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November 28, 2014

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Del Toro Trek Sneaker – Great Minds Think Alike?

Del Toro Sneaker

It’s been awhile since I have written about Del Toro brand and what they are doing. They have always been on my radar since I first wore/reviewed their slippers back in 2010 and while what they are doing is completely different than a lot of what I write about on TSS, I must say that I have always appreciated their direction and design. Considering the spiking popularity of the Alpine Hiking Boot look this A/W […]

November 26, 2014

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Button Boots at Leffot

Enzo Bonafe Button Boots

We all know how much of a sucker for button boots I am, which is surprising that I still don’t have a pair. In due time though, in due time! Steven at Leffot was actually one of the first to offer the button boot on a RTW basis back when he stocked Aubercy in the early days. That sold out quick and it would appear that Steven went ahead and sourced some new ones, although […]

November 24, 2014

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The Best Longwing….Ever…by Hiro Yanagimachi

Hiro Yanagimachi

So it’s my last day here in Singapore after having been gone for 2 weeks now. Luckily for me, I have a lovely midnight flight to put me into London at 5am, ouch! It’s been a great time here in Asia, but I am definitely ready to get home and start playing catch up! Both of my trunk shows went very well and it was a pleasure to have met all that came out. Singapore […]

November 21, 2014

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Saint Crispins New Double Monk: Not Yet Released!

Saint Crispins

What’s great about Saint Crispins is that they are always trying new things, on a regular basis. When I was in Romania looking at their model selection (post to come soon about my trip), I was amazed at how many different models that they had done before. It was literally in the 100′s, if not more. But I guess that when you make one-off shoes, that is the way it kind of has to be. […]

November 19, 2014

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Spectator Done Differently

Norman Vilalta Shoes

One thing that I love about Norman Vilalta’s shoes design is that he sometimes does things that are so different yet so familiar. I mean, they are quite uncommon in terms of modern day design but make me reminisce to what might have been common back in the pre-40′s shoes. Yet, while being different, they don’t jump out at you as if he was reinventing the wheel. It’s subtle, like this amazing derby spectator, which […]