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Monthly Archive: January 2015

January 30, 2015

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Crockett & Jones S/S2015 Upcoming Models

I just had a look at the new S/S2015 shoe collection by Crockett & Jones and am impressed with that I have seen. Not only have they gone bold in their co-respondent offering (which is good to see), but I also particularly like the new balmoral oxford in what looks like a lovely shaped last. I have a feeling that this model is going to do very well for them.  All pictures courtesy of Crockett […]

January 28, 2015

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Stefano Bemer: Postcards from Florence Series

    I am quite busy today doing photography for my socks and shoes, but saw this picture on Stefano Bemer’s Instagram the other day and wanted to share it with you as I thought that not only was it beautiful but also a great idea. It would seem that the Bemer team is taking pictures of their RTW collection with this amazing backdrop of the Duomo in Florence and creating postcards (or at least […]

January 27, 2015

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Pitti Uomo: My Updated Views On It

This Pitti Uomo fair probably marked the largest attendance of “Shoe Industry People” due to the event that took place in the middle of the fair, BeShoes, hosted by Mr. Simon Crompton of Permanent Style and Tommaso Melani of Stefano Bemer. The point of the event was to bring together some of the greatest minds in footwear and get them all in one room not only to then pick their brain and hear their points […]

January 26, 2015

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Edward Green At Pitti Uomo 87

  Another stop that I always make is the Edward Green stand and this time I saw something very interesting stuff, including this boot above, which I believe was a design of theirs from the early 1900’s that they are reinventing! Among others was the addition of some nice green semi brogues and some lovely spectator two tones in blue. It was nice to see EG branching out a bit, quite contrary to the comments […]

January 23, 2015

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The Sale Continues….With Up To 33% Off Of Retail Price Now!

Dear Readers, I hope that everyone has had a nice week and that you are all ready for a pleasant and hopefully relaxing weekend. It’s getting quite cold here in London so my priority will be to keep warm! As some of you might have caught in yesterday’s post, our business is moving location back to another part of London (Mayfair) and need to make our move as convenient as possible. That being, as we […]

January 22, 2015

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New Scarpe di Bianco at Pitti Uomo 87

  Another brand that I always enjoy visiting while I am at Pitti Uomo is Scarpe di Bianco. Apart from enjoying a nice catch up with owner William White, I know that I can always count on them to have new interesting and cool models, such as most of these in the pictures. William does exactly what I would love to do if funds were more available and that is to simply make tons and […]

January 21, 2015

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Rant: A Blogger’s Writing (Plus Some Shoe Porn)

It’s not so often that I go on a rant but every now and then something sets me over the top and I feel that must let it out. That being, I received a few comments on the blog yesterday that don’t actually upset me per se, but rather annoy me for how silly they are and how silly people can be. What really bothers me is that comments such as these make me feel […]

January 20, 2015

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Kanpekina at Pitti Uomo 87

I have been wanting to see the Kanpekina brand in the flesh for a long time now and I finally stumbled upon them while at Pitti. To be quite frank, I was quite pleased and disappointed at the same time. The shoes were well made and lovely, but I was not crazy about the direction of this year’s theme of camouflage and pony hair. I hope that it was simply a seasonal choice and not […]

January 19, 2015

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New Carmina Action from Pitti Uomo 87

So I just got back from Pitti Uomo 87 and it was a great trip. I will write more about that later, but in the meanwhile thought that I would start showing you some of the nice things that I saw while there. First up is the never disappointing Carmina who continues to impress me with their progression and new models. What really got me was their influx of RTW two toned models that are […]

January 16, 2015

Some Shots From Pitti Uomo 87

  Dear Readers,   Sorry for the lack of not only writing but also answering emails. I forgot to mention that I would be in Florence this entire week attending Pitti Umom 87. This is the first time that I have had Wifi and uploading pictures on 3G just doesn’t cut it. So while I did have a bit of Wifi, thought that I would show you all a few things to have for the […]