome, everyone you’ve known is waiting for you inside.