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Monthly Archive: June 2014

June 30, 2014

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The Future of Patina – Bespoke Patina

  I had the pleasure of spending an evening with Mr. Landry Lacour of Bespoke Patina, last week for what proved to be a very interesting evening in fine food and captivating discussion. Landry happened to be in town (as he gives courses in Patina) and since we have been in contact for a few years now and have also met a few times, decided to have a catch up to see what was both […]

June 26, 2014

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Magnanni at Pitti Uomo 86

  Dear Readers, I am a bit backed up today so don’t really have time to write. Therefore, I will leave you with some of the Magnanni shoes that I saw while I was at PItti. While I am not crazy about the bologna/fine blake construction that Magnanni does, I have always appreciated the design of their shoes. Here are some of the ones that I really liked. See you tomorrow for more on Pitti […]

June 25, 2014

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The New Double Monk

When something becomes a trend, I usually stay far from it. The reason that I do this is because I like unique things and the very idea of a trend means that it won’t be unique. Therefore, when the explosion of double monks came onto the scene a few years back, I was really not that impressed. But the reason was not because I don’t like double monks, it was more because many of them […]

June 23, 2014

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The Pitti Experience

After all of these years pouring over the countless pictures of Pitti Uomo that one finds spread across the internet come June and January, I finally decided to join the festivities by taking part in the peacock fest that Pitti has recently become. And I have to say, it was quite interesting. I won’t lie, I used to turn my nose up at the thought of everybody dressing up to out-do each other and then […]

June 13, 2014

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Riccardo Bestetti Strikes Again

  I have said it before and of course I will say it again: it is so great to see new designs executed, especially when it’s a play off of an existing one. This one by Riccardo Bestetti is nothing shy of brilliant. That doesn’t mean that it is my favorite, as to be be honest I am not sure if I would ever personally commission it, but it is very well done and definitely […]

June 10, 2014

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Tri-Color Boots by Saint Crispins

  We all know how obsessed I am with two toned shoes, but I have never ever been a fan of tri-color shoes, or tri-color anything for that matter (just ties). For me (in shoes) one color is boring, 2 is perfect and 3 is just too much. BUT, when I saw these beauties, by Saint Crispins, I could not help but admire and appreciate the colors/textures involved. And I think the thing that really […]

June 6, 2014

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A Weekend Send Off of Shoe Greatness

We are having the first proper day of Spring/Summer here in London today, the sun is gleaming and I could not be more distracted or uninspired to work. That being, I don’t have a lot to say today unfortunately as I cannot seem to keep focus on anything for very long! I will of course leave you with some lovely things to look at however, so do enjoy those. On another note, jfitzpatrickfootwear.com is sort […]

June 5, 2014

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Mr. Hare’s Quest for Blue Shoes!

It’s rare that I put a “designer” brand on the blog. Most of the designer labels are quite appalling in my opinion, but when it comes to Mr. Hare, I have always appreciated his execution of design. Where as I see my own brand as classic with a modern twist, I feel that his have always been modern with a classic twist. The other way around, means that while his base foundation involves making things […]

June 4, 2014

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Shoe/Picture Creativity

  I love cool art, specifically shoe art. When I saw the picture above, of a pair of Edward Green shoes with an imagined red piping, I thought it was one of the coolest things ever. The colors and the fact that it looks real, but doesn’t at the same time was just so intriguing to me. It makes me wish that I had computer skills to do such things. Apparently it was done with […]

June 3, 2014

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Enzo Bonafe on the Rise!

  While doing my trunk show at Skoaktiebolaget in Stockholm last month, I had the pleasure of finally being to see, feel and try on a pair of Enzo Bonafe shoes. Obviously I had known about their quality of making as they are the ones who make Aubercy’s shoes, but knowing that Aubercy has their own section within the factory making to their spec, I wanted to see how the difference came up. Needless to […]