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Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 11, 2015

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Meccariello Madness (Or Should I Say Greatness?!)

It is truly amazing when a client works with a bespoke maker to create something unique and even more amazing when it’s never been done before and still comes out like a work of art. And I must say that the gentleman that helped to create these stunning Antonio Meccariello ghillie spectators (as well as the green boots that I featured a while back HERE) is a man who taste  in shoes makes me think […]

May 8, 2015

J.FitzPatrick X Dandy Shoe Care Exclusive Round 2 – Greenwood

We are back at it again with our collaboration between Dandy Shoe Care and J.FitzPatrick. After having a successful first go at it on our Tony II model (last year) and seeing lots of interesting patina’s getting created (see below), we thought we would give it another go only this time on a different model. The idea of going with the Tony II the first time around was being able to use a blank canvas […]

May 7, 2015

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Bespoke Maftei for Jesper of

  It would appear that Jesper of has been a busy boy getting his bespoke on and when the shoes are as nice is this, I can’t blame him! While I can’t say that I am crazy about the amount of toe spring for a bespoke shoe, I must say that the rest of it is simply exquisite, particularly the coloring. From my brief time at Maftei, in Vienna, it would appear that their […]

John Lobb Canvas Oxford – A New Look

  There are some people who are not too happy with the new direction of John Lobb’s design and ethos. Putting myself in the mind of the customer, I can kind of understand. Putting myself in the mind of a business owner, I don’t really get it. What surprises me most is that John Lobb (Paris, RTW) has always been owned by Hermes and although made in England, is in reality a French-designer run company. […]

May 5, 2015

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Saint Crispins Launches Online

Saint Crispins has been up to a lot these days. First they launched at Skoaktiebolaget and now they have started a small online boutique on their own website for those of you that are within reach of one of their stockists but are dying to try a pair of shoes. It would appear to be a work in progress as there is quite limited stock and options available. But nonetheless, you can finally go directly to […]

Aubercy’s Updated Button Boot – Lawrence II

  Aubercy has recently updated their classic button boot model, the Lawrence, by adding some sharper lines and dips to the balmoral feature of the boot. The new design is something quite unique to Aubercy and is a feature that they also had on one of their two toned oxford models that I had shown HERE way back when I visited them 3 years ago. Seeing it on the boot makes me appreciate the design […]

Norman Vilalta Loafers = Killer!!!!

  This has to be one of the coolest shoes that I have seen in a long time and it’s no wonder that is coming from my good friend Norman Vilalta who is quickly taking the industry by storm. Having launch his RTW collection not too long ago in NYC at Leffot, I feel quite excited to see the cool things that he comes up with next. These loafers are just outrageous and it has […]