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Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 31, 2016

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Meccariello Madness Part 2

What I love about shoe design in the classic realm of footwear, is when someone really pushes the boundaries and does something completely unique but does so in such a tasteful way that while at first sight might seem over-the-top but at second glance makes you think twice. The featured shoe in this post does just that for me. It’s so uniquely different and could be see as agressive in it’s pattern at first glance […]

May 27, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick – 3 for 2 Driving Loafers, New Sebastien, Re-Stock and Jodhpur Pre-Sale

There is a lot going on for the J.FitzPatrick Footwear brand this Spring/Summer 2016 season, hopefully much of which many of you will appreciate. Allow me to explain it all below. THE SEBASTIEN – COPPER MUSEUM CALF –We have a new colorway, in the Sebastien model: Copper Museum Calf. It’s quite a unique shade of brown that really offers something different in terms of what most people will already have in their wardrobe. Also, the […]

May 26, 2016

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The Shoe’s Beginning – Ivan Crivellaro

  It’s quite interesting to see how the patina of an Ivan Crivellaro shoe will take form, especially on the ones that have so many pieces of leather to them all with different ideas, such as these two do. Here Ivan shows us how some of his shoes are prepared for such intricate finished patinas. But not all shoes are done like this I am sure, as I presume that he will also do patina […]

May 25, 2016

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Gaziano & Girling Ladies Collection

  Ladies, beware, the best shoes that I have seen made for you but in classic men’s styles have now hit the streets, courtesy of Gaziano & Girling. The kicker is though that they are on a Made to Order only basis which does make it a bit hard for instant gratification. But nonetheless, for those of you that fancy shoes of this style these are the cream of the crop. What I personally love […]

May 24, 2016

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Summertime Shoes by Awl & Sundry

  It has been awhile since I have written about Awl & Sundry (you can see my review of them HERE) and it would appear that a lot has changed since them, mainly how much they have appeared to have grown in terms of brand recognition, styles offered and probably most important for all of you, in price. I managed to come across this shoe and was amazed at how much I liked the combination. […]

May 23, 2016

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Septieme Largeur Patina Driving Loafers

While not being the originators of patina, for me Septieme Largeur are the ones keeping it relevant by always doing new things with it from giving patina to Ready to Wear shoes and allowing people to buy it online, from applying to leather accessories and now driving loafers. They have come a long way from a small online shop too as they have just opened up their 3rd shop in Paris and it is all […]

May 20, 2016

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J.FitzPatrick Jodhpur Boot (Genesee) Pre-Sale – Choice of Sole

The Genesee jodhpur boot has been in the repertoire of samples since day one but never released until now. I don’t know why really but I always thought that I needed to establish the J.FitzPatrick brand before releasing a jodhpur boot as it was something that needed to be done right to be able to rival the competition. But with the very warm reception that it has received every time I post them on social […]