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Monthly Archive: April 2015

April 30, 2015

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The Updated Duck Boot

  A lot of my inspiration as a shoe designer comes from shoes that were not necessarily ever part of the dress shoe industry but that had a look that intrigued me. Considering that I am part of the “classic” side of the shoe world, I have always thought about how to ‘dress-up’ these long time rugged classics so that they could integrate into my world. First I did my ‘Snoqualmie’ Hiking Boot and since […]

April 27, 2015

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Bryan Cuero of Brogue Geneva

  The art of patina is always spreading and one that deserves recognition is Bryan Cuero, who holds his residence at Brogue shoe shop in Geneva. While I don’t know him personally (not yet, but plan to soon if I manage to convince Brogue to allow me to do a trunk show in Geneva), he seems to be a sharp young guy with a good head and a strong passion for patina work as he […]

April 24, 2015

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Saint Crispins Launches at Skoaktiebolaget

Saint Crispins just launched at Skoaktiebolaget and I think that it is great for all parties involved. What I like most is that Skoab (as they are know for short) is always creating things that are slightly different so I greatly look forward to their exclusive make ups. That being, great content on TSS to come!! And I still haven’t forgot, but I will soon do my write up on my SC boots that I […]

April 22, 2015

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J.FitzPatrick Spring/Summer 2015 Stock Now In!

  Dear Readers, After much delay, our Spring/Summer stock is finally in. Part of the delay was due to the people that hand-stitched our aprons on our new Madison penny loafers and the other was of course a delay in leather, specifically the Antique Brown from Annonay. But fret not, the shoes are finally in and ready to be purchased (with the exception of about 10 pairs which are still 2 weeks in delay – […]

April 21, 2015

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Riccardo Bestetti ‘Maverick’ – My Favorite Adelaide

  Out of all of the “very classic” oxford styles (saddle not included in this ideology) the adelaide is probably among my top favorites. The fact that the separation of the facing is there just allows for a much more interesting look in the shoe, particularly because the vamp extends all the way to the back side of the quarter. And out of all of the adelaides, the Riccardo Bestetti ‘Maverick’ on the almond shape […]

April 20, 2015

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Bowling Shoes Are Back….by Septieme Largeur

  People tend to make fun of the bowling shoe style, but when thinking about it, most of the best sneakers of all time are designed in that exact same pattern, e.g. Converse Chuck Taylor, Common Projects classic trainer and Superga (let alone a bunch of others). So it came as no surprise that when thinking of something fun to make for the S/S2015 season, Septieme Largeur also used that classic pattern and knocked out […]

April 17, 2015

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Bespoke Wholecuts for Friday Farewell

  A customer sent me a pictures of these and while I don’t know the maker (they are presumably bespoke by a Japanese maker), I thought that you would all appreciate seeing them. Don’t really have a whole lot more to say on them then that and am expecting a customer any minute now, so I will wish you all a great weekend and will be back next week with some exciting stuff!! Sincerely, Justin, […]